Success Stories: NIW Approved for a Research Assistant Professor in the Field of Nanomaterials Engineering, Now Awaits I-485 Decision


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On March 24th, 2020, we received another NIW (National Interest Waiver) approval for a Research Assistant Professor in the Field of Nanomaterials Engineering (Approval Notice).

General Field: Nanomaterials Engineering

Position at the Time of Case Filing: Research Assistant Professor

Country of Origin: Lebanon

State of Residence at the Time of Filing: New Mexico

Approval Notice Date: March 24th, 2020

Processing Time: 10 months, 15 days

Case Summary:

The USCIS spent 10 months and 15 days reviewing our client’s EB-2 NIW (National Interest Waiver) petition before granting his approval. Our client, a research assistant professor holding a dual citizenship from Lebanon and France, hired North America Immigration Law Group ( because he knew that we would do everything we could to present a strong case to the USCIS on his behalf. As is apparent by the approval notice, we lived up to his expectations.

Persuasive Presentation:

With a Ph.D. in nanomaterials engineering and extensive experience in the same field, our client had suitable qualifications to qualify for the national interest waiver. Furthermore, his professional qualifications strengthened the likelihood of him getting the petition approved. Here are some of the things we detailed in his EB-2 NIW petition packet: his peer review experience, his citation count (128 citations at the time of filing), and his publication record (11 peer-reviewed journal articles and a book chapter). We also noted the importance of his research on the application of nanotechnology to cancer treatment. His research in this area is of great importance because it advances drug delivery systems to fight cancer.

Strong Support:

Our client’s high standing in the field secured him numerous supporters, many of whom are his peers. We urged him to reach out to these experts in the field and request for several recommendation letters. Four experts agreed to endorse the approval of his EB-2 NIW petition by signing testimonials. Here is what one of these experts had to say about our client and his work: “[Client] has made in the customization and optimization of these materials, as well as the technologies for producing them, has wide impact on the field and on the many industries that rely upon those materials. It is thus evident that the United States stands to benefit greatly from the ongoing contributions of [client’s] research, so long as he is enabled to continue that work in the country.”

Obtaining Petition Approval:

This EB-2 NIW petition approval serves as another example of our law firm’s dedication to helping every client get closer to a green card. We thank our client for trusting us and choosing our law firm for his NIW and I-485 cases. We wish him the best as he continues to advance the field of nanomaterials engineering with his extensive research.

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