Success Stories: Our Customized Petition Helped a Ph.D. Student from Iran to Secure NIW approval


Client’s Testimonial:

“I would like to thank you again for helping with my case.”

On January 22nd, 2020, we received another NIW (National Interest Waiver) approval for a Ph.D. Student in the Field of Materials Science (Approval Notice).

General Field: Materials Science

Position at the Time of Case Filing: Ph.D. Student

Country of Origin: Iran

State of Residence at the Time of Filing: California

Approval Notice Date: January 22nd, 2020

Processing Time: 6 months, 18 days

Case Summary:

A Ph.D. student in California hired North America Immigration Law Group (NAILG) to file an EB-2 NIW petition on his behalf. Our client who has obtained his Master of Applied Science in mechanical engineering, has extensive experience in the field of materials science.

Our job was to compile as much relevant information as we could to build a strong EB-2 NIW case for our client. The data that we gathered demonstrated that our client’s work on the mechanical characterization and design of architected materials benefits the U.S. because of its value to the continued development of advanced porous materials used for porous scaffolds, tissue engineering, and the medical industry. We backed up this argument by documenting the impressive 275 citations collected from his 17 publications and his experience of judging the work of his peers 16 times.

To bolster our client’s case, we also included recommendation letters signed by other professionals working in the field. One of these experts stated: “The porous materials [client] has sought to improve throughout his work in the field are especially useful as cell and bone scaffolds. Taking into account the overall value of this research field and the role [client’s] contributions have played in advancing this facet of materials science, it is clear that his research is worthy of continued national support. The U.S. cannot afford to lose a researcher of this caliber, and I am certain of his position at the top of his field.”

Exactly 6 months and 18 days after we filed the EB-2 NIW petition on our client’s behalf, he received notification of case approval. We congratulate our client for overcoming such a significant hurdle in the green card process, and we wish him well as he continues to advance the field of materials science.

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