Success Stories: NAILG Helped a Research Associate Working in the Field of Biotechnology from Pakistan Obtain NIW Approval


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On September 20th, 2021, we received another EB-2 NIW (National Interest Waiver) approval for a Research Associate in the Field of Biotechnology (Approval Notice).

General Field: Biotechnology

Position at the Time of Case Filing: Research Associate

Country of Origin: Pakistan

Country of Residence at the Time of Filing: Pakistan

Approval Notice Date: September 20th, 2021

Processing Time: 11 months, 13 days

Case Summary:

Under the “National Interest Waiver” (NIW) provision for EB-2, an individual requires:

  • A proposed endeavor, holding substantial merit and national importance.
  • The foreign national must be in a position to advance the proposed endeavor.
  • The applicant must present evidence that the U.S. would benefit on balance to waive the job offer criteria for an EB-2.

Therefore, to lead our client (from Pakistan), holding a Ph.D. in biotechnology and genetic engineering, currently working as a research associate in the field of biotechnology, towards her NIW approval, we prepared a well-drafted petition packet which included:

  • Her proposed endeavor: to investigate plants and their natural secondary metabolites to develop novel treatments for drug-resistant infections and diseases.
  • Her impressive record of publications and citations: 5 peer-reviewed journal articles (2 of them first-authored) cited a total of 131 times according to Google Scholar.
  • Her review record: at least 2 reviews for at least 4 journals.
  • Recommendation letters: the fellow experts in the field have provided further detail on the importance of this endeavor to the United States as one out of four stated:

“… To maintain this global dominance, which not only benefits the American economy but also the health of American citizens … the United States must retain talented researchers like [client] who develop new, effective, and highly marketable biomedical materials that drive growth in the field and industry.”

Our client’s research thus has both substantial merit and national importance as it improves public health and advances the medical, biopharmaceutical, and agricultural sectors. Therefore, the adjudication judge granted our client her NIW petition approval despite waiting for a long time. We thank her for choosing our law firm and wish her good luck in her future endeavors.

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