Success Stories: Postdoctoral Research Associate from Iran in the Field of Geoscience and Remote Sensing Obtains NIW Approval and Green Card


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 “I am so relieved! Thank you very much for all of your efforts, …and thank you for being patient with me during this rough time and answering all of my questions! I appreciate it.”

On April 29th, 2017, we received another EB-2 NIW (National Interest Waiver) approval for a Postdoctoral Research Associate in the Field of Geoscience and Remote Sensing (Approval Notice).

General Field: Geoscience and Remote Sensing

Position at the Time of Case Filing: Postdoctoral Research Associate

Country of Origin: Colorado

Service Center: Nebraska Service Center (NSC)

State of Residence at the Time of Filing: Colorado

Approval Notice Date: April 29th, 2017

Processing Time: 14 months, 4 days

Case Summary:

Armed with a Ph.D. in Geography, our client has certainly gained the knowledge needed to fill the role of postdoctoral research associate. The many years that she has spent researching the field of geoscience and remote sensing have led to an array of achievements, most of which were included in the EB-2 NIW (National Interest Waiver) petition which she hired us to file on her behalf. These are some of the key points of the presentation:

  • The 19 times her 5 published scientific articles were cited at the time of filing.
  • The 2 journals that she conducted peer reviews for.
  • Her work on devising methods for obtaining scientific information from environmental airborne and spaceborne sensors, specifically those developed by space agencies.
  • Recommendation letters signed by other experts in the field, one of whom had this to say about our client and her work: “Climate change is one of the largest global concerns facing the world today. To combat this problem, we must first understand how it is affecting glaciers throughout the world. [Client] has already done much work to increase scientific understanding in this area and I am confident her research will continue to be successful and useful on a broad-scale well into the future.”

As North America Immigration Law Group ( was able to prove that our client’s research is contributing to the United States’ space program and is applied towards climate change research, the USCIS granted her the national interest waiver. Not just that, they approved her I-485 application not long after. We congratulate our client for securing a green card, and we wish her the best as she embarks on new beginnings here in the US.

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