Success Stories: NIW Petition Approved for a Graduate Research Assistant from Iran in the Field of Mechanical Engineering Without RFE


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On March 13th, 2020, we received another NIW (National Interest Waiver) approval for a Graduate Research Assistant in the Field of Mechanical Engineering (Approval Notice).

General Field: Mechanical Engineering

Position at the Time of Case Filing: Graduate Research Assistant

Country of Origin: Iran

State of Residence at the Time of Filing: Tennessee

Approval Notice Date: March 13th, 2020

Processing Time: 7 months, 24 days

Case Summary:

Just 7 months and 24 days after North America Immigration Law Group ( filed an EB-2 NIW (National Interest Waiver) petition for a gifted graduate research assistant from Iran, Nebraska Service Center approved his case. We have no doubt that our detailed presentation of our client’s strong credentials lent a hand in rapid adjudication. To prove to the USCIS that our client deserved the national interest waiver, here are some of the key points which we presented to them:

  • We incorporated five recommendation letters that highlighted our client’s research in the field of mechanical engineering. These letters were contributed by other top researchers in the field and contained statements like this one: “The United States stands to gain enormously from [client’s] work, as the country is one of the world’s leaders in heavy manufacturing and the transportation manufacturing industry, including automotive and aerospace engineering.”
  • Our client’s publication record was also highlighted. At the time of filing, he had already published 9 peer-reviewed journal articles (5 of them first-authored).
  • Furthermore, we demonstrated just how important our client’s research is to others working in the field by listing his citation record. When we filed his NIW petition, our client’s work had already gathered 57 citations.
  • We also noted the 50 times our client judged the work of his peers. Only top-level experts in their field are invited to perform this important review work, so this frequent review activity further demonstrates our client’s important standing in the field.
  • One of the most important elements of our client’s case had to do with his research on metal additive manufacturing. We meticulously proved to the USCIS that his findings are of great importance because it advances key industries.

We congratulate our client on the approval of his EB-2 NIW petition, and we thank him for choosing our law firm to help him with his I-485 applications.

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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