Success Stories: Iranian Petitioner in the Field of Chemical Engineering with Approved EB-1A Is Ready for IVP in South Africa


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On September 6th, 2016, we received another EB-1A (Alien of Extraordinary Ability) approval for a Petitioner in the Field of Chemical Engineering (Approval Notice).


General Field: Chemical Engineering

Position at the Time of Case Filing: N/A

Country of Origin: Iran

Service Center: Texas Service Center (TSC)

State of Residence at the Time of Filing: N/A

Approval Notice Date: September 6th, 2016

Processing Time: 13 Days (Premium Processing Requested)

Case Summary:

An Iranian researcher with extensive experience in the field of chemical engineering hired North America Immigration Law Group ( to file an EB-1A (Alien of Extraordinary Ability) petition for him. Despite it being a very difficult visa category, we were confident that our client possessed the right qualifications to obtain petition approval. These are some of the key points contained in his EB-1A petition dossier:

  • We noted our client’s research on the production of models for predicting the properties of chemical compounds like ionic liquids on a molecular level. We then demonstrated that his work is essential to the US as it boasts various applications such as the development of an effective model for modeling the molecular diffusivity of chemical compounds in various media, and a model for predicting the physico-chemical properties of ionic liquids.
  • Our client’s peer review record was also documented. At the time of filing, he had already conducted 20 peer reviews for quite a number of well-known scientific journals.
  • We were also sure to include our client’s citation and publication record. When we filed the case, his 31 peer-reviewed scientific articles and 1 book chapter had amassed an impressive 377 citations. These numbers proved that our client’s work is being utilized by various researchers around the world, all of whom are working hard to progress the field as a whole.

According to one of our client’s recommenders (four experts in total contributed recommendation letters to support our client’s EB-1A petition), our client’s “…skills and experience are of utmost value to industries producing and distributing energy and gas. […] His demonstrated expertise in characterizing polyethylene enhances his value compared to others in his field and enables him to make the contributions he has made and continues to make.”

Immigrant Visa Processing (IVP):

Green card applicants residing in the US will adjust their status for permanent residence by filing an I-485 application. For those who do not reside in the country, they must undergo Immigrant Visa Processing (IVP). In a nutshell, applicants and their dependents have to pay the fees, submit the paperwork, and attend an interview at the correct US embassy/consulate. Assuming everything goes according to plan, the embassy/consulate will then issue immigrant visas which they will then use to enter the US as a permanent residents. As our client resides in South Africa, he and his wife must undergo IVP. We wish them the best with this step and look forward to updates.

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