Success Stories: An Ingenious Postdoctoral Scholar from Vietnam Secures NIW Petition Approval in the field of Pharmaceutical Sciences, No RFE Issued


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On February 1st, 2021, we received another EB-2 NIW (National Interest Waiver) approval for a Postdoctoral Scholar in the Field of Pharmaceutical Sciences (Approval Notice).

General Field: Pharmaceutical Sciences

Position at the Time of Case Filing: Postdoctoral Scholar

Country of Origin: Vietnam

State of Residence at the Time of Filing: California

Approval Notice Date: February 1st, 2021

Processing Time: 7 months, 13 days

Case Summary:

A California-based postdoctoral scholar engaged the deft services of our law firm to help her in building an EB-2 NIW (National Interest Waiver) petition to represent her case. With over 16,000 approved cases, undoubtedly, our team is well aware of how to direct our clients to get closer to green card success. Thus, we began compiling the documentary evidence of our client and explored that she held a Ph.D. in chemical engineering with many years of substantial experience in the field of pharmaceutical sciences. After a thorough evaluation of her credentials, we were certain that she deserved the national interest waiver.

We aimed to demonstrate her achievements to the adjudicating authorities in USCIS, we, therefore, exhibited the below-listed details in her EB-2 NIW petition:

  • We outlined her research on developing innovative single-injection protein vaccine delivery systems to improve immune responses. Vaccines are crucial to public health because they protect against the contraction of deadly diseases and her research in this area is of great importance because it addresses some of the most pressing global health issues.
  • We also noted the 14 peer-reviewed journal articles (5 first-authored, 3 co-first-authored) she published, which altogether accumulated 204 citations from other expert researchers. Our client published in no fewer than 10 highly ranked peer-reviewed journals which have been among the most cited in the field, determining the broad implication of her methods and results.
  • In addition, we detailed that our client has been regularly beckoned to conduct peer review for established journals in the field, and she has completed at least 3 peer reviews to date. Since only the esteemed researchers in the field are invited to assess the work of their peers, notably in authoritative journals, it validates that our client is regarded as very competent in her chosen field.
  • To strengthen her case further, we incorporated four recommendation letters in her presentation. She obtained these letters from fellow experts in the field, supporting the importance of her research background and experience. One of the recommenders stated the below:

“[Client’s] work is integral to providing accessible vaccines for cancer treatments and immunology. She has created ways for doctors to administer vaccines quickly and cost-effectively to prevent the world’s most dangerous diseases from decimating populations. Thus, her work, which focuses on novel methods of treating and vaccinating against cancer, is critical for reducing the loss of life due to cancer around the world. Her diverse accomplishments distinguish her as an expert among those in pharmaceutical sciences.”

The USCIS was successfully convinced that our client has greatly improved how doctors administer vaccines and protect patient populations from recurrences of deadly diseases and her research continuation proves to be a boon to the United States’ healthcare industry. Hence, she received her NIW petition approval without any further request of evidence as our built petition packet was enough to highlight all the required criteria as per the latest USCIS adjudication trends. We congratulate our client for advancing her chosen path and thank her for associating with us.

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