Success Stories: A Postdoctoral Fellow from India Secured EB-1A as well as NIW Approvals in the Field of Inorganic Chemistry with the Help of Our Continuous Assistance


Client’s Testimonial:

“Thank you for the message. It has been really wonderful feeling to see my I-140 approved.”

On September 30th, 2021 and November 4th, 2021, we received another EB-1A (Alien of Extraordinary Ability) and EB-2 NIW (National Interest Waiver) approval for a Postdoctoral Fellow in the Field of Inorganic Chemistry (Approval Notice).

General Field: Inorganic Chemistry

Position at the Time of Case Filing: Postdoctoral Fellow

Country of Origin: India

State of Residence at the Time of Filing: Texas

Approval Notice Date: September 30th, 2021 (EB-1A) and November 4th, 2021 (NIW)

Processing Time: 17 days (EB-1A) (Premium Processing Requested) and 11 months, 15 days (NIW)

Case Summary:

A postdoctoral fellow from India holding a Ph.D. in chemistry approached North America Immigration Law Group to file both his EB-1A and I-140 NIW petitions. His nanomaterials research addresses some of our nation’s and the world’s most pressing issues and is particularly well-known for his contributions to the study of thermally controlled cyclic insertion/ejection of dopant ions and reversible zinc-blende/wurtzite phase changes in ZnS nanostructures.

We drafted his petition packet according to the up-to-date trends laid out by USCIS including:

  • His work resulted in 26 peer-reviewed scientific articles (11 of them first-authored) and 1 book chapter.
  • He has conducted at least 11 reviews for at least 2 journals in his field of inorganic chemistry.
  • His research has been cited 795 times in at least 54 countries according to Google Scholar.
  • His research has been supported with funding from a number of government organizations, including the National Institutes of Health (NIH), National Science Foundation (NSF), Mayo-Illinois Alliance, United States-Israel Binational Science Foundation, and Department of Science and Technology of India.

The above-mentioned details were highlighted in conjugation with the following requirements set for an employment-based immigration visa under the second preference (“EB-2”):

  • No specific job offer/labor certification is required for a foreign person as long as he/she is entering the United States to continue work in the field in which he/she has an extraordinary ability, therefore self-petition is allowed.
  • Evidence of original contributions, usually through publication, of major significance in the foreign national’s field of science, scholastic, artistic, or athletic.
  • Performance in a significant role for organizations or establishments that have a distinguished reputation.
  • Receipt of a higher salary or remuneration than is usual in the field.
  • Other comparable evidence if the above types of evidence do not readily apply to the foreign national’s occupation.

Furthermore, our client’s work was supported by the four recommendation letters written by the other experts in his field, one of whom stated:

“…[Client’s] work enables a cheaper, easier method to produce 4-aminophenol and, subsequently, paracetamol/acetaminophen that helps alleviate cold symptoms and pain in Americans. Ultimately, [client] must be provided the opportunity to continue his uninterrupted research efforts in the United States to provide comfort to the lives of millions of Americans.”

We are delighted that our team was once again successful in persuading USCIS of the importance of our client’s research in the United States and hence he was granted not only EB-1A approval (in 17 days only), thanks to Premium Processing, but also NIW approval after that. He has even retained us for his I-485 approval. We would sincerely like to thank him for choosing our law firm and congratulate him on accomplishing this breakthrough.

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