Success Stories: Nebraska Service Center Grants NIW Approval to a Washington-based Research Scientist Engineer in the Field of Biochemistry


Client’s Testimonial:

“Hi, I just received my I-140 approval notice in the mail.”

On October 2nd, 2019, we received another EB-2 NIW (National Interest Waiver) approval for a Research Scientist Engineer in the Field of Biochemistry (Approval Notice).

General Field: Biochemistry

Position at the Time of Case Filing: Research Scientist Engineer

Country of Origin: China

State of Residence at the Time of Filing: Washington

Approval Notice Date: October 2nd, 2019

Processing Time: 6 months, 7 days

Case Summary:

A research scientist engineer working in the field of biochemistry hired North America Immigration Law Group ( to file an I-140 petition under the EB-2 NIW (National Interest Waiver) visa category. Exactly six months and a week after filing, the USCIS approved her case. Now, our client is more than halfway through the green card process.

Building a Strong NIW Petition:

As skilled as our team is at preparing strong petitions, we are constantly aware that each individual case is different. There is no denying that meticulous attention to details must be paid to every presentation. We offered our client top quality counsel and did everything we could to put together a strong EB-2 NIW case. Here is what our petition contained:

  • Professional Credentials:Our client’s doctoral degree in biological sciences proved that she possessed the knowledge and skills required to carry out high quality research on the molecular properties of enzymes in different biological systems in the complex field of biochemistry.
  • Scholarly Evidence: We demonstrated the significance of her research by highlighting the 250 citations to her work, her 10 peer-reviewed journal publications, and the 1 time she conducted peer reviews for high impact international journals.
  • Research Results: Her work has significantly contributed to a biologically-based path to a ready source of energy in the form of ethanol and other biofuels. Our client’s invaluable expertise has laid the groundwork for increased ethanol production by demonstrating new methods of enzymatically manipulating bacteria to act as more efficient ethanol producers.
  • Recommendations: Favorable third party opinions paved the way for case approval. In recognition of the value and importance of her work, we incorporated four recommendation letters signed by other influential members of the scientific community. One of these experts stated that:“Her contributions in this represent important extensions of the frontiers of understanding that have practical application for developing and expanding sustainable biofuel production in the United States.”

Adjustment of Status (I-485):
As our client currently resides in the US, she will embark on the final leg of the green card journey by filing an I-485 application. We thank her for also retaining our firm’s I-485 services for her and her spouse. We look forward to assisting them in achieving their green card success. To learn more about I-485, please visit:

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).

Our Ten Thousand I-140 Approvals Provide Unprecedented Insight into the USCIS Adjudication Trend

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.

We Have Helped Hundreds and Thousands of Clients with Credentials and Backgrounds Similar to Yours

With our exceedingly large number of successful petitions, no matter what credentials you have, no matter your background and field of expertise, no matter your visa status or nationality, chances are we have helped hundreds or even thousands of clients just like you. Our clients are usually impressed with how well we understand their research and work. Our insight and understanding stems from the fact that we have handled many cases with elements similar to yours already, and this helps us devise the best strategies for each individual petition.

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For years, our firm has attracted new clients based solely on word of mouth, recommendations, and the positive collaboration experiences shared with them by their friends and family. We take pride in our reputation and work hard to ensure that we provide a green card application experience that our clients are happy to share with their friends and colleagues. That is how our approvals grew from 600 in 2013 to more than 3,000 in 2017.

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