Success Stories: An Application Scientist from India Secured NIW Petition Approval in Less than 7 Months (46 Citations)


Client’s Testimonial:

“I was very happy with the entire process of working with Chen immigration group. They are very meticulous in their fact gathering process and were prompt in answering my questions. I would definitely choose to use their services again.”

On March 31st, 2021, we received another EB-2 NIW (National Interest Waiver) approval for an Application Scientist in the Field of Biological Engineering (Approval Notice).

General Field: Biological Engineering

Position at the Time of Case Filing: Application Scientist

Country of Origin: India

State of Residence at the Time of Filing: Iowa

Approval Notice Date: March 31st, 2021

Processing Time: 6 months, 21 days

Case Summary:

Our client, an application scientist holding a Ph.D. in agricultural and biological engineering exhibited the required caliber to achieve the national interest waiver. She approached North America Immigration Law Group to help her in filing an EB-2 NIW (National Interest Waiver) petition to convince USCIS of her cutting-edge research on the development of advanced fermentation solutions for industrial ethanol and bio-based chemical producers to improve the performance of yeast strains and nutrient products for global biofuel processes and how specifically it is valuable to the interests of the United States.

Therefore, we evaluated her research and concluded that it is of great importance because it contributes to the development of novel processes and research methods for improving the production of biofuels and biochemicals, as well as to the advancement of corn processing technologies, fermentation, and other aspects of biological engineering and agricultural endeavors. After a thorough assessment of her credentials, our attorneys and the associated team started gathering relevant information to put in her petition packet, and we incorporated the following details along with her research summary:

  • Firstly, we noted her research work significantly holds national importance, as according to the U.S. Energy Information Administration, the United States is the largest producer of ethanol in the world and as per the statistics demonstrate the national value of her work, we deduced that her research has notably enhanced current methodologies and practices for generating ethanol from available crops, proving her an asset to the agricultural interests of the United States.
  • The importance of her proposed research is further corroborated by other experts in the field. Five of the fellow experts were obliged to sign her recommendation letters. Hence, it was mandatory for us to get all of them attached to our petition presentation. The following excerpt has been taken out from one of the letters:

“There is a growing interest among biofuel researchers in the use of cellulosic feedstocks for biofuel production due to the advantages they offer over corn feedstocks…Since [client’s] research addresses a major issue for a key U.S. industry, her work is of immense importance to the national interest.”

  • Besides, we recorded our client’s publications which have been cited 46 times from 8 well-cited peer-reviewed journal articles. Her work of surpassing quality has been published in no fewer than 4 highly ranked peer-reviewed journals, and that the recurrence of her work in the pages of remarkable scientific journals validates her influential standing in the field of biological engineering. Moreover, we specified that she has conducted 13 peer-reviews for highly acclaimed journals, which further proves her active and actual participation as a judge of other’s work in the scientific community of the field.
  • In honor of the value and relevance of her work, we observed that her findings have also been granted funding by the National Institute of Food and Agriculture and the Nebraska Corn Board. These institutions are dedicated to advancing fundamental agricultural and crop-related research, and funding is incredibly competitive. Thus, these grants confirm the quality and overall salience of her ongoing work in the field of biological engineering.

We are delighted that our diligence in this case and our client’s support yielded prolific results. The USCIS adjudicated our client’s case for 6 months and 21 days and successfully was granted the NIW approval. We thank her for trusting us with her NIW case preparation. We would also like to congratulate her on this great breakthrough.

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).

Our Ten Thousand I-140 Approvals Provide Unprecedented Insight into the USCIS Adjudication Trend

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.

We Have Helped Hundreds and Thousands of Clients with Credentials and Backgrounds Similar to Yours

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.

Vast Majority of Clients Came to Us Because of Referrals

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.

If you are interested in filing the green card, please send your CV to for our free evaluation. Our attorneys will email you back with the evaluation result within 24 hours.

Approval Notices:

Success Stories:


Free evaluation email:

Tel: 888.666.0969 (Toll Free)

To see more clients’ testimonials and approvals, please refer to:

Client's Testimonials

Approval Notices

To Learn More About Your Options CLICK HERE

Copyright © North America Immigration Law, All Rights Reserved.