Success Stories: EB-1A Petition Approved in 12 days for Jr. Specialist/PhD Researcher in California in the Field of Biochemistry (With PP, No RFE)


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On January 9th, 2017, we received another EB-1A (Alien of Extraordinary Ability) approval for a Jr. Specialist/PhD Researcher in the Field of Biochemistry (Approval Notice).

General Field: Biochemistry

Position at the Time of Case Filing: Jr. Specialist/PhD Researcher

Country of Origin: China

Service Center: Nebraska Service Center (NSC)

State of Residence at the Time of Filing: California

Approval Notice Date: January 9th, 2017

Processing Time: 12 days (Premium Processing Requested)

Case Summary:

A Chinese Jr. Specialist/PhD researcher specializing in biochemistry sought assistance from our firm — North America Immigration Law Group (NAILG) — to help him with the first step of the green card process: filing an I-140 petition. With extensive research experience and significant contributions made to the field of biochemistry, our client was a suitable candidate for EB-1A (Alien of Extraordinary Ability), one of the most stringent visa categories. After assessing his credentials, we were convinced that we could successfully obtain EB1A approval and we worked diligently to prove the value of his work to the United States.

Our client’s strong background in biochemistry, micro- and nanotechnology, and electronic materials has allowed his research to be particularly original, with applications such as the development of biosensors and bio-computing devices for the detection of DNA, proteins, small molecules, and ions. A landmark achievement in his research career has been the development of a method for colorimetric detection using gold nanoparticles and conjugated polyelectrolytes. It was our goal to present these splendid accomplishments to the adjudicating authorities.

In order to assemble a comprehensive EB1A petition encompassing every milestone in our client’s research career, we gathered information about his citation count, publication record, and peer review experience. At the time of filing, our client’s work had garnered a massive 792 citations and he had an impressive publication record of 10 peer-reviewed scientific articles. Moreover, he had served as a peer reviewer for 25 papers slated for publication in high impact journals. These achievements reflected our client’s exceptional caliber in the field of biochemistry.

Our client had also collected 4 recommendation letters from other renowned experts. These letters were incorporated into his petition packet to further strengthen it. The words contributed by a professor of biomedical engineering read:

“[Client] is a truly noteworthy individual who has gone above and beyond what is usually expected of and seen from other professionals in similar positions. With his research and discoveries bolstering the future of biosensor technology, he is clearly at the forefront of the field.”

These letters proved beyond doubt that our client is an expert in his chosen field and that his substantial contributions make him an asset to the American scientific community.

Our client’s EB1A petition was filed with Premium Processing (PP), a paid option which slices down the adjudication timeline from 4-9 months to 15 days or less (our client only waited 12 days for his petition to be approved). We congratulate him on this win and wish him the best as he gets closer to turning his green card dream into reality.

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