Success Stories: NIW Approval for a Researcher from China in the Field of Epidemiology in Less than 6 Months


Client’s Testimonial:

“Thanks so much for helping me get approval of I-140 NIW.”

On February 3rd, 2020, we received another NIW (National Interest Waiver) approval for a Researcher in the Field of Epidemiology (Approval Notice).

General Field: Epidemiology

Position at the Time of Case Filing: Researcher

Country of Origin: China

State of Residence at the Time of Filing: Michigan

Approval Notice Date: February 3rd, 2020

Processing Time: 5 months, 22 days

Case Summary:

North America Immigration Law Group (NAILG) helped a researcher from China acquire EB-2 NIW (National Interest Waiver) petition approval. Our client’s research focused on the burden and risk factors of challenging infectious diseases including HIV and hepatitis B/C virus, maternal and child health issues, and early childhood caries. We worked diligently to prove to the USCIS that our client is contributing to the medical sector of the United States, and his research in this area is of great importance because it leverages his unique expertise in epidemiology, infectious disease, and dentistry in order to advance critical progress in global public health.

Drafting the Petition:

While preparing his NIW case, we looked at our client’s educational and professional qualifications and included what we learned in the petition packet drafted by us. We noted that he received an MHS in epidemiology. This was adjudged by the 162 citations accumulated from his 23 peer-reviewed journal articles (5 of them first-authored). Apart from this, we also noted his review work of 18 peer reviews conducted for numerous prestigious journals in the field.

Letters of Recommendation:

The NIW petition received a boost from the recommendation letters contributed by other distinguished experts in the field. These letters detailed our client’s academic achievements and research projects, and shed light on the highly urgent nature of his efforts progressing the area of clinical treatment and drug development in the United States. Endorsing our client’s continued stay in the country one recommender wrote: “[Client] has conclusively demonstrated himself to be adept at delivering important new insight regarding the quantifying the disease burden and analyzing the risk factors for transmission of these disorders. Thus, for the sake of continued progress in global public health, I strongly urge the USCIS to accept his petition.”

Favorable Outcome:

This EB-2 NIW petition approval serves as another example of our law firm’s dedication to help our clients get closer to a green card. We are pleased that our hard work paid off and our client secured the national interest waiver in less than 6 months. We thank him for choosing us to represent his NIW petition and for giving us an opportunity to be a part of his success story.

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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