Success Stories: We Fully Supported a Visiting Researcher Scholar in the Field of Bioengineering from China to Successfully Secure NIW Approval, Despite RFE


Client’s Testimonial:

“I am kind of anxious when I began to consult if I can apply green card via my visiting researcher status. After a prompt evaluation of my researching achievement, the team of North America Immigration Law Group gave me a professional suggestion for NIW category. Even though I got a RFE for petition of the first round, I am peaceful and confident in the successfully secure NIW Approval under the professional help of the team. I and my family really appreciated it.”

On September 20th, 2021, we received another EB-2 NIW (National Interest Waiver) approval for a Visiting Researcher Scholar in the field of Bioengineering (Approval Notice).

General Field: Bioengineering

Position at the Time of Case Filing: Visiting Researcher Scholar

Country of Origin: China

State of Residence at the Time of Filing: New York

Approval Notice Date: September 20th, 2021

Processing Time: 12 months, 12 days

Case Summary:

A Visiting Researcher Scholar, having obtained an MD in clinical medicine hired North America Immigration Law Group to help him obtain an I-140 NIW (National Interest Waiver) petition approval. Our law firm is well established for filing visa petitions precisely which assists our clients to achieve their ultimate goals; their green cards. Thus, before moving forward to prepare his NIW petition packet, we properly evaluated his credentials so that we could be certain of making him secure his NIW approval. We made sure to file a successful application in his category.

Here is the outline of his NIW petition packet, incorporating the following details:

  • We briefed his research focusing on utilizing novel bioengineering devices to improve surgical methods for treating degenerative spine diseases to reduce the impact of spine diseases on health outcomes. Specifically, his research looks into how spinal injuries progress into chronic back pain and is creating a novel lumbar spinal injury model and applying advanced biomechanical and animal models to evaluate the pathomechanisms of low back pain.
  • We showcased how his research has great substantial merit and national importance as among other applicants, his research is relevant to reducing the economic burden and rate of disability associated with degenerative spinal diseases in the United States and around the world. His research provides a platform for the development of improved therapies and diagnostic methods for spinal diseases, which are a major burden on healthcare and economic productivity.

We focused on his splendid publications, citations, and patent records:

  • 23 peer-reviewed journal and conference articles (9 of them first-authored) and 1 book, published in top journals in the field of bioengineering.
  • 63 times cited according to Google Scholar, serving as a testament to its high quality and relevance to ongoing research.
  • 2 Chinese invention patents and 3 Chinese utility patents
  • We even noticed that our client has been regularly invited to conduct peer reviews for elite journals in the field and has completed at least 31 reviews to date.

All the above factors, his consistent record of success, and his myriad professional accomplishments, therefore, made it clear that our client is seen as very knowledgeable in his field of expertise.

Moreover, to establish the fact that our client is at the front line in his field, we attached 5 recommendation letters provided by him obtained from other experts in the field. Two of the recommenders had the following to say about him:

“[Client’s] new method for the treatment of osteoporotic vertebral compression fractures is especially important to American public health…The prevalence of osteoporosis, particularly as Americans continue to age, will continue to increase…Therefore, further research into more advanced diagnostic methods and treatments is essential. [Client’s] continued bioengineering research into this subject will be [an] important contributor to the U.S. scientific community.”

“In addition, I would like to discuss the overall importance of [client’s] research in more detail. His work on developing new diagnostic methods and treatments for patients with lumbar conditions is directly relevant to improving public health outcomes in the United States…[Client’s] improved microendoscopic discectomy procedure helps surgeons avoid complications, and thus helps improve overall patient outcomes.”

In addition to the above excerpts, our client’s research has even received funding from major institutions including the Province Commission of Health which is highly selective and thus further corroborates the practical utility of his work for advancing the technological and healthcare capacities of clinicians around the world.

Lastly, his consistent patience throughout the process finally culminated with good news as despite requesting further evidence [RFE] and waiting for a longer duration, the USCIS eventually granted our client the I-140 NIW approval with our consistent encouragement. We are glad that our client found us, and we were able to lend him help to achieve the NIW approval. We sincerely thank our client for trusting our firm and wish him good luck in the future.

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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