Success Stories: Just in 8 Days, With the Help of Premium Processing Request, A Senior Research Scientist from Iran Secures O1-A Approval, Also, Grabs NIW Approval


Client’s Testimonial:

“Wonderful! Many thanks for the good news and your great service to get this done! My attorney at Chen Immigration Law Group was very knowledgeable, accurate, and patient. He always answered my questions promptly and helped with my needs having my best interests in mind. When it came to my final cover letter and package creation, he did a great professional job, taking into account all details with considering and fixing all potential errors in an application. I am so grateful and so lucky to have him by my side.”

On January 20th, 2022 and August 29th, 2022, we received another O1-A (Individuals with Extraordinary Ability or Achievement) and EB2-NIW (National Interest Waiver) approval for a Senior Research Scientist in the Field of Computer Engineering (Approval Notice).

General Field: Computer Engineering

Position at the Time of Case Filing: Senior Research Scientist

Country of Origin: Iran

Approval Notice Date: January 20th, 2022 (O1A) and August 29th, 2022 (NIW)

Processing Time: 8 days (O1A) (Premium Processing Requested) and 7 months, 11 days (NIW)

Case Summary:

A senior research scientist with a Ph.D. in electrical and computer engineering hired North America Immigration Law Group to help him secure an I-129 O1-A (Individuals with Extraordinary Ability or Achievement) and simultaneously an I-140 NIW (National Interest Waiver) visa approval. Since acquiring a green card seems to be a complex process, it’s our job to make the process of getting a permanent residence in the U.S. as easy as pie for our petitioners. Our extensive knowledge of dealing with different types of visas available furnished us with unparalleled legal strategies, therefore, in this case too, we made sure to thoroughly go through our client’s credentials.

Even though O1A and NIW petitions are two unique visa categories, the main objective of receiving the respective approvals is to prove to the USCIS the worth of the applicant’s research in the United States. Per se, to qualify for an O1 approval, the applicant must have extraordinary abilities and his work should be recognized on a national or international level for their achievements.

  • Thus, we noted that our client has his Ph.D. degree from the USA. Based on this background, he has secured a position where he wishes to continue his research into developing state-of-the-art intelligent systems and designing data analysis methodologies, affirming that his research is relevant to health databases, and transportation, to name a few applications.

On the other hand, the petitioners who would like to acquire NIW approval must demonstrate that their proposed endeavor has both substantial merit and national importance. Also, it should be beneficial to the United States to waive the job offer and labor certification requirements.

  • We proved that our client’s intended research had substantial merit since it seemed to be of great importance as it allowed for a more economical approach to utility spending and utility trading.
  • Due to its apparent national importance, his research has also been supported by funding from the National Institutes of Health (NIH), and the National Science Foundation (NSF). This funding is reserved for research advancing the national interest, including research that enhances the United States’ public health. Hence, his research efforts directly benefit the millions of patients battling serious diseases in the U.S., so his work must continue uninterrupted.

Based on this multifactorial assessment, his education, experience, expertise, documented record of success, influence in his field, and plan have altogether well positioned him to advance his research for a variety of industries.

Moreover, to properly evaluate his achievements, it is important to first understand the unique conventions of the field of computer engineering. With this in mind, we recorded that his work in the field resulted in peer-reviewed conference papers and peer-reviewed journal articles, which altogether gathered high citations from many independent national and international researchers from around the world. Due to his knowledge and expertise in the field, he has further been regularly invited to conduct peer reviews for several authoritative journals and conferences in the field.

After months of our diligence, we positively achieved our success as our client got his O1A approval just 8 days after we filed his case followed by NIW approval, received after 7 months of his O1A approval. We thank him for having trust in our law firm, and we wish him well in his future endeavors.

North America Immigration Law Group (Chen Immigration Law Associates) is a U.S. immigration law firm dedicated to representing corporations, research institutions, and individuals from all 50 U.S. states regarding I-140 immigration petitions. We specialize in employment-based immigration petition and have a proven record of high success rate for the categories of: EB2-NIW (National Interest Waiver), EB1-A (Alien of Extraordinary Ability), EB1-B (Outstanding Researcher/Professor) and O-1 (Alien of Extraordinary Ability).

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