Success Stories: 8 Days after Filing, an EB-1A Petition Was Approved for a Postdoctoral Fellow in Kansas in the Field of Computational Chemistry


Client’s Testimonial:

“Thank you Chen Immigration law firm for the filing of the I-140.”

On April 26th, 2016, we received another EB-1A (Alien of Extraordinary Ability) approval for a Postdoctoral Fellow in the Field of Computational Chemistry (Approval Notice).


General Field: Computational Chemistry

Position at the Time of Case Filing: Postdoctoral Fellow

Country of Origin: India

Service Center: Nebraska Service Center (NSC)

State of Residence at the Time of Filing: Kansas

Approval Notice Date: April 26th, 2016

Processing Time: 8 Days (Premium Processing Requested)

Case Summary:

A recent client of ours was described as “… one of the most highly respected researchers in her field, whose findings are relied upon by other researchers to advance their own studies. Based on her record of past success, she is likely to continue in the same manner, contributing valuable research to her field. Because of this, [Client] is a necessary figure in the global community of computational and theoretical chemistry researchers, whose work should not be impeded by her absence in the United States.” This quote is excerpted from one of the five recommendation letters volunteered by expert computational chemists in support of our client’s petition to become an American permanent resident.

There is no doubt that the field of computational chemistry has been significantly progressed thanks to the efforts of our client, a postdoctoral fellow from India. She hired North America Immigration Law Group ( to help her obtain green cards for herself and her spouse, and we went about it in an efficient and professional manner.

We started off by filing an I-140 petition under the EB-1A (Alien of Extraordinary Ability) visa category. Our client’s plan was to get it approved first before filing I-485 applications for herself and her husband (the final step in the green card process). As we were filing our client’s petition under EB-1A, we had to work diligently to prove to the USCIS that her work contributes to the betterment of the United States, most notably when it comes to optical memory storage in compact discs and digital versatile discs as well as pharmaceutical development to treat diabetes.

Besides chronicling our client’s M.S. and Ph.D. in Chemistry, we included other important evidence of her impressive skills. We left no stone unturned and when we were ready to file her EB-1A case, we had amassed a wealth of information on her professional performance as an expert computational chemist. We noted her 10 publications, 3 instances of peer review service, and the 280 citations to her work.

Going the distance:

Premium Processing allowed our client to receive notification of EB-1A petition approval just 8 days after we filed the case on her behalf. We recently helped her and her spouse submit their I-485 applications to adjust their status for permanent residence. We wish our client the best with this as well as with her continued efforts to characterize the molecular properties of important photochromic and pharmaceutical molecules through computational chemistry methods.


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