Success Stories: Customized EB-1A & NIW Petitions Approved for a Postdoctoral Researcher in Less than 4 Months Apart


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“The WeGreened team is the most professional NIW/EB1A/EB1B immigration service firm I know. They can help you get all the materials you would need to successfully get a green card.”

On February 2nd, 2022 and May 14th, 2022, we received another EB-1A (Alien of Extraordinary Ability) and EB-2 NIW (National Interest Waiver) approval for a Postdoctoral Researcher in the Field of Biomedical Science (Approval Notice).

General Field: Biomedical Science

Position at the Time of Case Filing: Postdoctoral Researcher

Country of Origin: China

State of Residence at the Time of Filing: New York

Approval Notice Date: February 2nd, 2022 (EB-1A) and May 14th, 2022 (NIW)

Processing Time: 1 month, 3 days (EB-1A) (Premium Processing Requested) and 11 months, 24 days (NIW)

Case Summary:

A postdoctoral researcher from China approached our law firm to file a National Interest Waiver (NIW) petition that falls in the employment-based, second-preference (EB-2) immigration category. Since the entire process is complex and, at times, a bit convoluted, our client decided to seek the assistance of our proficient immigration attorneys. We are well aware that the key point in the NIW petition is to prove the national benefit that the applicant will bring to the US in his/her field, therefore, we have a successful record of more than 25,000 approved I-140 cases. In this case, too, we ensured that our client receives only the highest quality of service.

Here we list a few details that we got incorporated in his NIW petition packet:

  • He has actively engaged his peers in the field of biomedical science by authoring and co-authoring seven peer-reviewed articles that have been published in international journals.
  • Moreover, his work has attracted a wide audience and has been cited 448 times by researchers both in the United States and abroad. These researchers hail from well-known international institutions.
  • Considering his peer review record where he has served as a peer reviewer for many academic journals, conducting 14 peer reviews. Peer review activity is the bedrock of the scientific community, allowing works to be published with accuracy. The fact that he has been asked to review work by his peers on several occasions indicates that he is an essential member of the community.

After concluding and submitting his NIW petition to the USCIS, while we were waiting for a decision to be made on the case, our client retained us for filing another application under the employment-based, first-preference visa, an Alien of Extraordinary Ability (EB-1A) visa, which applies to aliens who have distinguished themselves professionally in their fields of work or study. We were certain that his noteworthy credentials would acquire him the EB1A approval as well along with the NIW success. Therefore, we laid out a customized EB1A petition packet demonstrating the below mentioned:

  • We discussed our client’s research work in the field of biomedical science, focusing on studying macrophages in the human bone marrow and their responses to cellular changes. In addition, his research addresses some of the world’s most pressing issues, including the understanding and treatment of significant diseases like hepatitis B.
  • Besides, his study has been supported by funding from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the National Natural Science Foundation of China (NSFC). This financial support to his research, therefore, serves as evidence that his work is of recognized importance to national medical interests and holds scientific and social significance.

Furthermore, the significance of a customized petition letter along with strong recommendation letters to strengthen the petition cannot be overemphasized. Thus, we added four recommendation letters obtained by our client from other established experts in the field, corroborating that our client’s novel and groundbreaking studies must be allowed here in the United States to continue to promote advancements in the treatment of infectious diseases. One of them stated that: “[Client’s] study outlined above, along with the other major strides he has made by publishing and circulating his work, leave me with no doubt that he enjoys a position of prestige in our field and is a highly valued member of our community. Thus, his developments place him above the majority of our fellow professionals. For these reasons, the U.S. must utilize every available resource to support the client’s ongoing work.”

Summing up, our esteemed client achieved both the I-140 approvals one after the other without any further request for additional evidence (RFE). Delightfully, our entire associated team of North America Immigration Law Group congratulates him on this breakthrough. Now, together we await his I-485 approvals.

North America Immigration Law Group (Chen Immigration Law Associates) is a U.S. immigration law firm dedicated to representing corporations, research institutions, and individuals from all 50 U.S. states regarding I-140 immigration petitions. We specialize in employment-based immigration petition and have a proven record of high success rate for the categories of: EB2-NIW (National Interest Waiver), EB1-A (Alien of Extraordinary Ability), EB1-B (Outstanding Researcher/Professor) and O-1 (Alien of Extraordinary Ability).

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