Success Stories: EB-1A Petition Approved Despite RFE for Research Specialist from India in the Field of Biochemistry


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On January 17th, 2017, we received another EB-1A (Alien of Extraordinary Ability) approval for a Research Specialist in the Field of Biochemistry (Approval Notice).


General Field: Biochemistry

Position at the Time of Case Filing: Research Specialist

Country of Origin: India

Service Center: Nebraska Service Center (NSC)

State of Residence at the Time of Filing: New Jersey

Approval Notice Date: January 17th, 2017

Processing Time: 98 Days (Premium Processing Requested)

Case Summary:

Exactly 98 days after North America Immigration Law Group (NAILG) filed an EB-1A (Alien of Extraordinary Ability) petition on behalf of a research specialist from India, he received notification of case approval. Although our client opted for Premium Processing (which should have allowed him to have action taken on his case within 15 days), he waited more than 3 months because his petition was issued a Request for Evidence (RFE). However, our client had nothing to worry about as our expert team promptly sprang into action and put together a strong response to the RFE. This is turn led to case approval, which brought our client one step closer to green card success.

What did his EB1A petition contain?

Our client’s EB1A petition was comprised of a myriad of information pertaining to his professional achievements in the field of biochemistry. From his Ph.D. in Genetics to his 10 published scientific articles, we noted it all. We also detailed the 15 times our client was invited to conduct peer reviews as well as the 159 times his work was cited by other researchers.

To further fortify our client’s EB1A case, we encouraged him to rally other experts’ support by securing recommendation letters. Not long after we had helped our client narrow down a list of suitable candidates, he returned with 6 signed letters, once of which stated, in part, that: “[Client’s] pioneering work supports innovation in these and other areas of national importance, and he therefore should have every opportunity to continue advancing the interests of the country by conducting his scientific research.”

We are pleased that we were able to convince the USCIS that our client’s research efforts on new pathways and mechanisms of DNA repair are of great importance to the United States. A little over 2 months after our client’s EB1A petition was approved, we filed I-485 applications for him and his spouse. Once the USCIS approves their applications, they will become American permanent residents. We join them as they await a favorable response from the USCIS and we wish our client the best as he continues to progress the field of biochemistry.

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