Success Stories: We Helped a Ph.D. Student in the Field of Computer Science Secure NIW Petition Approval in Less than 6 Months


Client’s Testimonial:

“Thank you for all your efforts towards preparing a strong case for me.”

On January 23rd, 2020, we received another NIW (National Interest Waiver) approval for a Ph.D. Student in the Field of Computer Science (Approval Notice).

General Field: Computer 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 23rd, 2020

Processing Time: 5 months, 17 days

Case Summary:

Not long ago, a Ph.D. student from Iran received the good news that the USCIS had approved his EB-2 NIW (National Interest Waiver) petition. With extensive experience working in the field of computer science, our client also holds an M.Sc. in IT engineering. Amongst other things, these qualifications ensured his eligibility for the national interest waiver.

In order to prove to the USCIS that our client deserved to get one step closer to his green card, we gathered a wealth of information on his diverse achievements in the field. From his citation count to publication record (19 and 3 respectively at the time of filing), we listed it all. We also noted the time he assessed the work of his peers which demonstrated his position as a leading expert in his field. To strengthen his case, we incorporated 6 recommendation letters signed by other influential members of the computer science research community. These experts strongly advocated for the approval of our client’s EB-2 NIW petition by signing off statements such as these:

  • “[Client’s] research, in particular, has provided a method for an automatic verification of the complex and time-sensitive security schemes in vehicular environments. His work finds errors that are otherwise difficult to identify. This is a great help toward the improvement of road safety, as the correct security scheme prevents any false information from being presented and further allows drivers to have time to take proper action to avoid hazardous situations. [Client’s] work impacts road safety in the United States and around the world, making it a great value.”
  • “One computer scientist who has contributed to overcoming these concerns is [client]. His work in the field of computer science has stimulated improvements in road safety, resulting in a positive impact on the United States.”

We took a step further and proved to the USCIS that our client’s findings on design, analysis, and implementation of architecture and protocols for novel computer and communication networks are contributing to the United States. We successfully demonstrated that his work is of great importance because it works to improve roadway safety.

We are pleased that our hard work paid off and that our client secured the national interest waiver in just 5 months and 17 days. We thank him for also choosing us to represent his I-485 case and we wish him the best as he continues to perform impactful research in the United States.

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