Success Stories: Thanks to Our Experts at NAILG, NIW Status Confirmed for an Iranian Research Scholar in Environmental Economics


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“Thank you very much for all your step-by-step help, support, and patience to come up with this valuable achievement. I truly appreciate your help and support again.”

On March 26th, 2022, we received another EB-2 NIW (National Interest Waiver) approval for a Research Scholar in the Field of Environmental Economics (Approval Notice).

General Field: Environmental Economics

Position at the Time of Case Filing: Research Scholar

Country of Origin: Iran

Country of Residence at the Time of Filing: Iran

Approval Notice Date: March 26th, 2022

Processing Time: 2 months, 20 days

Case Summary:

The I-140 NIW or National Interest Waiver petition requires applicants to provide clear proof that their work benefits the United States of America. Only those foreign nationals who can show that their work is beneficial for the country and that they are well-equipped to continue working in the proposed area are eligible for this category.

North America Immigration Law Group has been helping applicants from all over the world prepare and file cases at the USCIS. We help our clients through the entire adjudication process as well. This mostly requires a thorough eye and an expert attorney. Our job begins by explaining the procedure to the client, which is followed by the signing of the retainer agreement. The next step leads to background research by our team. This is when we figure out the strong points of our client, which we then utilize in writing their petition.

So, when we got an NIW (National Interest Waiver) client from Iran, we made sure to help her through, the best we could. Looking into her documents we found the following:

  • As an expert in the field of environmental economics, her proposed endeavor was to continue investigating the extensive economic impacts of climate change and global warming on energy security in order to plan more resilient, efficient, and productive energy generation.
  • Her research advancing her proposed endeavor is of great importance because it assists the global community by providing knowledge that helps meet goals established in the Paris Climate Agreement.
  • She has been invited to conduct reviews on several occasions and has completed at least 4 reviews to date.
  • Due to her expertise and record of success, she is considered a leader in the field of environmental economics. She has served as a member of scientific boards and a reviewer for several conferences. Her scientific board service has contributed to some of the most prestigious conferences in Iran.
  • Her research has resulted in 6 peer-reviewed journal articles (4 of them first-authored), 5 peer-reviewed conference papers (3 of them first-authored), 3 books, and 1 book chapter.
  • Her publications have been cited a total of 146 times according to Google Scholar, thereby demonstrating that these publications are widely recognized and relied upon in the field of environmental economics.
  • She has obtained 2 letters of recommendation from experts in the field corroborating the above information and vouching for her work.

All of these facts led to the approval of her NIW application and the award of the waiver within 79 days of filing. We are proud of having worked the case for her and our team wishes her the best of luck.

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