Success Stories: Our Skilled Legal Team Assisted a Research Associate Secure NIW Petition Approval in the Field of Molecular Biology


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On November 25th, 2020, we received another EB-2 NIW (National Interest Waiver) approval for a Research Associate in the Field of Molecular Biology (Approval Notice).

General Field: Molecular Biology

Position at the Time of Case Filing: Research Associate

Country of Origin: Russia

State of Residence at the Time of Filing: New Jersey

Approval Notice Date: November 25th, 2020

Processing Time: 8 months, 10 days

Case Summary:

A research associate from Russia hired North America Immigration Law Group ( to file an I-140 NIW(National Interest Waiver) petition representing her. Our client, with a doctoral degree in biology and tremendous knowledge in the field of molecular biology, engaged with our skilled team as she was aware that we would do everything possible for her case to be victorious. We progressed with her case after evaluating her academic and professional credentials. Once we asserted that we could support her obtaining the national interest waiver approval, we attached the following papers to reinforce her case:

Determining her research work’s importance to the United States:

We thoroughly investigated her initiated work on the genetic and epigenetic mechanisms of plant adaptation to the environment to engineer new crop varieties with desired traits such as increased tolerance to environmental stresses. Her research seems of great importance because it provides important new insights into abiotic stress resistance in plants.

Detailed her Publication, Citation Count, and Peer-Review experience:

Our client had published 11 peer-reviewed journal articles (5 of the first- and 2 of them co-first-authored), these had altogether cumulated 68 citations, thereby displaying that these publications are widely recognized and relied upon in the field of molecular biology. Besides, she has reviewed one journal article of a fellow expert, indicating both the novelty and significance of her methods and results.

Funding Source: Furthermore, we highlighted that her research has been supported by funding from leading agencies, proving the importance of her work. These grants include multiple grants from the Russian Foundation for Basic Research. Moreover, her research was supported by grants from the United States National Institutes of Health, which is the largest public funder of biomedical research in the world and is dedicated to investing in research that enhances life and reduces illness and disability, therefore, signifying the national importance of her research.

Adding Recommendation Letters in her petition packet:

To solidify our client’s EB-2 petition, we added 5 recommendation letters gained by her peers in the field. One of the recommenders contributed the below said words:

“By bolstering the protection of crops under harsh weather conditions, her research supports the financially vital agricultural sector in the United States. She is working at the very top of this field and it is therefore essential that her work continue.”

Finally, we were able to convince the USCIS that our client’s work is relevant in response to the environment in both plants and humans. Our client successfully received the EB-2 NIW petition approval in eight months and ten days. We congratulate her for thriving in her work in the field of molecular biology here in the United States.

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