Blogs - National Interest Waiver Petitions

National Interest Waiver Petition Approved for Researcher in F-1 OPT Status

Our Philadelphia immigration law firm represented a foreign national from Iran who was in F-1 OPT status and self-filed an EB-2 National Interest Waiver (NIW) Petition. The client was a researcher who was conducting research to understand the dynamics of molecules and how energy transfer occurs. We demonstrated that our client’s research accomplishments at both the Ph.D. and post-doc levels … Read More

USCIS Approves EB-2 National Interest Waiver Petition

Our client holds a Ph.D. degree in chemistry and made research accomplishments that had a degree of influence on the field as a whole of molecular mechanisms of diseases. His research has contributed to many advances in the treatment of infectious diseases, malaria, and cancer. Our client is employed as a postdoctoral scholar at a prominent university and we prepared … Read More

Green Card Approved Following Approval of National Interest Waiver Petition

We usually recommend that our researcher clients who are filing I-140 Petitions in the Extraordinary Ability Alien Category (for those individuals from India or China) or National Interest Waiver Category (for those individuals not from India or China) wait for an approval of the I-140 Petition prior to filing an I-485 Application for Adjustment of Status. Taking this approach ensures … Read More

National Interest Waiver Petition Approved for Embryologist

Our Philadelphia immigration law firm received an approval of a I-140 National Interest Waiver Petition filed with the USCIS Texas Service Center in 2 1/2 months. The Petition was filed on behalf of a researcher at a prestigious University in Philadelphia whose research findings have had a degree of influence of the field of embryology (the study of the development … Read More

Green Card approved for Chinese National with Approved EB-2 National Interest Waiver Petition Upon Priority Date Becoming Current in Visa Bulletin

Our firm successfully processed a National Interest Waiver Petition for a researcher from China working at a prestigious University in Philadelphia conducting research in the field of understanding the molecular mechanisms of disease. The Chinese National had used the approved NIW I-140 Petition to extend H-1B status for an additional 3 year period beyond the 6 year maximum. The priority … Read More

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