Success Stories: Florida-based Postdoctoral Associate in the Field of Microbiology Secures NIW Approval with the Help Of Our Thorough Reviewal Process; Now Await I-485 Approval


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On September 1st, 2021, we received another EB-2 NIW (National Interest Waiver) approval for a Postdoctoral Associate in the field of Microbiology (Approval Notice).

General Field: Microbiology

Position at the Time of Case Filing: Postdoctoral Associate

Country of Origin: Malaysia

State of Residence at the Time of Filing: Florida

Approval Notice Date: September 1st, 2021

Processing Time: 10 months, 9 days

Case Summary:

Our client, a postdoctoral associate in the field of microbiology is currently researching species-species interactions in natural systems. She hired North America Immigration Law Group to file an I-140 NIW (National Interest Waiver) petition. It would not be an exaggeration to say that she is qualified as a member of the professions holding an advanced degree i.e., a Ph.D. in microbiology, and her research uses knowledge bases and techniques to analyze environmental deoxyribonucleic acid (eDNA) in marine ecosystems to understand microbial, planktonic, and fish diversity within these ecosystems. In addition, she is studying the relationships between eDNA measurements and other observational methods for fish species. To help her achieve the NIW success, our team demonstrated a comprehensive case and presented it to the USCIS ensuring a well-prepared NIW petition packet.

Therefore, our client’s petition displayed that her research has great substantial merit as it is relevant to the development of bioinformatics and omics-based analytical tools for microbiome research, and it would also help in ecological conservation and public health in the United States. Besides, she upholds 13 peer-reviewed journal and conference articles under her name alongside 1 book chapter, influencing her peers to a great extent. We also noted that her research has been cited a total of 347 times. Furthermore, her knowledge in the field is substantiated by the completion of at least 15 peer reviews by her to date.

Our client, thus, has provided independent researchers from around the world with useful approaches to the study of complex topics within the field of microbiology, confirmed by one of the researchers: “[Client’s] approach is a prominent example of methods for identifying allergenic risk in new food proteins, further emphasizing that her allergen prediction method was more effective than machine learning-based methods.”

Proudly with over 25K visa approvals, our law firm is still growing and reaching milestones each day. Despite waiting for 10 months and 9 days, the USCIS granted our client the I-140 NIW approval without requesting further evidence [RFE]. We sincerely thank our client for trusting our firm throughout the process. Moreover, our client also retained us for her I-485 application, we wish her to get that approval soon and wish her good luck in the future.

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