Success Stories: EB-1A Petition Approved for Psychiatrist from India in the Field of Psychiatry


Client’s Testimonial:

“That is indeed great news. Credit goes to your help. I will definitely recommend you…”

On March 3rd, 2016, we received another EB-1A (Alien of Extraordinary Ability) approval for a Psychiatrist in the Field of Psychiatry (Approval Notice).


General Field: Psychiatry

Position at the Time of Case Filing: Psychiatrist

Country of Origin: India

Service Center: Nebraska Service Center (NSC)

State of Residence at the Time of Filing: Illinois

Approval Notice Date: March 3rd, 2016

Processing Time: 22 Days (Premium Processing Requested)


Case Summary:

This EB-1A (Alien of Extraordinary Ability) case involved a psychiatrist from India who hired North America Immigration Law Group ( to help him attain a green card. Because our client chose to upgrade his case to Premium Processing (PP) 12 days after we filed the EB1A petition on his behalf, he received an approval notice from the USCIS merely 10 days after the upgrade. Seeing that the USCIS has to take action on a case filed under PP within 15 days, it allows petitioners like our client to enjoy rapid adjudication.

Our client’s extensive experience in the field of psychiatry and his various qualifications made him a suitable candidate to file his petition under EB1A. Here are some of the key reasons our client qualified for this visa category:

  1. Review Experience: When we filed the case, our client had already conducted 15 peer reviews for a handful of scientific journals. Only top researchers are invited to assess the work of others, and our client’s outstanding record demonstrates his high standing in the field.
  2. Impressive Citation & Publication Count: At the time of filing, our client’s 4 published articles had gathered 245 citations.
  3. Beneficial to the United States: We demonstrated that our client’s research on the structural neuroimaging in autism advances the country’s understanding of autism. His functional characterization of the thalamus in autistic subjects is especially well-known amongst other researchers in the field, making our client a leader in this area of study.

On top of that, we advised our client to engage the help of other experts in the field to support our EB-1A presentation. Five experts agreed to help by contributing strong recommendation letters. These letters attested to the value of our client’s work not just to them, but to the field of psychiatry as a whole. Here are several excerpts:

  • “His work has benefited the study of autism by presenting an effective and facile imaging technique that…allows for more precise and comprehensive measurement of the corpus callosum, a commonly associated brain region with autism.”
  • “There should be no doubt that [Client] must remain in the United States to continue aiding American families troubled by autism.”
  • “…treatment of autism is dependent on understanding its neurobiology and pathophysiology, which requires identification of abnormalities in disordered brains compared to normal brains. A leading figure in this effort is [Client]…”

This EB-1A petition approval serves as encouraging evidence that our law firm is fully dedicated to helping every client get one step closer to their green card. In this case, we are helping our client go all the way: we recently filed I-485 applications (final step in the green card process) for our client and his spouse. We join them as they await favorable news from the USCIS.



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