Success Stories: A Postdoctoral Fellow from Greece in the Field of Biochemistry Obtains NIW (National Interest Waiver) Approval, No RFE Issued


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On September 13th, 2021, we received another EB-2 NIW (National Interest Waiver) approval for a Postdoctoral Fellow in the Field of Biochemistry (Approval Notice).

General Field: Biochemistry

Position at the Time of Case Filing: Postdoctoral Fellow

Country of Origin: Greece

State of Residence at the Time of Filing: Massachusetts

Approval Notice Date: September 13th, 2021

Processing Time: 10 months, 18 days

Case Summary:

Our client, a postdoctoral fellow investigating and elucidating mechanisms and processes in multiple areas of diseases to develop and establish effective therapeutics, approached
NAmILG (North America Immigration Law Group) to file a strong petition on his behalf under the I-140 NIW (National Interest Waiver) visa category. Before we agreed to take his case, we noticed his research is very well relevant to drug discovery and development, having broad implications for the United States. We were certain of the success of his immigration petition by the provided information by him. Thus, we started uniquely putting all the accumulated details in his NIW petition packet, such as:

  • We showcased the 10 peer-reviewed journal articles he published in no fewer than 4 highly ranked peer-reviewed journals.
  • We recorded that his noteworthy research results have been cited a total of 88 times according to the Google Scholar tool, thereby demonstrating that his work is broadly trusted in his chosen field.
  • Besides, we specified the 2 peer reviews he conducted for highly acclaimed journals. Since only the leading experts in the field are requested to complete this important review work, this recurring review activity signifies our client’s eloquent standing in the field.
  • We detailed the descriptions of 4 of his key projects which have been included as evidence of his contributions to and expertise in the field of biochemistry. These project summaries are complemented by expert commentaries that highlight his use of innovative methodologies, the nature of his breakthroughs, and the ways that his unique findings have been applied throughout the field. Four independent advisors were ready to sign our client’s recommendation letters, and one of them stated: “[Client’s] research is immediately relevant to our knowledge and treatment of IBD, making it significant to the United States’ public health.”
  • Furthermore, our client’s pioneering work was carried out with the aid of prestigious funding. This included financial support from the National Institutes of Health (NIH), the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK), the Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation, the Greek Ministry of Education, the European Union Framework Programme for Research and Innovation, some of the leading agencies in United States’ primary facilitators of biomedical research. This financial backing of his work speaks to the national-level significance of what he has accomplished.

We are grateful to our client for hiring our law firm to handle his I-140 NIW case and submit it to the USCIS. We are glad that we could do justice to our client and establish that he is well-positioned in the field of biochemistry to continue pursuing his research considering the breadth of his 16 years of experience as well as his leadership and expertise in his area of study in the United States. Thus, we wish him the best of luck as he advances in his future endeavors.

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