Success Stories: Graduate Student Researcher in the Field of Electrical Engineering Obtained NIW Approval in Less than 6 Months


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“I would like to thank you for the great experience.”

On October 22nd, 2019, we received another EB-2 NIW (National Interest Waiver) approval for a Graduate Student Researcher in the Field of Electrical Engineering (Approval Notice).

General Field: Electrical Engineering

Position at the Time of Case Filing: Graduate Student Researcher

Country of Origin: Iran

State of Residence at the Time of Filing: California

Approval Notice Date: October 22nd, 2019

Processing Time: 5 months, 23 days

Case Summary:

In December 2018, an Iranian PhD student signed a contract with North America Immigration Law Group ( for the legal service of her EB-2 NIW. During 4 months of preparation, we worked with our client closely and presented her various achievements to USCIS in a clear and concise manner. After waiting for 5 months and 23 days, the approval notice issued by the Nebraska Service Center shows that our customized petition successfully established our client’s eligibility for a national interest waiver.

With our rich experience from 15,000 I-140 approvals, we excel at organizing petitions for different individuals based on their particular backgrounds. To start with, our client completed her M.S. degree outside the United States, therefore we made sure an evaluation of her educational credentials is included in her petition dossier. Also, considering that she is still pursuing her doctoral degree, we submitted a letter confirming her proposed employment and a personal statement detailing her future research plans in the field – to prove her intention to continue the work in her expertise.

Our client’s work in her area is of great importance because it enables data to be stored easily with fewer errors. Given the growing need for data storage, that global spending on data storage will surpass $51 billion by 2019. With such a high demand for data storage in this increasingly technologically advanced world, our client’s research reduces common problems faced in data storage such as errors in storage and inefficient transmission of data. The improvement in the area of data helps many significant areas of the global economy that require large transmission of data such as satellite communication.

As evidence of her contributions, our client has published 4 peer-reviewed journal articles and 6 conference proceedings. These works have influenced her peers and have been cited a total of 81 times according to Google Scholar. She has also conducted at least 20 reviews for distinguished journals and conferences. We incorporated the related materials into her petition letter, and provided in-depth analysis to demonstrate the merit of our client’s endeavor. Specifically, we showcased our client’s notable citations, the rank of her publications, and the real-world applicability and impact of her findings.

It is no surprise that USCIS once again granted an approval for our well-built EB2-NIW petition. We thank our client for giving us the honor to be part of her success. It has been a great pleasure to assist her throughout the process, and we wish her the best as she advances the field of electrical engineering in the United States.

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