Success Stories: Filing with PP Led to an Expeditious EB1A Approval for a Visiting Fellow Researching Developmental Biology


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On June 29th, 2017, we received another EB-1A (Alien of Extraordinary Ability) approval for a Visiting Fellow in the Field of Developmental Biology (Approval Notice).


General Field: Developmental Biology

Position at the Time of Case Filing: Visiting Fellow

Country of Origin: China

Service Center: Texas Service Center (TSC)

State of Residence at the Time of Filing: North Carolina

Approval Notice Date: June 29th, 2017

Processing Time: 8 days (Premium Processing Requested)

Case Summary:

“His knowledge of mouse models and developmental biology is impeccable and practical. I hold [Client] in high esteem, as he is an irreplaceable member of our research community,” wrote an associate professor of genetic medicine and development. This statement was taken from a recommendation letter which he signed in support of our client’s EB-1A (Alien of Extraordinary Ability) petition. Several other experts also contributed recommendation letters, all of which provided the USCIS with a clear picture of our client’s scientific prowess in the field of developmental biology.

When our client, a Chinese visiting fellow with a doctoral degree in animal sciences, approached North America Immigration Law Group (NAILG) for assistance with EB-1A filing, we first evaluated his credentials. We were impressed with the 5 peer-reviewed scientific articles he had published and the 104 citations that they had gathered. Moreover, the fact that he had conducted 30 peer reviews further showcased his respected standing in the field.

Based on our client’s aforementioned research achievements, we decided to represent his EB1A case. After countersigning the legal agreement, we started assembling a well-structured petition that comprised of his scholarly contributions, recommendation letters, and other evidence of his extraordinary ability.

We also demonstrated that our client’s research addresses some of the United States’ most pressing issues in understanding genetic mechanisms behind reproductive system conditions. We persuaded the USCIS that his research directly aids the American scientific community in developing novel treatment strategies for infertility or ovarian cancer.

The EB1A petition was filed with Premium Processing (PP), a paid option that slices down the adjudication timeline from 4-9 months to within 15 days. Thanks to PP, our client received news of EB1A approval just 8 days after filing. We are elated at the short time it took for EB1A approval and we thank our client for retaining us to file I-485 applications for himself and his spouse. We look forward to helping them secure permanent residency.

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