Success Stories: Maryland-based Postdoctoral Scholar in the Field of Physiology with 129 Citations Obtains an EB-1A Petition Approval (No RFE Issued)


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On July 1st, 2016, we received another EB-1A (Alien of Extraordinary Ability) approval for a Postdoctoral Scholar in the Field of Physiology (Approval Notice).


General Field: Physiology

Position at the Time of Case Filing: Postdoctoral Scholar

Country of Origin: India

Service Center: Nebraska Service Center (NSC)

State of Residence at the Time of Filing: Maryland

Approval Notice Date: July 1st, 2016

Processing Time: 16 Days (Premium Processing Requested)

Case Summary:

A week after we filed an EB-1A (Alien of Extraordinary Ability) petition on behalf of a postdoctoral scholar from India, he decided to upgrade his case to Premium Processing (PP). PP is an add-on service offered by the USCIS that allows petitioners to have action taken on their I-140 cases within 15 calendar days. True to their word, the USCIS processed our client’s EB-1A petition in just 9 days. We are pleased that the USCIS did not issue a Request for Evidence (RFE) as it would have significantly lengthened the overall timeline.

With a Ph.D. in Sensory Physiology and years of experience researching renal and cardiovascular physiology, our client was a great candidate for EB-1A. His petition dossier contained a myriad of details on his various accomplishments such as the 129 citations gathered from his 4 publications and the dozen times he assessed the work of his peers. We also made sure to include external support, particularly from other experts in the field of physiology. This support came in the form of recommendation letters, all six of which were obtained by our client. This is what one of these experts had to say about our client: “I firmly believe that the research community at large could not have progressed as far as it has in our understanding of cellular and molecular biology, specifically neuronal circuits, without [Client’s] work, and we continue to rely upon his talents and expertise today. [Client’s] lengthy list of previous achievements designate him as a researcher of unparalleled skill, and I genuinely look forward to his certain future successes.”

Because we efficiently presented the many advantages that our client’s work has for the United States (most notably when it comes to genetically modified plants for higher salinity tolerance and advanced pharmaceutics), his EB-1A petition was approved by the USCIS. We congratulate our client and wish him the best with his continued investigations in the United States.

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