Success Stories: EB-1A Petition Approved In Just 12 Days for Postdoctoral Fellow in Arkansas in the Field of Biomedical Science (143 Citations)

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“Thanks for your help!”

On November 15th, 2017, we received another EB-1A (Alien of Extraordinary Ability) approval for a Postdoctoral Fellow in the Field of Biomedical Science (Approval Notice).

General Field: Biomedical Science

Position at the Time of Case Filing: Postdoctoral Fellow

Country of Origin: China

Service Center: Texas Service Center (TSC)

State of Residence at the Time of Filing: Arkansas

Approval Notice Date: November 15th, 2017

Processing Time: 12 days (Premium Processing Requested)

Case Summary:

A China-born postdoctoral fellow based in Arkansas received EB-1A (Alien of Extraordinary Ability) approval merely 12 days after North America Immigration Law Group (NAILG) filed the petition. With a PhD and a medical degree, he has undoubtedly gained the knowledge and skills required to carry out impactful research in the field of biomedical science.

What is PP?

The swift adjudication of our client’s case was made possible because he opted for Premium Processing (PP), which is a paid option offered to certain I-140 categories. Essentially, our client paid an additional $1, 225 to have the USCIS take action on his petition within 15 calendar days.

Building a strong EB-1A case:

As EB-1A is one of the toughest I-140 categories to secure approval, we made sure that we thoroughly presented our client’s various achievements in a clear and concise manner. To start, we worked diligently to prove that our client met at least 3 of the 10 EB-1A requirements:

  • Notable Publication Record: When we filed his EB-1A petition, our client’s research had already produced an exemplary record of 14 peer-reviewed scientific articles, 1 correspondence article, and 10 peer-reviewed Chinese-language articles.
  • High Citation Count: With the help of Google Scholar, we determined that our client’s work had collected 143 citations from dependent and independent researchers based around the world, further proving the value of his work to the biomedical science community.
  • Impressive Peer Review Record: We chose to highlight his excellent peer-review record of at least 40 reviews that he had performed for several scientific journals. As only the finest academics are invited to judge the work of others, the inclusion of this important information helped convince the USCIS of our client’s high standing in the field.

To further strengthen our client’s EB-1A petition, we encouraged him to reach out to other experts in the field and procure recommendation letters. Six professors agreed to lend their support, one of whom described our client as “…one among a handful of uniquely talented researchers.” Another recommender pointed out the ways in which his work benefits the general public, “Conditions of the thyroid take a heavy toll on patients and healthcare systems alike. It is well within the best interest of these thousands of individuals that [Client]’s research be continued indefinitely.”

We are pleased that our hard work helped our client obtain EB-1A petition approval. We congratulate him on this achievement and wish him the best as he prepares for the final step in green card journey: filing an I-485 application.

We are pleased to announce that North America Immigration Law Group has so far received over 7,500 EB-1A, EB-1B and EB-2 NIW approval notices. In 2015 and 2016, the approval rate is 97.9% for cases using our "Approval or Refund®" (money back guarantee) service and 96.9% for all cases.

Our approval rate is 99.6% for NIW petitions using our "Approval or Refund®" (money back guarantee) service and the overall approval rate for all NIW cases is 99.2%.

In terms of EB1A petitions, the approval rate is 96% for cases entitled to our "Approval or Refund®" (money back guarantee) service and the overall approval rate for all EB1A cases is 94.3%.

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