Success Stories: University-Petitioned EB-1B Approved for Research Assistant Professor in New York in the Field of Oncology


Client’s Testimonial:

“Thank you so much and congratulations to you too for the EB-1B case getting approved!!”

On March 30th, 2016, we received another EB-1B (Outstanding Professors and Researchers) approval for a Research Assistant Professor in the Field of Oncology (Approval Notice).


General Field: Oncology

Position at the Time of Case Filing: Research Assistant Professor

Country of Origin: India

Service Center: Nebraska Service Center (NSC)

State of Residence at the Time of Filing: New York

Approval Notice Date: March 30th, 2016

Processing Time: 22 Days (Premium Processing Requested)

Case Summary:

A well-known research assistant professor from India contracted North America Immigration Law Group ( to help her obtain a green card. She informed us that the university she was working at had agreed to sponsor her EB-1B (Outstanding Professors and Researchers) petition. Once they had provided us with all the documents that we needed to proceed with the case, we got to work putting together a strong EB-1B petition for our client. By the time we were ready to file the case, we had accumulated a wealth of information pertaining to our client’s professional and academic background. Here are the selected bits of information that we included in the petition:

  1. Peer Review Experience: At the time of filing, our client had already participated in 70 reviews of journal manuscripts and conference abstracts. This remarkable record showcased her capabilities as a leading researcher in the field of oncology.
  2. Citation & Publication Count: Thanks to Google Scholar and other similar references, we determined that our client’s 9 publications had gathered 66 citations. This is an impressive record, one that demonstrated the value of her insights to other researchers in the field.
  3. Research Projects: In order to prove to the USCIS that our client’s work is of inherent value to the United States, we first had to understand every aspect of it. We started by reviewing her research projects including, but not limited to: uncovering the mechanisms behind radiation-induced DNA damage and DNA double strand breaks, identifying biomarkers for radiation therapy-induced lung injury, and improving the management of cancer. We established that her findings significantly progress the United States medical sector, and that halting her work would be detrimental to the overall health and well-being of Americans.
  4. Testimonials: To further fortify our client’s EB-1B petition, we included recommendation letters signed by other experts in the field who were familiar with her work. One of them stated, “In summary, [Client] has completed influential work on treatment induced lung-injury and several other scientific topics including cancer-related insomnia, fatigue, nausea and vomiting, depression, and dyspnea. Furthermore, she has established herself as one of the most accomplished figures in her field.”

Nearly two weeks after we filed the EB-1B petition on our client’s behalf, she elected to upgrade her case to Premium Processing (PP). PP is a paid option offered by the USCIS that allows petitioners to enjoy accelerated adjudication (the case will be processed within 15 days instead of 4-9 months). Just 9 days after the upgrade, our client received an approval notice from Nebraska Service Center.

We recently helped our client file an I-485 application (last step towards a green card), and we join her as she awaits a favorable decision from the USCIS. Once her I-485 is approved, she will become an American permanent resident.



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