Success Stories: We Helped a Research Associate From Nepal to Secure NIW Approval in 6 Months and File I-485


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“Dear Attorneys and everyone working in the background, we are so happy today to see our I-140 approved. We are so thankful to your team for making it happen with your professional expertise. Thank you so much.”

On March 27th, 2020, we received another NIW (National Interest Waiver) approval for a Research Associate in the Field of Biomedical Engineering (Approval Notice).

General Field: Biomedical Engineering

Position at the Time of Case Filing: Research Associate

Country of Origin: Nepal

State of Residence at the Time of Filing: Ohio

Approval Notice Date: March 27th, 2020

Processing Time: 6 months, 8 days

Case Summary:

A gifted research associate working in the field of biomedical engineering hired North America Immigration Law Group ( to help her attain a green card for her and her spouse. Our client, who obtained a Ph.D. in biomedical engineering from an American university, knew of our excellent services and impressive approval rates and wanted to give herself the best chance at becoming an American permanent resident.

Our client’s extensive experience researching microbial and biofilm infections as well as cancer treatment, made her a suitable candidate for the national interest waiver. In preparing her EB-2 NIW (National Interest Waiver) petition, we gathered a wealth of information on her accomplishments and worked diligently to put together a coherent and persuasive petition dossier. Here are some of the things we focused on:

Significance of her research: After carefully reviewing her fieldwork, we determined that our client’s research brings about numerous benefits to the United States. For instance, her research in her area is of great importance because it considerably advances the understanding and treatment of various microbial infections contracted through implantable medical devices, as well as cancer treatment. Additionally, our client has also developed novel treatment methods using non-thermal plasma that effectively kill the bacteria within the biofilm as well as completely sterilize the medical device after treatment. Her research has therefore made vast improvements to the treatment of medical device-related infections, contributing substantially to public health on a global scale.

Her professional accolades: Our client’s position as a leader in the field was demonstrated through the 36 citations to her work, her peer review experience, and her 5 peer-reviewed journal articles (4 of them first-authored).

Support from her peers: We verified the importance of our client’s research to the field as well as to the U.S. by integrating recommendation letters into her petition dossier. These letters were furnished by other experts in the field, all of whom gladly agreed to lend their support towards our client’s EB-2 NIW petition. Here is what one of these experts had to say about our client and her work:

“[Client] has provided this improved understanding in her study of biofilm development and her pioneering design of combinatorial treatments using nonthermal plasma. [Client] is, without a doubt, one of the more accomplished researchers working to address these issues.”

This EB-2 NIW petition approval serves as another example of our law firm’s dedication to helping every client get closer to a green card. We have also filed I-485 applications for our client and her spouse and seeing that this is the final step in the green card process, they will become permanent residents as soon as the USCIS approves the applications. We join them as they await the successful result.

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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