Success Stories: Postdoctoral Associate from India with 114 Citations in the Field of Materials Science Obtains EB-1A Petition Approval in 13 Days (PP With No RFE)


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“Thank you so much for your support and guidance in getting this approval so quickly. I could not have done it without your help.”

On May 10th, 2016, we received another EB-1A (Alien of Extraordinary Ability) approval for a Postdoctoral Associate in the Field of Materials Science (Approval Notice).


General Field: Materials Science

Position at the Time of Case Filing: Postdoctoral Associate

Country of Origin: India

Service Center: Nebraska Service Center (NSC)

State of Residence at the Time of Filing: District of Columbia

Approval Notice Date: May 10th, 2016

Processing Time: 13 Days (Premium Processing Requested)

Case Summary:

Thanks to Premium Processing, a postdoctoral associate from India received notification of EB-1A (Alien of Extraordinary Ability) approval just 13 days after it was filed. With a Ph.D. in Materials Science and Engineering and many years of experience researching the field of materials science, he was a suitable candidate for this visa category. As is apparent by the approval notice, the USCIS thought so too.

Building a strong EB-1A case:

North America Immigration Law Group (NAILG) was tasked with compiling relevant information on our client’s professional accomplishments and presenting it to the USCIS. Amongst other things, our client’s petition packet was composed of his peer review record (two dozen reviews for 11 scientific journals), his citation count (114 citations), and his publication record (12 published papers). We also highlighted his work on characterizing the relationships between synthesis process, structure, and property in polymer nanocomposites. Furthermore, we incorporated testimonials contributed by six of his peers, one of whom stated that “In order to ensure the continued innovation of nanocomposite materials and realize their countless beneficial applications, [Client’s] work must be supported. I am confident that his discoveries are absolutely essential and irreplaceable to continued progress in the field.”

Moving closer to green card success:

We would like to congratulate our client for overcoming such a significant hurdle in the green card journey. He is now armed with everything he needs to file an I-485 application. As the final step in the green card process, an I-485 approval would mean attaining a green card. We wish him well with this step (he used our complimentary D.I.Y. Packet to guide him through the process), and we thank him for choosing NAILG to represent his EB-1A case. In the meantime, we wish him the best as he continues to churn out findings that lend a hand in designing innovative nanocomposites, developing new characterization techniques, and accelerating polymer nanocomposite adoption into the American market.

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