Success Stories: NIW Petition Approved in Less than 6 Months for Software Developer in the Field of Computer Science


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On December 2nd, 2019, we received another NIW (National Interest Waiver) approval for a Software Developer in the Field of Computer Science (Approval Notice).

General Field: Computer Science

Position at the Time of Case Filing: Software Developer

Country of Origin: Russia

State of Residence at the Time of Filing: New York

Approval Notice Date: December 2nd, 2019

Processing Time: 5 months, 18 days

Case Summary:

A software developer based in New York hired North America Immigration Law Group ( to file an NIW (National Interest Waiver) petition on his behalf. Once we were retained, our dedicated team initiated a comprehensive research on our client’s experience and expertise in order to devise a strong petition. With our help, his NIW was approved in less than 6 months.

After months of hard work, we managed to gather information regarding our client’s work on Computer Science. We put together a solid case that comprised of an array of information. This included data on our client’s 14 peer-reviewed journal and conference articles (8 of them first-authored), 4 books and the 38 times his work was cited.

With a PhD in Computer Science and many years of experience working in the same field, our client is a shoo-in for the National Interest Waiver. We demonstrated that our client’s research in his area is of great importance because it contributes to the development and improvement of compiler technologies for various types of software architectures and systems, thereby assisting in the optimization of advanced programming and computing technologies used throughout the world. His developments have led to notable advancements in the field of computer science and have enabled further optimization strategies for supercomputing and high-performance computing technologies around the globe.

Besides that, we also included 5 recommendation letters contributed by other experts in the field. These letters advocated for the approval of our client’s NIW petition and they reiterated the significance of his work to the United States. According to one of these recommenders: “[Client’s] abilities make him an excellent scientist in the field of parallel programming, language and compiler technologies. This is primarily because of the unique impact he has brought to the software development research community, as well as industry.”

We join our client as he celebrates the approval of his NIW petition and we thank him for retaining us to help him and his dependents with their I-485 applications.

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