Success Stories: NIW Approval Received for a Research Fellow in the Field of Immunology from Nepal, Without RFE


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On March 7th, 2022, we received another EB-2 NIW (National Interest Waiver) approval for a Research Fellow in the Field of Immunology (Approval Notice).

General Field: Immunology

Position at the Time of Case Filing: Research Fellow

Country of Origin: Nepal

State of Residence at the Time of Filing: Massachusetts

Approval Notice Date: March 7th, 2022

Processing Time: 3 months, 20 days

Case Summary:

“[The client] has conducted groundbreaking research that has advanced therapeutic treatments for autoimmune diseases. [The client’s] work on the screening of synthetic compounds for the treatment of autoimmune and inflammatory diseases has made significant advancements in terms of treatment options for those afflicted with autoimmune diseases.”

This statement has been taken from a letter of support written by an expert in the field of immunology for a research fellow from Nepal. The excerpt shows how significant the work of the research fellow is to address pressing global health concerns, such as the prevalence of autoimmune diseases. The letter was needed by our client who wanted to file an NIW or National Interest Waiver petition to the USCIS. He held a Ph.D. in pharmacy at the time of filing and had a proposed endeavor to continue his research on uncovering the cellular and molecular mechanisms of disease progression to improve treatment options and health outcomes for people living with autoimmune and allergic diseases.

So, while filing his petition, our team of experts used this information along with the following to convince the authorities, beyond a reasonable doubt, of the relevance of his work:

  • He has completed at least 3 reviews to date for scientific journals proving that he is seen as a reliable resource in the field.
  • His research has also resulted in 14 peer-reviewed journal articles (5 of them first-authored).
  • These publications have been cited a total of 155 times according to Google Scholar showing that he is widely read and relied upon in his area of expertise.
  • His study has also found support through funding from the National Research Foundation of Korea.

All of these pieces of information made sure that his petition was a convincing document. The adjudication process was significantly more easy for our client due to our team’s help and the adjudication time was also lessened to 3 months and 20 days only for his NIW approval. We are glad to have been of help to him in this process and our team wishes him the very best in all future endeavors.

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