Success Story: A Nigerian Postdoctoral Fellow Working in the Field of Chemistry Obtains NIW Approval with the hard work and determination of NAILG


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On November 30th, 2021, we received another EB-2 NIW (National Interest Waiver) approval for a Postdoctoral Fellow in the Field of Chemistry (Approval Notice).

General Field: Chemistry

Position at the Time of Case Filing: Postdoctoral Fellow

Country of Origin: Nigeria

Country of Residence at the Time of Filing: South Africa

Approval Notice Date: November 30th, 2021

Processing Time: 7 months, 24 days

Case Summary:

A client from Nigeria with a Ph.D. in chemistry approached us to help him file the I-140 NIW (National Interest Waiver) petition; we, therefore, employed our team of experts to build a fitting case for him. We incorporated the following attributes from his professional and academic career in his petition packet to support his claim to the NIW category:

  • We showcased that along with his academic qualification he was also actively engaged in the field of chemistry as a postdoctoral fellow.
  • His proposed research on developing state-of-the-art material characterization approaches to identify materials that are ideal for use in water and environmental remediation for sustainable development holds substantial merit.
  • His research advancing his proposed endeavor is of great importance because it has practical applications in critical areas including polluted ecosystem remediation and wastewater treatment.
  • Due to its clear national importance, the client’s research has been supported with funding from The National Research Foundation (NRF) and from the Water Research Commission.

These organizations are dedicated to promoting and supporting the creation of knowledge, innovation, and development in all fields of science and technology, so their endorsement of our client’s work is a reflection of its clear importance in identifying suitable materials for water purification.

On the other hand, we highlighted that his academic performance has been responsible for several publications, and citations:

  • His research has resulted in 15 peer-reviewed journal articles (6 of them first-authored), 4 peer-reviewed conference abstracts (1 of them first-authored), and 1 book chapter.
  • According to Google Scholar, his publications have been cited a total of 212 times.
  • He has completed 12 reviews to date for at least 9 journals.
  • He also received 2 recommendation letters from other experts in his field of expertise.

Based on this multifactorial assessment, it is clear that the client’s education, experience, expertise, documented record of success, influence in his field, and plan have altogether well-positioned him in his field.

We are thus very proud that our client got his NIW approval despite waiting for a long time. He has even retained us for his IVP case which is in the interview stage at present. It has been a fantastic journey with him. We wish him the very best in his future endeavors.

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