Success Stories: Iranian Environmental Artist Receives EB-1A Approval despite RFE


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“I am very happy that we could make it together since there are fewer cases in art in comparison with other fields and I would like to share this success with other potential applicants as well. […] to me instead of finding other attorneys who are more reputations in art, I decided to choose you because your team were/are very communicative with the clients and you had/have very good understanding about the financial difficulties that we had faced. I will recommend you to all my friends for sure!”

On November 8th, 2018, we received another EB-1A (Alien of Extraordinary Ability) approval for an Environmental Artist in the Field of Environmental Art (Approval Notice).

General Field: Environmental Art

Position at the Time of Case Filing: Environmental Artist

Country of Origin: Iran

State of Residence at the Time of Filing: Oregon

Approval Notice Date: November 8th, 2018

Processing Time: 3 months, 5 days (Premium Processing Requested)

Case Summary:

Three months after North America Immigration Law Group (NAILG) filed an EB-1A (Alien of Extraordinary Ability) petition for an Iranian environmental artist, the USCIS granted her case approval. An EB-1A petition must show how a foreign individual has sustained national or international acclaim and is considered one of the top experts in the field, therefore meriting the approval of the green card. We believe that our highly detailed EB1A petition and unprecedented insight into USCIS adjudication trends played a crucial role in case approval.

In comparison with petitioners in the scientific fields, whereas journal publication and citation count are common to demonstrate one’s achievements, regarding this specific case, our team has successfully garnered abundant evidence to substantiate her extraordinary ability.

Our client holds a Bachelor degree in sculpture and has made numerous contribution in the field of environmental art, with artworks particularly focused on endangered wildlife, conservation, and environmental activism and education. Her strong background in painting, writing, photography, illustration, and sculpture has allowed her works to be particularly original, and resulted in further ventures such as social projects, exhibitions, and fundraising.

We focused on the results of her work- her most prominent achievements includes 27 solo and group exhibitions she curated and the two book publications. In addition, her work has been highly influential within the artistic community, and this can be confirmed by the 10 of media coverage she received in the US and worldwide. In the petition letter, our team have also clearly list the sales and market share of those media to prove that these media meet mainstream media standards. The evidence our team submitted emphasizes her work as persuasive towards education, the art industry, and increasing social awareness, supplemented with expert opinion and testimonial letters, all indicated the significant impact that her work has had on the field.

With our rigorous methods of customizing our client’s petition and years of experience, we were able to build a convincing and strong petition for our client. Although USCIS issued an RFE, our team successfully responded with all the needed documents in an efficient manner. We are glad to list her case among our 10,000 success stories, and we wish her best in her future career pursuit.

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