Success Stories: A Senior Scientist in the Field of Chemistry Gets O1-A Approval in Just 3 Days with Premium Processing Request, Also, Bags NIW & EB1A Approvals


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On September 2nd, 2021, January 13th, 2022  and April 6th, 2022, we received another O1-A (Individuals with Extraordinary Ability or Achievement), EB2-NIW (National Interest Waiver) and EB-1A (Alien of Extraordinary Ability) approval for a Senior Scientist in the Field of Chemistry (Approval Notice).

General Field: Chemistry

Position at the Time of Case Filing: Senior Scientist

Country of Origin: China

State of Residence at the Time of Filing: New Jersey

Approval Notice Date: September 2nd, 2021 (O1-A), January 13th, 2022 (NIW) and April 6th, 2022 (EB-1A)

Processing Time: 3 days (O1-A) (Premium Processing Requested), 7 months, 24 days (NIW) and 13 days (EB-1A) (Premium Processing Requested)

Case Summary:

A senior scientist with a Ph.D. in synthetic organic chemistry hired North America Immigration Law Group to help him secure an NIW (National Interest Waiver) visa approval. We ensured all the requirements to achieve the NIW approval for our client. When we submitted his NIW case, our happy client also retained our law firm to get another petition filed under the I-129 O1-A (Individuals with Extraordinary Ability or Achievement) visa category. He possessed great abilities to achieve the O1A approval. We agreed to countersign the retainer agreement and began preparing a strong case on his behalf.

Our vast knowledge of dealing with employment-based visa petitions equipped us with unprecedented legal strategies, thus, we conducted a thorough evaluation of his credentials and noted that he intends to continue his research on drug delivery. We concluded that his research is effective in the synthesis of drug molecules in a chirally pure and efficient fashion. His work has been majorly significant due to its direct applicability in global efforts to improve public health and welfare and drug development

Furthermore, we added his remarkable publication, citation count, and peer review experience i.e., 14 peer-reviewed scientific articles and 1 book chapter he published in the top-ranked journals, accumulating 167 citations from at least 16 countries, hence his publication record constitutes a prolific output and impressive record of research success. Also, he has conducted 12 peer reviews for several highly acclaimed journals whereas journal review service is generally reserved for well-reputed researchers in the field, and so our client’s reviewing activity indicates a significant trust in his professional expertise and ability to pass sound judgment on others’ work in the discipline.

Indeed, our client’s extraordinary ability in the field of chemistry is well acknowledged by his four fellow established researchers. His recommenders have discussed his accomplishments in his field:

“The novelty and widespread impact of his work demonstrates that [client] is positioned at the forefront of chemistry and is responsible for driving essential progress in the field… His research is regularly cited due to the scientific appeal of his work, and because researchers throughout the chemistry community deem his studies to be both inventive and trustworthy.”

“The consistent novelty of [client’s] work places him in the vanguard of his field. His research has enabled a more complete understanding of the design and synthesis of sugar-based macrocycles and clusters for catalysis, drug development, molecular sensing, and other key applications. In essence, it is clear that he is an elite member of the chemistry research community whose continued contributions are necessary to realizing further advancements in the quality, safety, and useability of various chemical compounds, The U.S. would therefore be prudent to support his ongoing work.”

Besides, we specified that our client’s study has been supported by funding from the National Science Foundation. The National Science Foundation funds projects that promote national health and welfare, advance the economy, and bolster national defense and security, therefore, this funding support to our client serves as evidence that his work is beneficial to both academic and industrial chemists in the United States and opens a field between supramolecular chemistry and catalysis.

After months of hard work, we certainly received fruitful results as our client received his O1A approval just 3 days after we filed his case. The best news is despite waiting a long for his NIW approval, he received it successfully after 4 months and 11 days of his O1A approval. Impressed with our team’s work, our client once again contacted us to help him build his EB1A petition and luckily got the approval in just 13 days after we filed his case. Therefore, a special thanks to the **premium processing service since our client upgraded the premium processing service for both his O1A and EB1A cases. We thank him for choosing the North America Immigration Law Group for his I-140 and I-129 applications. We wish him well in his future endeavors.

**Premium processing service is a paid option offered by the USCIS so that petitioners can enjoy an expedited adjudication process (the case will be processed within 15 days instead of 9-12 months).**

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