Success Stories: A Postdoctoral Researcher from China Wins Both NIW and EB1-A Approvals with our Congruous Aid, I-485 Approval Awaited Now


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“Thanks for your dedicative hard work in helping me for the past 1 year and a half! I am soooooo excited! I am happy to share my case on your website.”

On October 4th, 2021 and April 4th, 2022, we received another EB2-NIW (National Interest Waiver) and EB-1A (Alien of Extraordinary Ability) approval for a Postdoctoral Researcher in the Field of Developmental Biology (Approval Notice).

General Field: Developmental Biology

Position at the Time of Case Filing: Postdoctoral Researcher

Country of Origin: China

State of Residence at the Time of Filing: Massachusetts

Approval Notice Date: October 4th, 2021 (NIW) and April 4th, 2022 (EB-1A)

Processing Time: 11 months, 8 days (NIW) and 3 months, 28 days (EB-1A) (Premium Processing Requested)

Case Summary:

Applying for a National Interest Waiver (NIW) is an intricate process. Before initiating an NIW petition, a postdoctoral researcher approached our experienced North America Immigration Law Group, thereby we evaluated his standing in the field of developmental biology and identified all the possibilities for his NIW success. As per our job, initially, we take a look at the petitioner’s resume and give our advice on whether an NIW applies to his situation, or whether he should opt for other categories such as EB-1A, or labor certification for the immigration petition.

In this case, our client hired us for filing an NIW petition at first and after successfully securing the approval with our help, he retained us to file another petition under the EB-1A (Alien of Extraordinary Ability) visa category. In comparison with NIW, EB-1A visas emphasize applicants’ academic or professional achievements in their fields, which serve to establish their stature at the top of their line of work.

Even though NIW and EB1A are two unique cases, our only goal was to showcase our client’s remarkable ability in his chosen field with “extensive documentation” in both cases. Once we compiled all the documentation and supporting materials, we organized them into his petition packages that persuasively exhibited our client’s adept skills and knowledge.

  • We incorporated the following petition materials into his petition packets and sent them to the designated U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) Service Center for further adjudication of the cases:
  • Our client obtained a Ph.D. in molecular and developmental biology from a top university in the United States. During his research career, he has made significant original contributions to the field of developmental biology, has authored 8 peer-reviewed scientific articles, and gathered 409 citations in at least 40 countries. Besides, he has already conducted 9 reviews for several journals to date, reaffirming his place as a foremost researcher in his discipline.
  • NAmILG’s attorneys, with the help of our client, successfully prepared all evidence crucial to his petition. Supported by strong evidence, we proved in the petition letter to the USCIS that he is internationally recognized as an outstanding researcher in the field and has over three years of research experience. In addition, we discussed his research work on determining how various nutrients regulate cancer stem cell behavior during tumorigenesis, establishing that his research is relevant in providing new insight on how to cure cancer.
  • Also, his work has been supported by funding from the National Institutes of Health (NIH), therefore serving as evidence that his work is contributing to the public health interests of the United States.

Moreover, four of his fellow experts in the field provided further understanding of the importance of our client’s ongoing work, as one of them remarked:

“[Client’s] extensive experience in developmental biology, makes him an essential asset to the U.S. in our effort to find a cure for cancer. His studies have already provided cancer researchers with key insight into the linkage between normal early developmental processes and tumor growth, placing him among these pioneering scientists at the forefront of this new approach to cancer research. Undoubtedly, with the U.S.’s continued support, he will continue to lead the way in developmental biology research for cancer treatment and prevention.”

Therefore, we are glad to be a part of our client’s consecutive successes as he secured both approvals 11 months (NIW) and 4 months (EB1A) after we filed the respected cases. A special thanks to the premium processing service upgrade for his EB1A case which got adjudicated by USCIS just 12 days after the PP submission.

Best of all news, he has also retained us for his I-485 application. Now we await his I-485 approvals. We wish him good luck in his future endeavors.

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