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Law Office of Liqin Ban

The Law Office of Liqin Ban PLLC

Example Cases

National Interest Waiver

  • Successful Case 1: National Interest Waiver (NIW)
    Visa Type: H1B  
    Country of Origin: China
    Field: Polymer Sciences and Engineering
    Client is working as a research scientist in a midwest company, with four publications (23 citations). Client holds a M.S. from a U.S. University.  
    Case Type: I-140
    Filing Date: October 31, 2013; Approval Notice Date: April 30, 2014

  •  Successful Case 2: National Interest Waiver (NIW)
    Visa Type: J1
    Country of Origin: Israel
    Field: Biomedical Sciences
    Client is a postdoctoral fellow at a U.S. university with nine publications (65 citations) and no review experience. Client holds a Ph.D. from a foreign University.
    Case Type: I-140, I-485
    Filing Date: May 14, 2013; Approval Notice Date: July 19, 2013

  • Successful Case 3: National Interest Waiver (NIW)
    Visa Type: J1
    Country of Origin: Israel
    Field: Chemistry
    Client is postdoctoral fellow in a U.S. university with 13 journal pulications (65 citations), with no review experience. Client holds a Ph.D. from a foreign university.
    Case Type: I-140, I-485
    Filing Date:June 5, 2014; Approval Notice Date: October 30, 2014 (I-140) & December 9, 2014 (I-485)

    *Client's dependent I-485 also approved on December 9, 2014

  • Successful Case 4: National Interest Waiver (NIW)
    Visa Type: H1B
    Country of Origin: Colombia
    Field: Biomedical Sciences
    Client is a postdoctoral fellow at a U.S. university with three journal publications (35 citations). No review experience was submitted. Client holds a Ph.D. from a U.S. University.  
    Case Type: I-140, I-485
    Filing Date: December 2, 2014; Approval Notice Date: March 3, 2015 (I-140) & April 30, 2015 (I-485)
     
  • Successful Case 5: National Interest Waiver (NIW)
    Visa Type: TN
    Country of Origin: Canada
    Field: Biomedical Sciences
    Client is a postdoctoral fellow at a research institution with thirteen publications (65 citations), and no review experience. Client holds a Ph.D. from a U.S.University.  
    Case Type: I-140, I-485
    Filing Date: July 2, 2015; Approval Notice Date: March 1, 2016 (I-140), June 22, 2016 (I-485)

  • Successful Case 6: National Interest Waiver (NIW)
    Visa Type: H1B
    Country of Origin: Korea
    Field: Biomedical Sciences
    Client is a postdoctoral fellow at a university with ten publications (677 citations). Client holds a Ph.D. from a U.S. University.  
    Case Type: I-140
    Filing Date: October 13, 2015; Approval Notice Date: July 22, 2016

Extraordinary Ability in Science

  • Successful Case 7: Extraordinary Ability in Science (EB-1A)
    Visa Type: F1OPT
    Country of Origin: China
    Field: Physics
    Client is a postdoctoral fellow at a university with twenty-eight publications (288 citations), and a peer reviewer for 13 journals. Client holds a Ph.D. from a U.S. University.  
    Case Type: I-140
    Filing Date: December 15, 2015; Approval Notice Date: August 4, 2016


  • Successful Case 8: National Interest Waiver (NIW) & Extraordinary Ability in Science (EB-1A)
    Visa Type: F1OPT when filing NIW; H4 when filing EB-1A
    Country of Origin: China
    Field: Polymer Chemistry
    Client holds a Ph.D. from a U.S. University.  Client has published 13 journal publications with 158 citations, and served as a peer-reviewer for 8 journals.
    Case Type: I-140 (NIW), I-140 (EB-1A)
    Filing Date: July 1, 2013 (NIW) & February 13, 2015 (EB-1A); Approval Notice Date: August 12, 2013 (NIW) & February 24, 2016 (EB-1A)

  • Successful Case 9: Extraordinary Ability in Science (EB-1A)
    Visa Type: J1
    Country of Origin: China
    Field: Optical Sciences and Engineering
    Client is a postdoctoral fellow at a university with twelve publications (89 citations), and a peer reviewer for 5 journals. One of their publications has been the subject of media reports. Client holds a Ph.D. from a foreign University.   
    Case Type: I-140
    Filing Date: January 23, 2015; Approval Notice Date: February 24, 2015

  • Successful Case 10: National Interest Waiver (NIW) & Extraordinary Ability in Science (EB-1A)
    Visa Type: H1B
    Country of Origin: China
    Field: Immunology
    Client is a postdoctoral fellow at a university with ten publications (231 citations), and a peer reviewer for 9 journals. Client holds a B.S. from a foreign University.   
    Case Type: I-140 (NIW) & I-140 (EB-1A)
    Filing Date: August 22, 2014 (NIW) & January 6, 2015 (EB-1A); Approval Notice Date: August 5, 2015 (NIW) & June 12, 2015 (EB-1A)

  • Successful Case 11: Extraordinary Ability in Science (EB-1A)
    Visa Type: H1B
    Country of Origin: China  
    Field: Ophthalmology
    Client is a postdoctoral fellow at a university with twenty-six publications (108 citations), and a peer reviewer for 16 journals.Client holds a Ph.D. from a foreign University.    
    Case Type: I-140  
    Filing Date: November 9, 2015; Approval Notice Date: March 18, 2016

Outstanding Researcher or Professor


  • Successful Case 12: Outstanding Researcher (EB-1B)
    Visa Type: H1B
    Country of Origin: China  
    Field: Cancer Research
    Client is a postdoctoral fellow at a research institution with eleven publications (579 citations), and no peer review experience. Client holds a Ph.D. from a U.S. University.    
    Case Type: I-140  
    Filing Date: October 9, 2014; Approval Notice Date: December 10, 2014

  • Successful Case 13: Outstanding Researcher (EB-1B)
    Visa Type: H1B  
    Country of Origin: China   
    Field: Biostatistics  
    Client is a research scientist at a university medical center with eleven publications (18 citations), and has peer-reviewed for 16 journals. Client holds a Ph.D. from a U.S. University.     
    Case Type: I-140   
    Filing Date: October 24, 2013; Approval Notice Date: November 19, 2013

  • Successful Case 14: Outstanding Researcher (EB-1B)
    Visa Type: F1OPT
    Country of Origin: China   
    Field: Material Sciences
    Client is a research scientist in a company with twenty publications (119 citations), and peer review experience for 19 journals. Client holds a Ph.D. from a U.S. University.     
    Case Type: I-140   
    Filing Date: October 9, 2013; Approval Notice Date: November 19, 2013



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