Success Stories: EB-1A Petition Approved Without RFE for Postdoctoral Research Associate in Illinois with 70 Citations in the Field of Biomedical Science


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On September 27th, 2016, we received another EB-1A (Alien of Extraordinary Ability) approval for a Postdoctoral Research Associate in the Field of Biomedical Science (Approval Notice).


General Field: Biomedical Science

Position at the Time of Case Filing: Postdoctoral Research Associate

Country of Origin: India

Service Center: Nebraska Service Center (NSC)

State of Residence at the Time of Filing: Illinois

Approval Notice Date: September 27th, 2016

Processing Time: 7 months, 24 days

Case Summary:

Nearly 8 months after North America Immigration Law Group (NAILG) filed an EB-1A (Alien of Extraordinary Ability) petition on behalf of a biomedical science expert from India, Nebraska Service Center took action on his case and granted their approval. This isn’t our client’s first time filing an I-140 petition—in 2015, his EB-2 NIW petition was approved. However, because of the several-year wait for his priority date to become current, he cannot move on to the next step of the green card process. Now that he has an approved EB-1A, he can jump right in as he no longer has to wait for his priority date to become current several years from now (when adjusting one’s status for permanent residence, different rules apply based on different visa categories).

Building a strong EB-1A case:

It is no secret that EB-1A is upheld by a very high standard of law and has a very low approval rate. Therefore, we needed to detail our client’s accomplishments in the most concise way possible. Our goal was to convince the USCIS that our client is an asset to the United States and that losing his presence in the country would be detrimental to the nation. We started off by detailing our client’s various investigations on the intersection of biomedical science with biotechnology which covers such areas as molecular biology, TRPC/TRPV1/TRPM7 ion channel pharmacology with respect to molecular mechanisms of pain, cardiovascular disease, neurodegenerative disease and breast and lung cancer metastasis. In a nutshell, our attorneys and support staff worked diligently to prove that our client’s findings are essential to the progress of the American medical sector.

Besides accounting for his research projects, we also noted their various results. For instance, we listed the 70 times our client’s findings were cited by other researchers, the 9 times he conducted peer reviews for scientific journals, and the 9 publications to his name. To bolster his EB-1A petition packet, we also incorporated 10 recommendation letters volunteered by other top minds in the field. From a principal investigator in Ireland to a professor in the US, our client’s peers contributed their support by signing off on statements such as this one: “The international scope of his research is self-evident. In the United States, where scientists are constantly searching for better pharmacological treatments, [Client] is producing research that directly benefits these interests. Not only that, but his work is relevant across the globe to the many nations in which cardiovascular disease and diabetes are problems. His research is applicable to a wide variety of disease states, and he is helping to better understand some of the most worthwhile issues in the world.”

We congratulate our client for securing a highlight sought-after EB-1A petition approval and we thank him for choosing our law firm to represent his case. We also congratulate him for recently securing a green card with the help of our DIY Packet. We wish him the best as he embarks on new beginnings here in the US.

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