Success Stories: NIW and EB1A Petitions Approved on the Same Day for Teaching Faculty/ Research Affiliate from India in the Field of Earth Sciences


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“Chen attorneys were extremely professional and knowledgeable regarding immigration procedures; the team remained alert and updated on all changes at the USCIS and communicated relevant information on time. Both of these aspects have helped me manage the stress involved with preparation of two petitions and awaiting the outcome of two cases. When both cases went outside the processing time, the Chen group was remarkable in assisting by raising service requests and email follow ups and communicating reasons for possible delays. I will recommend the exceptional service provided by this team provides and will certainly consider having the team work on the next steps of the process with us. Thank you Ms. Chen. It was a pleasure and I felt supported all through the process (even when the timeline became extremely stressful)”

On October 25th, 2017, we received another EB-2 NIW (National Interest Waiver) and EB-1A (Alien of Extraordinary Ability) approval for a Teaching Faculty/ Research Affiliate in the Field of Earth Sciences (Approval Notice).

General Field: Earth Sciences

Position at the Time of Case Filing: Teaching Faculty/ Research Affiliate

Country of Origin: India

State of Residence at the Time of Filing: Colorado

Approval Notice Date: October 25th, 2017

Processing Time: 15 months, 26 days (NIW) and 10 months, 13 days (EB1A)

Case Summary:

A teaching faculty/research affiliate from India hired North America Immigration Law Group ( to help her file an EB-2 NIW (National Interest Waiver) petition. Several months later, she decided to retain us to file an EB-1A (Alien of Extraordinary Ability) petition as well. Filing two I-140 petitions is not uncommon as it increases the likelihood of securing an approval notice and fortunately for our client, she walked away with two of them.

Although we filed our client’s NIW and EB1A roughly six months apart, several key elements overlapped. For one, we detailed our client’s publication record, citation count, and peer review experience. By the time we filed the second petition (EB1A), our client’s credentials had significantly improved: 147 citations to 169, 4 publications to 12, and she had conducted over 68 reviews.

Besides the aforementioned information, we also incorporated recommendation letters signed by other experts working in the field of earth sciences. These letters advocated for the approval of our client’s petitions and supported our argument that she is an extraordinary researcher whose work greatly benefits the US. This is what one of these experts stated: “[Client] is a necessary figure in both the national and international research communities, and is a valuable asset to the research community in the United States.”

We are pleased that we were able to persuade the USCIS of the importance of our client’s studies on the response of vulnerable environments, both terrestrial and marine, to abrupt changes in climate and human activity. We congratulate her for both NIW and EB1A approval and wish her the best as she adjusts her status for permanent residence.


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