Success Stories: Comprehensive Petition Led to NIW Approval for a Scientist in the Field of Molecular Biology, Without RFE


Client’s Testimonial:

“Thank you very much for your help.”

On March 11th, 2020, we received another NIW (National Interest Waiver) approval for a Scientist in the Field of Molecular Biology (Approval Notice).

General Field: Molecular Biology

Position at the Time of Case Filing: Scientist

Country of Origin: China

State of Residence at the Time of Filing: California

Approval Notice Date: March 11th, 2020

Processing Time: 6 months, 7 days

Case Summary:

The field of molecular biology has seen much progress since our client decided to dedicate his career to it. With five peer-reviewed journal articles (two of them first-authored) along with 42 citations gathered from his work, there is no doubt that our client is a force to be reckoned with. We also noted the 22 times our client reviewed the work of his peers.

After several months of hard work, we put together a strong NIW petition packet that highlighted our client’s various achievements. Among other things, we noted his work on biopharmaceuticals. We concluded that our client’s research in his area is of great importance because it advances the study of cellular response to toxic metals and anti-cancer drugs, as well as the development and evaluation of novel drug therapies for severe diseases such as cancers and cardiovascular diseases.

Besides that, we also included 5 recommendation letters contributed by other experts in the field. These letters advocated for the approval of our client’s NIW petition and they reiterated the significance of his work to the United States. According to one of these recommenders, an expert in the field: “Through [client’s] novel research, he has enabled us to better investigate arsenic toxicity and uncover its distinct mechanisms which are known to induce oxidative stress and affect critical cellular pathways. Over the course of his career, [client] has consistently proven his merit and has quickly become a valuable asset to the United States and its molecular biology community. Given the risk carcinogens pose to an individual’s quality of life, there is great demand for [client’s] skills and comprehension.”

Overall, the USCIS spent 6 months and 7 days adjudicating our client’s petition before granting their approval. We are pleased that our client secured the national interest waiver and we thank him for trusting us to help him in the first step of the green card process. We congratulate him on this success and wish him the best as he continues to advance the field of molecular biology, here in the United States.

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