Success Stories: Texas Service Center Approves NIW Petition for Operations Research Consultant from Iran in the Field of Industrial Engineering


Client’s Testimonial:

“I like to sincerely thank North America Immigration Law Group for professionally handling my EB2-NIW application. This approval notice is definitely because of your hard and smart work together. I am really thankful to you. I have already shared and recommended you to my friends and currently two of them are using your service. Keep up the good work.”

On March 7th, 2016, we received another EB-2 NIW (National Interest Waiver) approval for a Operations Research Consultant in the Field of Industrial Engineering (Approval Notice).


General Field: Industrial Engineering

Position at the Time of Case Filing: Operations Research Consultant

Country of Origin: Iran

Service Center: Texas Service Center (TSC)

State of Residence at the Time of Filing: Texas

Approval Notice Date: March 7th, 2016

Processing Time: 6 months, 25 days

Case Summary:

With a Ph.D. in Industrial Engineering and copious professional successes in the bag, this operations research consultant from Iran seemed to have what it took to file his I-140 petition under EB-2 NIW (National Interest Waiver). We carefully evaluated his credentials and confirmed that he did indeed qualify for this visa category.

As North America Immigration Law Group was tasked with putting together a strong NIW presentation, we made every effort to ensure that everything and anything relevant to our client’s case would be included in the petition packet. We started by documenting his research on the development of mathematical algorithms and computational methods. By understanding our client’s complex area of study, we were able to convince the USCIS that his work directly contributes to various industries such as the automotive, energy, and manufacturing industries. We also demonstrated that our client’s current efforts are advancing the United States airline industry through the optimization of a variety of processes that result in greater efficiency and customer satisfaction.

Using Google Scholar, we were able to verify our client’s citation and publication record, which at the time of filing stood at 173 citations, 3 published journal articles, 1 book, 12 conference papers, and several presentations at international conferences. To end our NIW presentation on a strong note, we incorporated recommendation letters provided by several experts in our client’s field of industrial engineering. One of our client’s recommenders described him as “…a top research scientist in computational methods and mathematical algorithms for industrial applications in assisted decision making…” Another recommender wrote, “I am also certain that [Client] will continue to be a leader at the forefront of developments in industrial engineering, and it would be in the best interests of the United States to maintain his presence in our country.”

Favorable Conclusion:

After all the hard work put in by our client and our legal team, our diligent efforts paid off when we received an approval notice from Texas Service Center six months and 25 days after we filed this NIW petition. As our client chose to proceed with the final step of the green card process (I-485 application) while his I-140 was pending approval, he is currently waiting for a second approval notice from the USCIS, which we estimate should be issued very soon. We wish our client and his wife the very best with this, and we thank them for selecting our law firm to help them attain green cards.



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