National Interest Waiver NIW EB2 Green Card Success for Danny
Tell me about where you are from and a little bit about your career and what you do?
My name is Daniel and I am from Manchester in the UK. I have spent 9 years working in the Private Security Industry mainly in Iraq and Afghanistan. My role is Quality Assurance and Compliance Manager for the company ensuring that the company complies with all aspects of ISO 9001 and the new industry accreditation called PSC.1, which is purely for Private Security Companies operating in war torn countries.
Have you ever lived in the US before? If so, under what circumstances? If not, what aroused your interest in a move to the US?
I have not lived in the US before but I have visited the US numerous times and in particular in 1995 whilst working in the British Army, we conducted the largest ever joint US/UK exercise replicating the WW2 invasion in North Carolina and it is there that I knew I wanted to live in the US.
How did you decide to pursue National Interest Waiver (NIW) Green Card?
I had tried many times before to find a way to find a way of living in the US but could not – I had tried many avenues to no avail. I had spoken to Chris previously but I did not have the right credentials to progress a case. After some years my role changed and I went back onto your website to read the success stories with envy. Whilst doing so, I came across a success story for the EB1. The paragraph below the story asked if you qualified by meeting certain criteria – I read the criteria and realized in my new role, I had the right credentials. My heart skipped a beat and I immediately got in touch with you. However, when I spoke to Chris and Lindsey, they decided that an even better fit would be the National Interest Waiver green card and it was easier to get than the EB1 green card. So it was good news all the way I guess.
What was your experience with the National Interest Waiver (NIW) green card petition process? Did you ever consider giving up? What was your motivation to keep pressing on?
The experience was a very good one all round. Yes it is nervous period of time because once we had submitted, I had tried miserably to put it to the back of my mind and carry on with life as normal but that is very hard to do – I was always speculating on how good my life was going to be once accepted but now and again I did think about the worst scenario of being rejected. My wife and I tried to stay as positive as possible and putting all our faith in the law Office of Chris M. Ingram having done a first class job in representing us and the case put forward to USCIS for adjudication.
What kind of relationship did/do you have Chris (and his team)?
A brilliant relationship. the Law Offices of Chris M. Ingram kept us updated with the process, kept our spirits up whenever we called and had the utmost patience with us – I can’t thank you enough.
What were you doing when you found out you were approved? What was your immediate reaction? How did you celebrate?
I had worked on Christmas eve until lunchtime, My wife and I then visited my mums grave and was literally just parking up at home when I received an email saying to ring yourself soonest. I can’t tell you the knot that formed in my stomach and my heart was beating so hard I thought it would pop out of my chest. I told my wife to go in the house whilst I had to make a call – I did not tell her as I didn’t want her to worry. I rang your office, expecting the worst and immediately you told me that you had the most wonderful Christmas present for me and that I was approved. I have not experienced that euphoric feeling for a long time and I nearly cried.
Those wonderful words that will change my family and my life forever and all for the best in making our dream come true. I did not tell my wife but printed out the official approval notice you sent me and I put it in an envelope for a Christmas present.
I could not properly sleep Christmas Eve with the excitement but yet had to subdue the feeling so my wife would not know.
On Christmas Day after opening all the presents, I then gave my wife the envelope – she opened it and could not digest the words – she looked at me and I told her…yes, we are approved for the green card. My wife and daughter burst into tears of happiness – A massive thank you, you don’t realize what you have done for us – truly wonderful.
What are you looking forward to the most about moving to the US?
We are looking so much forward to moving to the US, buying our home and setting up our business. More than anything we are looking forward to integrating into the US way of life and living our life in complete happiness.
What will you miss the most about the United Kingdom?
I certainly won’t miss the weather that’s for sure or the food – the only thing I will keep with me from moving away from the UK is some memories of years gone by but that will be it.
What advice would you give to any immigrant considering an EB1/NIW green card or who is already in the process?
Organization is the key I would suggest. Ensuring all your data is in order first and foremost to make the process easier. It is not an easy process by any means but if you want it enough, it is thoroughly worth it. My advice would be to use the Law office of Chris M. Ingram first and foremost. I am not just saying that but sincerely mean it. I read the copy of the case file you put forward and I was utterly amazed of the job you had done – it was a first class service.
Be patient and believe in experience, professionalism and dedication of this law firm – fabulous all round in every way and cannot fault a single thing.
I would just like to say thank you ever so much for you patience with me, I had my wobble moments and your consistent patience with me was brilliant. Lastly I want to say thank you so much for what you have done for my family and myself, you have made our life long dream come true.
Thank you Danny
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