Success Stories: Thanks to PP, a Postdoctoral Scholar in the Field of Microbiology Secures EB-1A Petition Approval in Just 11 Days and Subsequently a Green Card

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On May 22nd, 2017, we received another EB-1A (Alien of Extraordinary Ability) approval for a Postdoctoral Scholar in the Field of Microbiology (Approval Notice).

General Field: Microbiology

Position at the Time of Case Filing: Postdoctoral Scholar

Country of Origin: India

Service Center: Texas Service Center (TSC)

State of Residence at the Time of Filing: Massachusetts

Approval Notice Date: May 22nd, 2017

Processing Time: 11 days (Premium Processing Requested)

Case Summary:

An India-born postdoctoral scholar working in the field of microbiology approached North America Immigration Law Group (NAILG) to help him file an I-140 EB-1A (Alien of Extraordinary Ability) petition. Filing an I-140 petition is the first of two steps in obtaining permanent residency in the United States; it usually takes the USCIS 4-9 months to adjudicate I-140 petitions. However, since our client opted for Premium Processing (PP), the decision was expedited and he received approval notification within 15 calendar days.

In order to draft a strong petition, we collected information pertaining to our client’s professional achievements and presented the following details to the USCIS:

  1. With two doctoral degrees,—one in microbiology and immunology, and the other in veterinary medicine—our client is a highly experienced researcher who conducts studies on inflammation and infectious diseases. His work has led to a clearer understanding of the influence of steroid hormones on gut inflammation and pregnancy. We argued that his work benefits the United States as it helps in repurposing FDA approved non-antimicrobial drugs for treating bacterial and fungal diseases.
  2. At the time of filing, his peer-reviewed publications numbered 17 and they had garnered 204 citations. Moreover, he had performed at least 15 paper reviews for highly esteemed journals that furthered his contributions to the field of These notable achievements proved that our client is at the top of his academic field.

The several recommendation letters our client collected from leading microbiologists shed light on his academic merit, recognized not just nationally but internationally. One such recommender underscored the urgent nature of our client’s studies by pointing out the antibiotic resistance crisis: “Across the globe, millions of people experience infections from multidrug-resistant pathogens…There is a clear need for more effective antibiotics, and [Client] is abundantly qualified to meet this need. It is in the best interest of medical advances that his work be supported indefinitely.

We are pleased that our efficient work on this I-140 EB1A petition led to an approval notice in just 11 days. We congratulate our client on this win and thank him for working with us. As the cherry on top of the cake, we recently received news that our client’s I-485 application had been approved (he filed it with the help of our DIY Packet) and that he is now an official US permanent resident.

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