Case Results

The Law Offices of Kameli Associates P.C. Case Results 

Every case at the Law Offices of Kameli and Associates is approached with the aim of achieving the best possible result. Our law firm has successfully represented hundreds of foreign investors seeking permanent residency in the United States through the EB-5 program, as well as countless family-based, employment-based green card cases (EB-1 visa, EB-2/NIW), resolved numerous legal disputes, and paved the way for immigrants’ smooth entry into the United States.

Learn about our recent victories and our client’s approvals .

EB-2 NIW approval for an English professor without request for additional evidence

Field: English Language and Literature

Position at the time of case filing: Assistant Professor

Degree: Ph.D.

Articles: 3

Citations: 22

Books: 1

Poem Collections: 3

Recommendation Letters: 1

Appreciation Letters: 1

Request for Evidence: No

 Case Summary: 

An English Language and Literature assistant professor with Ph.D. in English Language Teaching filed his Form I-140 (NIW category) with the help of the Law Offices of Kameli and Associates. He intended to continue teaching English Language and Literature at the university level in the United States. He had three articles which were cited 22 times, a dictionary publication, 3 poem collections, 1 recommendation letter and 1 appreciation letter as supporting documents for his Form I-140.

To showcase that this client’s prospective endeavor has substantial merit and national importance to the United States and he is qualified for Form I-140 approval, we submitted extensive information including the shortage of language teachers in the U.S. We also argued for his strong academic and professional record including his degree, articles, dictionary publication, publication of his articles in reputable journals, successful teaching experience, appreciation letter and recommendation letter.

 USCIS approved this client’s case on April 07, 2021 without issuing an RFE (Request for Evidence), thanks to our zealous team.

EB-2 NIW petition approved for a medical student

 Field: General Medicine

 Position at the time of case filing: Medical student and researcher at a university

 Articles: 2

 Citations: 3

 Recommendation letters: 7

 Request for Evidence: Yes

The client that the Law Offices of Kameli and Associates had the opportunity to work with in this case was a medical student and researcher at a Grenadian university who sought to secure a research position at a U.S. university. Even though he had few articles with few citations and was still pursuing his medical degree, we successfully demonstrated that he has continued to make considerable progress and contribute to his field of medicine as well as the United States at large, even as a student, and his admission to the U.S. would benefit the United States. 

 In order for our client’s case to be successful, we provided USCIS with extensive documentation proving his contributions to his field, including his articles, research positions, recommendation letters, and numerous literature pointing to his endeavor’s substantial merit and national importance. Through extensive documentation, we were able to successfully argue that our client would serve the U.S. national interest. His Form I-140 was approved on December 02, 2019.

Another approval of an EB-2 NIW for an artist

 Field: Interdisciplinary Arts and Media

 Degree: Master’s degree

 Position at the time of case filing: University Graduate

 Solo and Group Exhibitions: 6

 Recommendation Letters: 22

 Appreciation Letters: 2

 Scholarship: Yes

 Request for Evidence: No

 

Case Summary:

 6 months after the Law Offices of Kameli and Associates filed Form I-140 for an artist, USCIS approved her case without issuing an RFE (Request for Evidence). As opposed to engineering, medical, scientific and natural sciences fields which articles and citations are mostly relied on to demonstrate an individual’s qualification for EB-2 NIW approval, the results of work including exhibitions are an important factor in approvals for people with artistic background.

Our client’s proposed endeavor focused on public art and aesthetic education, particularly related to children. Her goal was to utilize what she has learned to develop new art education programs affordable to the general public, and then advance such educational programs through startup art institutions and other facilities to achieve a greater connection between art and the public.

 We made arguments as to the substantial merit of our client’s endeavor in education development as well as creative thinking, and its national importance in making art education more accessible and affordable, amongst others. We also included evidence for her being well-positioned to advance her prospective endeavor including but not limited to certificates of 6 solo and group exhibitions, scholarships, 22 recommendation letters, and coverage of her art work in newspapers and magazines.

 Thanks to our team’s efforts, her case was approved on August 07, 2019. We are glad for her success.

An entrepreneur’s Form I-140 gets approved with the help of Law Offices of Kameli and Associates

 Field: Online Media

 Degree: Master’s Degree

 Position at the time of case filing: Founder of an online media business

 Recommendation Letters: 16

 Request for Evidence: No

 

 Case Summary:

 The Law Offices of Kameli and Associates filed Form I-140 (EB-2 NIW category) on behalf of an entrepreneur on July 2019. This client had established her online media business in the United States and was seeking to continue this endeavor.

 In this case, we focused on our client’s successful business, her leadership and 25 years of experience in the media industry, her business contributions, and multiple testimonials from media professionals, amongst others. We successfully argued that her ongoing business would continue to further the national interests of the United States through job creation, alleviating the lack of an online Arabic news platform as well as providing accurate information on American news, culture, and values, to name a few. This client’s case was approved without an RFE (Request for Evidence) on March 30, 2020.

Approval of Form I-140 for a Wushu athlete and coach

 Field: Wushu

 Degree: High School Diploma

 World Medals: Two gold medals and a bronze medal

 National Medals: Twelve gold medals and three silver medals

 Recommendation Letters: 16

 Request for Evidence: Yes

Summary of Case:

In this case, we represented a Wushu champion and coach who sought to file Form I-140 to obtain U.S. permanent residency. Our strategy was not only to showcase our client’s track record of success in the field of Wushu, but to demonstrate that he is beyond his peers. Supporting documents including his national and international awards and medals, appreciation letters, and interviews with newspapers were submitted to USCIS.

Since our client did not possess advanced degree, we needed to establish his eligibility for the EB-2 preference category as an individual of exceptional ability. To this aim, we submitted on behalf of the client documents including five official certificates from Iran’s Wushu Federation (evidencing our client’s advanced skills in Wushu), and recognition for achievements and significant contributions to the field by peers and governmental entities. Convinced with our arguments, USCIS determined that the client’s prospective endeavor of Wushu coaching benefits the United States. Our client’s qualification to be a Wushu coach was also sustained by USCIS and his case was subsequently approved on February 19, 2019.

Field: Materials Science

Degree: PhD’s Degree

Position at the time of case filing: University Graduate

Recommendation Letters: 4

Thesis Supervision: 56

Journal Publications: 190

Citations: 30

Book Publications: 3

Case Summary

One year after the Law Offices of Kameli and Associates filed Form I-140 for a university professor, USCIS approved his case. At the time of filing client was residing overseas. Client published numerous articles in journals of repute in the field. Client focused his research in several subfields of materials science. Client participated in numerous international and national conferences in his field where he published conference papers and presented scientific contributions. 

Petitioner’s plan was to research and teach at the university level in the field of Materials upon obtaining his visa to advance his proposed endeavor. Petitioner’s nearly twenty years of experience and expertise in his field proved invaluable to the United States higher education system in that Petitioner is an expert in serval materials sciences issues that are prominent in current day society. In June 2019, client’s Form I-140 was approved.

Field: Materials Science

Degree: M.D.

Position at the time of case filing: University Graduate

Recommendation Letters: 4

Thesis Supervision: 56

Journal Publications: 114

Citations: 2000

Invitation to Review International Academic Journal: 3

Case Summary

Eight-month after the Law Offices of Kameli and Associates filed Form I-140 for a university professor and a physician, USCIS approved her case. At the time of filing client was residing overseas. Client is a member of profession holding an advanced degree. Client published numerous articles in journals of repute in the field. Client’s practice and research directly contributes to the fields of Forensic Medicine and Toxicology. Petitioner treated toxic alcohol syndrome, addiction, metal poisonings, poisoning outbreaks, and opioid overdose. Petitioner received various invitation to review international journals.

Client clearly showed that she is well-positioned to advance her proposed endeavor by obtaining a license to practice medicine and her outstanding research ability. Client’s research is heavily utilized by others, and her peers rely upon her expertise and knowledge. In April 2019, client’s Form I-140 was approved.

Field: Music

Degree: Associate Degree

Position at the time of case filing: Musician

Recommendation Letters: 4

Invitation letters: 3

National and International Performances: 15

Petitioner cooperation with well-known musicians: 6

Case Summary:

Client has an associate degree in the field of music. Client’s performance for remarkable music ensembles and concerts at the national and international level establishes the fact that Client possesses exceptional ability.

Client has received multiple invitations from distinguished music groups indicating that Client’s talent and qualifications in the field of music are well-received. Client is master in 20 musical instruments. Client taught music for ten years. Client received invitation letters to perform in concerts with well-known musicians.  Client’s Form I-140 was approved in January 2019.

Field: M.D.

Degree: Graduate Degree

Position at the time of case filing: Clinical Toxicology

Recommendation Letters: 4

Invitation to review journals: 4

Journal Publications:

Citations: 1853

Case Summary

Client received the medical license in Iran. Client has published 110 articles and received 1853 citations. Client’s practice and research directly contributes to the fields of Forensic Medicine and Toxicology. In addition to obtaining a license to practice medicine, Client’s research is heavily utilized, and her peers rely on her expertise and knowledge. In the educational scope, Client passed her fellowship program with the highest marks in her class. Highly skilled national and international physicians and researchers actively seek out Petitioner’s expertise. Client has extensive experience in opioid, alcohol, heavy metals, and mushroom overdoses. Client has practiced in the field of Forensic Medicine and Toxicology for over ten (10) years. Client’s Form I-140 was approved in April 2019.

Field: M.D. in Medical Science and PhD in Medical Genetics

Degree: Graduate Degree

Position at the time of case filing: University Professor

Recommendation Letters: 3

Book Publication: 1

University Thesis Supervision: 4

Journal Publications: 56

Citations: 194

Case Summary

Client’s expertise and experience in the field of Medicine and specifically Medical Genetics exceeds 26 years. Client possesses a Doctor of Medicine degree as well as a Doctor of Philosophy degree in Medical Genetics.

Client has published 56 articles in peer-reviewed journals. Client has presented the research and papers in national and international seminars. Client is a member of three different professional organizations. Client’s Form I-140 was approved in June 2018.

Field: Environmental and Industrial Fluid Mechanics

Degree: PhD’s Degree

Position at the time of case filing: University Graduate

Recommendation Letters: 5

Journal Publications: 20

Citations: 65

Case Summary 

Seven-month after the Law Offices of Kameli and Associates filed Form I-140 for a PhD graduate, USCIS issued Request for Evidence (“RFE”). At the time of filing, Client was residing overseas. Client published numerous articles in journals of repute in the field. Client focused his research in several subfields of Industrial Fluid Mechanics. Client participated in numerous international and national conferences in his field where he published conference papers. Although it is not required, Client received a job offer from a well-known university in the United Stated. 

As Client has over twelve (12) years of academic and practical research experience in the field, his prospective research and work in the United States has the potential to produce key products and services within national industries in the U.S., and thus has substantial merit. 

Client’s plan was to research and teach at the university level in the field of Computational Fluid Dynamics upon obtaining his visa to advance his proposed endeavor. In April 2019, client’s Form I-140 was approved. 

Field: Chemistry

Degree: PhD’s Degree

Position at the time of case filing: University Graduate

Recommendation Letters: 5

Letter of Appreciations: 12

Journal Publications: 92

Citations: 4569

Patents: 6

Case Summary 

Seven-month after the Law Offices of Kameli and Associates filed Form I-140 for a PhD graduate, USCIS issued the approval. At the time of filing, Client was residing overseas. Client published numerous articles in journals of repute in the field. Client focused her research in several subfields of chemistry. Client participated in numerous international and national conferences in her field where she published conference papers. 

Client received different appreciation letters and awards from well-known organizations. Client has 6 patents related to her field of studies specially related to the new technologies and techniques for extracting the natural compounds from plant samples. Client’s main focus in her researches were on the natural compounds that could be derived from plants, a subfield of Organic Chemistry. 

Client’s plan was to research and teach at the university level in the field of Organic Chemistry upon obtaining her visa to advance her proposed endeavor. In August 2019, client’s Form I-140 was approved.

Field: Animal Breeding 

Degree: PhD’s Degree

Position at the time of case filing: University Graduate

International Certificates: 3

Journal Publications: 18

Citations: 32

Case Summary 

Six-month after the Law Offices of Kameli and Associates filed Form I-140 for a PhD graduate, USCIS approved Client’s case. At the time of filing, Client was residing overseas. Client published numerous articles in journals of repute in the field. Client focused her research in several subfields of Animal Breeding. Client participated in numerous international and national conferences in her field where she published conference papers. 

Client also has served as a supervisor and advisor of multiple dissertations, has reviewed articles for several journals and conferences and has taught Animal Breeding at universities. Client’s plan was to research and teach at the university level in the field of Animal Breeding obtaining his visa to advance her proposed endeavor. 

Client has over two decades of experience and expertise in Agricultural Engineering and specifically Animal Breeding, In June 2018, client’s Form I-140 was approved. 

Field: Wushu

Degree: Bachelor’s in Sport and Bachelor’s in Food Science

Experience: 15 years

Position at the time of case filing: Coach

Recommendation Letters: 2

Appreciation letters: 5

Case Summary 

Ten-month after the Law Offices of Kameli and Associates filed Form I-140 for a Wushu Coach, USCIS issued Request for Evidence (“RFE”). At the time of filing, Client was residing overseas. Client has more than 15 years in the field of Wushu. Client obtained two bachelor’s degrees in the field of sport and food science. Client received national and international appreciation letters from different agencies. Client appeared on various news based on her success in her field. Client’s students have also attested Client’s competence, skill, expertise, and experience in Wushu.

Client receives bids from over 100 children hoping to be trained by Client per month. Client’s trainees win international awards in different countries. Client’s plan was to continue being a coach in the United States. In June 2018, client’s Form I-140 was approved. 

Field: Gynecologic Oncology

Degree: Medical Doctor

Research Award: 1

Member of Professional Organization: 2

Position at the time of case filing: University Professor and researcher 

Recommendation Letters: 2

Publication: 48

Experience: 8 years

Case Summary 

Ten-month after the Law Offices of Kameli and Associates filed Form I-140 for a University professor and researcher, USCIS approved the case. At the time of filing, Client was residing overseas. Client has more than 8 years’ experience as a university professor and researcher. Client obtained her medical doctor degree in Iran. Client completed a specialization in Gynecology & Obstetrics. Client published 48 ISI articles. Client has a vast experience in the study of human body, especially gynecologic oncology

Client’s plan was to continue her career in research as a postdoctoral fellow in women’s physical and mental health issues. In June 2017, client’s Form I-140 was approved. Client received her immigrant-visa on January 2020.

Field: Psychiatry  

Degree: Doctorate Degree

Position at the time of case filing: University Graduate

Recommendation Letters: 7

Appreciation Letters: 5

Journal Publications: 10

Case Summary 

Seven-month after the Law Offices of Kameli and Associates filed Form I-140 for a Medical Doctor, Client’s Form I-140 got approved. At the time of filing Client was residing overseas. Client published numerous articles in journals of repute in the field. Client has specialist qualifications in psychiatry and advanced training in psychosomatic medicine.

At the time of filling the Form I-140, client was working with colleagues at John Hopkins University. Client’s focus is on mental health issues. 

Client intended to continue his research on community mental health issues, including working toward collaborative care networks between primary health systems, schools, and specialized mental health centers upon arrival in the United States. In January 2019, client’s Form I-140 was approved. 

Field: Arts degree in Architecture

Degree: Bachelor’s degree

Position at the time of case filing: H1B visa- Working at a Company

Work Experience: 19 years

Recommendation Letters: 13

Appreciation Letter: 2

Professional Membership: 1

Case Summary 

nine-month after the Law Offices of Kameli and Associates filed Form I-140 for a bachelor graduate, Client’s Form I-140 got approved. At the time of filing Client was residing in the United States and working in a company under H1B non-immigrant visa.  Client completed a Bachelor of Art degree in Architecture.  At the time of filling, client was working in a company related to her filed of study. 

Client is an architecture manager with 19 years of work experience in multiple industries, including aviation, retail, commercial and high-rise mix-use residential projects at well-known companies. Client has risen to the top position of architecture. 

Client’s prospective endeavor of entrepreneurship in the U.S. proves to have substantial merit to the United States

In December of 2020, client’s Form I-140 was approved and client filed for adjustment of status and received her green card in May of 2021.

Physics Researcher’s Form I-140 Approved by USCIS

Field: Physics 

 

Position at the time of case filing: Researcher

 

Degree: Ph.D. 

 

Articles: 12

 

Citations: 15

 

Recommendation Letters: 2

 

Request for Evidence: Yes

 

Case Summary:

 

A Physics researcher approached our firm to file Form I-140 under the EB-2 NIW category. At the time of filing, client was residing abroad and served as a researcher. Client had nearly 13 years of teaching and research experience in robotics and physics; his dedication and excellence in research was recognized through various awards he had received; and had regularly published peer-reviewed articles and books since 2010 which had garnered 15 citations, when his Form I-140 was filed with the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (“USCIS”)

We demonstrated that with Client’s background and experience, he can credibly seek work as a physicist researcher in a number of areas which have substantial merit to the U.S., including product design and manufacturing, aeronautics and aerospace, physics, engineering, and energy, among others. USCIS approved Client’s Form I-140 on February 07, 2018.

Another Form I-140 Client Received Approval from USCIS

Field: Gerontology

 

Position at the time of case filing: Researcher and Professor 

 

Degree: Ph.D. 

 

Articles: 23

 

Citations: 515

 

Recommendation Letters: 4

 

Request for Evidence: No

 

Case Summary:

 

In less than 4 months after we filed Form I-140 under the EB-2 NIW category on behalf of a Gerontologist, the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (“USCIS”) approved his case. This case relates to a Gerontologist who has particularly focused his research and teaching on dementia and Alzheimer’s disease. Client intended to continue research and teaching Gerontology at the University level in the U.S. in his field of Gerontology. Client had received his Doctor of Philosophy degree in Gerontology from a Malaysian university.

At the time of filing, Client had conducted various research projects in Gerontology; had various publications in his records; was responsible for overseeing and advising graduate students’ thesis papers; his publications and literature was relied by and recognized by various independent researchers, as evidenced by 515 citations of Client’s articles, and had been relied upon to review articles by scientific journals of repute in the field of Gerontology. On August 24, 2018, Client received his Form I-140 approval from USCIS. 

Form I-140 Approval for an Anesthesiologist 

Field: Anesthesiology 

 

Position at the time of case filing: Researcher and Physician

 

Degree: Medical specialty degree 

 

Articles: 9

 

Citations: 182

 

Recommendation Letters: 6

 

Request for Evidence: No

 

Case Summary:

 

In just less than two months after we filed Form I-140 on behalf of an anesthesiologist with the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (“USCIS”), his case was approved. This time we represented a client who had a medical specialization diploma in anesthesiology and a substantial amount of experience in his field of expertise, along with numerous citations of his work by other experts in the field.  

At the time of filing, Client had authored nine publications, contributed to one chapter in a book, had been appointed as the Chief of Intensive Care Unit (“ICU”), and had secured many other top positions in his field, amongst others. Client indicated his willingness to seek employment conducting research projects in his field of study to help discover new methods or treatments for the hazardous diseases that are discovered daily in the ICU. Client’s Form I-140 received approval from USCIS on December 19, 2016. 

Biomedical Researcher’s Form I-140 Approved by USCIS

Field: Biomedicine

 

Position at the time of case filing: Researcher

 

Degree: Ph.D. 

 

Articles: 9

 

Citations: 496

 

Recommendation Letters: 4

 

Request for Evidence: No

 

Case Summary:

 

A biomedical researcher approached our firm to file Form I-140 under the EB-2 NIW category. At the time of filing, client was residing in the U.S. and served as a senior researcher for a U.S. institute. Client had published 9 articles in prestigious journals, had reviewed other scholars’ papers and manuscripts, and had presented his research findings at international conferences. Client’s articles had been cited 496 times as of the date of filing. Client has extensive expertise, experience and accomplishments in the field of biomedical research specifically neuroscience and cancer biology. 

Client’s peers, colleagues, and supervisors who have themselves earned wide recognition in biomedical research spoke highly of his research abilities through their letters of recommendation. Client’s track record of success in biomedical research and his continued contribution to the biomedical research field and the U.S. at large proved to further the national interests of the U.S. and 9 months after filing Form I-140, United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (“USCIS”) approved client’s case. 

Form I-140 Approval for a Chemical Engineer

Field: Chemical Engineering

 

Position at the time of case filing: Researcher and Engineer

 

Degree: Master’s degree

 

Articles: 3

 

Citations: 50

 

Recommendation Letters: 7

 

Request for Evidence: No

 

Case Summary:

 

The Law Offices of Kameli and Associates had the pleasure of working with an accomplished chemical engineer for filing Form I-140 under the EB-2 NIW category. Client has almost two decades of work experience, has published nationally and internationally-cited articles, has held multiple high-level posts within his industry, and has consistently achieved at the top of his class. Client intended to pair his industry-leading research to help bolster the design and development of a biomedical device.

We provided United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (“USCIS”) with sufficient information and documentation on the economic and research benefits of client’s endeavor of designing a biomedical device and his qualification to advance the proposed endeavor forward. Thanks to our efforts and client’s accomplishments, USCIS approved client’s case 7 months after filing Form I-140. 

Another Form I-140 Approval for an Organic Chemistry Researcher 

Field: Organic Chemistry 

 

Position at the time of case filing: Researcher 

 

Degree: Ph.D. degree

 

Articles: 12

 

Citations: 43

 

Recommendation Letters: 3

 

Request for Evidence: No

 

Case Summary:

5 months after we filed Form I-140 under the EB-2 NIW category on behalf of an organic chemistry researcher, the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (“USCIS”) approved client’s case. Client has performed an immense amount of research on efficient, resourceful, reusable and organic substitutions to wasteful and toxic catalysts. Client had published at the time of filing 12 scholarly articles, and had presented during speeches and conferences, her research findings. 

Client indicated her willingness to continue her research on organic substitutions, should she be granted admission to the U.S. United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (“USCIS”) approved client’s case without request for evidence (“RFE”). 

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