Success Stories: NIW Petition Approved for Iranian Postdoctoral Fellow in Texas in the Field of Civil Engineering


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On May 24th, 2017, we received another EB-2 NIW (National Interest Waiver) approval for a Postdoctoral Fellow in the Field of Civil Engineering (Approval Notice).

General Field: Civil Engineering

Position at the Time of Case Filing: Postdoctoral Fellow

Country of Origin: Iran

Service Center: Texas Service Center (TSC)

State of Residence at the Time of Filing: Texas

Approval Notice Date: May 24th, 2017

Processing Time: 5 months, 13 days

Case Summary:

After waiting over 5 months, a postdoctoral fellow from Iran secured EB-2 NIW (National Interest Waiver) approval. Our client holds a doctoral degree in environmental science and engineering from a renowned university in the US, and is an expert in the field of civil engineering. The petition, which North America Immigration Law Group (NAILG) filed on his behalf, focused on the following information:

  • Our client’s research focused specifically on improving the capability of pavement materials to resist damage from moisture and rutting, as well as harvesting unused ambient roadway energy. His research efforts are contributing to the United States’ transportation industry as they have directly contributed to the field’s understanding of the interactions involving warm mix asphalt. This factor made it ever so necessary to grant him the national interest waiver in order to advance the transportation sector within the country.
  • Our client’s publication record and citation count were also presented in detail. At the time of filing, our client had published 6 peer-reviewed journal articles and 5 full-length conference papers which had garnered 93 citations. This, in addition to the 12 peer reviews he has conducted for prestigious journals and conferences, established his high standing amongst his peers in the field of civil engineering.
  • Acting on our advice, our client collected recommendation letters to endorse his continued stay in the country. He gathered 5 letters from other experts, and this is a sample of what a recommender had to say about our client’s cutting-edge work: “Few other environmental engineers have such a diverse background beyond their direct focus, let alone such specifically useful skills that intersect with other disciplines. This gives [Client] a uniquely useful and irreplaceable skill set, as well as a perspective that is focused on producing green and energy-efficient results.” These letters vouched for our client’s contributions to civil and transportation engineering and lent a hand in securing petition approval.

We congratulate our client for obtaining the national interest waiver. We thank him for working with us, and we wish him the best as he waits for the USCIS to take action on his I-485 application (which he filed on his own with the help of our DIY Packet).

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