Success Stories: Research Scientist from Taiwan in the Field of Biostatistics Receives NIW Approval Followed by Green Card


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On April 13th, 2017, we received another EB-2 NIW (National Interest Waiver) approval for a Research Scientist in the Field of Biostatistics (Approval Notice).

General Field: Biostatistics

Position at the Time of Case Filing: Research Scientist

Country of Origin: Taiwan

Service Center: Nebraska Service Center (NSC)

State of Residence at the Time of Filing: New York

Approval Notice Date: April 13th, 2017

Processing Time: 14 months, 1 day

Case Summary:

A research scientist from Taiwan approached us when she wanted to become an American permanent resident. She hired us to help her navigate the process, which is made up of two steps: the I-140 petition and the I-485 application. After evaluating our client’s credentials, we filed her I-140 petition under EB-2 NIW (National Interest Waiver). These are some of the key points contained in her petition dossier:

  • We detailed her work on using statistical methods to study how climatic and environmental changes and related meteorological factors influence public health and wellness. We then concluded that her research efforts in biostatistics are contributing to the United States’ health and environmental policymaking, healthcare industry, climate change preparedness, economy, and big data solutions.
  • Using Google Scholar and similar sites such as Scopus, we confirmed that our client’s 5 publications had gathered 49 citations at the time of filing—an impressive record.
  • We listed the one time our client assessed the work of a peer for a well-known scientific journal.
  • We included six recommendation letters in her NIW petition, all of which supported the value of her work to the US. These letters were contributed by other researchers in the field of biostatics, one of whom had this to say about our client: “[Client’s] record of success and history of developing research critical to the national health ensures that she will continue to produce such important work in the years to come. She has consistently been pivotal in advancing statistical methods, identifying risk factors for public health, and addressing interventions to reduce the number of adverse health effects.”

Our client waited 14 months before she received notification of NIW approval—her case was transferred twice and we raised a service request on her behalf once it went over the average processing timeline. Despite the long wait, she received the national interest waiver, and even better than that, her I-485 application was approved roughly 3 months later. The reason why it was approved so quickly is because she chose to file it while her NIW petition was pending approval. Essentially, this gave the USCIS a head start in processing her application to become an American permanent resident. We congratulate our client for obtaining a green card, and we thank her for working with us.

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