Success Stories: Our Unique Legal Strategies Helped a Scientist from India to Secure EB-1A in the Field of Chemistry Despite an RFE


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“My sincere thanks to the whole team of Ms. Chen. I can only say that you all are highly skilled and excellent in communication. Thank you again for being so nice and helpful to me.”

On December 7th, 2020, we received another EB-1A (Alien of Extraordinary Ability) approval for a Scientist in the Field of Chemistry (Approval Notice).

General Field: Chemistry

Position at the Time of Case Filing: Scientist

Country of Origin: India

Approval Notice Date: December 7th, 2020

Processing Time: 11 months, 19 days

Case Summary:

With a doctor of philosophy degree in chemistry, a scientist based in India contacted us to help her in constructing an EB-1A (Alien of Extraordinary Ability) petition on her part. After our client approached us, we began evaluating her comprehensive background of expertise, and we counter-signed the EB-1A agreement after being certain of her outstanding past achievements and unique knowledge relevant to her current and future work.

While preparing her case, our aim was to highlight the following incorporated details in our client’s EB1A petition:

We summarized her research focused on the synthesis of nanostructured materials. After careful consideration, we deduced that her research addresses some of our nation’s most pressing issues in understanding nanotechnology advancements and nanomaterial production. Her strong background in chemistry has allowed her research to be particularly original, with applications such as nanotechnology and electronics manufacturing.

We also detailed the 391 times her work was cited, implying that her work is widely recognized and relied upon, and a number of her publications have been cited at a much higher rate than those of other researchers in the field, exhibiting the major significance of her publications.

Besides, we noted the 38 peer-reviewed scientific articles and 2 book chapters she published. Her articles have appeared in internationally impacting journals in the field, confirming that her work has been acknowledged as some of the best in the field. Moreover, we confirmed that our client judged the work of others 80 times and her peer review work for these journals is evidence of her standing at the pinnacle of her field.

To strengthen her case further, we included recommendation letters signed by four of her fellow leading researchers in the field, validating her accomplishments and the considerable importance of her work in the field of chemistry here in the United States and one of them contributed the below-mentioned statement:

“[Client’s] research is exceptional for its innovative use of chemistry to convert waste products from metal packaging and primary batteries into usable tools… Her research effectively addresses waste issues in the United States and worldwide. Client’s skilled application of her vast technical skills to solve a real-world problem confirms that she is an absolutely irreplaceable chemist.”

We are delighted that our client achieved her EB-1A petition approval despite receiving an RFE (request for evidence), however, our expert team handled the situation well and we were successful in convincing the USCIS of our client’s unique skillset and benefits to the industry in the U.S. Therefore, we thank our client for being patient and cooperative with us throughout the process. Also, we congratulate her on this marvelous breakthrough.

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