Success Stories: A Chinese Client with a Ph.D. in Agrometeorology and 51 Peer Reviews Wins NIW Approval without RFE in Less Than 4 Months


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On May 12th, 2022, we received another EB-2 NIW (National Interest Waiver) approval for a Visiting Scientist in the Field of Agricultural Science (Approval Notice).

General Field: Agricultural Science

Position at the Time of Case Filing: Visiting Scientist

Country of Origin: China

State of Residence at the Time of Filing: Texas

Approval Notice Date: May 12th, 2022

Processing Time: 3 months, 22 days

Case Summary:

One of the sure ways of finding if a petitioner is qualified for the I-140 NIW (National Interest Waiver) is by looking into the peer review service that they have performed. Since only experienced and reliable researchers are invited to conduct peer reviews for authoritative journals around the world, anyone who has held such a position is automatically seen as a reliable resource for the field. So when a client from China approached us for her NIW application, and we found that she had performed 51 reviews for various national and international magazines in her field, we became certain of her meritorious service.

So, as soon as we had her retainer agreement signed, we began collecting corroborating data for her petition to the USCIS. This meant collecting the following:

  • Details of her research endeavor: As an expert in agricultural science, her research was on developing agricultural adaptation strategies that leverage crop genetics traits, water-saving irrigation techniques, heating avoiding management to counteract the deleterious effects of climate change and support guideline development of better management and breeding efforts and improve agricultural productivity.
  • Importance of her work: Her research advancing her proposed endeavor is of great importance because it provides measures that secure and improves the productivity of crops that are vital to human and animal survival and health. Her proposed endeavor also has broad implications for the United States, since her research directly addresses the priorities of the U.S. agricultural sector at large.
  • Due to her knowledge and expertise in crop modeling, crop yield prediction, climate change impacts, and climate change adaptation, she has been regularly invited to conduct peer reviews for 16 authoritative journals completing some 51 reviews to date.
  • Due to her expertise and record of success, she is considered a leader in the field of agricultural science. She has consequently been named a topics board editor for a well-known scientific journal in her field of interest.
  • Her research has resulted in 18 peer-reviewed journal articles (8 of them first-authored) 1 peer-reviewed conference article 8 abstracts (5 of them first-authored) and 2 book chapters which have been cited a total of 461 times according to Google Scholar.
  • Her work in the field spans 19 years of excellence which adds to her credibility and expertise.
  • Along with this her work was supported by 2 experts who wrote letters of recommendation for her.

All of these factors combined made for an impressive petition winning her the NIW approval in less than 4 months. We thank our client for choosing to work with us and we wish her the best in her future endeavors.

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