Success Story: EB2 NIW Approval for a Fellow in Critical Care Medicine in the field of Internal Medicine with only 7 Citations

Client’s Testimonial:

Thanks a lot for your help. It came to me as a surprise.  I am thanking you and your team from core my heart for success of my NIW applications. I will definitely recommend others for your firm.

On September 6th, 2013, we received another EB-2 NIW (National Interest Waiver) Approval for a Fellow in Critical Care Medicine in the field of Internal Medicine with only 7 Citations (Approval Notice)

General Field: Internal Medicine
Position at the Time of Case Filing: Fellow in Critical Care Medicine
Country of Origin: India
Service Center: Nebraska Service Center (NSC)
State of Residence at the Time of Filing:  Minnesota
Approval Notice Date: September 6, 2013
Processing Time:  6 weeks

Case Summary:

The average processing time for I-140 cases is 4-6 months. But on many occasions, we have cases approved far faster than the average processing time.

Another exceptional client that North America Immigration Law Group – had the pleasure of working with was a fellow in critical care medicine from India working in the field of internal medicine.  His work had focused primarily on exploring the causes of acute kidney injury, treatment for chronic kidney disease, and complications related to the management of kidney failure, including peritonitis and side effects such as pruritus, and using these findings to help clinicians opt for the best treatments for their patients. We at North America Immigration Law Group – demonstrated that his continued employment in the field would not only benefit those in his field, but the citizens of the United States at large. To achieve success in this case, we submitted extensive documentation proving our client’s highly significant contributions to the field of internal medicine, including at least 2 peer-reviewed scientific articles published in leading journals, 1 book chapter, 1 published abstract, and 17 conference presentations. His publications had been cited at least 7 times at the time of case filing.  Of his accomplishments, one of the independent recommenders remarked: “As demonstrated by his frequent presence as a presenter at professional conferences, [client’s] work has generated significant interest in his field. His close attention to improving the lives of patients with dialysis, rather than just treating life-threatening symptoms, makes him one of a rare few nephrologists with an eye set towards palliative care. Additionally, his work emphasizes the need to continue to challenge previously-established beliefs in medicine in order to ensure that the best course of treatment is selected for every individual patient.” Through extensive documentation, we at North America Immigration Law Group – successfully argued that our client would serve the national interest to a significantly greater degree than others with similar education and experience. His NIW application was approved just 6 weeks.


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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