Success Stories: A Principal Research Scientist from India obtained the NIW Petition Approval, Despite a Long Halt


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On December 22nd, 2020, we received another EB-2 NIW (National Interest Waiver) approval for a Principal Research Scientist in the Field of Molecular Biology (Approval Notice).

General Field: Molecular Biology

Position at the Time of Case Filing: Principal Research Scientist

Country of Origin: India

State of Residence at the Time of Filing: Massachusetts

Approval Notice Date: December 22nd, 2020

Processing Time: 1 year, 4 months

Case Summary:

A principal research scientist liaised with North America Immigration Law Group to help her in filing an EB-2 NIW (National Interest Waiver) petition. With a Ph.D. in molecular medicine and researching the field of molecular biology, our client exhibited all the required skills to satisfy the prongs.
We scrutinized all of her provided credentials, also verified her professional background. We have highlighted a few key points in her petition packet to fortify her case to the USCIS:

Research Summary: To demonstrate our client’s work is crucial to the United States, we first had to learn every viewpoint of it. We appraised her research on cellular processes and their medical applications. Her research in this area is of great importance because it greatly enhances our understanding of the molecular mechanisms involved in the growth and spread of cancer, thereby providing the necessary knowledge to inform the development of innovative new anticancer therapies.

Publication and Citation Count: Thanks to Google Scholar, we ascertained that our client’s 9 peer-reviewed journal articles had gained 167 citations, discovering her research work being utilized widely in the field of molecular biology.

Peer Review Experience: We recorded the distinguishing 17 times our client assessed the work of others, only prominent researchers in this field are requested to perform this important review work. This activity clearly expresses our client’s major status in the field.

Testimonials: To extend our client’s NIW petition, we added five recommendation letters which were compiled by our client. One of the recommenders asserted her research as:

“[Client’] research has laid the groundwork for revolutionary new treatment options against cancer, and it is of paramount importance that [client] continue her work.”

Even though the USCIS spent more than a year adjudicating our client’s submitted case, however, thanks to our client’s patience and cooperation with us, we finally got her NIW approval. We were, fortunately, able to convince the USCIS that our client’s research has set the basis for innovative new treatment options against cancer, and it is of great interest to the United States, and she must progress her work in the same field. We congratulate our client for securing an NIW petition approval and wish her the best of luck on this milestone.

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