Success Stories: Doctoral Student in Florida Specializing in the Field of Molecular Biology Obtains NIW Approval Thanks to Customized Petition


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On August 15th, 2018, we received another EB-2 NIW (National Interest Waiver) approval for a Ph.D. Candidate in the Field of Molecular Biology (Approval Notice).

General Field: Molecular Biology

Position at the Time of Case Filing: Ph.D. candidate

Country of Origin: Lebanon

State of Residence at the Time of Filing: Florida

Approval Notice Date: August 15th, 2018

Processing Time: 9 months, 9 days

Case Summary:

With an M.S. in Molecular Biology and many years of experience conducting impactful molecular biology research, this doctoral student from Lebanon was a good fit for EB-2 NIW (National Interest Waiver). After evaluating her extensive credentials, we determined that we could help her secure the national interest waiver. With over 10,000 approved I-140 cases in the bag, the team at North America Immigration Law Group (NAILG) knew just what type of legal strategy to take in order to secure petition approval.

One of the first things we did was to help our client select a handful of recommenders. In our experience, recommendation letters are very important in paving the way to I-140 case approval, and we wanted our client’s petition packet to contain strong letters of support from other prominent researchers. Not long after we narrowed down the list of potential recommenders, our client returned with six signed letters, all of which advocated for the importance of her work to the United States and the field as a whole. According to one of these letters: “[Client’s] research is not only valuable for preventing loss of life from stroke, but also for its ability to improve future quality of life in patients who suffer a stroke.” Another recommender noted: [Client’s] research results are robust and reproducible and valuable resource for others scientists…”

Besides recommendation letters, our client’s comprehensive NIW petition dossier contained information on the 60 times her 9 publications were cited as well as detailed descriptions of her research. Overall, we worked hard to present a strong case to the USCIS that highlighted the significance of our client’s work on neurological and neurodegenerative disorders.

After 9 months and 9 days of deliberation, the USCIS approved our client’s NIW petition. We are pleased that we persuaded them of the importance of our client’s work in mitigating the neurological damage caused by strokes. We congratulate our client for securing NIW approval, and we join her as she eagerly awaits a decision regarding her I-485 application (which she filed concurrently with her I-140 petition).

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