Success Stories: After waiting 15 Months, a Postdoctoral Research Fellow from Iran Secured NIW Approval in the Field of Clinical Medicine


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“Thanks for helping me with my application.”

On June 16th, 2020, we received another NIW (National Interest Waiver) approval for a Postdoctoral Research Fellow in the Field of Clinical Medicine (Approval Notice).

General Field: Clinical Medicine

Position at the Time of Case Filing: Postdoctoral Research Fellow

Country of Origin: Iran

State of Residence at the Time of Filing: Maryland

Approval Notice Date: June 16th, 2020

Processing Time: 1 year, 3 months

Case Summary:

With an M.D. and numerous accolades in the bag, our client (a postdoctoral research fellow from Iran) was a suitable candidate for the national interest waiver. She hired North America Immigration Law Group (NAILG) to help her file an EB-2 NIW (National Interest Waiver) petition on her behalf and judging from the approval notice that she received without RFE, we did an excellent job.

Building a strong case:

Our client’s EB-2 NIW petition contained a wealth of information on her various achievements. For instance, we noted the 5 peer-reviewed journal articles to her name and the 23 times her work was cited by other researchers. Furthermore, we noted her impactful work in the field of clinical medicine, most notably on cancer biology, precision medicine, and related topics in the field. We demonstrated that our client’s research in her area is of great importance because it has contributed to the development and understanding of therapeutics for depression and holds significant implications for public health and wellness in the United States. Her education, experience, and expertise, record of publication and citation, and history of successful research in the field all indicate that our client is well positioned to benefit her field of endeavour.

Adding supporting evidence:

Although we had built a strong EB-2 NIW case for our client, we needed to make sure that it was airtight. We did this by including recommendation letters volunteered by six experts working in the field of clinical medicine. According to one of these experts:
“As demonstrated by her extensive influence on new research in this field and her work’s acceptance to eminent publications, [client] has already secured a position at the vanguard of the field of clinical medicine. However, the benefits of her work extend far beyond her immediate field to the US population in general. ”

Obtaining petition approval:

Because we were able to prove that not many other similarly qualified researchers can produce research results of the same caliber, the USCIS was persuaded to approve our client’s EB-2 NIW petition. We congratulate her for overcoming this milestone in the green card process, and we thank her for choosing our law firm to represent not just her EB-2 NIW case, but her I-485 application as well.

North America Immigration Law Group (Chen Immigration Law Associates) is a U.S. immigration law firm dedicated to representing corporations, research institutions, and individuals from all 50 U.S. states regarding I-140 immigration petitions. We specialize in employment-based immigration petition and have a proven record of high success rate for the categories of: EB2-NIW (National Interest Waiver), EB1-A (Alien of Extraordinary Ability), EB1-B (Outstanding Researcher/Professor) and O-1 (Alien of Extraordinary Ability).

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