Success Stories: Despite RFE, NIW Approval Obtained for an Iranian Graduate Teaching and Research Assistant Working in Biology, Thanks to our Team’s Diligent Service


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“I would like to thank you for all your support, patience, and encouragement during the I-140 process, specifically with the RFE process, which seemed scary. I was disappointed, but with the help of you and your encouragement, everything became easier. I am so satisfied with your service and will recommend you to other people.”

On March 3rd, 2023, we received another EB-2 NIW (National Interest Waiver) approval for a Graduate Teaching and Research Assistant in the Field of Biology (Approval Notice).

General Field: Biology

Position at the Time of Case Filing: Graduate Teaching and Research Assistant

Country of Origin: Iran

State of Residence at the Time of Filing: Wisconsin

Approval Notice Date: March 3rd, 2023

Processing Time: 8 months, 7 days

Case Summary:

While preparing the National Interest Waiver (NIW) petition packet of an Iranian client our team members collected the following data from her documents:

  • She held an M.S. degree in environmental microbiology which led her to pursue Ph.D. and work as a graduate teaching and research assistant here in the U.S.
  • As an expert in the field of biology, her proposed endeavor was to work on improving crop productivity through gene editing and bacterial inoculation. This would improve the tolerance of plants to stress, specifically cold temperatures, in order to promote the application of biofertilizers in agricultural activities.
  • Her research endeavor was of great importance because it provided important insights into improving the growth of Asian rice, one of the world’s key food staples.
  • Her endeavor also had broad implications for the United States in that it advances knowledge of the underlying mechanisms of bacterial resistance to antibiotics, a rising health problem in the U.S. and the world.
  • Due to its clear national importance, her research had been partially supported with funding from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA).
  • Her research also resulted in 3 peer-reviewed journal articles (1 of them first-authored) and these publications had been cited a total of 16 times according to Google Scholar.
  • Additionally, her research of 5 years was directly related to her proposed endeavor of improving crop productivity through gene editing and bacterial inoculation, which was supported by letters of recommendation from 4 experts in her field.

So, when her approval came through, we knew our hard work and dedication had paid off. This success would not have been possible without the excellent credentials of our client and the trust she showed in our process. So despite receiving an RFE, her approval came through in just 8 months and 7 days. We are proud of having worked with her and we wish her all the best in her future endeavors.

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