Success Story: EB2 NIW Approval for a PhD Student in the field of Cellular and Molecular Medicine in Only 3 Weeks

Client’s Testimonial:

Wow. What?! Oh my god. It took less than a month?! Thank you so so much for your expert help! Thank you so much again! I will be sure to recommend your firm to my friends.

On August 14th, 2013, we received another EB-2 NIW (National Interest Waiver) Approval for a PhD Student in the field of Cellular and Molecular Medicine in Only 3 Weeks (Approval Notice)

General Field: Cellular and Molecular Medicine
Position at the Time of Case Filing: PhD Student
Country of Origin: Korea
Service Center: Texas Service Center (TSC)
State of Residence at the Time of Filing:  Maryland
Approval Notice Date: August 14, 2013
Processing Time:  3 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 PhD student from Korea working in the field of cellular and molecular medicine.  Her work had particularly focused on developing innovative methods for identifying new biomarkers for the advanced detection of various cancers, novel drug targets for the clinical treatment of cancers, and the elucidation of the specific cellular mechanisms of carcinogenesis, leading to the improved diagnosis, prognosis, and therapy of a wide range of cancers that so significantly affect the United States. We at Chen Immigration Law Associates demonstrated that her continued employment in the field would not only benefit those in her 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 cellular and molecular medicine, including at least 10 peer-reviewed journal articles and 3 conference abstracts and presentations. Her publications had been cited at least 146 times at the time of case filing.  Of her accomplishments, one of the independent recommenders remarked: “Her research is providing new and viable methods to prevent cancer cells’ resistance to treatment and to detect colorectal and esophageal cancers in their early stages, which are of interest to both the United States and the world as a whole.” Through extensive documentation, we at Chen Immigration Law Associates successfully argued that our client would serve the national interest to a significantly greater degree than others with similar education and experience. Her NIW application was approved in just 3 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).

Our Ten Thousand I-140 Approvals Provide Unprecedented Insight into the USCIS Adjudication Trend

With more than 16,000 EB-1A, EB-1B, EB-2 NIW and O-1 cases approved, we have first hand information on the manner in which the USCIS adjudicate I-140 cases. As the USCIS has constantly changed its adjudication standards for the EB-1A, EB-1B and EB-2 NIW categories, our firm's huge database of successful cases gives you unprecedented insight to USCIS adjudication trends. We carefully analyze the data for all of our cases and apply the results of our analyses toward giving our clients up-to-date advice and adapting our strategies such that we remain on par with the ever-shifting landscape of immigration law in the U.S. With us, you will always have access to important updates, strategies, and information so that you can make the most informed decisions about your case.

We Have Helped Hundreds and Thousands of Clients with Credentials and Backgrounds Similar to Yours

With our exceedingly large number of successful petitions, no matter what credentials you have, no matter your background and field of expertise, no matter your visa status or nationality, chances are we have helped hundreds or even thousands of clients just like you. Our clients are usually impressed with how well we understand their research and work. Our insight and understanding stems from the fact that we have handled many cases with elements similar to yours already, and this helps us devise the best strategies for each individual petition.

Vast Majority of Clients Came to Us Because of Referrals

For years, our firm has attracted new clients based solely on word of mouth, recommendations, and the positive collaboration experiences shared with them by their friends and family. We take pride in our reputation and work hard to ensure that we provide a green card application experience that our clients are happy to share with their friends and colleagues. That is how our approved cases grew from 600 in 2013 to over 3,500 in 2019.

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