Success Stories: Chinese Postdoctoral Fellow with 149 Citations Files Both NIW and EB1A Petitions to Increase Likelihood of Case Approval


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“Thanks for doing an excellent job for my EB-1A and NIW I140 application. I could not get such a smoothy approval without your help. I’ve already recommended you to two of my friends. I am pretty sure that they will get excellent service from you. All my best wishes to your group.”

On December 5th, 2017, and November 13th, 2017, we received another EB-1A (Alien of Extraordinary Ability) and EB-2 NIW (National Interest Waiver) approval for a Postdoctoral Fellow in the Field of Pathology Research (Approval Notice).

General Field: Pathology Research

Position at the Time of Case Filing: Postdoctoral Fellow

Country of Origin: China

State of Residence at the Time of Filing: California

Approval Notice Date: December 5th, 2017 (EB1A) and November 13th, 2017 (NIW)

Processing Time: 14 months, 2 days (EB1A) and 10 months, 17 days (NIW)

Case Summary:

With a Ph.D. in Pathology and extensive experience progressing the field of pathology research, our client was a good fit for both EB-1A (Alien of Extraordinary Ability) and EB-2 NIW (National Interest Waiver) categories. It is not uncommon for petitioners to file more than one I-140 as it increases their chances of securing petition approval. In this case, our client obtained NIW approval followed by EB1A less than a month later.

With 10 published scientific articles and experience judging the work of her peers 20 times, we demonstrated to the USCIS that our client is an extraordinary researcher who deserves to remain in the US to conduct her research. We also detailed the 149 times her work was cited by dependent and independent researchers around the world.

A handful of these same researchers lent their support for both our client’s I-140 petitions by singing recommendation letters. These letters highlighted the various benefits of her work on the pathogenesis of various diseases, including H5N1 avian influenza, SARS, acute and chronic Graft Versus Host Disease (GVHD), and cancer. As an example, this is what one of the recommenders noted about our client and her research: “Through her critical work in pathology research, [Client] has identified herself as a leading expert in the field. Since the completion of the aforementioned project, she has maintained her record of excellence in the field. Being such a successful and influential pathology researcher, she must be allowed to continue her work for as long as possible.”

After months of hard work, our team put together strong NIW and EB1A petition dossiers that proved just how our client’s work addresses issues regarding the biological mechanisms by which specific diseases originate and develop. We are pleased that she walked away with two approval notices, and we thank her for retaining our services to help her adjust her status for permanent residence by filing an I-485 application. As we wait for the USCIS to take action on her I-485, we wish her the best as she continues to advance the important field of pathology research.

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