Success Stories: Our Efficient Efforts Led to an NIW Approval for an Iranian Environmental Engineering Fellow


Client’s Testimonial:

“That’s a great news! Thank you so much for letting me know. I am really surprised, it took less than 2 months!….I really appreciate your help with filing my I-140.”

On September 16th, 2016, we received another EB-2 NIW (National Interest Waiver) approval for a Fellow in the Field of Environmental Engineering (Approval Notice).


General Field: Environmental Engineering

Position at the Time of Case Filing: Fellow

Country of Origin: Iran

Service Center: Texas Service Center (TSC)

State of Residence at the Time of Filing: North Carolina

Approval Notice Date: September 16th, 2016

Processing Time: 52 days (1 month, 21 days)

Case Summary:

A research fellow born in Iran approached North America Immigration Law Group ( to help her file an EB-2 NIW (National Interest Waiver) petition. She possesses a doctoral degree in environmental engineering as well as various accolades earned from years of working in the field. A careful assessment of her credentials convinced us that she is suitably qualified for the national interest waiver and after she officially retained our legal services, we started putting together a strong case for her. Amongst other things, we elaborated on the following information in her NIW petition dossier:

1) At the time of filing, our client’s research publications had already garnered 31 citations, an impressive number.

2) She had authored 3 peer-reviewed journal articles which were published in well-known scientific journals. Her publication record also included 2 conference papers.

3) “[Client’s] energy system research is highly relevant to the United States’ efforts in sustainable energy moving forward. This research as well as her many other valuable research projects, provide significant results that are relevant to actionable policy decisions on sustainable energy technology implementation that affect the entire country… Thus, [Client] is a vital asset to this country, conducting research that is highly nationally relevant.”

These were the words of an associate professor who contributed a recommendation letter in support of our client’s NIW petition. This letter, along with 5 others that were also contributed by other established experts working in the field of environmental engineering, proved the benefits of our client’s continued presence in the United States.

4). Perhaps the most important element of our client’s NIW petition involved the presentation of her research. Her work is focused on using energy economy optimization models to analyze the ways in which the various aspects of an energy system interact in a multitude of simulations, in order to drive technology and public policy implementation moving forward. We persuaded the USCIS that her efforts are contributing to the United States’ automotive industry and energy independence with regard to public policy and technology deployment.

Our client’s NIW petition dossier was efficiently prepared by our team and this undoubtedly played a role in the short adjudication timeline of 1 month and 21 days (it usually takes the USCIS 4-9 months to process I-140 petitions). We are happy that we could be of assistance to our client and we wish her the very best in all her scientific pursuits.

We are pleased to announce that North America Immigration Law Group has so far received over 7,500 EB-1A, EB-1B and EB-2 NIW approval notices. In 2015 and 2016, the approval rate is 97.9% for cases using our "Approval or Refund®" (money back guarantee) service and 96.9% for all cases.

Our approval rate is 99.6% for NIW petitions using our "Approval or Refund®" (money back guarantee) service and the overall approval rate for all NIW cases is 99.2%.

In terms of EB1A petitions, the approval rate is 96% for cases entitled to our "Approval or Refund®" (money back guarantee) service and the overall approval rate for all EB1A cases is 94.3%.

As one of the leading U.S. immigration law firms providing the most comprehensive services focusing on EB-1/NIW petitions, we are proud to maintain our high approval rates with a large volume of approved cases.

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