Success Story: EB1-A Approval for a Research Assistant Professor in Structural Biology

On March 21st, 2013, we received another EB1-A (Alien of Extraordinary Ability) approval for a Post Doc researcher in the field of Structural Biology. Approval Notice)

General Field: Structural Biology
Position at the Time of Case Filing: Post Doc Researcher
National Origin: Japan
Service Center: Texas
Processing Time: approved 15 days after upgrading to premium processing
State Residing at the Time of Filing:Texas

Case Summary:

When drafting EB1-A petitions, we at Chen Immigration Law Associates follow a tried and tested formula for success as our current approval rating exceeds 99%. However, within our methodology is the basis that every case must be examined individually with respect to evidence that will be needed to ensure a guaranteed approval. In this case we focused on building our petition by highlighting on both qualitative and quantitative aspects from the contributions of our client.

An often used method in EB1-A petitions is to rely on the quantity of citation and reference count in publications. However, when a client lacks an exceptional number of references we use qualitative metrics to ameliorate this client’s petition. Specifically in this case, we utilized this client’s appearances in ‘high-profile’ review articles, such as this client’s multiple appearances in Nature, regarded as one of the most-respected journals for scientific research. ‘High-profile’ means journals with significant impact factors, something that researchers use to determine the merit of another researcher’s work.

However, the most important factor that influences the success of an EB1-A case is the quality of Independent Advisory Opinions we draft. These letters give case reviewers an unbiased opinion of the exceptional quality of the client’s work and research. In this case we at Chen Immigration Law Associates drafted five letters from professors and researchers who had not worked with our client, but rather were familiar with their work through their publications and international reputation. Moreover, these letters were competitors in this client’s field, some of whom were employed in Nobel Prize-wining groups-who recognized the astounding value of their contributions.

Using this proven strategy, while correctly articulating the importance surrounding this client’s valued work, we at Chen Immigration Law Associates were able to secure approval for this petition on March 21st, 2013.

With this in consideration, it is important to emphasize that the processes and expertise practiced by Chen Immigration Law Associates. Not only do we develop the best possible strategies for each case, but we execute these strategies with the utmost effectiveness!

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