Success Stories: A Massachusetts-based Iranian Postdoctoral Associate Specializing in Space Physics Obtained NIW Petition Approval (With 31 Citations)


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On April 3rd, 2017, we received another EB-2 NIW (National Interest Waiver) approval for a Postdoctoral Associate in the Field of Space Physics (Approval Notice).


General Field: Space Physics

Position at the Time of Case Filing: Postdoctoral Associate

Country of Origin: Iran

Service Center: Texas Service Center (TSC)

State of Residence at the Time of Filing: Massachusetts

Approval Notice Date: April 3rd, 2017

Processing Time: 7 months, 26 days

Case Summary:

North America Immigration Law Group (NAILG) has earned a solid reputation for its efficient handling of I-140 petitions and I-485 applications. The high success rate of EB-2 NIW (National Interest Waiver) petitions handled by NAILG was yet again reflected in the case of an Iranian postdoctoral associate based in Massachusetts. Before countersigning the retainer agreement, we evaluated our client’s credentials to affirm his suitability for this visa category. Once we were retained, we started work building a strong case for him. In preparing his NIW petition, the following points were taken note of:

– Our client holds a Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering. He has made tangible contributions to the field of space physics and his work has focused specifically on improving understanding of magnetospheric energy deposition and the resulting dynamic plasma environment. His impactful research results directly contribute to understanding how dynamic interactions in the upper atmosphere of the Earth impact electric power grid, GPS systems, and satellite communications.

– Our client’s publication record and citation count further justified his suitability for the national interest waiver. At the time of filing, he had already published 8 peer-reviewed journal articles, including 5 that are first authored. Additionally, we noted that his work had already garnered 31 citations, which pointed to the expertise and influence that our client has among other academics.

– In order to build a strong case for our client, we suggested that he collect recommendation letters from other space physics experts. All 6 recommendation letters he collected echoed the scientific merit of his contributions to the field. One such letter volunteered by a senior research scientist stated:

“With his background, his skill set, and his scientific breakthroughs, there can be no doubt that [Client’s] contributions will continue to prove highly valuable to the field of space physics in the years to come.”

We put together an effective NIW petition and filed it at Texas Service Center. Thankfully, our client’s case stayed within the normal processing timeline and he received NIW approval in 7 months and 26 days (usually, 4 to 9 months is the average adjudication timeline for I-140 cases). We congratulate him on his NIW success and wish him the very best in his future endeavors.

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