Success Stories: EB-1A Petition Approved In Just 8 Days for Research Fellow in Massachusetts in the Field of Immunology


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On March 1st, 2016, we received another EB-1A (Alien of Extraordinary Ability) approval for a Research Fellow in the Field of Immunology (Approval Notice).


General Field: Immunology

Position at the Time of Case Filing: Research Fellow

Country of Origin: India

Service Center: Texas Service Center (TSC)

State of Residence at the Time of Filing: Massachusetts

Approval Notice Date: March 1st, 2016

Processing Time: 8 Days (Premium Processing Requested)


Case Summary:

Because our client elected to file his EB-1A (Alien of Extraordinary Ability) petition under Premium Processing (PP), Texas Service Center only spent eight days reviewing the case before granting their approval. Only available to EB-1 petitioners, PP allows for rapid adjudication (within 15 days) and costs $1,225 more. Despite its price tag, many petitioners opt for PP as it trims down a significant amount of time from the overall adjudication process (which averages between 4-9 months).

Legal Approach:

Our legal team worked diligently to compile a wealth of information on our client’s copious academic and professional achievements. For instance, we listed the 309 times that his 19 publications had been cited. We also discussed the numerous times he conducted peer reviews for high impact journals, and demonstrated the significance of his role as a guest editor. We established that our client is a leading presence in his field of immunology and that his insights are valued by researchers around the globe. Furthermore we carefully detailed his research on the immunobiology of the herpes simplex virus, particularly in the progression of herpetic stromal keratitis, as well as his findings on mitigating the lesions associated with herpetic stromal keratitis that causes blindness. We proved to the USCIS that our client’s work is of great value to the United States, particularly its drug development and medical sectors.

Recommendation Letters:

In order to strengthen our EB-1A petition even more, we convinced our client to reach out to various researchers in his field and request for testimonials. He managed to obtain five letters from experts around the world, all of which verified our argument that our client is an asset to the United States. One of these experts had this to say about our client’s important work: “Research in the fields of immunology and pathology is highly important to the health of the American people. This is clearly demonstrated through the research of [Client], whose work has implications for the treatment of stromal keratitis, macular degeneration, herpes simplex encephalitis, microbial infections and even gastric cancer. Though [Client’s] research has focused primarily on immunological clearance of pathogens and the resolution of stromal keratitis, his research results are important, and key to further advancements in immunology and pathology, as well as several dependent fields”

Triumphant Outcome:

The approval of our client’s EB-1A petition is yet another example of our law firm’s commitment 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 helped him file I-485 applications for himself and his wife. This is the final step in the green card process and once the applications are approved, our client and his wife will receive their green cards. We wish them the very best, and thank them for choosing us to represent their case.



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