Success Stories: Customized NIW Petition Approved in 6 Months for Postdoctoral Researcher from Greece in the Field of Molecular Biology


Client’s Testimonial:

“I cannot thank enough NAmILG and Ms. Victoria Chen for their professional help in getting my I-140 NIW application approved. First, they reviewed my CV and gave me a realistic estimation of my case. They worked diligently with me from the time that I retained them until we filed the application. They walked me through the process step by step. It was a ton of paperwork but I am glad that I entrusted them with my case. You have to do your part of work, which is to provide them with the material that they need to build your case. This is not done overnight and it requires a lot of effort on your part. Nothing is done miraculously but NAmILG has the experience to put together a very compelling case. They replied promptly to all of questions and requests. I received approval notice for my I-140 NIW application after 6 months. I am retaining them for my I-485 application. I would definitely recommend them to all of my international colleagues and friends. In my opinion they are the gold standard in the immigration law business”

On May 2nd, 2018, we received another EB-2 NIW (National Interest Waiver) approval for a Postdoctoral Researcher in the Field of Molecular Biology (Approval Notice).

General Field: Molecular Biology

Position at the Time of Case Filing: Postdoctoral Researcher

Country of Origin: Greece

State of Residence at the Time of Filing: Arizona

Approval Notice Date: May 2nd, 2018

Processing Time: 5 months, 26 days

Case Summary:

Exactly 5 months and 26 days after North America Immigration Law Group ( filed an EB-2 NIW (National Interest Waiver) petition for a Greek postdoctoral researcher, the USCIS sent him notification of case approval. With a doctoral degree and ample experience conducting molecular biology research, it came as no surprise that our client secured the national interest waiver.

As we have unprecedented insight into how the USCIS adjudicates I-140 petitions, we built our client’s case based on Matter of Dhanasar, the framework used by the USCIS to determine NIW eligibility. After several months of diligent work, we gathered a wealth of useful information pertaining to our client’s research in the field of molecular biology. We carefully reviewed and summarized his work on the underlying genetics and molecular mechanisms of significant diseases and infections. We also listed the 44 times his 11 journal articles and 9 abstracts were cited, along with the 5 times he conducted peer reviews for 3 well-known scientific journals.

Besides our client’s various achievements as a researcher, we also detailed the value of his work to the United States, particularly pertaining to public health. To support his NIW petition, our client reached out to several of his peers and asked them to contribute recommendation letters. The six letters he received played an important role in securing petition approval as they provided the USCIS with subjective evidence that our client is widely respected within the scientific community. For instance, this is what one of his recommenders noted regarding his publications: “The papers that [Client] has published have appeared in some of the top journals in the field of molecular biology. To have one’s research published by such well-respected journals is evidence of a far-reaching influence, which is certainly true in the case of the publications of [Client’s].” Another recommender had this to say about his citation count: “To have been referenced so many times in the works of other researchers manifests the high regard in which the field holds [Client’s] studies.”

With over 10,000 approved I-140 cases in the bag, our firm is pleased to have helped yet another client get closer to a green card. We congratulate our client for overcoming this significant hurdle in the lengthy process, and we guarantee our continued support as we help him adjust his status for permanent residence.

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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With 12,000 EB-1A, EB-1B and EB-2 NIW approvals, 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.

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