Success Stories: NIW Petition Approved for Indian Postdoctoral Scholar in California in the Field of Physical and Coastal Oceanography (No RFE Issued)


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On September 1st, 2016, we received another EB-2 NIW (National Interest Waiver) approval for a Postdoctoral Scholar in the Field of Physical and Coastal Oceanography (Approval Notice).


General Field: Physical and Coastal Oceanography

Position at the Time of Case Filing: Postdoctoral Scholar

Country of Origin: India

Service Center: Nebraska Service Center (NSC)

State of Residence at the Time of Filing: California

Approval Notice Date: September 1st, 2016

Processing Time: 8 months, 28 days

Case Summary:

A gifted postdoctoral scholar from India hired North America Immigration Law Group (NAILG) to prepare and file an EB-2 NIW (National Interest Waiver) petition for him. Overall, the USCIS spent nearly 9 months adjudicating his NIW before granting their approval.

Amongst other important points, our client’s EB-2 NIW petition contained plenty of information pertaining to his work in the field of physical and coastal oceanography. For instance, we documented the 122 citations to his work, the 8 publications to his name, and the 7 international journals that he conducted peer reviews for. Alongside these numbers stood recommendation letters volunteered by other influential researchers working in the same field. One of these experts, a research fellow based in the United Kingdom, stated: “I believe that [Client] is a specialist in wave-current interaction and numerical modeling from the surf zone to the outer shelf, and an irreplaceable member of the oceanographic community…To summarize, [Client] is crucial for the maintenance of coastal public health and progress in ocean-circulation modeling. He is an outstanding scientist of wide influence and is held in high esteem.”

To further fortify our client’s NIW petition, we noted his work on modeling ocean circulation patterns and the effect of surface gravity waves. We convinced the USCIS that our client’s research results have directly contributed to public and environmental health and the safety of the US coastlines. Additionally, his ocean circulation pattern research efforts are contributing to the United States Navy by providing this institution with valuable information for its smooth navigation and operation.

We congratulate our client for obtaining the national interest waiver, and we look forward to helping him adjust his status for permanent residence when the time comes. In the meantime, we wish him well as he continues to advance the important field of physical and coastal oceanography in the United States.

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