Success Stories: Research Fellow in the Field of Computational Neuroscience Received NIW Petition Approval in 7 months


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On February 11th, 2020, we received another NIW (National Interest Waiver) approval for a Research Fellow in the Field of Computational Neuroscience (Approval Notice).

General Field: Computational Neuroscience

Position at the Time of Case Filing: Research Fellow

Country of Origin: Russia

State of Residence at the Time of Filing: New York

Approval Notice Date: February 11th, 2020

Processing Time: 7 months

Case Summary:

A research fellow from Russia hired North America Immigration Law Group (NAILG) to file his NIW (National Interest Waiver) petition on his behalf. Our client is an expert in the field of computational neuroscience who has worked tirelessly to uncover the fundamental principles and mechanisms of sensory encoding at the level of synapses and neurons. To convince the USCIS of the national importance of his work, we adopted the line of argument that his research offers new evidence of the mechanisms behind sensory impairments and disabilities. His research is inherently beneficial for the population of those suffering from sensory disabilities and impairment, including deafness. We worked diligently to prove that our client’s findings support the development of new methods for treatment and prevention.

Among other things, we listed the 3 peer-reviewed journal articles published by our client. We also listed the 394 times his work was cited by other researchers in the field. It is unquestionable that our client is highly regarded in his field.

Our client’s NIW petition was further strengthened by 4 recommendation letters that were signed by other notable researchers and experts in the field. One of these recommenders stated: “These are difficult conditions to live with for affected people, their families, and society in general. [Client’s] research is useful in this regard because he has contributed to our understanding of synaptic transmission in sensory organs, which is in turn necessary for the subsequent study of sensory disorders like blindness and deafness.”

We congratulate our client on his NIW case approval and we thank him for also choosing North America Immigration Law Group ( to represent his I-485 case. We wish him the best as he continues to work in the United States.

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