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Case Study

NIW & EB1A Approved Cases

EB1A or EB-2 NIW Green Card


To qualify for an EB-1A green card, you must be able to demonstrate extraordinary ability in one of the following fields: science, arts, education, business, or athletics. In addition, you must possess a certain level of expertise in your field, which indicates that you are one of the few people who have risen to the top of your field, and your professional achievements must be recognized nationally and internationally.

Eb-1A is rarely affected by employment-based immigration. At present, for applicants born in mainland China, among the first three priority categories of employment-based immigration, only the first category has sufficient quotas, the trial time is short, and can be expedited. Applicants must meet any three of the following ten criteria stipulated in the immigration law:

Nationally or Internationally Awarded

Invited Membership

Published Material About You

Judging or Review

Original Contributions

Scholarly Articles

Exhibitions or Showcases

Leading/Critical Role

High Salary

Commercial Success


National Interest Waiver (NIW) is a special case of EB2, the second priority of employment-based immigration in US immigration law. In the normal second-priority application for employment-based immigration, the applicant not only needs a US employer, but also a commitment from the US employer to provide a permanent job, and the employer applies for labor certification to the Ministry of Labor. To qualify for an EB-2 NIW Green Card, you must pass (1) the general EB-2 eligibility test and (2) the National Interest Waiver test.

(1) General EB-2 eligibility test

Meeting 1 of the following 2 criteria can pass the general EB-2 eligibility test:

You have an advanced degree (master’s degree or Ph.D.) or equivalent (bachelor’s degree and 5 years of work experience); or

You have demonstrated extraordinary ability in your field.

(2) National Interest Waiver Test

After passing the general EB-2 eligibility test, you must also meet all 3 elements of the national interest waiver test:

Your proposed work has substantial value and national importance;

your ability to advance the work you propose; and

When all factors are balanced, it is in the national interest of the United States to grant you a waiver of regular employment and labor certification requirements

The terms of the US immigration law on NIW applications are very abstract and general, and they are only general statements in the immigration law. The immigration law has not given clear regulations on how to measure whether foreigners meet national interests. Applicants usually apply with the help of professional immigration lawyers.

Approved Case 1


Major Computer Science Professor Assistant

EB1-A Case Approved Marth 2022
EB1-A Process Period 34 Days
Client A is one of the few leading code and security experts in computer science. He is especially known for his research on the intersection of secure multi-party computation and efficient private collections for big data. His work has been supported by some of the most notable private and public research funding agencies in the United States, including the National Science Foundation, Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, and others.

Springdale Law Group has prepared relevant materials for the client to show his achievements in the professional field, and successfully helped the applicant to complete the EB1A application, including:

  • His authority was recognized by 105 invitations to review and evaluate the work of his peers.
  • 17 peer-reviewed scientific articles and one international patent application publication.
  • Publications cited 287 times by researchers and academics around the world

Our team gathers information from client resumes, transcripts and certificates to put together an impressive petition that demonstrates the client’s national and international value and his extraordinary ability in the field.

Approved Case 2


Major Bioinformatics Post-Doc

NIW Case Approved 11/12/2021
NIW Process Period 7 months and 28 days
Client B is an expert in the field of bioinformatics from China, his expertise in data integration and optimal drug combination prediction is excellent, he is in identifying disease biomarkers and formulating optimal treatment strategies to cure neurodevelopmental conditions Outstanding achievements in his field. His research has actually been funded by 5 different agencies, namely the National Institute of General Medical Sciences, National Science Foundation, Texas Institute for Cancer Prevention and Research, Huffington Foundation and Robert A. and Renee E. Belfer Family Foundation.

Springdale Law Group prepared relevant materials for the client to show his achievements in the professional field, and successfully helped the applicant to complete the EB2-NIW application:

  • 20 peer-reviewed journal articles, 5 of which are first or co-first authors
  • Publications have been cited 609 times in total by researchers and scholars around the world.
  • Completed 3 reviews of peer-reviewed journals in the field
  • 2 letters of recommendation from peers and senior experts in the field, demonstrating his confidence in his research work and its application in the United States

We were able to successfully steer her case to victory after proving that he was an invaluable resource in the field and expertise America needed. We are delighted with the success of this case and his NIW application, and thank her for her continued trust in us.

Approved Case 3


Major Virology expert

EB1-A Case Approved November 2021
EB1-A Process Period 11 Days
Client C specializes in the field of virology and has a Ph.D. She develops effective treatments for dangerous viral infections. She has become one of the leading virologists working in the US today​. Client C took the extra step in her research to identify molecular targets for the development of new treatments for influenza and other viral diseases. As a researcher, she stands apart from her peers by conducting investigations that directly address grand challenges in virology and overall public health.

Because USCIS has very strict rules for this category, Springdale Law Group has prepared relevant materials for the client to prove her achievements in the professional field, and successfully helped the applicant to complete the EB1A application, including:

  • Author and co-author of 11 peer-reviewed scientific articles and 1 patent published in an international journal
  • 25 reviews of international scientific journals in the field
  • Publications cited 298 times by researchers and academics around the world

The client has an exemplary record of original and impactful research that meaningfully advances scientific endeavors, and our team has demonstrated the value of the client nationally and internationally and her extraordinary ability in the field, smoothly Complete the application.

Approved Case 4


Major Clinical Genetics Clinical Genome Specialist

NIW Case Approved 01/05/2022
NIW Process Period 7months 11 days
Client D is from China and has completed a master’s degree in genetic counseling. As an expert in the field of clinical genetics, her work in uncovering genetic mechanisms leading to undiagnosed genetic diseases and molecular drivers of cancer is of immense value and national importance. Her research continues her research in genomic profiling, classification of genetic variants, and cohort studies to uncover genetic mechanisms leading to molecular drivers of undiagnosed genetic diseases and cancer, thereby improving the quality and availability of targeted therapies for patients.

Springdale Law Group has prepared relevant materials for the client to show her achievements in the professional field, and successfully helped the applicant to complete the EB2-NIW application:

  • 7 peer-reviewed journal articles published in no less than 4 highly ranked peer-reviewed journals
  • According to Google Scholar, her publications have been cited a total of 100 times
  • Two letters of recommendation from peer experts in the field
  • Completed 3 reviews of peer-reviewed journals in the field

Therefore, based on her achievements and the above prerequisites, our client is eligible to become a professional member holding a higher degree. As a result, she was approved by NIW without receiving a supplementary document [RFE]. We thank her for her continued trust in us.

Case Approved Rate

Under our professional team’s support, our clients have realized their immigration dreams. We are very grateful to our clients for their trust in Springdale Law Group, because of their trust, our cases have remained higher than similar immigration service pass rate.

EB1A & NIW Correlative Field


Gastroenterology, Cancer, Cancer Pharmacology, Cardiology, Immunology, Pathology, Hematology, Neurology, Neuroscience, Urology, Gynecology

General Medicine

Public Health, Clinical Research, Infectious Diseases, Vaccines, Virology, Epidemiology, Clinical Psychology, Psychiatry


Biostatistics, Statistics, Data Science

Mechanical Engineering

Aeronautical Engineering, Aerospace Engineering


Organic Chemistry, Biochemistry, Biochemical Engineering, Electrochemical Engineering, Physical Chemistry, Macromolecular Engineering, Polymer Chemistry, Chemical Engineering

Electrical Engineering

Electronic Engineering, Integrated Circuits, Semiconductor, Microwave, Power Electronics


Nanotechnology, Nanoscience, Biomaterials, Biomechanics, Bioinformatics, Bioengineering, Biomedical Science

Computer Science

Internet, Information Technology, Computer Engineering

Crop Science

Entomology and more…

Professional Team

Attorney Zhang and her professional immigration team provide you with quality services

Yuchen “Jeanie” Zhang is the founder and managing attorney of Springdale Law Group, a boutique immigration law firm headquartered in Austin, Texas, with offices in Central Texas and the Chicago, IL office.

Attorney Zhang was born and raised in China. She is a licensed attorney in the People’s Republic of China and the State of Illinois. Her unique background and bicultural career make her passionate about foreign labor compliance and U.S. immigration law. She focuses on high-end talent green card applications and non-immigrant visas, such as EB2-NIW, EB1A, H-1b, H-2B, TN, O-1, PERM and I-140.


  • Member of American Immigration Lawyers Association
  • Member of Austin Asian American Bar Association
  • Member of the American Bar Association of Chicago
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As a first-generation immigrant, Attorney Zhang has personally experienced the tedious and lengthy immigration process and understands the concerns and needs of first-generation immigrants and second-generation immigrant families. Our aim is to provide “one-stop” legal services for the Chinese, Solve problems and simplify problems for the Chinese community.