Success Stories: NIW Petition Approved for User Experience Research Associate from Iran with Only 4 Citations


Client’s Testimonial:


On February 26th, 2016, we received another EB-2 NIW (National Interest Waiver) approval for a User Experience Research Associate in the Field of Design Science (Approval Notice).

General Field: Design Science

Position at the Time of Case Filing: User Experience Research Associate

Country of Origin: Iran

Service Center: Texas Service Center (TSC)

State of Residence at the Time of Filing: Virginia

Approval Notice Date: February 26th, 2016

Processing Time: 7 months, 3 days


Case Summary: 

North America Immigration Law Group ( filed an EB-2 NIW (National Interest Waiver) petition on behalf of a talented research associate engaged in design science—a relatively young field motivated by a desire to understand how people experience and make decisions related to the artifacts and systems that are embedded in our environments. Our client’s work encompasses user experience research that evaluates how users interact with systems, and how the built environment would encourage people to change their behavior. By understanding our client’s research efforts, we were able to demonstrate to the USCIS that her findings benefit both businesses and consumers in the United States, in the sense that they enhance citizen experience nationwide.

Our client’s background in design science and industrial design stemmed from the several years that she spent obtaining her Master of Arts and doctorate degree. In addition to that, her experience in the industry honed her skills, molding her to become one of the most respected researchers in her field.

Our client’s research has led to three published conference papers, a myriad of conference presentations, and several invited talks mostly focused on designing the future with intent and causing positive social impact through design of the built environment. These professional accomplishments had gathered four citations at the time of filing and served as evidence that her findings are essential to other design scientists.

To strengthen our EB-2 NIW petition dossier, we counseled our client to contact other experts in her field and ask for recommendation letters. Six experts agreed, one of whom wrote, “We have similar research interests, and I consider [Client’s] work in the area of design science to be incredibly forward thinking. In fact, I see her work as so integral to this field that without her continued input and insight, further advancement would be hampered, particularly in relation to how we use and apply interdisciplinary research product design in order to change behavior.”

Another expert stated, “As an emerging discipline that is proving to be incredibly important for fostering such positive outcomes as increased sustainability, supporting the work of gifted innovators like [Client] is critical.”

Texas Service Center spent 7 months and 3 days adjudicating this case before granting their approval. Our client recently opted to file her I-485 application (final step in green card proceedings) using our complimentary D.I.Y. packet. We wish her the best with her application, and thank her for selecting our firm to represent her NIW case.




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