Success Stories: South Carolina-based Lead Structural Engineer Receives NIW Approval 6 months After Filing (based on Matter of Dhanasar)


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“I retained North America Immigration Law Group to file my NIW I-140 petition and I can’t be happier for making this decision. They are very professional and know what they are doing. Although I hadn’t many publications or citations, but my case was approved in about 6 months and I believe this was because of how they presented my research, showing its impact in my field. I recommend them to anyone who wants to be on the track for getting the green card.”

On May 26th, 2017, we received another EB-2 NIW (National Interest Waiver) approval for a Lead Structural Engineer in the Field of Structural Engineering (Approval Notice).

General Field: Structural Engineering

Position at the Time of Case Filing: Lead Structural Engineer

Country of Origin: Iran

State of Residence at the Time of Filing: South Carolina

Approval Notice Date: May 26th, 2017

Processing Time: 6 Months, 10 Days

Case Summary:

A structural engineer born in Iran approached North America Immigration Law Group (NAILG) to represent his EB-2 NIW (National Interest Waiver) case. After going through his credentials, we concluded that his work is invaluable to the United States as it focuses on the need for advanced strategies for building and maintaining vital infrastructure as well as the techniques used to monitor infrastructure for damage —elements important to the United States’ construction industry and construction materials manufacturing industry.

We meticulously included the following information in his NIW petition:

  • Our client’s publication record of 2 peer-reviewed journal articles (1 of them first-authored), 3 conference papers and 2 book chapters proved his high standing as a distinguished researcher.
  • His citation record of 39 indicated the relevant nature of his studies to other structural engineers in the US and around the world.
  • His achievements have been lauded by other influential figures in the field, one of whom wrote the following in his recommendation letter: “A discontinuation of [Client]’s work is sure to come at the disadvantage of the global populace, as well. His research provides critical knowledge regarding structural soundness that plays a key role in informing new construction projects and in reinforcing existing buildings and infrastructures for safety.”

We received notification of NIW approval a little over 6 months after filing. We are pleased that our client obtained I-140 petition approval—which was adjudicated based on Matter of Dhanasar, the framework for assessing eligibility for “national interest waivers”. We wish him the best with the last step in the green card process (filing an I-485 application) and thank him for choosing us to represent his NIW.

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