Success Stories: EB-1A Petition Approved in 6 Days for Postdoctoral Fellow from Singapore in the Field of Immunology


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On September 8th, 2016, we received another EB-1A (Alien of Extraordinary Ability) approval for a Postdoctoral Fellow in the Field of Immunology (Approval Notice).


General Field: Immunology

Position at the Time of Case Filing: Postdoctoral Fellow

Country of Origin: Singapore

Service Center: Nebraska Service Center (NSC)

State of Residence at the Time of Filing: Maryland

Approval Notice Date: September 8th, 2016

Processing Time: 6 Days (Premium Processing Requested)

Case Summary:

Merely 6 days after filing, a postdoctoral fellow from Singapore received the good news that his EB-1A (Alien of Extraordinary Ability) petition was approved. The reason why the USCIS took less than a week to adjudicate his case is thanks to Premium Processing (PP). PP is a paid option offered by the USCIS that allows petitioners to have action taken on their cases within 15 calendar days.

With a Ph.D. in Pathobiology and numerous accolades earned from his research in the field of immunology, our client was a suitable candidate for EB-1A. Before we initiated the attorney-client relationship, we carefully reviewed his credentials to be sure that he met at least three out of the 10 EB-1A requirements set by the USCIS. These are the three areas we chose to focus on:

  1. Publication Record: When we filed his case, our client had 15 peer-reviewed scientific articles and 1 book chapter to his name.
  2. Citation Count: Our client’s work had amassed an impressive 187 citations at the time of filing. This number proved that researchers around the world are benefitting from his research and collectively progressing the field as a whole.
  3. Peer Review Experience: Our client had already conducted 20 peer reviews for a variety of high-impact scientific journals. As only leaders in the field are invited to judge the work of their peers, our client’s impressive peer reviews record proved to the USCIS that he is a force to be reckoned with.

Besides proving that our client met the three requirements mentioned above, we also detailed our client’s work on the development of more powerful and effective vaccines against the human papillomavirus (HPV). We demonstrated that his research addresses some of the United States’ most pressing issues in understanding treatment options for HPV, which is a cause of cervical, anal, genital, head, and neck cancers. We also incorporated recommendation letters volunteered by six other bright minds in the field. According to one of them: “Through the research he has conducted, the articles he has published, and the expertise he has gained, [Client] has established himself to be a leading researcher within the pathobiology field. His academic findings, as well as his efforts to ensure the impact and use of his developments, have surpassed what others have been able to accomplish.”

We congratulate our client as he celebrates his EB-1A petition approval, and we thank him for retaining our law firm to help him adjust his status for permanent residence by filing an I-485 application. We join him as he awaits more good news from the USCIS and in the meantime, the team at North America Immigration Law Group ( wishes him the best as he continues to progress the field of immunology here in the United States.

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