Success Story: EB-2 NIW (National Interest Waiver) Approval for a Postdoctoral Research Fellow in the Field of Bioengineering in only 22 days

On January 30, 2013, we at Chen Immigration Law Associates received yet another EB-2 NIW (National Interest Waiver) Approval for a Postdoctoral Fellow in the Field of Bioengineering in 22 days! (Approval Notice)

General Field: Bioengineering
Position at the Time of Case Filing: Postdoctoral Research Fellow
National Origin: India
Service Center: Texas
Processing Time: 22 days

Case Summary:

The average processing time for I-140 cases is 4 months (without the request of premium processing) but we at Chen Immigration Law Associates constantly have I-140 approvals within a much shorter time. Primarily it is because we always present evidence is such a convincing way that the immigration officer is able to see the merits of the case and approve our petition without hesitation. In this particular NIW case, it was approved in 22 days only !

We received a request for an EB-2 NIW (National Interest Waiver) petition from an advanced professional in the field of bioengineering. National Interest Waiver applications are required to demonstrate substantial intrinsic merit, benefit of their current work as national in scope and that the national interest would be adversely affected without their continued work in their field of endeavor.

In this particular case, the major challenge presented concerned the number of publications by this client. This client had nine co-authored papers, three of these were first-authored and 88 citations. In order to overcome the lack of first author publications, we prepared evidence that the client actually contributed significantly to the projects.

In order to address the limitations in this case, we at Chen Immigration Law Associates drafted on behalf of experts in the field six recommendation letters, half of these were written for highly respected professionals in the field that had not worked with this client. These drafted recommendation letters were then reviewed, edited and signed by these experts indicating the significant influence and impact of this client in the field of bioengineering.

In addition, it was imperative to demonstrate that although this client was not the sole author of his publications, his part was substantial and his work was broad in scope. We at Chen Immigration Law Associates used analytical software to evidence the importance of this client’s work in enabling small molecule recognition. Furthermore, we cited the high-impact journal ratings this client received and how scientists from around the world were influenced by his work.

Moreover, we at Chen Immigration Law Associates have had extensive experience with AAO (Administrative Appeals Office) decisions and cited relevant cases specific to this client’s case to adjudicate his NIW petition approval.

Using this proven strategy, while correctly articulating the importance surrounding this client’s valued work, we at Chen Immigration Law Associates were able to secure approval for this petition on January 30, 2013.

With this in consideration, it is important to emphasize that the processes and expertise practiced by Chen Immigration Law Associates. Not only do we develop the best possible strategies for each case, but we execute these strategies with the utmost effectiveness!

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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