Success Story: An Indian Research Scientist Working in the Field of Biotechnologies Obtains NIW Approval in just 6 days with the help of NAILG’s Experts


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“Awesome news, thanks a lot for helping with the filing throughout the process. It was of much help that I was assisted at each step regarding filing my case.”

On May 1st, 2023, we received another EB-2 NIW (National Interest Waiver) approval for a Research Scientist in the Field of Biotechnologies (Approval Notice).

General Field: Biotechnologies

Position at the Time of Case Filing: Research Scientist

Country of Origin: India

State of Residence at the Time of Filing: Texas

Approval Notice Date: May 1st, 2023

Processing Time: 6 days (Premium Processing Requested)

Case Summary:

A client from India with a Ph.D. in life sciences approached us to help him file the I-140 NIW (National Interest Waiver) petition; we, therefore, employed our team of experts to build a convincing case for him. We included details 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 biotechnologies as a Research Scientist.

And that his proposed endeavor of defining molecular mechanisms mediating chromatin regulation in order to discover novel nodes for the discovery of drugs that treat rhabdomyosarcomas and other cancers has both substantial merit and national importance.

  • Furthermore, due to its evident national importance, the client’s research has been supported with funding from the National Institutes of Health (NIH), the Wellcome Trust and the Cancer Prevention & Research Institute of Texas. These funding is reserved solely for research directed at advancing the national interest, including the promotion of health and longevity in the American population

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

  • His research has resulted in 8 peer-reviewed journal articles (2 of them first-authored).
  • His publications have been cited 341 times according to Google Scholar.
  • He has completed at least 120 reviews to date for at least 4 Journals.

Not only this but the recommendations had an excellent review of his work, one (out of four) of which are quoted below:

“[Client’s] research in the field of biotechnologies is primarily concentrated on the study of muscle cells as they relate to cancer and disease functions. This is a valuable area of research for the United States, considering the high incidence of these conditions in the American population…[Client’s] research understanding the mechanisms of this cancer is valuable for developing more effective, less invasive treatment approaches. Therefore, it is evident that [client] is an asset to the United States and his peers in biotechnologies.”

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 of expertise.

We are thus very proud that our client got his NIW approval in just 6 days (thanks to premium processing) and has even retained us for his EB1A case which is filed. It has been an amazing journey with him. We wish him the very best in his future endeavors.

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