Success Stories: Our Firm Helped an Iranian Postdoctoral Research Associate in the Field of Computer Science Secure NIW Approval With 29 Citations


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On February 11th, 2020, we received another NIW (National Interest Waiver) approval for a Postdoctoral Research Associate in the Field of Computer Science (Approval Notice).

General Field: Computer Science

Position at the Time of Case Filing: Postdoctoral Research Associate

Country of Origin: Iran

State of Residence at the Time of Filing: Wyoming

Approval Notice Date: February 11th, 2020

Processing Time: 6 months, 13 days

Case Summary:

A postdoctoral research associate from Iran hired North America Immigration Law Group ( to file an EB-2 NIW (National Interest Waiver) petition on her behalf. Our client, who has extensive experience in the field of computer science, hired us because she knew that we would do everything we could to help her get one step closer to her green card. In preparing our client’s EB-2 NIW petition, we made sure that we had all the relevant paperwork that proved the value of her investigations to the United States. Here are some of the points that we highlighted in our presentation:

  • We noted her 8 peer-reviewed journal and conference articles (3 of them first-authored) and 1 book chapter that had gathered 29 citations at the time of filing. Using these numbers, we established that various researchers are utilizing our client’s findings to progress the field of computer science as a whole. We also noted the 4 times she judged the work of her peers.
  • Our client’s investigations on computer vision and machine learning were also documented in her petition letter. We reviewed her findings and determined that her research in this area is of great importance because it considerably advances biomedical imaging research as well as the global visual search industry that caters to online search engines, e-commerce platforms, media companies, and consumer technologies, among others. Her work also holds value in biomedical applications, contributing towards detection of cancer in medical image datasets.
  • Our client reached out to several of her peers and asked them to sign recommendation letters. The five letters that she obtained were included in her EB-2 NIW petition packet and presented to the USCIS as evidence that she is an asset to the United States. According to one of our client’s recommenders: “This is a clear illustration of the importance of [client’s] research to a host of global industries including but by no means limited to medicine, media, travel, and food. Billions of consumers throughout the world similarly derive great value from her work.”

Moving on to the next step:

Our client’s approved NIW petition allowed her to move with the final step of the green card process. We had also filed the I-485 applications for her. In the meantime, we thank our client for working with us and also trusting us for her I-485 application.

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