Success Stories: A Breaking Through Journey of an Acting Instructor Obtaining an EB-1A Approval Just After NIW Victory


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On November 20th, 2023, we received another EB-1A (Alien of Extraordinary Ability) approval for an Acting Instructor in the field of Biomedical Engineering (Approval Notice).

General Field: Biomedical Engineering

Position at the Time of Case Filing: Acting Instructor

Country of Origin: India

State of Residence at the Time of Filing: Washington

Approval Notice Date: November 20th, 2023

Processing Time: 7 days (Premium Processing Requested)

Case Summary:

Our client is one of the few top authorities in optoretinography technologies in the field of biomedical engineering, and he has established a strong track record of accomplishment and impact in this field of research. He gained particular notoriety for developing the OCT (optical coherence tomography) method, which led to a successful patent application and allowed for the detection of minuscule variations in light response in individual photoreceptors in the living eye.

With a meticulous record of 17 peer-reviewed journal articles, 22 national and international conference proceedings, 18 meeting abstracts, and 1 patent application publication published in some of the high-impact journals in the field of biomedical engineering, our client’s work gathered 284 citations, establishing the impact that he has had on his peers.

In addition, his invaluable contributions to scientific research as a peer reviewer are a vital part of the publishing process. As he has conducted 24 reviews to date, speaks volumes about his standing as an authority and his acknowledged competence in his profession.

Considering the aforementioned vital details, our team at North America Immigration Law Group agreed to take an act instructor’s appeal. Initially, he contacted us to help him file an I-140 NIW (National Interest Waiver) petition representing his groundbreaking research summary, having both substantial merit and national importance. We also emphasized that his noteworthy research addresses some of our nation’s and the world’s most pressing issues, including line-scan optical coherence tomography at high speed for measuring optoretinogram, linking the cone optoretinogram signals to phototransduction process, and characterizing cone spectral classification by optoretinography. Therefore, he successfully secured his NIW approval approximately 2 months after we submitted his case.

Our client was so pleased with our work that he hired us again to file another petition under the I-140 EB1-A category (Alien of Extraordinary Ability). We were confident we could help him with both instances because we have a history of more than 32,000 cases approved. Additionally, we began gathering crucial data in order to build a compelling EB1-A case on his behalf.

The most challenging prerequisite for receiving EB1A approval is demonstrating the alien’s recognition and accomplishments on a national and international level. As such, we were able to quickly put together an impressive list of his accomplishments, which included his peer-reviewed publication and citation history, his expertise with peer review, and funding support for his work from the National Eye Institute, the Foundation Fighting Blindness, and the MJ Murdock Charitable Trust, Weill Neurohub, the Air Force Research Laboratory, the National Institutes of Health, Research To Prevent Blindness, Burroughs Wellcome Fund, proving his extraordinary ability as well as his national and international importance to the United States.

We are overjoyed to have been able to demonstrate to USCIS that our client not only meets the requirements to be classified as an alien of extraordinary ability but also that his entry will potentially benefit the United States significantly. Our client’s impressive background, strong record of accomplishments, and unique knowledge relevant to his current and future work have been recognized by journals seeking his services to review manuscripts. As a result, he received his EB1A approval through premium processing service upgrade in just 7 days. We wish he has the finest possible future here in the United States.

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