Success Stories: Our Efficient Response to the RFE Issued Resulted in an EB-1A Petition Approval for a Fellow in Indiana in the Field of Oncology


Client’s Testimonial:

“Thank you! This is such great news! You made this possible! It would have been difficult to pull this through without the help of Chen Immigration attorneys! I will surely recommend you to all my colleagues.”

On April 18th, 2016, we received another EB-1A (Alien of Extraordinary Ability) approval for a Fellow in the Field of Oncology (Approval Notice).


General Field: Oncology

Position at the Time of Case Filing: Fellow

Country of Origin: India

Service Center: Nebraska Service Center (NSC)

State of Residence at the Time of Filing: Indiana

Approval Notice Date: April 18th, 2016

Processing Time: 3 months, 7 days (Premium Processing Requested)

Case Summary:

Not long ago, North America Immigration Law Group ( helped an oncology fellow from India get his EB-1A (Alien of Extraordinary Ability) petition approved. Although we encountered a significant hurdle along the way (the issuance of a Request for Evidence), we persevered and our client is now much closer to his green card.

What is a Request for Evidence (RFE)?

According to the USCIS website, an RFE is issued when “an application/petition is lacking required documentation/evidence (initial evidence) or the officer needs more documentation/evidence (additional evidence) to determine an applicant’s eligibility for the benefit sought.” Our legal team responded to the RFE in an efficient and prompt manner, which satisfied the USCIS and they ultimately granted their approval. From the date we submitted our client’s EB-1A petition to the date he received notification of case approval, our client waited exactly 3 months and 7 days. It would have taken far longer had he not elected to file his case under Premium Processing.

Putting Together a Strong EB-1A Petition:

Our client’s EB-1A petition contained a myriad of information pertaining to his academic and professional performance as a qualified M.D. researcher working in the field of oncology. His research is focused on the prognosis of cancers such as Myelodysplastic Syndrome (MDS) and Acute Myeloid Leukemia (AML), which we proved to be extremely beneficial to the United States medical sector. Furthermore, our client’s extensive experience working in the field has resulted in 2 published scientific papers that had amassed 89 citations at the time of filing. Our client had also conducted 7 peer reviews for high impact scientific journals, which denoted the importance of his opinions to other researchers in the oncology community.

Obtaining a Green Card:

A little over a month after our client’s EB-1A petition was approved, we helped him file I-485 applications for himself and his wife. As this is the final step in the green card process, they will become permanent residents once the USCIS approves their applications. We join them as they await good news from the USCIS.


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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With more than 16,000 EB-1A, EB-1B, EB-2 NIW and O-1 cases approved, we have first hand information on the manner in which the USCIS adjudicate I-140 cases. As the USCIS has constantly changed its adjudication standards for the EB-1A, EB-1B and EB-2 NIW categories, our firm's huge database of successful cases gives you unprecedented insight to USCIS adjudication trends. We carefully analyze the data for all of our cases and apply the results of our analyses toward giving our clients up-to-date advice and adapting our strategies such that we remain on par with the ever-shifting landscape of immigration law in the U.S. With us, you will always have access to important updates, strategies, and information so that you can make the most informed decisions about your case.

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With our exceedingly large number of successful petitions, no matter what credentials you have, no matter your background and field of expertise, no matter your visa status or nationality, chances are we have helped hundreds or even thousands of clients just like you. Our clients are usually impressed with how well we understand their research and work. Our insight and understanding stems from the fact that we have handled many cases with elements similar to yours already, and this helps us devise the best strategies for each individual petition.

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For years, our firm has attracted new clients based solely on word of mouth, recommendations, and the positive collaboration experiences shared with them by their friends and family. We take pride in our reputation and work hard to ensure that we provide a green card application experience that our clients are happy to share with their friends and colleagues. That is how our approved cases grew from 600 in 2013 to over 3,500 in 2019.

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