Success Stories: NIW Approval for a Postdoctoral Research Fellow from Nepal in the Field of Developmental Biology in Less than 6 Months


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“Thanks for all the help and for guiding me through the process. Chen law group is very professional. Since they have helped prepare thousands of applications, they are very knowledgeable and detail-oriented. I had a great experience working with the team. I was referred to the Chen law group by one of my friends and will pass my strong recommendations to my friends and colleagues. With their exceptional service and help, my I-140 was approved in less than six months. Thank you for the help!!”

On January 10th, 2020, we received another NIW (National Interest Waiver) approval for a Postdoctoral Research Fellow in the Field of Developmental Biology (Approval Notice).

General Field: Developmental Biology

Position at the Time of Case Filing: Postdoctoral Research Fellow

Country of Origin: Nepal

State of Residence at the Time of Filing: Ohio

Approval Notice Date: January 10th, 2020

Processing Time: 5 months, 11 days

Case Summary:

A postdoctoral research fellow from Nepal contacted North America Immigration Law Group ( to help him file his NIW (National Interest Waiver)) petition. After a careful review of his credentials, we concluded that we could help him secure the national interest waiver, and these are the key points we focused on:

  • Citation and Publication Count: Thanks to Google Scholar and other similar references, we determined that our client’s 5 peer-reviewed journal articles (1 of them first-authored) had gathered 43 citations.
  • Research Projects: In order to prove to the USCIS that our client’s work is of inherent value to the United States, we first had to understand every aspect of it. We started by reviewing his research on the molecular and genetic mechanisms that govern key development processes and pose certain risks in humans. We also established that his research is of national importance because it is laying the groundwork for advanced genetic approaches to address a wide array of neurological conditions, which are a global public health concern. His research is largely contributing to the field’s understanding of the globally prevalent conditions while also providing the framework for improved treatment techniques to target neurological diseases at a molecular and genetic level.
  • Testimonials: To further fortify our client’s NIW petition packet, we included 5 recommendation letters signed by other experts in the field of developmental biology who were familiar with his work. One of them stated, “In addition to being widely influential among other researchers, [client’s] work has direct implications for the United States. His study of genetic factors influencing neurodevelopmental deficits provides key insight into the development of autism, epilepsy, and other conditions that affect significant segments of the U.S. population.”

Overall, the USCIS spent 5 months and 16 days adjudicating our client’s NIW petition before getting the approval. With over 16,000 approved I-140 cases in the bag, our firm is pleased to have helped yet another client get closer to a green card. We congratulate our client for overcoming this significant hurdle in the lengthy process, and we thank him for choosing us for the last step of the green card process: filing the I-485 application.

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