Since the recent changes in USCIS regulation, it has become increasingly difficult to obtain a National Interest Waiver (NIW) approval. Despite this, Zhang & Attorneys still retains a high rate of successful NIW petitions. We believe that this is due to our excellent and experienced immigration attorneys who put quality work into NIW cases.
“Just writing to share the good news that our immigrant visas have been approved today at the US embassy, London. It will take up to 7 working days for us to receive the immigrant visas with the sealed envelopes by courier. We plan to travel to the US sometime in June. According to the embassy, our green cards will be posted to Zhang & Associates’ Texas address once we land and activate our residency. I would like to thank everybody at Z&A for all the help and support provided during the petition. It’s been a pleasant journey together.”
“This is fantastic news! We have done a wonderful job and now came the right result!”
“Oh my god! I knew that once I apply my case with you and your law company, I could expect a good result! Really appreciate for your warm support. You saved my life! Thanks again, Jerry and Fei. I am extremely happy and let me know my next step.”
“I would like to also congratulate you on winning this case. You invested so much into it and I'm not sure how this would have happen without you. I guess I had so much faith I wasn't expecting anything to go wrong. Thanks for all the time and effort you put into this work. It all happened so fast after the case was transferred to the Nebraska Service center. The 15 days from the time the case was received at the Nebraska Service Center will be sometime next week. We had the finger printing done in Feb of last year so I guess the only thing left is the I-485 approval and printing of the cards. I wanted to pay by debit card but that doesn't allow a payment that exceeds $1500 so I will go ahead a send you a check along with my husband's EAD document. Thanks again for everything”
“Happy New Year! For this approval, I deeply appreciate all your great helps. Impressed by the very efficient and high-quality service you offered, I am considering retaining your company for my further I-485 filing. I hope to see a new booming year of your business!”
Background: NIW approved after RFE. Original filing date April 2011. RFE filed September 2011;approved on Dec. 22nd and approval notice received right before the New Year.
“Thank you very much for your message and greetings during the holiday season. As stated in your email, thanksgiving is a time for us to express our gratitude for those who helped us in our lives. And you and your law firm is definitely the one that helped me in a crucial step for our life in the U.S. As you may remember, Alex handled my NIW case and my I140 got approved in this September after about 10 month. Although there is additional waiting period of years till my 485 can be submitted, I feel much relaxed. It was your encouragements that initiated my first step of the application for GC and helped me go through this important phase. I do appreciate your valuable advice and professional assistance throughout my application. Thanks a lot! I would also like to convey my best wishes for you and your law firm for its continuing growth and prosperity.”
“Happy thanksgiving to you and your team. Whatever you have written to me is true and meaningful. You are really giving valuable services to the U.S. immigrants. I am one of the happy and satisfied clients. You people are wonderful, trustworthy and efficient. I pray and hope a big name for you in this arena. Warm Regards.”
“A few days ago, I got your card celebrating my birthday. Thank you, Jerry. In addition to that card, this morning I got the photocopy of the receipt for filing my I-140 from your office staff. I hope that everything is going well, especially the I-140 evaluation process. During the period of cooperating with Mr. Alex Park for drafting recommendation letters, listing documents, and reviewing petition letter, I was very impressed with your staff's efforts to provide best legal services as well as the quality of services. Furthermore, I recognized your staff's step-forward-processes to effectively motivate clients. Thanks to Alex Park's endless efforts for high-quality legal services and your leadership management, I successfully finished drafting letters, collecting evidences, and filing I-140. Thank you, Alex. Thank you, Jerry. I hope that you are doing well in your legal business as well as everything. I look forward to hearing good news from the USCIS.”
“I am sending this email to say thanks for the services your company provided to my immigration petition. My special thanks to Alex Yoon-ki Park, my attorney, who was assigned to my cases. Even though my petition has not finally closed in USCIS, I think Alex and me have almost done the part from our side. I would like to send this email to show my appreciation to the works Alex did for me. In the past one year, Alex and me worked together. We filled two petitions, one for NIW and the other EB1-a. We got NIW approved and EB1-A is on the REF. I was satisfied by the work Alex done for me as I can tell he is very professional on my immigration cases. What I appreciated is not based on how much time Alex spent on my cases. I think the most important thing is when I need his advices he is always there with right answers. He led whole application process on the right track, using his expertise which I do not have. I believe this is the attorney I want to hire when I start to think about hiring immigration services. I believe our efforts and ton of time spent will be paid back later. Again, thank you very much for helping me on my immigration petitions. Your services are highly appreciated!”
“I received the I-140 approve notice yesterday. My case is approved in such a short period of time, it is beyond my expectations, and it’s largely due to your helping. Before contacting your firm, I have contacted other lawyers. The evaluations from them are, because my citation is too few, the hope is very little. With your help, not only avoid the weak part of "too few citation”, but got approved in such a short period of time without RFE, which fully proves your firm, especially you, has well and trusted expertise and ability. I will mail the remaining legal fees to your firm today. If there is anything I should pay attention, please kindly let me know. Thank you very much for helping me completed the very important step in green card application. I hope to get your help when I submit the I-485. My sincere thanks to you and your firm.”
“Thank you very much for all your help though my NIW application. I was thrilled to receive an approval on my petition without an RFE, especially since mine was a non-standard case (business background). I greatly appreciate your guidance through the past few months, and look forward to working with you on my adjustment of status application (consular processing). Thank you very much.”
Background: Client is currently working for a bank in Europe. Client received master’s degree in finance and has managerial-level work experience in three different continents (U.S., Europe and Asia). In addition, the client has worked on several large financial transactions with global clients. No publication on scholarly journal and no citations. Client has a couple presentations at conference, some memos, and multiple modeling reports prepared for clients. The client’s form U.S. employer was unable to file any immigration petition due to internal policy. The client maximized out 6 years of H-1B limitation and was replaced in Europe by the same employer. Client retained the firm for NIW and Attorney Joe designed the strategy for the unique situation. Attorney Joe argued that the global expertise and real world impacts the client had achieved are needed for the expansion of U.S. capital market and for the successful management of U.S. financial institute in the ever-changing world financial market. Client received strong recommendation letters from senior-level financial professionals across the globe. NIW was filed in August 2011 and was approved late October 2011 without RFE. Clients are now eligible to receive H-1B extension as the client’s country of birth is subject to EB-2 visa retrogression. According to AC21 Act, one who has approved I-140 but does not have current immigrant visa number may extend H-1B (or apply H-1B overseas) for three years interval (no limitation in total years) until visa number becomes available. Then, the alien can file I-485, receive a work permit, and eventually obtain a green card.
“I saw today with great joy at the Homepage of US Citizenship and Immigration Services that my petition was approved, pointed at Post Decision Activity with following statements:
On October 27, 2011, we mailed you a notice that we have approved this I140 IMMIGRANT PETITION FOR ALIEN WORKER. Please follow any instructions on the notice. If you move before you receive the notice, call customer service at 1-800-375-5283. For approved applications/petitions, post-decision activity may include USCIS sending notification of the approved application/petition to the National Visa Center or the Department of State. For denied applications/petitions, post-decision activity may include the processing of an appeal and/or motions to reopen or reconsider and revocations.
Thank you very much.”
Background: Client is in Korea, and a practice doctor of medicine. Client has some publications (almost no English publication), and also donated a lot of time and money to low-income community. Attorney Joe suggested NIW petition with claim both of medical expertise and the philanthropic model the client developed in providing medical needs to those less fortunate. As client does not have a U.S. license, the petition was focusing on offering theoretic training to other doctors and philanthropic efforts. Case approved in March 2011 and approved without RFE in Oct. 2011. Client’s visa number is current and immediately eligible for a Consular Processing to receive an immigrant visa to U.S.
“All of my family is so excited with the good news. We really appreciate the help from you and your colleagues!”
Background: Client is in China and is a Professor at a Chinese university. Attorney Joe Jian Zhou evaluated the background and suggested EB-1A and NIW dual petitions as the client has awards from China, and Joe was concerned that USCIS might not recognize the credit of the non-familiar awards from overseas. Thus, a NIW was filed as a backup. Chinese awards were presented with news reports, online information on selection processing, and supporting letters. All documents were translated in full into English. The client also has studied abroad briefly and has had many publications in English. Both NIW and EB-1A cases were approved the same day, without RFE, around 6 months after filing. The client’s whole family (spouse and a teenage child) is going through a Consular Processing in order to apply for immigrant visas at U.S. consulate in Guangzhou and is expected to become US permanent residents (Green Card holders) within 3-5 months. Physical location is not an issue in the application for NIW and EB-1A. Achievements (even from overseas) are the key to success.
“I was very happy with the whole processing and got the approval of my I-140 in 2 month from filing. This is mostly thanks to Mr. Shen-Chih Mai who was constantly encouraging me to streamline the process and kept very efficient communication between us. I highly recommend you to request his participation in handling your case.”
“Thanks again for your help with my NIW. I've told my very good friend about your efforts on my NIW and he asked me to send him your contact. I hope having more customers will not hurt you too much.”
“Many thanks for the wonderful news! You just made my day.”
“I want to thank you both for all the hard work and encouragement throughout the process. It meant a lot to me and my family. Your team did an excellent job. Please accept my most sincere appreciations.”
“THANK YOU SO MUCH for sharing this great news!!! I am sure I would not have made it without your assistance! You have offered so much advice along the process! It's really a great experience of working with you and your firm.”
“I would like to thank you for your work and help on my NIW petition. Your professionalism and dedication during the petition process has made it a pleasant experience working with you. The legal service you provided was excellent and impressive. I will send out the check for approval fee to you today and you are expected to receive it in next a couple of days.”
“I would like to express my sincerest gratitude to you for working hard on my case. I know it was not easy to present a candidate like myself who was out of research for the last few years. You really work hard.”
“I am so happy to say that today; I received Green Cards for all of our family as well as all the approval notices including I-140 and I-485 all together. How great to get all in one time!! Thanks for your super great help!!”
“It was such a pleasure to work with you for our green card application.”
“I want to thank Mr. Mai and Zhang and Associates for the tremendous effort you've put in that has allowed me to obtain a green card through a National Interest Waiver (NIW) petition. My case was unique and had felt like a long shot in the beginning. Many of the factors in the NIW petition seemed better suited for the natural sciences than the social sciences (from which I have my degree), and it took a lot of work and experience to prepare my case. Nonetheless, you walked me through the complicated process and allowed my case to be approved successfully. In addition, I appreciate the continued communication that I was able to have with you throughout the process. You responded fast to my questions and your editors were superb in editing my application. I was recommended to Zhang and Associates by a friend who got her green card, and I have no doubt that I will be recommending you to all my friends and colleagues who want to go through a similar process.”
“Thank you very much! I am very happy to read the email and know about the approval! My parents and family are so happy. I got good sleep from the approval! I begin to work with happy, relax and stable now. I sincerely appreciate for your help and Elana and the Zhang office with my Best! I sincerely appreciate for you all through my years of study!”
“Thanks for your strong support and expert advice on my I-140/NIW petition. Your professional and prompt services smooth and shorten the whole preparing process, and your firm properly presents my case. I received the approval notice in less than two months. I really appreciate to your great help, and would definitely recommend you to my friends.”
“It was great to have Zhang and Associates working on our Green Cards. I don’t think any other U.S. Immigration Attorney company would be able to handle such a difficult case as mine. Short deadlines, previous applications denied and extra complications are just part of what Zhang & Associates had to overcome to get our Permanent Residency approved. They delivered an outstanding quality job and were able to approve my I-140 and I-485 under a NIW application in a record time. A special thank you for Joe and Elana for their hard work and time spent on reviewing my case.”
“First, I need to thank you for your wisdom; second, thank you for your wonderful professional knowledge. Both of them are important factors making this case successful.”
“Thank you so much for the great news. You, your colleagues and Jerry did a wonderful job. I was quite sure that my case would be approved when I realized your high quality work. I appreciate your dedication highly.”
“Thank you and also thank all of your staff who have involved in my case, especially Jianhua, she is a great lawyer, without her help, my I-140 wouldn't be able to get approval. Great job! Your firm is a great company! I would like to require a new service from your firm if I need it. Thank you!”
“Thank you and also thank all of your staff who have involved in my case, especially Jianhua, she is a great lawyer, without her help, my I-140 wouldn't be able to get approval. Great job! Your firm is a great company! I would like to require a new service from your firm if I need it. Thank you!”
“I thank you everyone at Zhang & Associates for the approval of my I-140 petition. It’s really a great experience working with Zhang & Associates and it will be a great pleasure to recommend your prompt service and assistance to anyone seeking help in immigration-related issues.”
Both I-140 and 485 approved within 40 days
Case Type: NIW/I-485 Concurrently Filing
Filing Date: I-140/485 filed concurrently on 11/02/2009
Approval Date: I-140 and I-485 approved together on 12/11/2009
"WOW!! It is really wonderful news!!!! When I opened this email, my husband asked me that it is true??? It is a great Christmas gift for us. I really appreciate you and Elana for all this process.”
“Thank for your e-mail, Jean. I got cell phone notice last night, 2am. Then I couldn’t sleep again till 4am. I really appreciate your help to get I-140 and EAD card approve notices.”
“It is so exciting news for me and for our entire family. I am so grateful for your great effort and excellent work for my case. My case is a weak one…however, with your great effort, you really change my dream to reality. I will tell my friends about your firm and recommend your firm. Please give my great thanks to everybody in your firm who has been involved in my case. Please let me know when I can prepare the check. Keep in touch and thanks again!”
“Thank you for your reply. Yesterday I received the original approval notice sent from your office. Thank you. Attorney Bush also said he has received the check that I sent last week. That is good. I am very satisfied with Attorney Bush's work. I will highly recommend your office to my friends. Thank you very much.”
“I will make sure I let all my friends know about how great your firm is. I will recommend your firm to everyone I know in need of applying for a green card. Many many thanks. I am extremely excited that things happened so fast.”
“As you know, my NIW petition has been approved! It is amazing that the approval process took only less than two months! I still remember that I started to contact Attorney Zhang on July this year. It only took less than 4 months my case was filed and approved. I know that this would not have been possible without Annie. Once again, I must thank you so much for all your time and efforts: for replying so quickly to my emails, and for giving me so much valuable advice and feedback. The quality and quantity of your assistance has far surpassed my expectations; they are outstanding. I am truly grateful for the tremendous support and generosity that you have given me. I will not hesitate to recommend your services and the services of Zhang & Associates to my colleagues and friends.”
“As you already know, my NIW petition has been approved. I have received the courtesy copy of approval notice from USCIS and your office already received the original notice. I also received my EAD last Saturday. We were really excited after receiving NIW approval notice. We did not expect to receive the approval notice soon. Our dreams become true. I would like to thank you for your high quality and professional service, which made my case stronger. I greatly appreciate your instructions, advice and guidance while drafting recommendation letters selecting recommenders, and preparing application packet. Again thank you very much for your service.”
“You are the best immigration attorney I have ever worked with, and I certainly want to keep working with you on my other immigration issues in the future, such as I485, etc... I have already recommended your firm, especially you, to my friends, and I will keep doing so for sure. Attached please see the credit card payment form. Just want to make sure about your reply regarding my question. Thanks again.”
“I am so happy to know the good news! I am very satisfied with your service on my case and actually I have already mentioned you to some of my friends seeking for attorney. I will continue passing you to potential petitioners that I know. I look forward to the physical notice. Again, appreciate for you effort on my case.”
“I am very very happy about this. This is mainly due to your excellent work. My family and I very much appreciate your efforts. I will pay to you yourself extra $50 as my thanks and appreciation to your great efforts in addition to your company's payment. This is not much but it signifies your excellent work.”
“I wanted to let you know that I got my I-140 approval from USCIS in 14 days. This is truly because of your timely help and assistance. You did a wonderful job for this application—you are a great attorney. I was initially scared since I didn’t have a PhD but your help, experience, strong assistance and the highest quality of support made it happen!! I very well remember those days when I used to send you my draft letters and you use to make those changes within a short time frame and send it back to me. Due to your timely help, I filed my whole NIW application in 3 months to USCIS and got approved in 14 days. My parents and I still can’t believe it since we always thought there was a backlog of cases at the USCIS service centers. I don’t have enough words to express my happiness and your great support you provided me in filing this application but I would like to say: THANK YOU VERY MUCH to you, Marya and my company Chief Engineer too!!! And I can assure you that I will recommend you and your firm to everyone in the future.”
“You may have experienced this kind of success thousands of times already, but for me it’s a one-time deal which scared me from the beginning. I want to thank you from the bottom of my heart that you led my case to a success with your rich experience, hard work and endless patience. Please also forward my sincere thanks to your team members who worked on my case as well.”
“I have just received my Green Card! I can't be happier to feel the card so many years after coming to the U.S. as a student in 1995. I had faith in your service when I read Jerry's responses to my inquiries in late January. Sure enough, only 8 weeks after filing my NIW case, my status was immediately adjusted to permanent resident. I never thought that I was going to be one of the lucky ones! Let me say that your very well-organized application process and heavy expertise is certainly well appreciated.”
“I would like to take this very happy moment to personally thank you, Annie and Jerry, and everybody who put an effort towards this great ending. I will always share my story with those who are interested in EB2 and recommend your service.”
“It is great news for me. Thank your firm very much for helping me get this result…I will definitely consider hiring your firm for my future immigration needs.
“After waiting for a year and a half, my NIW 140 was recently approved without a RFE. Thank you for all the hard work you have done! During the long period of preparation and waiting, Attorney Jeannette Liu wrote the petition letter for me, Ms. NosheenNawab and Ms. Jianhua Zhang provided legal services. Many thanks to their excellent services and professionalism. Before I started to prepare my NIW application 3 years ago, I consulted 6 attorneys. You were the only attorney who encouraged me to move forward. The other 5 all told me my case was "mission impossible." Their statement may not be unreasonable because my case is not strong at all. I have only 2 publications and less than 10 citations. It is your positive "Can Do" attitude got the case started. During the process, due to my personal reason, the preparation was significantly delayed. Once again, it is your positive attitude revived the case and helped me achieve the successful result today. Although the approval of I-140 is only the first step of the long journey to get my green card, it brings me hope and a good feeling of security. I believe the positive attitude in our career and life will eventually make our American dreams come true.”
“I would like to thank your law firm for handling my appeal case in the best possible manner I could have imagined. I would like to personally thank Lisa for all the hard work she had put in preparing a very good brief for my appeal. She was really professional and was prompt in replying to my emails throughout the brief preparation. I don't think I could have found any one better than your firm, better than Lisa to handle my case. Thank you very much for all your help.”
“I should have written this mail last week, but I was out of town and sick for a while. I got my approval for I-140 from USCIS last week. I don’t know how to thank you and your firm for taking up my case and turn into a successful one. I tried several other firms before I chose you. About 60% of them denied taking my case. After I chose to stay with you, I was impressed by the speed of communication of your firm. I thank you for assigning Jeannette for me, who is absolutely great. During my 13 months of waiting time, I bugged her a lot out of frustration and she was very patient with me. So I am going to write the check of the rest of the amount for I-140 and also retain to your firm for processing I-485. I appreciate everything your firm did for me and special thanks to Jeannette.”
“I received the Approval Notice for my NIW I-140 petition from USCIS. It is really great news for me! It was mailed out on Feb.12 from Texas Service Center. I just want to make sure if you have received the original Approval Notice. Because we just finished the G-28 form several days ago, is it possible the original Approval Notice may be mailed to the former address of your firm? If the original notice has been mailed to the former address, whether you can receive the transfer from USPS or not, or ask USCIS officer re-mail to current address of your firm? Anyway, I'm very happy to get I-140 approval. Many many thanks to your wonderful work. Because I still have to wait for submitting the NIW I-485 petition, I'm considering submit an EB-1b this year. I will call you to discuss the approved NIW case and potential EB-1b in the next several days.”
“I appreciate all your assistance. Your staff's capability was excellent. I am really willing to refer you to somebody else.”
“I received the official approval notice for my NIW I-140 case forwarded by Mr. Bush today. I want to take this opportunity to let you how much I appreciate Mr. Bush's work on my case. He always responds quickly whenever I have a question or request. He is the best of the best. I also want to thank you for the encouragement you gave me when I asked you to evaluate my case almost 2 years ago. I will certainly contact your firm again when I become eligible for I-485.”
“My NIW case was approved in just a little over 5 months (with no RFE!). My AOS case (as well as my husband's) approval followed a few days later. Although there are no words that could possibly express my gratitude for you, I will try. First of all, thank you attorney Jerry. You believed in my NIW case right from the start, and gave me confidence it was worth pursuing it. You convinced me that, if carefully prepared, my case had a chance of being approved. Thanks for helping me make one of the best investments I've ever made. Your positive evaluation of my case made my permanent residency possible today, and for that I profoundly thank you. To attorney Ben, my deepest gratitude. You really did a spectacular job in writing my petition. You had great patience in helping me with the recommendation letters, even when my recommenders seemed to take an enormous amount of time to get them back to me. I was always impressed with how quickly you replied to my emails while at the same time delivering top quality work. As soon as sent you all necessary documents for my petition, you drafted it in 1 or 2 days! And it was unbelievable. I remember reading it and being proud of my accomplishments. I am sure the petition could not have been any better given my list of evidences and background. You turned what was a remote dream into reality in very short time. I have always strived to be the best I can be...thanks to you now I have more freedom to pursue it and more tools to achieve it. Finally, I would like to extend my gratitude to all members of the Zhang & Associates team. My interaction with your firm has always been fantastic. You always kept me informed right away on any notices that arrived, and the whole staff is very courteous. I am a witness that the Always Deliver the Best slogan is definitely not an overstatement! I wish continued success to the firm.”
“Thank you so much for giving us the good news. It was such a pleasant surprise to see it. Thank you so very much for all the great work that you did to get it approved. We are really happy and grateful for your effort and high quality work, to get this done for us. For sure, we will be recommending you to all our friends!!”
“Thank you very much for the greetings. I appreciated very much of your firm attitude towards client's concerns and needs. I am not sure my case is one of the most memorable cases for you, but definitely, it was one of the most memorable piece of work that I did with the help of your firm and all people around me. I believe in God through my job hunting, filing residency application and now finally can stay in US.
The whole process is amazing. Due to the very limited time frame that I was given, from almost nothing, then to have a job and eventually get my "green card" within 1 year, all the people that I got contacted and helped, in my point of view, it was liked scheduled. There is nothing I can do, I tried very hard to find a job, but was nothing. Until I turned to God, after a while, then, there is a chance to come to me to get hired by my company, which I am still working with. And things started changing. You know the rest. I appreciated you will keep my profile confidential, but I think my application will be a good tutorial to somebody like my case, who are seeking their residency in US. I get a better understanding of myself through filing the application with your firm. I think it is a win-win situation. I got my residency in US and your hard work is meaningful and rewarding, since you have successfully helped your client.
Congratulations to have opened another office in California to more spread of your business to help more people.”
“I'd like to thank you for your great petition letter for my 140 and 140 RFE. Without your effort and help, it was not even possible at all to obtain the permanent residency. Again thanks for your great service and I really appreciate it. If anyone asks me an attorney for his or her permanent residency petition, I will always recommend you.”
“Borrowing Chinese expression, “from center of my heart, I deeply appreciate” for all the help your firm provided us. It wasn’t all easy at the preparation, but now my wife and I received permanent resident card on our hands. Less than 8 months!!! More than anything, you helped our dreams alive in this country… thank you.”
“Our NIW is approved!!! Eight weeks after filing the appeal!!! I just checked my email and found the message as below. Cannot wait to share this with you! I, together with my husband, would like to thank you for all the help you have extended in directing us toward the best ways to overcome one after another frustrations. To cite a few, you refined my appeal letter and sent me emails even on your way to vacation that Saturday. You were also very patient to respond to every little thing we consulted you with. Not to mention of course was your full knowledge on immigration. We cannot thank you enough except for this word of appreciation. Your qualifications coupled with your integrity of character are your winning elements. I am glad we did not waste our time yet to start preparing a refilling of NIW…THANKS A LOT AGAIN!”
“As you already know, our I-485 petitions have been approved, and we have received the green cards. I would like to thank you for all your effort and attention you have invested in our case. It has been a long, stressful process for us, and as our attorney, I am certain it must have been stressful for you as well. I was skeptical whether my NIW petition would be approved, since my background is not as strong as some other applicants who hold doctoral degree and many publications. However, you made it happen, and we are truly thankful. I have heard many horror stories about some attorneys not returning phone calls and making mistakes, but I couldn't have asked for more from you. If anyone needs immigration related legal representation, you can be assured that I will wholeheartedly recommend you and your firm. Thank you very much.”
“I am very glad to tell you that my NIW petition is approved after the RFE. I got an email notice yesterday saying that an approval notice has been sent. I cannot tell you how excited I was when I got this email notice. I would like to thank you for all of you excellent work. I know my case is not strong. It is you who help me to persuade the immigration office to approve my case. Without your help, the result might just be to the opposite. Your hard work and quick responses to my inquires deeply impressed me. As a primary example, I would like to review on how quickly you prepare the RFE response. I sent out all additional evidence to you on Tuesday April 22. It arrived to your firm Wednesday the next day. To my big surprise, you completed the response in just two days and had it ready for me on Friday, April 25. This gave me enough time to work on the response during that following weekend. The draft response was great. It hit all the points in my mind. So, I just made minor changes to it. You even made a phone call to me that Friday morning to make sure the evidence we were going to submit is really "additional" instead of duplicates. I could never expect such an excellent and responsible service if it was not you. I really appreciate your wonderful service on my case. I would not hesitate to recommend you to my friends if possible in the future.”
“I'm also so pleased to receive that news from you and I appreciate your thoughtful consideration and faithful endeavor. Frankly speaking, I was half in doubt when I began with my NIW process because every successful stories were natural sciences, especially leading-edge sciences. Of course, I'll strongly recommend you and refer someone who is interested in his/her immigration and need consultation to you. Thank you very much for helping my family go forward to new stage.”
“I am really appreciate of this work. Your people, especially who prepares my document for me, truly deserved my biggest thanks. Even though I doubt my case, but you guys did a great job. My case was approved within 6 months. I have seen a lot of cases on the On-Line which is waiting for more than year. In addition, many cases got RFE for their cases but not me. My words are too short to express my feeling and cannot say more than thank you. Now, I am waiting for my final approval of I-485 with happiness. Recently, I heard of possible good news about case approval with 6 months FBI name check policy. I wish this could affect on my case too.”
“Thanks a lot for your kind help and assistance for my NIW application. I am really glad to know that you received the official notice for the approval of I-140. Without Attorney Jerry Zhang's professional help and detailed instruction for preparing the materials for this application, I would not be able to get this approved so soon. I really appreciate Linda's patience and professional help. Linda has answered numerous questions of me and provided me great assistance for the whole procedure. Your helps always let me feel my case is in the hand of the right person who makes me worry free.”
“My family and I are very happy to hear that our I-140/NIW has been approved. We are so grateful to all of you for your wonderful work. In particular, I want to sincerely thank Nosheen and Jerry for your kindness, caring and responsible attitudes. I am also grateful to your people who wrote the strong, convincing petition letter and the exhibition list. Clearly, your good work has been reflected in the success of my case. Your great work has been and will be appreciated by many people like us. We look forward to hearing about our I-485 applications and to continuously working with you in the future.”
“Thank you so much for your kind helping and caring my NIW case. My wife and I are so happy to hear the news of NIW approval from you (and USCIS). That is absolutely THE GREATEST Christmas present to my family. I understand that the case is not over until my family got final approvals for I-485 cases. I will do my best until my family received the Green Cards, and please guide us (as our attorney) in I-485 processing, too. I was absolutely impressed by the professionalism you (and HOOYOU) have shown to me, and I will recommend you (and your firm) to my acquaintances anyone who wants to start NIW.”
“My wife and I received our green cards today. I would like to Thank you and your firm for providing invaluable advice and guidance for the past 4.5 year through our green card process. I distinctly remember our first meeting (11/7/2003) when we talked about the possible green card option for me and what steps need to be undertaken to successfully defend a NIW case. After our meeting, I was very confident that Zhang and Associates is the right firm for me and my future would be in safe hands. I truly admire the through professionalism in which my case(s) was handled (I-140; I-485; multiple AP’s and EAD’s) by all the attorney’s and paralegals. I thank you to all. Last but none the less, I think Zhang and Associates is the best immigration law firm period!!!”
“Thanks for the good news and thank everybody for the help on getting my family Green Cards! Thanks to Jerry for his excellent and professional way on treating clients when problem occurs. I feel/felt very confident to recommend your team to my friends, because I am sure they will get the best service. In case anyone need further help, Jerry would be the person to contact with and he will make you satisfied! Thanks to Joe for his great help on my wife's I-131, 765 and her 485 inquiry! I feel very lucky to know him as he has been lived in UW before and it was pleasant to talk to him! Special thanks to Jane! She did most of the work for my family's petitions. It was her excellent work on my I-140 application made me continue to retain your firm to do my family's I-485. Although I had different opinions with her on my wife's I-131 and 765, I have to say she did very quality work on all my other petitions and she responded to my questions and concerns in a timely manner. I appreciate all her help sincerely! I also want to thank Ms. Qian and Feng for their wonderful help! All in all, I am very satisfied with your service and best wishes to your continuing great success in future!”
“You know, I could hear good news from Attorney about our NIW petition was approved by USCIS today. And I feel I am still dreaming because I could not believe it is true. And after I checked my I-140 case status online and I realized that it is true. So I don't know how to express my gratitude to all of you because I know this result is due to your great job and support. And of course I am most satisfied with your professional service so I will not hesitate to recommend you to my friends because now they can see how you worked to my case successful. Anyway thank you so much again and have a good day.”
“Thanks a lot for your email message. I received my green card and welcome notice on Tuesday. A green card application is a long journey. Your legal representation of our immigrant applications has brought this journey to a happy ending. Your attorneys and staff are responsive and highly professional, always gave us the answers we needed. We are very thankful of your representation.”
“I write this email to express myself regarding the experience with one of your attorney, Attorney Bennett Wisniewski, who has been my attorney for the past couple of months. He has done an extremely wonderful job for me to file my I-140 within very short time constraint. This experience is the best any one can have, and I am very pleased to have a lawyer like, Ben. Without him, I should have still been in the dark with all frustration. I truly truly appreciate all his help and his quick and knowledgeable advice. I also want to express my thanks to all of your Zhang & Associates members. You are the best!!! Thank you so much and take care.”
“I was informed that my NIW I-140 application has been approved! I am very excited about that. It was approved in less than 3 months! Now, I do want to thank you for your good advice, especially my lawyer Mr. Bush's great effort on my case. During the document preparation, Mr. Bush had given me very good guidelines, and had worked on the recommendation letters diligently, then finally generated a very strong petition letter! Besides his excellent knowledge and experiences on NIW cases, I was very impressed by his work ethic! Some people may say getting approval in 3 months a luck. But, I believe it was because of the strong petition letter written by Mr. Bush! Once again, I want to thank Mr. Bush from the bottom of my heart!”
“I have just got the email copy of the notice from Yaping that my I-140 has been approved. Thanks a lot for the great work from your law office, especially the great effort from lawyer Ben!! Ben is a knowledgeable lawyer with good responsibility. He replied email timely, normally less than two hours. When my I-140 was first denied by USCIS due to missing the materials, Ben prepared the appealing materials for me very fast and in high quality. I am glad that my I-140 could be approved just one month after the appealing. Also thank you for your patience to answer my questions all the time. I would definitely recommend your law office and lawyer Ben to my friends. Have a great weekend!”
“I just received my Green Card after waiting for 28 months. I am very impressed with your excellent job on my NIW case. Dr. Bush’s I-140 documentation was so great and my I-140 got through so quick (11/2004 AD, I-140 approval on March, 2005.) During the long process of backlog, I kept getting patient consultant from your assistants, and attorney. When I got your phone on March 21st, 2007 for my I-485 approval, I still cannot believe it happened. Now after I get my green card, I am so happy for this moment! Now I just want to say, thank you and your colleagues great help! You are the best immigration attorney I met in America. I also would like to encourage more of my friends to let you handle their cases. Thank you and your firm again for my whole family!”
“Thanks a lot for letting me know my NIW approval and your congratulations! I have been waiting for this moment for 1.5 years. My case was transferred from VSC to NSC, which is more difficult. I was concerned but now I am so happy! I appreciate so much your hard work on my case. And I still remember the hurricane Rita chaos in summer 2005, I always appreciate that your firm and the staff managed to file my case on time. I'm definitely very satisfied with your services and will recommend your excellence to my friends.”
“I would like to express my best acknowledgment to Mr. Victor Bush who did handle my NIW application and finally it was approved. I have found him as one of the very well-informed attorneys in USA for the following reasons:
He knows the immigration laws in great details.
He respects his clients too much. I do remember once I did contact him and he patiently talked to me on the phone for more than one hour.
He is very well-organized and fast in preparing the application files.
He has replied my e-mails immediately even on Saturdays. I think we have sent each other tens of e-mails so far.
So I do believe that he is an HONOR for your firm. For these reasons, I have recommended some of my friends to use your firm and particularly Mr. Victor Bush for their immigration works. Finally I do appreciate you and your firm for your excellent jobs which are being done by your excellent immigration attorneys.”
“I’m writing to express my deep gratitude and appreciation to Attorney Victor Bush for all the excellent work he has done for my NIW application. Mr. Victor is a dedicated attorney. He took a very proactive role to work on the reference letters and other documents. He wrote a very strong and convincing petition letter for me, which I think is critical in my petition. During the preparation process, I once lost confidence and wanted to give up, but his dedication and encouragement kept me away from giving up. I think he played a critical role in the approval of my case. It was really a happy experience to work with him and other assistants in your firm.”
“I want to express my huge gratitude and appreciation to you after my EB-2 NIW immigrant petition was approved. I was cautious with my expectations along the way, since I have a Masters degree and I am coauthor on only two conference papers and I was not sure of the strength of my credentials. However, following your instructions and through great cooperation I had with your attorneys, I got approved in only three and a half months, without the request for additional evidence! I still remember when you responded to my first email in about 30 seconds and I thought it was an automated email reply, since I couldn't believe that someone can manage to read my email and respond thoroughly in such a short time frame. Since that day, I was always greeted with same level of responsiveness and service. Thank you for your marvelous work and I hope we will proceed with the same success in the continuation of my permanent residence procedure! And I will make sure I recommend your services to my colleagues and friends!”
“It is with great appreciation that your law firm, and specifically your attorney Jane Xu, had taken my case in midcourse at the "request for evidence" (RFE) stage and saw it through to successful conclusion. Deciding to use Jane as my attorney was the best decision I could have made. Her insight and guidance in generating and gathering the required reference letters and other documents was invaluable for the Petition for Permanent Residency with request for a NIW. It took a lot of effort to successfully argue the case for "alien of exceptional ability," which was much more difficult than those with advanced degrees. I sincerely appreciate the dedication, hard work, insightful editing, and prompt service that she gave to my case. Even prior to officially taking the case, Jane's suggestions improved the chances of success tremendously. The level of professionalism she demonstrated is uncommon, and successful conclusion of the case demonstrates that she clearly distinguishes herself as an expert in immigration law. Thank you so much!”
“My family and I are very happy to receive the notice from attorney, who is working on my NIW case, that my case was approved. It is even out of my expectation that my case will be approved in only one and half month. I attribute half of the success to my attorney. He is very professional. Thank you for assigning my case to an experienced attorney. Because of his excellent work, I recommended my friend to contact you one month ago (that is before my case approval). He is in process of his NIW case by your office right now.”
“My NIW (I-140) petition has recently been approved after a RFE. I would like to express my sincere appreciation to your law firm. The attorney has been very responsive and efficient in preparing my petition. It has been a good experience having him as my NIW attorney. In addition, the dedication that your staffs showed during the time of last year's hurricane also touches my heart. I simply cannot say enough thank-you to your team. Thanks for your excellent service, and thanks for helping me succeed! Wish your firm another prosperous year!”
“Firstly I want to thank you very much in helping me get my NIW approval, which is an unbelievable process considering the time of approval (7 months) and my not-so-strong background (MS without paper published). I think very high of you and your team, and have strongly recommended my friends to your firm ever since. Here I have a quick question. My family is planning a 7 day Panama cruise in early February; do we need any USCIS document for the travel? I got my Green card in August 2005, my husband is still waiting for his i-485 approval and is currently H-1B, and my mother-in-law is holding China passport with multiple US entry visa until Sept 2006. What's the procedure for us to get the documents if required? Thank you in advance for your advice!!”
“My wife and I are delighted by the recent good news from you that our NIW application has been approved and Adjustment of Status (I485) is now in process. I recall how you recommended joint filing of I-140 and I485 and eventually that was what we pursued. However, Hurricane Rita complicated the meeting of the Oct. 1st deadline for such joint filing when evacuation to safety was the highest priority. We were pleasantly astonished by the level of professionalism you exhibited during such time of crisis and evidently, to you, serving clients' needs is a priority second to none. I appreciate your editing my petition letter on your way of evacuation and keeping in email and cell phone contact with me throughout the journey. Thank you!”
“I would like to acknowledge Mr. Bush who was working on my I-140(NIW) case. During my case preparing phase, he was always promptly answering all my emails with detailed possible explanations. He was always giving me clear guidelines to prepare materials. Additionally, he wrote an excellent petition letter for me even during hurricane RITA. He is really a good lawyer with great passion for handling customer cases. Due to his extremely intelligent and hard work on my application, my case got approved within three weeks after filing to USCIS. It's very impressive! I will be glad to pass his name along with your firm's name around my colleagues and friends. Once again, many thanks to your office and Mr. Bush's excellent work.”
“My wife and I are very excited to receive Ms. Stephanie's call to inform me that my I-485 has been approved. I just got my formal approval notice of my I-485 from USCIS. I checked USCIS web page and found my wife's I-485 was approved too. I guess we will receive her formal notice soon and we will let you know. In addition, we already made appointments to visit USCIS San Antonio Office on Feb .10, 2005. Everything goes on so efficiently and so wonderfully that last night when I was still in my office, my wife called me at home and let me guess what's the message she received, I thought of everything possible but not my I-485. I can't help saying that you did a fantastic job. We got the first receive notice from USCIS dated 3/23/2004. Our EAD and Advance Parole were approved after one and a half month. In 10/15/2004, we did fingerprinting and in 12/21/2004 my I-140 was approved. Just one month later, our I-485 applications were approved again. Everything happened so quickly that I almost can't believe it. Thank you very much! People may say that we are lucky or our case is strong, but I will say I got a good lawyer. It is because of your excellent job and the good reputation of you and your office. You organized our documents in the best way that can please the Immigration Officer. You know how to polish our case and exhibit our excellence. Your talent will definitely make you very successful in your field. My wife and I really appreciate your nice help. We also thank Stephanie who always informed us the good news in the first time.”
“The work you and your firm did is everything more than excellent. Word cannot enough express how I am satisfied with the result you achieved. It is an amazing experience for the last several months. I will definitely give a full heart recommendation to anyone I know who may need immigration service. The appreciation is profound and genuine. Your help did make a great difference of our life. We truly wish all the best to you and all the great people around you. Thank you very very much!”
(Updated 10/8/2012 by AD)
For further information about the National Interest Waiver, please check the other pages about NIW on the site: