Success Stories: With Our Help, an Iranian Ph.D. Student and Research Assistant in the Field of Condensed Matter Physics Secures an NIW Petition Approval


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“Thank you for your wonderful news! We are really glad to hear it, and we wish to thank you for your advice and help.”

On September 12th, 2016, we received another EB-2 NIW (National Interest Waiver) approval for a Ph.D. student and research assistant in the Field of Condensed Matter Physics (Approval Notice).


General Field: Condensed Matter Physics and Quantum Physics

Position at the Time of Case Filing: Ph.D. student and research assistant

Country of Origin: Iran

Service Center: Texas Service Center (TSC)

State of Residence at the Time of Filing: New Mexico

Approval Notice Date: September 12th, 2016

Processing Time: 31 Days

Case Summary:

An Iranian Ph.D. candidate and research assistant hired North America Immigration Law Group (NAILG) to file an EB-2 NIW (National Interest Waiver) petition on his behalf. With an M.S. in Solid State Physics and extensive experience researching the field of condensed mater physics, our client was suitably qualified for this visa category.

What does it take to build a strong NIW case?

For one, we documented our client’s impressive citation count (118 citations at the time of filing) as well as his publication record (4 scientific articles published in top-rated journals). We also reviewed his research summary and demonstrated to the USCIS that he is focused on improving our understanding of the physical properties of important materials and compounds. His research results have directly advanced many American industries that utilize these compounds, and his ongoing research efforts are contributing to the United States’ technological development and economic well-being.

In addition to that, our client’s winning EB-2 NIW petition dossier contained five recommendation letters that strongly advocated for the approval of his case. These letters were contributed by other experts working in the field of condensed matter and quantum physics, one of whom described our client as “…one of the preeminent physicists studying in his area of expertise.”

The final step in the green card process:

The USCIS only spent 31 days adjudicating our client’s EB-2 NIW petition before granting their approval. Not long after he received notification of case approval, our client retained our I-485 services to help him and his spouse adjust their status for permanent residence. We thank them for working with us and look forward to helping them obtain their green cards.

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