Success Stories: Iranian Civil Engineer Also Retained Our Firm for Immigrant Visa Processing after His NIW Was Approved Just 5 Months after Filing

Client’s Testimonial:

“Thank you so much! It was a great great news!”

On May 20th, 2017, we received another EB-2 NIW (National Interest Waiver) approval for petitioner in the Field of Civil Engineering (Approval Notice).

General Field: Civil Engineering

Position at the Time of Case Filing: Civil Engineer

Country of Origin: Iran

Service Center: Texas Service Center (TSC)

State of Residence at the Time of Filing: Outside the US

Approval Notice Date: May 20th, 2017

Processing Time: 5 months

Case Summary:

An EB-2 NIW (National Interest Waiver) petition approval was granted to an Iranian civil engineer based in Malaysia. Before initiating an attorney-client relationship, North American Immigration Law Group (NAILG) evaluated his credentials to ascertain NIW success. Once we confirmed that we could help him obtain the national interest waiver, our team started accumulating an array of relevant information pertaining to his professional achievements. We chose to focus on the following:

  • Publication Record and Citation Count

Up till the time of filing, our client had amassed 45 citations from the 14 peer-reviewed journal articles he had published. This indicated the significance and impact of his studies in the field of civil engineering.

  • Research Description

Our client’s work is focused on next-generation building materials and techniques and our goal was to prove that the United States stands to gain aplenty from our client’s continued and unhindered research. We emphasized that his work has the potential to provide the nation with economic edge in the global concrete market.

  • Recommendation Letters

Another strategy that we utilized was to include recommendation letters signed by leading experts working in the same field. In this case, our client supplied us with 6 recommendation letters gathered from his peers. Below is a statement excerpted from one of these letters:

Through this project and his other research, [Client] has clearly established himself as one of the most distinguished individuals currently engaged in this area of research. He has demonstrated his exceptional skills by providing the field with updated, novel models to assist in developments throughout the U.S. construction industry.”

We congratulate our client for obtaining NIW approval, and we thank him for retaining us for the last step in the green card process from outside the US: Immigrant Visa Processing (IVP).

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) and EB1-B (Outstanding Researcher/Professor).

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