Success Stories: EB-1B Approved for Indian Clinical Scientist in the Field of Clinical Medicine with Previous EB-1B Denial


Client’s Testimonial:

“Thanks so much [Chen Immigration Team], I really appreciate your support and help.”

On April 14th, 2016, we received another EB-1B (Outstanding Professors and Researchers) approval for a Clinical Scientist in the Field of Clinical Medicine (Approval Notice).


General Field: Clinical Medicine

Position at the Time of Case Filing: Clinical Scientist

Country of Origin: India

Service Center: Nebraska Service Center (NSC)

State of Residence at the Time of Filing: Colorado

Approval Notice Date: April 14th, 2016

Processing Time: 13 Days (Premium Processing Requested)


Case Summary:

A gifted clinical scientist from India hired North America Immigration Law Group to help her file an employer-sponsored EB-1B (Outstanding Professors and Researchers) petition. Despite our thorough efforts in presenting a strong case to the USCIS, our client’s case was denied. This left her with three options:

  1. File Motion to Re-open/Re-consider: The case will revert to the same immigration officer, and the processing time is usually shorter.
  1. Appeal the denial decision: The immigration officer will review the brief and the decision again, and if the officer doesn’t change his/her mind, the case will be forwarded to the appeal adjudicator. The processing time can be long.
  1. Re-file the case: A different, more reasonable immigration officer may approve the case.

Our client opted for the third option and we got to work putting together another EB-1B petition for her. Before doing so, we needed our client to confirm the full support of her employer—a private company. They gladly agreed to serve as her petitioner and submitted all the relevant documents to us. Here are some of the main things we focused on:

  1. Publication, Citation & Peer Review Count: At the time of filing, our client had published 10 articles, 1 book chapter, and numerous conference presentations. Her work had gathered 182 citations and she had conducted 40 reviews for various scientific journals.
  1. Research Outcome: Our client’s work is focused on the areas of cardiology, arrhythmia, heart failure, cardiovascular translational research, cell and molecular biology, and biophysics/electrophysiology. We determined that her work contributes to better diagnostic, preventative, and therapeutic measures to combat certain diseases, making her an asset to the United States (especially its medical sector).
  1. Third-Party Testimonials: We needed the support of other experts in the field to prove to the USCIS that our client’s work is of true value to the nation. Our client managed to convince seven experts to lend their support, all of whom attested to the significance of her research. One of her recommenders wrote, “Given the important nature of [Client’s] work, as well as the contributions she has already made to the field, I strongly endorse the continuation of her research in the U.S. I consider Dr. Ram to be an exceptionally dedicated and talented scientist in cardiovascular biology. Her research has been reviewed extensively by the research community, and the medical tools she develops are utilized by medical professionals all over the world, including myself.”

Thanks to Premium Processing, our client received notification of case approval merely 13 days after we filed her EB-1B petition. We congratulate her for finally obtaining a petition approval, and thank her for placing her trust in us to help attain it. We are currently assisting our client and her husband with their I-485 applications, and we look forward to a favorable outcome.



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