Success Stories: Our Firm Helped a New York-based Research Assistant Professor in the Field of Biomedical Engineering in Obtaining NIW Approval


Client’s Testimonial:

“I had an excellent experience with Chen Immigration Law Associates. They worked on my I-140 EB2 NIW petition and I received the approval in around 5 months and half with no RFE. As I was recommended to work with them, I will recommend them to my colleagues and friends.”

On September 5th, 2019, we received another EB-2 NIW (National Interest Waiver) approval for a Research Assistant Professor in the Field of Biomedical Engineering (Approval Notice).

General Field: Biomedical Engineering

Position at the Time of Case Filing: Research Assistant Professor

Country of Origin: Iran

State of Residence at the Time of Filing: New York

Approval Notice Date: September 5th, 2019

Processing Time: 5 months, 15 days

Case Summary:

The USCIS considered it befitting to acknowledge the years of biomedical engineering expertise possessed by an Iranian research assistant professor by granting him the EB-2 NIW (National Interest Waiver) approval. They were convinced that his work – which is focused on the design and use of implantable and wearable wireless systems and devices for gastrointestinal disorders— is of great importance to the United States.

North America Immigration Law Group’s approach towards this case started with the verification of our client’s credentials to determine EB-2 NIW eligibility. On being assured that his credentials were a good fit for this I-140 visa category, we proceeded with the formalities of countersigning the attorney-client agreement. In preparing our client’s NIW petition, we noted several points regarding his laudable research career:

  • Our client’s scholarly contributions comprised of 7 peer-reviewed conference articles and 1 journal article, and these works have collectively garnered 21 citations at the time of filing. The fact that 2 of these published articles were first authored further pointed to our client’s caliber as a researcher. Moreover, our client has also conducted 10 reviews for multiple highly acclaimed journals and conferences. This frequent participation in the editorial processes also demonstrates his established position as a leading expert.
  • With a doctoral degree in electronic devices, our client is armed with the practical and theoretical knowhow to conduct impactful research. His revolutionary studies provides a critical advancement by integrating bioelectrical monitoring with the stimulation technology to treat gastrointestinal disorders. Such innovation greatly improves quality of life for millions of patients struggling with digestive diseases and opens the door for continued innovation in the field of biomedical engineering.
  • As with all our clients, we also included recommendation letters signed by a handful of other well-known biomedical engineering experts. Our client promptly reached out to these recommenders and returned with six signed letters, one of which contained this statement: “[Client]’s research is a vital contributor to the development of advanced medical solutions. He therefore holds a position at the vanguard of biomedical engineering.”

After obtaining all the relevant documents, we filed a very concise and comprehensive NIW petition which was successfully approved in 5.5 months. We congratulate our client as he celebrates the good news, and we thank him for working with us.

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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