Success Story: EB-2 NIW Approval for a Postdoctoral Research Associate in the field of Pharmacognosy with only 8 citations

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Thank you for everything for my NIW I-140. The all credit goes to you and you team. You and your team have responded greatly for my NIW tough RFE. Really I am grateful to you, and your team.


On October 28, 2013, we received another National Interest Waiver (NIW) approval for a Postdoctoral Research Associate in the field of Pharmacognosy  (Approval Notice


General Field: Pharmacognosy

Position at the Time of Case Filing: Postdoctoral Research Associate

Country of Origin: India

Service Center: Texas Service Center (TSC)

State of Residence at the Time of Filing: Mississippi

Approval Notice Date: October 28, 2013

Processing Time: 6 months (2 months after responding to RFE)



Case Summary:

Another exceptional client that North America Immigration Law Group – had the pleasure of working with was a postdoctoral research associate from India working in the field of pharmacognosy. His work had focused primarily on isolating natural products from plants and utilizing them in natural drug development for a variety of diseases, including disorders of the central nervous system (CNS), diabetes, and cancer. We at North America Immigration Law Group – demonstrated that his continued employment in the field would not only benefit those in his field, but the citizens of the United States at large. To achieve success in this case, we submitted extensive documentation proving our client’s highly significant contributions to the field of pharmacognosy, including at least 11 peer-reviewed articles published in leading journals, 8 published abstracts, and 16 conference presentations. His publications had been cited at least 8 times at the time of case filing.  Of his accomplishments, one of the independent recommenders remarked: “Not only has [the client] contributed to the fields of cancer research and treatments, his compounds synthesized from natural products have forged new ground towards the treatments of a plethora of diseases. It is this sort of exceptional innovation that is demanded …” Through extensive documentation, we at North America Immigration Law Group –  successfully argued that our client would serve the national interest to a significantly greater degree than others with similar education and experience. His NIW application was approved in 6 months.


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