Success Stories: Iranian Physician Scientist in the Field of Internal Medicine and HIV in Philadelphia Secures NIW Petition and Ultimately a Green Card


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“Although you should be qualified enough to receive your green card from exceptional talents pathway, however you would need a strong attorney to support you and prove your talents. I received my I-140 and I-485 without any RFE. Thanks for all the Chen hood help from May 2015 until now!”

On April 19th, 2017, we received another EB-2 NIW (National Interest Waiver) approval for a Petitioner in the Field of Internal Medicine (Approval Notice).

General Field: Internal Medicine

Country of Origin: Iran

Service Center: Nebraska Service Center (NSC)

State of Residence at the Time of Filing: Pennsylvania

Approval Notice Date: April 19th, 2017

Processing Time: 12 months, 21 days

Case Summary:

With 23 peer-reviewed journal articles, 4 book chapters, and 1 patent to her name at the time of petition filling, a recent client of ours—a physician scientist from Iran—has time and again proven her mettle as a meritorious scholar of internal medicine and infectious diseases, making her a suitable candidate for EB-2 NIW (National Interest Waiver). Her citation record of 105 is also a commendable achievement that substantiates the authentic nature of her work. Furthermore, in addition to the services she has provided in the capacity of an ad hoc peer reviewer, she has reviewed at least 40 manuscripts and abstracts, which testifies to her expertise and sterling reputation as a leading expert in the field whose opinions are highly valued.

Our client’s work is focused specifically on the development and testing of treatments for various diseases and infections, including but not limited to HIV/AIDs, diabetes, and urinary tract infection. She has played a key role in the formulation of innovative new drugs and treatment plans for these and other ailments, with life-saving implications, a fact also acknowledged in the recommendation letters that we incorporated into the NIW petition. One recommender wrote: “…the work that [Client] has been doing in this area is imperative to the improvement of the prognosis of this deadly disease. Her work has already been of great use to other scholars, and is currently being implemented in hospitals across the world to both improve treatment methods available and to ameliorate the drug adherence rates of patients.”

As part of our services, we raised two service requests on our client’s behalf when the case went outside the average processing time. Noting the important nature of her work, the USCIS ultimately issued NIW approval over a year after the petition was filed. Our client also retained us to file an I-485 application, which we did while her NIW was pending approval. Roughly two months after receiving the national interest waiver, her I-485 application was approved, making her an official permanent resident of the US. We thank her for working with us and wish her the best in her future endeavors.

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