Success Stories: We Helped a Research and Metadata Curator in the Field of Information Science Secure NIW Petition Approval in Less than 7 Months


Client’s Testimonial:

“Thanks again for all your help!”

On February 11th, 2020, we received another NIW (National Interest Waiver) approval for a Research and Metadata Curator in the Field of Information Science (Approval Notice).

General Field: Information Science

Position at the Time of Case Filing: Research and Metadata Curator

Country of Origin: Iran

State of Residence at the Time of Filing: Ohio

Approval Notice Date: February 11th, 2020

Processing Time: 6 months, 13 days

Case Summary:

Not long ago, a research and metadata curator from Iran received the good news that the USCIS had approved her EB-2 NIW (National Interest Waiver) petition. With extensive experience working in the field of information science, our client also holds a Ph.D. in Interdisciplinary Information Sciences. Amongst other things, these qualifications ensured her eligibility for the national interest waiver.

In order to prove to the USCIS that our client deserved to get one step closer to her green card, we gathered a wealth of information on her diverse achievements in the field. From her citation count to publication record (25 and 9 respectively at the time of filing), we listed it all. We also noted the 6 times she assessed the work of her peers which demonstrated her position as a leading expert in her field. To strengthen her case, we incorporated 5 recommendation letters signed by other influential members of the information 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:

  • “This application of [client’s] research shows that she has not only filled an important role within her immediate area of scientific inquiry, but that the applicability of her research expands past the scope of library science into aspects of healthcare.”
  • “The reach of [client’s] research is expansive and plainly denotes the worth of her expertise. Knowing when someone is likely to seek information conversely notes the circumstances that lead a person to avoid information, giving an alternative approach to helping first responders and survivors of trauma.”
  • “[Client] is an information scientist with a talent for information organization, and her work makes vast swathes of available information easier to navigate.”

We took a step further and proved to the USCIS that our client’s work on the library and information science field is contributing to the United States. We successfully demonstrated that her work is of great importance because it deals with enhancing the discovery of, and access to, information/knowledge online. Her research on metadata advances online search performance to cater to the needs of more than half the world’s population and also supports the burgeoning digital advertising industry. Therefore, our client’s research aids billions of customers along with multiple industries globally.

We are pleased that our hard work paid off and that our client secured the national interest waiver in just 6 months and 13 days. We thank her for also choosing us to represent her I-485 case and we wish her the best as she continues to perform impactful research in the United States.

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