Success Story: NIW Approval in Under Two Months for a Geotechnical Project Engineer Working for a Company

On November 18th, 2013, we received another EB-2 NIW (National Interest Waiver) Approval for a Geotechnical Project Engineer in the field of Geotechnical Engineering (Approval Notice)

General Field: Geotechnical Engineering

Position at the Time of Case Filing: Geotechnical Project Engineer

Country of Origin: Iran

Service Center: Nebraska Service Center (NSC)

State of Residence at the Time of Filing:  Washington

Approval Notice Date: November 18, 2013

Processing Time:  1 month, 22 days

Case Summary:

The remarkable client that North America Immigration Law had the pleasure of working with in this case was a Geotechnical Project Engineer from Iran working in the field of geotechnical engineering.  He had conducted research and professional service in a broad spectrum of specialized fields in geotechnical and civil engineering. His work had focused specifically on seismic stability and design procedures for reinforced soil walls and slopes, the response of innovative foundation systems for offshore platform in the energy industry, and offshore geohazards, as well as geotechnical analysis and design of transportation infrastructures and geostructures.  We demonstrated that his continued employment in the field would not only benefit those in his field, but the citizens of the United States at large. To achieve success in this case, we submitted extensive documentation proving our client’s highly significant contributions to the field of geotechnical engineering, including at least 3 peer-reviewed journal articles and numerous conference papers. His publications had been cited at least 106 times at the time of case filing, demonstrating that these publications are widely recognized and relied upon in the field of geotechnical engineering.  Regarding the significance of his accomplishments, one of his independent recommenders commented, “[His] work on understanding the triggering mechanisms of submarine landslides is crucial for the safety of people and industries around the world, so much so that his research was funded by an NSF Career grant.”  Through extensive documentation, we were able to successfully argue that our client would serve the national interest to a significantly greater degree than others with similar education and experience. His NIW application was approved in less than 2 months, which is much more quickly than the average processing time of 4-6 months for I-140s.


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