Success Stories: NIW Petition Approved for Economist from Iran in the Field of Economics


Client’s Testimonial:

“I am happy to see that my case for NIW was approved (using the status check website of USCIS). I wanted to share the good news with you and also thank you once again for the great help. I am so happy to have worked with you and I have already recommended your service to friends.”

On February 1st, 2016, we received another EB-2 NIW (National Interest Waiver) approval for an Economist (Approval Notice).

General Field: Economics

Position at the Time of Case Filing: Economist

Country of Origin: Iran

Service Center: Texas Service Center (TSC)

State of Residence at the Time of Filing: District of Columbia

Approval Notice Date: February 1st, 2016

Processing Time: 5 months, 7 days

Case Summary:


An economist hired North America Immigration Law Group to file an EB-2 NIW (National Interest Waiver) petition on his behalf. Our client’s M.Sc. and Ph.D. in Economics, years of experience in the field of economics, and 72 citations to his 8 journal publications made him a strong candidate for EB-2 NIW.

Our legal team worked hard to understand and account for our client’s investigations on economic trends, financial development, and economic growth patterns within different countries. We established that not many other economists with similar skills as our client are able to prove the benefits of remittances, policy recommendations for ways of promoting competition, and identifying the optimal level of financial development. We firmly demonstrated that our client’s insights address the United States’ concern regarding remittance outflows, i.e., money transfers from foreign workers to their native countries. Besides details on our client’s work, we also included several recommendation letters that he obtained from experts in his field. One of these experts wrote, “It is through understanding this economic relationship with other countries that the United States is able to best utilize its economic resources. [Client’s] work is central to this goal, making his continued work in economics a substantially impactful investment for the US.”  

Our client recently retained our firm to file I-485 applications for himself and his wife. We thank him for retaining us and wish him the best in his continued career in economics.




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