Success Stories: NIW Petition Approved Without RFE for Research Associate Scientist in New York in the Field of Biostatistics


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On September 8th, 2016, we received another EB-2 NIW (National Interest Waiver) approval for a Research Associate Scientist in the Field of Biostatistics (Approval Notice).


General Field: Biostatistics

Position at the Time of Case Filing: Research Associate Scientist

Country of Origin: Ukraine

Service Center: Nebraska Service Center (NSC)

State of Residence at the Time of Filing: New York

Approval Notice Date: September 8th, 2016

Processing Time: 8 months, 28 days

Case Summary:

Not long ago, a research associate scientist from Ukraine received the good news that the USCIS had approved his EB-2 NIW (National Interest Waiver) petition. With extensive experience working in the field of biostatistics, our client also holds a Ph.D. in Statistics. Amongst other things, these qualifications ensured his eligibility for the national interest waiver.

In order to prove to the USCIS that our client deserved to get one step closer to his green card, we gathered a wealth of information on his diverse achievements in the field. From his citation count to publication record (88 and 3 respectively at the time of filing), we listed it all. We also gathered supporting evidence to strengthen his case. For instance, we incorporated six recommendation letters signed by other influential members of the biostatistics research community. Ranging from professors to a lead biostatistician, these experts strongly advocated for the approval of our client’s EB-2 NIW petition by signing off on statements such as these:

  • “Without a doubt, [Client’s] work is critical to the progress of our field in the United States, since public health is one of the top priorities of this country and of the world…For these reasons, and many more, [Client] must be able to continue working as a statistician in the U.S.”
  • “It is clear to me that [Client] is at the vanguard of biostatisticians working in the world today. We consider it imperative that he continue researching in the United States.”

These experts also discussed our client’s work on statistical modeling related to Parkinson’s disease research and outbreaks of infectious disease. We took it a step further and proved to the USCIS that our client’s findings are contributing to the United States. We successfully demonstrated that his work directly contributes to medical research in the United States. Additionally, we established that his statistical research efforts are contributing to the country’s educational system as well as the statistical research community.

Less than a couple months after our client’s EB-2 NIW petition was approved, we filed I-485 applications for him and his spouse. We join them as they wait for the USCIS to take favorable action on their applications to become permanent residents. In the meantime, we wish our client the best as he continues to conduct essential research in the field of biostatistics.

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