Success Stories: Customized NIW Petition for a Physician and Assistant Professor from Philippines Approved in Less Than 7 Months

On January 7th, 2019, we received another EB-2 NIW (National Interest Waiver) approval for a Physician and Assistant Professor in the Field of Pulmonary Disease (Approval Notice).

General Field: Pulmonary Disease

Position at the Time of Case Filing: Physician and Assistant Professor

Country of Origin: Philippines

State of Residence at the Time of Filing: Nevada

Approval Notice Date: January 7th, 2019

Processing Time: 6 months, 5 days

Case Summary:

A Physician and Assistant Professor from Philippines hired North America Immigration Law Group (NAILG) to aid her with customized NIW (National Interest waiver) petition. As an expert in the field of pulmonary disease, our client proposes to continue her research on the foundational insights for the improvement of management strategies for patients suffering from pulmonary ailments like chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and pneumonia. To build her impactful case, we carefully went through her credentials and submitted substantial evidence of her current research and future research plans.

Our vast experience in dealing with self-sponsored visa petitions equipped us with perfect legal strategies to help our client achieve NIW approval. To begin with, we validated that our client had comprehensively reviewed at least 4 papers for several reputed journals. Apart from this, our client had an impressive record of 8 peerreviewed journal article publications which received a total of 28 citations, thereby demonstrating that her research is widely recognized and relied upon in the field of pulmonary disease.

Alongside the aforementioned information, we included 6 recommendation letters signed by other influential researchers. One recommender confirmed how nationally important our client’s research is, “Though we have not met or worked together, I am familiar with her research, which is integral to shaping current practices in pulmonary and critical care medicine. In reading the literature that is associated with her projects, which appears in some of the leading forums in medicine, it is apparent that [Client] is an outstanding member of the medical research community, whose contributions have helped us to develop strategies for treating chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Without full support for her ongoing career, patients with COPD would undoubtedly miss out on critical advancements that improve their quality of life, life expectancy and the safety of the medical procedures designed to treat their conditions. Therefore, it is essential for the medical community everywhere that [Client] be allowed to extend her stay in the United States.”

With our help, we are pleased that her NIW petition was approved in less than 7 months, and we also thank her for choosing our firm to file I-485 – the second step the second and final step in the green card process, which our client chose to undertake while her NIW petition was still pending approval. Along with the I-485 application, our client has also applied for an I-765 (application for EAD) and I-131 (application for AP). To find out more about I-485 Adjustment of Status, please visit:

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