Success Stories: NSC Approves NIW Petition of Research Scientist-Instructor from Brazil in the Field of Molecular Biology in Less than 6 Months


On May 5th, 2020, we received another NIW (National Interest Waiver) approval for a Research Scientist-Instructor in the Field of Molecular Biology (Approval Notice).

General Field: Molecular Biology

Position at the Time of Case Filing: Research Scientist-Instructor

Country of Origin: Brazil

State of Residence at the Time of Filing: Michigan

Approval Notice Date: May 5th, 2020

Processing Time: 5 months, 9 days

Case Summary:

With a Ph.D. in genetics, there is no denying that our client (a research scientist-instructor from Brazil) is capable of carrying out effective research in the field of molecular biology. Her work has led to various accomplishments, a couple of which include: 8 publications to her name and 2,296 citations gathered from her findings, thereby demonstrating that these publications are widely recognized and relied upon in the field of molecular biology.

So how did we convince the USCIS to approve our client’s EB-2 NIW (National Interest Waiver) petition?

When preparing her petition packet, we paid close attention to her work on studying bioinformatics, epigenetics, and gliomas related to cancer. We gathered a wealth of information that proved her research in her area is of great importance because it contributes to the field’s understanding of cancer at the genetic level, thereby improving the ability of medical professionals to predict and diagnose the development of this disease early. As such, our client’s research is directly valuable to reducing the number of deaths as a result of this disease.

We also urged our client to obtain outside support through means of recommendation letters. To our delight, four other experts in the field of molecular biology stood by our client and advocated for the approval of her NIW petition. They contributed strong recommendation letters, one of which contained this statement:

“Indeed, [client’s] published cancer research denotes her as one of the finest scientists currently working in the field of molecular biology, and as an asset to the United States research community.”

Successful Result:

Overall, our client waited 5 months and 9 days for NSC to take action on her petition. We congratulate her for securing the national interest waiver, and we wish her the best as she waits for news regarding her I-485 application. Once the USCIS approves her application, she will obtain a green card and become an American permanent resident.

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