Success Stories: We Assisted a Full Specialist from Italy to Secure EB-2 NIW Petition Approval in the Field of Neuroscience Within 7 Months


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“Thank you very much for all your work on my case. It was wonderful, very professional and all the instructions were always very clear.”

On February 9th, 2021, we received another EB-2 NIW (National Interest Waiver) approval for a Full Specialist in the Field of Neuroscience (Approval Notice).

General Field: Neuroscience

Position at the Time of Case Filing: Full Specialist

Country of Origin: Italy

State of Residence at the Time of Filing: California

Approval Notice Date: February 9th, 2021

Processing Time: 7 months, 7 days

Case Summary:

An EB-2 NIW (National Interest Waiver) petition approval was granted to a full specialist based in California. North America Immigration Law Group reviewed her credentials before beginning with the preparation of her case. Once we were through with the assessment, we established that she was a suitable candidate for the EB-2 visa category and started arranging an array of relevant information to be put in the petition packet. We incorporated the below-mentioned details in our client’s petition packet:

  • We noted that she held a Ph.D. in neuroscience and substantial years of experience in the same field focusing on determining the neurological mechanisms that underlie neurological disorders in order to identify novel therapeutic targets for the effective treatment of neurodegenerative diseases. We aimed at proving the great importance of her research by underlining the fact that it offers novel findings that contribute significant progress toward the development of more effective treatment approaches for neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer’s or related forms of dementia. Thus, her discoveries hold for millions of people worldwide, and her continued presence in the U.S. as a researcher is invaluable.
  • Also, we detailed the 4 peer-reviewed journal articles (2 of them first-authored) she published, which accumulated 74 citations from around the world. At least 2 of her papers are amongst the most cited in the field of neuroscience and behavior for their years of publication. This impressive citation record confirmed that many other scholars have benefited from our client’s research, and undoubtedly her findings are among the top of the neuroscience field.
  • Moreover, we discussed the significance of our client’s work in the field, corroborated further by the evidence of peer and government interest in her research. We specified that her work has been supported by funding from leading agencies, another example of her success in pursuing her proposed work. This funding includes grants from the National Institutes of Health and the Ministry of Economy and Competitiveness in Spain, which both fund research on their country’s behalf in an effort to encourage competitiveness and innovation in multiple scientific fields of study.
  • Lastly, we added five recommendation letters in her petition packet to further highlight the usage of her unique methodologies in the field, which have been complemented by fellow experts. The below-mentioned excerpt is from one of the letters:

“[Client’s] work is vital to the cost of health care for millions of people living in the United States… Her findings have significant implications for how researchers approach neurological conditions in the future and have provided the research and medical communities with an improved understanding of how neurological conditions develop and evolve. For these reasons, she is an asset to the United States whose work offers crucial benefits to the nation and its citizens.”

The USCIS thoroughly adjudicated our client’s I-140 petition, and exactly 7 months and 7 days after we filed her petition, the approval was granted. We are happy to be able to lead our client one step closer to green card success. We would sincerely thank her for trusting us with her EB-2 NIW application, and now awaiting the I-485 approval.

North America Immigration Law Group (Chen Immigration Law Associates) is a U.S. immigration law firm dedicated to representing corporations, research institutions, and individuals from all 50 U.S. states regarding I-140 immigration petitions. We specialize in employment-based immigration petition and have a proven record of high success rate for the categories of: EB2-NIW (National Interest Waiver), EB1-A (Alien of Extraordinary Ability), EB1-B (Outstanding Researcher/Professor) and O-1 (Alien of Extraordinary Ability).

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