Success Stories: Researcher in the Field of Mechanical Engineering Filed NIW Outside the US and Received Approval in 8 Months


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On December 12th, 2019, we received another EB-2 NIW (National Interest Waiver) approval for a Researcher in the Field of Mechanical Engineering (Approval Notice).

General Field: Mechanical Engineering

Position at the Time of Case Filing: Researcher

Country of Origin: Brazil

State of Residence at the Time of Filing: Outside the US

Approval Notice Date: December 12th, 2019

Processing Time: 7 months, 27 days

Case Summary:

Exactly 7 months and 27 days after North America Immigration Law Group ( filed an EB-2 NIW (National Interest Waiver) petition for a Brazilian researcher, the USCIS sent her notification of case approval. With a doctoral degree and ample experience conducting mechanical engineering research, it came as no surprise that our client secured the national interest waiver.

Our client’s research focuses on thermal science and microfabrication by developing and optimizing thermal systems and micro-thermoelectric generators for harvesting thermal energy. Her research in her area is of great importance because it is directly applicable to improving the energy efficiency of ubiquitous space cooling systems such as household refrigerators and air conditioners.

By the time we were ready to file our client’s petition, we had gathered an impressive array of information pertaining to her field of expertise, research background, accomplishments as a researcher, and many more. For instance, we informed the USCIS of our client’s impressive record of publication and citation-9 peer-reviewed journal articles (three of them first-authored), 16 peer-reviewed conference articles (six of them first-authored), one magazine article, and three granted patents (one of them first-authored) that have been cited for 620 times. Our client has also received funding from leading agencies, which further proves the value of her research.

We also incorporated four letters of recommendation signed by distinguished experts in the field to further strengthen the petition. The following excerpt is how one of the recommenders described our client’s contribution to the field: “[Client] stands out in the field of mechanical engineering by way of designing new devices that improve technologies related to industrial work and domestic comforts alike. Her work is of great value to the field and the field grows with her continued research.”

Thanks to our experience of securing over 16,000 I-140 approvals, our client is now one big step closer to obtaining a green card. We thank our client for trusting us, and we wish her the best as she continues to conduct impactful research in her field.

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