Success Stories: EB-1A Approval Despite RFE for a Researcher in the field of Structural Biology based in Illinois


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“Thank you so much for sharing the good news. We are really glad that it has got approved after the incredible work and efforts of your team.

On July 29th, 2019, we received another EB-1A (Alien of Extraordinary Ability) approval for a Researcher in the field of Structural Biology (Approval Notice).

General Field: Structural Biology

Position at the Time of Case Filing: Researcher

Country of Origin: India

State of Residence at the Time of Filing: Illinois

Approval Notice Date: July 29th, 2019

Processing Time: 9 months

Case Summary:

Our client, a researcher from India, is an extraordinary researcher who has dedicated to advances in structural biology. He approached North America Immigration Law Group (NAILG) when he decided that he wanted to become a US permanent resident. His strong credentials have been recognized in the field through his impressive background, implementation by others and strong record of achievements, and our team worked diligently to collect supporting documentary evidence of his work to prove his achievements on structural biology. His research and applications help to better understand fatal diseases in order to develop novel drug targets, which has made a substantial impact on public health and pharmaceutical industries.

When putting together his EB-1A petition, our goal was to highlight our client’s strengths and emphasize the importance of his work. We have included his experience of serving as a peer reviewer for esteemed scientific journals, and his noteworthy citation record. His frequent peer review experience speaks to the respect that our client’s peers have for his knowledge and judgment. At the time we filed his case, these numbers amounted to 21 peer reviews and 153 citations. Moreover, we listed 12 peer-reviewed scientific articles authored by our client.

There were 6 recommendation letters included into our client’s personalized EB-1A (Alien of Extraordinary Ability) petition, which succinctly explained why our client’s continuous stay in the United States is in the best interest of the country. As part of our comprehensive services, we helped our client select recommenders to strengthen his case. Our goal was to ensure that the USCIS was presented with objective evidence proving that our client is an asset to the country.

Despite our best efforts, the USCIS issued a Request for Evidence (RFE) after we filed the EB-1A petition. Our team efficiently put together a strong response to the RFE, which subsequently led to case approval. We congratulate our client on securing EB-1A approval, and we also thank him for choosing us to represent his case. We guarantee our continuous support and look forward to helping him to become a US permanent resident.

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