Success Stories: An Iranian Researcher Working in Structural Engineering Wins NIW Confirmation with Help from Experts at NAILG


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“The North America Immigration Law Group (Chen Immigration Law Group) helped me a lot in my I-140 application. They answered my questions clearly, and their guidance helped me to address my issues completely. I would like to state that I am entirely satisfied with their collaboration and support in every step in the application process, and I highly recommend them to everyone who plans to apply for the NIW category visa.”

On November 22nd, 2022, we received another EB-2 NIW (National Interest Waiver) approval for a Researcher in the Field of Structural Engineering (Approval Notice).

General Field: Structural Engineering

Position at the Time of Case Filing: Researcher

Country of Origin: Iran

Country of Residence at the Time of Filing: Italy

Approval Notice Date: November 22nd, 2022

Processing Time: 9 months, 8 days

Case Summary:

When a structural engineering expert from Iran came to our firm for his EB2-NIW application, we assured the success of his case by including detailed evidence of his expertise collected from the documents he furnished. Some of the information we found and used in his petition are as follows:

  • His proposed endeavor is to continue his research on developing new concrete mixtures, splicing methods, and predictive models in order to enhance the mechanical properties of concrete, improve the integrity of concrete structures, and repurpose waste materials.
  • His research advancing his proposed endeavor is of great importance because it improves the resilience of reinforced concrete structures. Throughout the world, catastrophic climatological, hydrological, and meteorological events are causing severe damage. His proposed research on state-of-the-art construction methods and materials, therefore, has substantial merit.
  • His proposed endeavor also has broad implications for the United States since the U.S. experienced 50 weather and climate disasters causing losses of at least $1 billion between 2018 and 2020. Hence his proposed research on developing new concrete mixtures, splicing methods, and predictive models that improve the safety, performance, and efficiency of structures and buildings is therefore also nationally important.
  • On the other hand, he has also completed at least 18 reviews to date and given that only the most highly esteemed researchers in the field are invited to evaluate the work of their peers, it was clear that our client is seen as very knowledgeable in the field and an expert in topics related to his proposed endeavor.
  • His research has also resulted in 14 peer-reviewed journal articles (9 of them first-authored), and 3 conference papers (3 of them first-authored) which have been cited a total of 87 times according to Google Scholar.
  • Along with this, he has been pursuing research directly related to his proposed endeavor of developing new concrete mixtures, splicing methods, and predictive models for 8 years giving him the necessary expertise to continue his work.
  • We also included 4 letters of recommendation written by other experts who knew his work and appreciated it for its valuable contribution to the U.S.

So, when the approval came through, we were proud to have worked with him and we wish him all the best in his future endeavors.

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