Success Stories: In Less than 5 Months, a Researcher from Iran Secured NIW Approval in the Field of Materials Science


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“I received the approval notice of my I-140. I would like to thank you and your team for preparation and filing my application. I had a great experience with your team.”

On March 17th, 2020, we received another NIW (National Interest Waiver) approval for a Researcher in the Field of Materials Science (Approval Notice).

General Field: Materials Science

Position at the Time of Case Filing: Researcher

Country of Origin: Iran

State of Residence at the Time of Filing: California

Approval Notice Date: March 17th, 2020

Processing Time: 4 months, 10 days

Case Summary:

A recent client of ours was described as “[Client] is one researcher in the field of materials science who has proposed a novel method to produce aluminum alloys in a more environmentally- and the human health-friendly way through her research on the sustainability of additive manufacturing.” This statement was made by a prominent associate professor whose recommendation letter played an important role in securing our client the national interest waiver. This professor was not alone in this show of support and was joined by four other prominent researchers, all of whom contributed recommendation letters of their own. We have no doubt that these letters paved the way for case approval, and we are pleased that our client persuaded these influential researchers to support her EB-2 NIW (National Interest Waiver) petition.

Besides these letters of recommendation, our client’s comprehensive NIW petition packet was composed of information related to her work on additive manufacturing and sustainability. We made sure that our client’s petition packet proved that her research results directly contribute to the United States’ economy and public health. Additionally, we convinced the USCIS that her research in her area is of great importance because it encompasses transformational ways to produce and use material goods.

To further strengthen our client’s NIW petition, we used Google Scholar to confirm her citation count. At the time of filing, her 5 publications had already gathered 145 citations, which proved that her work is important to other researchers in the field of materials science. We also noted the 14 times our client judged the work of her peers.

We are pleased that with our dedicated work, she has overcome this significant hurdle in the green card process. We congratulate her on this win and wish her the best as she waits for the USCIS to take action on her I-485 application. Once approved, she will become a US permanent resident.

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