Success Stories: Postdoctoral Fellow from India in the Field of Immunology with 66 Citations Receives EB-1A Petition Approval (PP Requested, No RFE)


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“Thank you for all your help and guidance with the EB1A application. It is great that we got through without an RFE and everything went smoothly.”

On April 25th, 2016, we received another EB-1A (Alien of Extraordinary Ability) approval for a Postdoctoral Fellow in the Field of Immunology (Approval Notice).


General Field: Immunology

Position at the Time of Case Filing: Postdoctoral Fellow

Country of Origin: India

Service Center: Nebraska Service Center (NSC)

State of Residence at the Time of Filing: California

Approval Notice Date: April 25th, 2016

Processing Time: 10 Days (Premium Processing Requested)

Case Summary:

A prominent postdoctoral fellow from India hired North America Immigration Law Group ( to help him get one step closer to his green card. His experience in the field of immunology researching the elucidation of immune system responses to viral infections in order to develop effective vaccinations made him a viable candidate for a self-petitioned I-140. Because he elected to file his EB-1A (Alien of Extraordinary Ability) petition under Premium Processing, he received notification of petition approval in merely 10 days. After an EB-1A petition approval our client needs to file an I-485 application, which is the final step in the green card process.

Putting together a strong petition:

As EB1A is upheld by a very high standard of law, it comes as no surprise that it has the lowest approval rates. In order to attain petition approval, we had to help our client put together a strong case that highlighted his various accomplishments, both academic and professional. After several months of diligent work, our attorneys and support staff built a strong case on our client’s behalf. Amongst other things, his petition packet was composed of details on his 3 scientific articles, 4 peer-reviewed abstracts, and 1 review article. It also contained a copy of his Ph.D. in Immunology, data on his 66 citations, and the 9 times he assessed the work of his peers. Additionally, we also noted our client’s respected roles as associate editor and consulting editor of several well-known journals.

To bolster our client’s petition, we also incorporated six recommendation letters volunteered by other influential medical experts. These experts wholeheartedly supported our client’s goal of getting one step closer to his green card, one of whom had this to say about his work: “Considering the above, I think it is self-evident that [Client] is a singular researcher whose skills in the laboratory make him extremely valuable to the United States. He has repeatedly produced excellent work. In fact, if [Client] is not allowed to continue his research in the United States, the search for effective treatments for a host of viral diseases is certain to suffer entirely unnecessary delays.”

We are pleased that our meticulous presentation of our client’s impressive achievements paved the way for petition approval. We extend our congratulations to our client, and thank him for choosing our law firm to represent his EB-1A petition.


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