Success Stories: NIW Petition Approved Without RFE for Iranian Research Assistant in the Field of Chemical Engineering


Client’s Testimonial:

“I can’t tell you how much I’m grateful for that. You are the best lawyer without any doubt.”

On January 23rd, 2020, we received another NIW (National Interest Waiver) approval for a Research Assistant in the Field of Chemical Engineering (Approval Notice).

General Field: Chemical Engineering

Position at the Time of Case Filing: Research Assistant Professor

Country of Origin: Iran

Approval Notice Date: January 23rd, 2020

Processing Time: 9 months

Case Summary:

Exactly 9 months after we filed an EB-2 NIW (National Interest Waiver) petition on behalf of a research assistant professor from Iran, the USCIS approved her case. At first glance, our client was suitably qualified for the national interest waiver as amongst other things, she possessed a Ph.D. in chemical engineering as well as many years of experience researching the same field.

Assembling a Strong NIW Petition:

Part of the process in getting our client closer to her green card involved presenting her various achievements to the USCIS. These were several of the points we focused on:

  • We noted our client’s significant citation record: at the time of filing, she already had 529 citations to her published research. Moreover, she had 43 peer-reviewed journal articles (25 of them first-authored) and a co-edited book , which we highlighted in the petition.
  • Our client’s work is concentrated specifically on refining ultrasound-based bioprocesses. Her research in this area is of great importance because it extends the applications of biochar in the production of cleaner energy without damaging soil quality. Her findings on biochar supports initiatives to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and water contamination in the United States. In a nutshell, we clearly demonstrated to the USCIS that our client’s findings have a profound impact in the field of chemical Engineering.
  • Of additional significance were the 4 recommendation letters that were signed by our client’s peers, all of which were included in our client’s well planned NIW dossier. One of these letters stated: “[Client’s] superb research contributes greatly to the ongoing efforts of such organizations to improve biofuel production. Indeed, the research we are currently collaborating on has received extensive funding from the National Science Foundation, indicating its significance to the nation.”

We are pleased to take this opportunity to congratulate our client and wish her the best as she takes the final step towards her green card. We thank her for trusting us for her NIW petition and retaining us for the I-485 application for her and her spouse.

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).

Our Ten Thousand I-140 Approvals Provide Unprecedented Insight into the USCIS Adjudication Trend

With more than 16,000 EB-1A, EB-1B, EB-2 NIW and O-1 cases approved, we have first hand information on the manner in which the USCIS adjudicate I-140 cases. As the USCIS has constantly changed its adjudication standards for the EB-1A, EB-1B and EB-2 NIW categories, our firm's huge database of successful cases gives you unprecedented insight to USCIS adjudication trends. We carefully analyze the data for all of our cases and apply the results of our analyses toward giving our clients up-to-date advice and adapting our strategies such that we remain on par with the ever-shifting landscape of immigration law in the U.S. With us, you will always have access to important updates, strategies, and information so that you can make the most informed decisions about your case.

We Have Helped Hundreds and Thousands of Clients with Credentials and Backgrounds Similar to Yours

With our exceedingly large number of successful petitions, no matter what credentials you have, no matter your background and field of expertise, no matter your visa status or nationality, chances are we have helped hundreds or even thousands of clients just like you. Our clients are usually impressed with how well we understand their research and work. Our insight and understanding stems from the fact that we have handled many cases with elements similar to yours already, and this helps us devise the best strategies for each individual petition.

Vast Majority of Clients Came to Us Because of Referrals

For years, our firm has attracted new clients based solely on word of mouth, recommendations, and the positive collaboration experiences shared with them by their friends and family. We take pride in our reputation and work hard to ensure that we provide a green card application experience that our clients are happy to share with their friends and colleagues. That is how our approved cases grew from 600 in 2013 to over 3,500 in 2019.

If you are interested in filing the green card, please send your CV to for our free evaluation. Our attorneys will email you back with the evaluation result within 24 hours.

Approval Notices:

Success Stories:


Free evaluation email:

Tel: 888.666.0969 (Toll Free)

To see more clients’ testimonials and approvals, please refer to:

Client's Testimonials

Approval Notices

To Learn More About Your Options CLICK HERE

Copyright © North America Immigration Law, All Rights Reserved.