Success Stories: Chinese Postdoctoral Fellow in the Field of Food Microbiology Receives EB-1A Petition Approval with 119 Citations and 10 Publications (PP Without RFE)


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On November 24th, 2015, we received another EB-1A (Alien of Extraordinary Ability) approval for a Postdoctoral Fellow in the Field of Food Microbiology (Approval Notice).


General Field: Food Microbiology

Position at the Time of Case Filing: Postdoctoral Fellow

Country of Origin: China

Service Center: Nebraska Service Center (NSC)

Approval Notice Date: November 24th, 2015

Processing Time: 11 Days (Premium Processing Requested)

Case Summary:

Just 11 days after North America Immigration Law Group ( filed an EB-1A (Alien of Extraordinary Ability) petition on behalf of a Chinese postdoctoral fellow, the USCIS granted their approval. The reason for such accelerated adjudication is thanks to Premium Processing (PP), a service offered by the USCIS that allows petitioners to have action taken on their I-140 cases within 15 days.

With a Ph.D. in Food Science, 10 peer-reviewed scientific articles and 21 presentations at national and international conferences to her name, our client has certainly established herself as a researcher who is well-armed with the skills needed to churn out impactful research results. We demonstrated that the field of food microbiology has seen significant advancements since our client started carrying out research focused on foodborne pathogen detection and antimicrobial resistance. Furthermore, we demonstrated that our client’s work is essential to the United States as it helps researchers and industries alike understand foodborne illnesses.

A significant portion of our client’s EB-1A petition packet was dedicated to recommendation letters which she obtained from other influential food microbiologists. These experts confirmed the value of our client’s work to the United States by signing off on testimonials such as this one: “When considering all that [Client] has accomplished so far, I can say with confidence that she is a stand-out individual among her peers in the field. [Client’s] research and scientific contributions have been original and applicable to current challenges in numerous industries of the United States, marking her as a pivotal contributor in food science. It is no overstatement to say that the scientific community of the United States would be put at a great disadvantage if she were not allowed to continue her research in the U.S.” Alongside these letters were supporting details such as the 119 citations gathered from her work and the 13 times she judged the work of her peers for several scientific journals.

We congratulate our client for obtaining an in-demand EB-1A petition approval and we wish her the best as she continues her important work in the field of food microbiology.

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