Panel Discussion: National Interest Waiver (NIW) Program

Dear All,

The Iranian Graduate Student Foundation (IGSF) is hosting a discussion panel with immigration attorney Ralf Wiedemann who heads the immigration practice at the law firm of Montgomery McCracken. Mr. Wiedemann will discuss the considerations and procedures for seeking work-authorized status in the U.S. following graduation, as well as common avenues for pursuing permanent residence/Green Card status with particular focus on National Interest Waiver (NIW) and Extraordinary Ability visas. There will be ample opportunities for questions and answers. The panel is moderated by Morteza (Mark) Afshari, attorney at Montgomery McCracken.

This event is free and dinner will be provided.

Please RSVP here:

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Nowruz 2016

Dear friends,

You can now buy your tickets for IGSF’s Nowruz event!!!

Our event features an evening full of fun activities, authentic Persian food, live performances and dance incorporating Persian, Afghan and Tajiki cultures.

A variety of delicious Persian foods including Nowruz traditional Sabzi polo-Mahi along with traditional sweets will be served to complement the festivity.

While at the event, make sure you take fun pictures using our photo-booth and life size custom cut out stands.

Traditional Persian and Tajiki dance performed by The Silk Road Dance Company.

To top it all, we invite you to dance to “Exclusively Entertainment” DJ Payam’s tunes as we bring our Nowruz celebration to an end!

When: Friday, March 11
Where: Grand Ballroom, Adele H. Stamp Student Union, University of Maryland, College Park, MD, 20742

Click here to buy tickets for our New Years Eve show!