Success Stories: EB-1A Petition Approved for Postdoctoral Associate in Massachusetts with 112 Citations in the Field of Nutrition


Client’s Testimonial:

“Thank you for your notice. I am very happy we get to the final success.”

On July 8th, 2017, we received another EB-1A (Alien of Extraordinary Ability) approval for a Postdoctoral Associate in the Field of Nutrition (Approval Notice).

General Field: Nutrition

Position at the Time of Case Filing: Postdoctoral Associate

Country of Origin: China

Service Center: Texas Service Center (TSC)

State of Residence at the Time of Filing: Massachusetts

Approval Notice Date: July 8th, 2017

Processing Time: 101 Days (Premium Processing Requested)

Case Summary:

A postdoctoral associate from China hired North America Immigration Law Group (NAILG) when she decided that she wanted to become an American permanent resident. After carefully going through her credentials, we determined that it was possible to help her accomplish her goal. We started off by building and filing the I-140 petition (the first step in the green card process). In this case, it was filed under EB-1A (Alien of Extraordinary Ability).

To prove that our client possesses extraordinary ability in the field of nutrition we had to gather as much information as we could on her various achievements. For instance, we listed the 17 peer-reviewed scientific articles, one Chinese patent, and two book chapters in her name. We also noted the 25 times she conducted peer reviews for scientific journals and the 112 times her work was cited by other researchers. Leaving no stone unturned, we also discussed her work on nutrition and food science for age-related health conditions, such as obesity, dyslipidemia, and Alzheimer’s disease.

To further strengthen our client’s petition, we encouraged her to reach out to several of her peers and ask for recommendation letters. We made sure that her recommenders were expert nutritionists and were familiar with her research. The six letters that our client obtained contained strong statements such as this one: “In my estimation, there is no replacement for [Client] in the scientific community. Her skills in bioinformatics, nutrigenetics, and epidemiology set her apart from the majority of her peers, making her uniquely qualified to pursue her current research endeavors.” We have no doubt that these letters played an important role in petition approval.

Despite submitting a strong EB1A case to the USCIS, the petition was issued a Request for Evidence (RFE). Our team sprang into action and put together a convincing response to the RFE, which eventually led to EB1A petition approval. We congratulate our client for overcoming this significant hurdle in the green card process. Furthermore, she chose to file her I-485 application (the second and last step in the green card process) while her EB1A was pending approval, and we are currently waiting for the USCIS to take action on it. In the meantime, we wish our client the best as she continues to progress the important field of nutrition.

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