Success Stories: NIW Petition Approved in 4 Months for Indian General Surgeon Based in the United Kingdom


Client’s Testimonial:

“My I-140 (NIW) was approved this week! I was fortunate to come across Chen immigration when I started looking into my options for green card. I quickly realized they are extremely professional and would handle my case at a personal level. Indeed, over the last 1 year they have performed beyond my expectations.

Chen immigration team gave me a free evaluation after assessing my portfolio. Their timing for my case has been impeccable at every step. The lawyers have worked with me as a team. Communication with the whole firm has just been outstanding. I would recommend Chen Immigration extremely highly to all my friends and anyone who is in my shoes and looking into the process for Green card.”

On May 5th, 2017, we received another EB-2 NIW (National Interest Waiver) approval for a General Surgeon (Approval Notice).

General Field: General Surgery

Position at the Time of Case Filing: General Surgeon

Country of Origin: India

Service Center: Texas Service Center (TSC)

State of Residence at the Time of Filing: Outside the US

Approval Notice Date: May 5th, 2017

Processing Time: 4 months, 7 days

Case Summary:

With a research background that significantly contributes to the United States’ public health by ensuring higher success rates for a range of operative procedures, a recent client of ours—a general surgeon from India—has conducted extensive work on fluorescence image-guided surgery and has established himself as a force to be reckoned with.

Our client has communicated the findings of his extensive studies through an impressive 10 peer-reviewed journal articles (3 of them first-authored) and 1 first-authored book chapter. The significance of his publications is clear based on the 85 times they were cited by his peers from all around the world.

In the EB-2 NIW (National Interest Waiver) petition that we meticulously prepared for our client, we made sure to include recommendation letters signed by other experts in the field who are well-positioned to discuss the importance of our client’s studies to the field of general surgery, but the US as a whole. Statements contained in two such letters affirmed our arguments:

Most assuredly, [Client] is in a unique position to continue bolstering the field, as he has unparalleled expertise and a unique skillset in surgical research. Rather than specializing in either surgery or research, [he] has taken up both pursuits… While unusual, this is also highly advantageous. It has allowed [him] to secure a position among the most influential members of the field.

“It places [Client] in a small percentage of researchers who continually grow their field through paradigm-shifting work.

Now that his I-140 is approved, our client can move on to the last step in the green card process when his priority date is current. It was a pleasure working with him and we wish him the best as he continues to progress the field of general surgery.

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) and EB1-B (Outstanding Researcher/Professor).

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