Success Stories: NIW Approval without RFE Won for a Postdoctoral Research Associate in Plant Pathology from Turkey, Thanks to Our Excellent Team of Experts


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“Thank you very much, I am thrilled to hear the good news! It has been my pleasure to work with you.”

On April 8th, 2022, we received another EB-2 NIW (National Interest Waiver) approval for a Postdoctoral Research Associate in the Field of Plant Pathology (Approval Notice).

General Field: Plant Pathology

Position at the Time of Case Filing: Postdoctoral Research Associate

Country of Origin: Turkey

State of Residence at the Time of Filing: Wisconsin

Approval Notice Date: April 8th, 2022

Processing Time: 12 months, 13 days

Case Summary:

An expert in plant pathology from Turkey came to our firm seeking help with his NIW (National Interest Waiver) application. Since the NIW is a subcategory of the EB2 nonimmigrant visa, it demands the applicants prove their worth to the U.S. through academic and professional excellence. So when we get a client for NIW, we usually help them present their proposed endeavor in such a way that highlights its significance for the country.

Thus, with our Turkish client, we made sure to present his research interest in great detail to the adjudicating authorities. We showed that his proposed endeavor is to build on his extensive experience with molecular biology, microbiology, and plant biology to understand host-pathogen interactions better and improve and develop approaches for plant disease diagnosis and management to help achieve sustainable agriculture in the long term. Our team ensured that it did not go unnoticed that his research advancing his proposed endeavor is of great importance because it improves our understanding of host-pathogen interactions with applications to disease management. This meant that the applications of his work are especially significant in the arena of global forest health management.

One of his 4 recommenders said the following about his work in the area and its significance:

“[Client’s] discovery related to the decrease of the virulence of Dothistroma septosporum over the years has global significance for forest health, notably for coniferous forests that are mainly made up of pine trees and other needle-leaved trees. Therefore, [the client’s] research is inherently valuable for global forestry and by extension, agriculture as well, as it helps develop better management practices to prevent Dothistroma septosporum and other pathogens from becoming more virulent.”

It is due to the clear national importance of research, that it has in fact been supported with funding from the Washington Tree Fruit Research Commission and the Wisconsin Potato & Vegetable Growers Association. At the same time, he has completed at least 6 reviews to date for well-known national and international magazines in his area of study. His research has also resulted in 6 peer-reviewed journal articles (4 of them first-authored), which have been cited a total of 50 times according to Google Scholar, thereby demonstrating that these publications are widely recognized and relied upon in the field of plant pathology.

Along with these bits of evidence, the letters of support that he obtained helped a great deal in making his case approval possible. It could not have been possible without our team’s excellent work on his petition. We also thank our client for his patience and trust in our services. We are grateful to him and we wish him all the very best in every future endeavor.

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