Success Stories: 30 Days after Filing, an Iranian Researcher in Florida in the Field of Materials Science Received an NIW Petition Approval and Subsequently, His Green Card


Client’s Testimonial:

“Thank you very much for your cooperation in preparing my I-140 application package. It was really joyful to get approval in only one month!”

On September 2nd, 2016, we received another EB-2 NIW (National Interest Waiver) approval for a Research Associate in the Field of Materials Science (Approval Notice).


General Field: Materials Science

Position at the Time of Case Filing: Researcher

Country of Origin: Iran

Service Center: Texas Service Center (TSC)

State of Residence at the Time of Filing: Florida

Approval Notice Date: September 2nd, 2016

Processing Time: 30 Days

Case Summary:

The research and techniques of a recent client of ours was described as “…critical to these international research efforts and enable scientists and engineers to develop superior innovative technologies important to countless industries.” This statement was made by a prominent professor working in the field of materials science. He, along with several of his peers contributed recommendation letters in support of our client’s EB-2 NIW (National Interest Waiver) petition, which North America Immigration Law Group ( filed on his behalf.

Besides these recommendation letters, our client’s EB-2 NIW petition was composed of information pertaining to his various accomplishments in the field. These included, but were not limited to, his Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering, the 7 peer-reviewed journal articles and 5 peer-reviewed conference papers to his name, and the 64 times other researchers cited his findings. Furthermore, his petition contained data on his research projects focused on experimental strategies that facilitate the development of novel materials for a multitude of engineering applications.

Our job was to convince the USCIS that our client’s work is of great importance to the United States and based on the wealth of information we had gathered on our client’s investigations, we were able to demonstrate that our client’s research results have directly contributed to advancements in the automotive engineering realm as well as research realms concerning energy-saving technologies, bioengineering productions, and more. Additionally, his research efforts pertaining to advanced high-strength steels are contributing to the United States’ environmental remediation and conversation efforts, for his work on the development of light-weight steels lends itself to the production of lighter cars that require less fuel and emit far fewer pernicious greenhouse gases.

Our diligent efforts paved the way for petition approval, and we are especially pleased that the USCIS only spent 30 days adjudicating our client’s NIW case before approving it. This approval notice is testament to the fact that we are dedicated to helping our clients build strong cases. As the cherry on top of the cake, our client’s I-485 application was recently approved and he is now an American permanent resident! We join him as he celebrates this joyous occasion, and we thank him for trusting us to help him accomplish this goal

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