Success Stories: We Helped a Postdoctoral Associate from Italy to Obtain NIW Petition Approval in Less Than 7 Months


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“Thank you all for assisting me throughout the process.”

On April 22nd, 2021, we received another EB-2 NIW (National Interest Waiver) approval for a Postdoctoral Associate in the Field of Neuropharmacology (Approval Notice).

General Field: Neuropharmacology

Position at the Time of Case Filing: Postdoctoral Associate

Country of Origin: Italy

State of Residence at the Time of Filing: California

Approval Notice Date: April 22nd, 2021

Processing Time: 6 months, 23 days

Case Summary:

A postdoctoral associate approached us to file an EB-2 NIW (National Interest Waiver) petition on her behalf. Our client held a Ph.D. in drug discovery and immense knowledge in the field of neuropharmacology, hired North America Immigration Law Group as she was aware that we would walk miles to lead her to NIW success. We began preparing her case after thoroughly evaluating the provided documents and forthwith we affirmed that we could help her achieve the national interest waiver approval. We included all the required information in her petition packet:

Established that our client’s research work is relevant to the development of enhanced pharmacological therapies to treat neurological disorders, substance abuse, and chronic pain in the United States:

We explored her research on the neurological pathways and genetic and biochemical mechanisms that underlie neurodegeneration and neurological disorders to develop improved pharmacological treatments, thereby demonstrating its great importance because of its direct relevance to the development of novel pharmacological compounds capable of effectively managing and treating anxiety-related disorders. Moreover, her research has been supported with funding from the Italian Ministry of Health, the United States National Institutes of Health, the National Institute on Drug Abuse, and the United States Department of Defense. Therefore, these funding grants from these notable institutions prove the national importance of her research and further confirms her success in the field.

Noted our client’s impressive record of Publication and Citation Count:

At the time of filing, she had gathered 77 citations from the 10 peer-reviewed journal articles (6 of them first-authored) she published. Her numerous writings have been among the most highly cited in the field, signifying her peers’ recognition of her valuable research work. On top of that, these articles have been published in no fewer than five highly ranked peer-reviewed journals, indicating both the originality and importance of her techniques and results.

Asserted Peer-Review experience:

Besides, we observed that she is an active peer-reviewer in the scientific community for elite journals and has already conducted 2 reviews. She is considered as one of the highly esteemed researchers in their field to perform this important review work, especially for the authoritative journals, implying her influential position in the field.

Incorporated Recommendation Letters in our petition packet:

To solidify her EB-2 petition, we advised her to provide us with a few recommendation letters, and conforming to our suggestion, she managed to acquire 5 letters from other independent experts assessing her contribution in the chosen field. One of the recommenders contributed the below stated words:

“In addition to the broad scientific merit of [client’s] research, it also possesses considerable value for the United States. For many Americans, chronic pain management is a fact of daily life…As a result, the US’s need for effective new drugs that do not carry the risk of addiction or negative side effects is greater than ever. Given the influence of her work and its importance to the treatment of chronic pain, it is evident that she will continue to advance the interests of the United States well into the future.”

Our law firm is known for the dedication our team members put in while filing petitions, and we are happy to help our client in this NIW case as she received the petition approval after 6 months and 23 days after we filed her case. We sincerely thank her for associating with us and congratulate her for advancing in her wished field here in the United States.

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