Success Stories: New-York Based Staff Scientist Receives NIW and EB-1A Petition Approvals with the Help of Our Custom-Built Petition Package


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On February 25th, 2021 and May 13th, 2021, we received another NIW (National Interest Waiver) and EB-1A (Alien of Extraordinary Ability) approval for a Staff Scientist in the Field of Optics (Approval Notice).

General Field: Optics

Position at the Time of Case Filing: Staff Scientist

Country of Origin: China

State of Residence at the Time of Filing: New York

Approval Notice Date: February 25th, 2021 (NIW) and May 13th, 2021 (EB-1A)

Processing Time: 7 months, 20 days (NIW) and 5 months, 23 days (EB-1A)

Case Summary:

A staff scientist (assistant physicist) hired North America Immigration Law Group ( to document two I-140 petitions on her behalf: one under EB-2 NIW (National Interest Waiver) and the other under EB-1A (Alien of Extraordinary Ability). Our client initially contacted us to file the petition for NIW but also decided to retain our services for EB-1A. Many of the petitioners file more than one petition to make them closer to attain the green card. Thus, our client engaged our services for both the petitions.

With the help of our customized petition package, both of her I-140 petitions were approved less than 3 months apart. Our main goal was to display our client’s impressive record of her past achievements, recognition of expertise by journals seeking her services to review manuscripts, and unique knowledge relevant to her current and future work. She was armed with a Ph.D. in optics and extensive experience in conducting research toward X-ray characterization and analysis on bacterial biofilms to target microbial resistance to antibacterial stresses. We deduced that her research addresses some of our nation’s and the world’s most pressing issues, includingeffective energy storage material design, and nano-scale biomedical visualization.

We also added the 507 citations accumulated from 35 peer-reviewed scientific articles she published. Her papers have been published in some of the most discerning, top-ranked journals in her field and have been cited by researchers in at least 35 countries, demonstrating that these publications are widely recognized and relied upon in the field of optics. Also, we observed that she has conducted 25 reviews for highly acclaimed journals and conferences, signifying her important role in the scientific community with her significant peer-review contributions.

Moreover, we highlighted that she is one of the top 1% most highly cited authors publishing on topics in optics over the past 10 years according to Microsoft Academic, and her writings have been majorly significant, and her achievements are of the utmost importance due to their direct applicability in global efforts to address gaps in biomedical imaging technology. Our client’s extraordinary influence in the field is discussed more by her four fellow experts, providing further insight into her research projects. According to one of her recommenders:

“[Client’s] work is invaluable to optics research and its applied practices in the United States, such as biomedical imaging. As her findings clearly illustrate, she has contributed appreciably to optics research in this nation. These accomplishments denote her as a substantial asset to the United States.”

We are pleased that our client entrusted us with the preparation of her I-140 petitions, and secured NIW and EB1A approvals. The approvals have clearly moved her a big step closer to green card success. We wholeheartedly congratulate her on this milestone.

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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