Success Stories: NIW Petition Finally Approved for Postdoctoral Research Fellow from Nepal in the Field of Cancer Biology


Client’s Testimonial:

“Thank you so much to Victoria Chen group. I really appreciate your help.”

On September 15th, 2017, we received another EB-2 NIW (National Interest Waiver) approval for a Postdoctoral Research Fellow in the Field of Cancer Biology (Approval Notice).

General Field: Cancer Biology

Position at the Time of Case Filing: Postdoctoral Research Fellow

Country of Origin: Nepal

Service Center: Texas Service Center (TSC)

State of Residence at the Time of Filing: Louisiana

Approval Notice Date: September 15th, 2017

Processing Time: 22 months, 19 days

Case Summary:

After waiting close to 2 years for the USCIS to take action on his EB-2 NIW (National Interest Waiver) petition, a postdoctoral research fellow from Nepal finally received notification of case approval. As the USCIS usually takes between 4-9 months to adjudicate I-140 petitions, there is no denying that our client’s 22-month wait was unexpected. In a nutshell, our client’s case was transferred to another service center once, 3 service requests were raised on his behalf, and he also reached out to his congressperson. Despite the extended timeline, we are pleased that our client secured the national interest waiver.

These are some of the key points of our client’s NIW petition:

  • The 6 peer-reviewed journal articles (two of them first-authored), four conference abstracts, and numerous conference presentations to his name.
  • The 22 times his work was cited by dependent and independent researchers around the world.
  • His work in the field of cancer biology, specifically focused on identifying genes and molecules through the molecular signaling pathway to develop better treatments for prostate, gastric, and other cancers.
  • The significance of his research, particularly on finding more targeted and efficient treatments for cancers.

Our client’s NIW petition dossier also contained several recommendation letters contributed by other well-known cancer biologists. These letters provided the USCIS with proof that our client’s continued studies are contributing to healthcare and drug development in the United States, making him an asset to the nation. As an example, this is what one of our client’s recommenders stated in his letter: “It is my firm belief that [Client] is a leader in the field of prostate cancer. He holds a place among the best in the field, and therefore his presence in the US greatly aids in the efforts to develop novel targeted therapies for prostate cancer.”

We are glad that the USCIS acknowledged the important fact that our client’s continued presence in the US positively impacts the country’s’ public health and its pharmaceutical industries. We congratulate our client for securing NIW petition approval, and we wish him the best as he continues to advance the field of cancer biology.

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