Success Stories: NIW Approval with Customized Petition Packet Created by Our Law Firm for Ph.D. Student from Iran


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On February 7th, 2020, we received another NIW (National Interest Waiver) approval for a Ph.D. Student in the Field of Sustainable Engineering (Approval Notice).

General Field: Sustainable Engineering

Position at the Time of Case Filing: Ph.D. Student

Country of Origin: Iran

State of Residence at the Time of Filing: Arizona

Approval Notice Date: February 7th, 2020

Processing Time: 14 months, 4 days

Case Summary:

A Ph.D. student from Iran engaged the expert services of North America Immigration Law Group ( to help him with the first step of the two-part green card process- filing an I-140 petition. After carefully evaluating our client’s credentials, we confirmed that he was a suitable candidate for EB-2 NIW (National Interest Waiver). As soon as our client signed and returned the contract to us, we got to work preparing a convincing EB-2 NIW presentation for him.

Establishing our client’s high standing in the field:

As with all our cases, we worked diligently to compile a wealth of information on our client’s accolades and accomplishments. For instance, we noted his Master of Science in energy systems engineering, the 63 citations to his work and the 11 publications to his name. We also noted the 15 times he judged the work of his peers. We established that not many other researchers can attain such effectual research results and that his findings on energy efficiency and resiliency to heat in buildings and cities, as well as renewable energy systems of different scales is of great importance because it contributes to the mitigation of the effects of urban warming caused by urban growth and climate change. We demonstrated that his work possesses great implications for the environment, the economy, and the well-being of urban populations.

Gathering additional evidence:

To strengthen our client’s EB-2 NIW petition, we asked him to persuade his peers to help out. We needed them to sign recommendation letters that verified the importance of our client’s research not just to other researchers but to the nation as a whole. 5 experts agreed to advocate for the approval of our client’s EB-2 NIW petition, one of whom described his work as: “[Client] is one researcher who has applied his skill in sustainable engineering to study how current building construction and management influence heat-related health outcomes in the elderly, contributing vital information to a topic that is imperative to the current and future wellbeing of our nation. For that reason, [client] has my full support as he endeavors to remain in the U.S.”

Obtaining petition approval:

Besides the service request that we raised on our client’s behalf after the case went beyond the average processing time, everything about our client’s EB-2 NIW case was smooth sailing. We congratulate him on this milestone, and wish him the best with his I-485 applications. Seeing that the I-485 application is the final leg of the green card journey, an approval means finally obtaining a green card.

North America Immigration Law Group (Chen Immigration Law Associates) is a U.S. immigration law firm dedicated to representing corporations, research institutions, and individuals from all 50 U.S. states regarding I-140 immigration petitions. We specialize in employment-based immigration petition and have a proven record of high success rate for the categories of: EB2-NIW (National Interest Waiver), EB1-A (Alien of Extraordinary Ability), EB1-B (Outstanding Researcher/Professor) and O-1 (Alien of Extraordinary Ability).

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