Success Stories: O1-A Approval for a Senior Chemist in the field of Inorganic Chemistry

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Kudos to you all! Thank you for all the hard work and a calculated response to the RFEs. To be honest, I was shaken to the core by the RFE and at one point I thought it was not worth responding to the RFE, but with your advice, everything worked for the best. I appreciate your wise counsel.


On March 16th, 2015, We Received another O1-A (Individual with Extraordinary Ability or Achievement) Approval for a Senior Chemist in the field of Inorganic Chemistry (Approval Notice)

General Field: Inorganic Chemistry

Position at the Time of Case Filing: Visiting Assistant Professor

Petitioner: A Private Company

Country of Origin: Zimbabwe

Service Center: Vermont Service Center (VSC)

State of Residence at the Time of Filing: South Carolina

Approval Notice Date:  March 16th, 2015

Processing Time:  3 Months, 20 Days (Including RFE Response Time)



Case Summary:

Similar to our EB1-A cases, O1-A cases require that clients demonstrate that they meet at least three of the regulatory criteria set by the USCIS and that they have achieved sustained national or international acclaim specified in this petition, and that the petitioner seeks to employ the beneficiary to continue his work in the field of endeavor in the United States.

This specific client is a senior chemist in the field of inorganic chemistry. His work focuses on the areas of materials science research and thermoplastics engineering. Successful research in our client’s field addresses some of the most advanced issues related to environmental pollution, energy security, and resource management. His petitioning company is a private company located in Pennsylvania. This company currently employs four chemists other than our client. Our client’s research has resulted in at least 10 peer-reviewed scholarly publications appearing in leading journals and international conference proceedings. His scientific articles have been cited at least 117 times by researchers around the globe and he has reviewed at least 12 scientific manuscripts. His expertise can also be seen in a discussion by a fellow researcher about the impact of our client’s work: “[Client] has the creativity and innovative spirit that are requisite in developing new models and better technologies for the United States. It is his innovative spirit and talent that has guided and will surely continue to guide organometallic chemical discoveries and innovations in electronics for the United States for many years to come”

In this case we proved that our client had satisfied the criteria to qualify as an individual of extraordinary ability, had risen to the top of their field of endeavor, had sustained national or international acclaim, and that they sought to enter the United States to continue their outstanding research work in the field of endeavor for a qualified petitioner with the ability to pay.



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