Success Stories: Taiwanese Postdoctoral Scholar in the Field of Epidemiological Studies Chose Concurrent Filing as He Needed an EAD Card


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On June 9th, 2017, we received another EB-2 NIW (National Interest Waiver) approval for a Postdoctoral Scholar in the Field of Epidemiological Studies (Approval Notice).

General Field: Epidemiological Studies

Position at the Time of Case Filing: Postdoctoral Scholar

Country of Origin: Taiwan

State of Residence at the Time of Filing: California

Approval Notice Date: June 9th, 2017

Processing Time: 70 Days

Case Summary:

A postdoctoral scholar from Taiwan secured EB-2 NIW (National Interest Waiver) approval just 70 days after North America Immigration Law Group ( filed it on his behalf. With 75 citations gathered from his 14 publications, our client’s work in the field of epidemiology has been well-received by other researchers, several of whom contributed recommendation letters in support of his NIW petition.

Adjudicated and approved based on Matter of Dhanasar*, the USCIS clearly agreed with our argument that our client’s research on diseases and their treatment has both substantial merit and national importance; that he is well positioned to advance the field of epidemiological studies; and that on balance, it would be beneficial to the United States to waive the job offer and labor certification requirements.

Not long after we were retained, our client informed us that he needed to secure an employment authorization document (EAD) card within 16 months. An applicant who is filing an I-485 application may also apply for an I-765 (application for EAD) at the same time, which allows him/her to be legally employed in the United States. In order to obtain an EAD card within the requested timeframe, our client needed to file his I-140 petition concurrently with his I-485 and I-765 applications (which he had also retained us to help him with). Our attorneys worked closely with our client to assemble both his NIW petition and I-485 package and filed them simultaneously as soon as they were ready. Our client’s EAD card approved well within the timeframe he had given us, which allowed him to stay employed in the US.

At the time of writing, our client have finished the interview and have received his I-485 application. We congratulate him on his NIW win and thank him for choosing us to help him secure a green card.

*To learn more about Matter of Dhanasar (the analytical framework for assessing eligibility for “national interest waivers”), please visit


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