Success Stories: EB-1A Petition Approved for Postdoctoral Scholar in South Carolina in the Field of Cellular Biology


Client’s Testimonial:


“Thank you very, very much. That is great news.”

On January 20th, 2016, we received another EB-1A (Alien of Extraordinary Ability) approval for a Postdoctoral Scholar in the Field of Cellular Biology (Approval Notice).

General Field: Cellular Biology

Position at the Time of Case Filing: Postdoctoral Scholar

Country of Origin: India

Service Center: Texas Service Center (TSC)

State of Residence at the Time of Filing: South Carolina

Approval Notice Date: January 20th, 2016

Processing Time: 9 days (Premium Processing requested)



Case Summary:

A postdoctoral scholar from India recently reached out to North America Immigration Law Group ( for help putting together an EB-1A (Alien of Extraordinary Ability) petition. Our team worked diligently to prove the relevance of our client’s research to the United States. We demonstrated that his M.Sc. in Genetics and Ph.D. in Life Science have equipped him for a career in the field of cellular biology, and we detailed his many research studies on protein regulation at the cellular level to accelerate drug development.

Our comprehensive petition packet also accounted for his 138 independent citations, his extensive peer review contributions, and his 8 published articles. We argued that his work is of value not only to the country’s pharmaceutical industry, but also to the health of all Americans. We further strengthened our client’s EB-1A case by compiling several letters of support contributed by other influential cellular biologists. These letters were included in the I-140 petition and played a part in obtaining the USCIS’ approval. One such letter read in part, “[Client’s] continued work is of great importance to the U.S., as it has and will continue to further our understanding in areas such as ceramide applications for cancer treatment and proteomics. This directly benefits molecular biology research in general and cancer research at the molecular level in particular, both of which are vital to the scientific and medical interests of the U.S.”    

As our client opted to file his EB-1A petition under Premium Processing, he received his approval notice merely nine days later. He recently submitted I-485 applications (the last step to a green card) for himself and his wife. We wish them both the best.


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