Success Stories: EB-1A Petition Approved for Postdoctoral Researcher in Illinois in the Field of Physics (PP Upgrade, No RFE)


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On September 1st, 2016, we received another EB-1A (Alien of Extraordinary Ability) approval for a Postdoctoral Researcher in the Field of Physics (Approval Notice).


General Field: Physics

Position at the Time of Case Filing: Postdoctoral Researcher

Country of Origin: India

Service Center: Nebraska Service Center (NSC)

State of Residence at the Time of Filing: Illinois

Approval Notice Date: September 1st, 2016

Processing Time: 23 Days (Premium Processing Requested)

Case Summary:

Our client’s M.S. and Ph.D. in Physics have armed her with the knowledge and skills needed to conduct impactful research in the same field. When she approached us for help to file an EB-1A (Alien of Extraordinary Ability) petition, we carefully reviewed her credentials to be sure that she had made an impact in the field and would continue doing so. After confirming this, we initiated an attorney-client relationship and promptly started work on her EB-1A petition packet.

Amongst other things, our client’s EB-1A petition packet contained recommendation letters contributed by other influential physicists. According to one of them, our client “… is one of the most valuable scientists in the field of physics, and it is in the best interests of the U.S. that she continues her research unimpeded.”

Alongside these letters were the following: our client’s publication record, peer review experience, and citation count. At the time of filing, these numbers stood at 11 published articles, 11 instances of peer review service, and 449 citations. We demonstrated that our client’s investigations on the interplay between superconductivity and magnetism advance the work of other researchers, thereby progressing the field as a whole. We also concluded that her findings are important to the United States, most notably its scientific community.

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We thank our client for trusting our law firm to help her with the first step of the two-part green card process, and we congratulate her for obtaining a petition approval. Thanks to her decision to upgrade her case to Premium Processing (PP), the USCIS only spent a total of 23 days adjudicating her petition before granting their approval. Our client chose to file I-485 applications for herself and her husband with the help of our comprehensive D.I.Y. Packet. Once the USCIS approves their applications, they will become US permanent residents. We wish them the best with this and look forward to favorable updates.

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