Success Stories: Postdoctoral Research Associate in the Field of Medicinal Chemistry Received EB1A, NIW and O1 Approvals With NAILG


Client’s Testimonial:

“Your group did a really great job. I’m very happy with your service.”

On July 24th, 2019, January 10th, 2020 and January 27th, 2020, we received another EB-1A (Alien of Extraordinary Ability), NIW (National Interest Waiver) and O1-A (Individual with extraordinary ability or achievement) approvals for a Post-doctoral Research Associate in the Field of Medicinal Chemistry (Approval Notice).

General Field: Medicinal Chemistry

Position at the Time of Case Filing: Postdoctoral Research Associate

Country of Origin: China

State of Residence at the Time of Filing: New Jersey

Approval Notice Date: July 24th, 2019 (EB-1A), January 10th, 2020 (NIW) and January 27th, 2020 (O1-A)

Processing Time: 3 months, 12 days (EB-1A, PP requested), 7 months, 7 days (NIW) and 1 month 17 days (O1-A, PP requested)

Case Summary:

A postdoctoral research associate from China hired North America Immigration Law Group ( to build customized EB-1A and NIW petitions for him. After we carefully examined his credentials, we were assured that our client had the right set of qualifications to be considered for an EB-1A and NIW petitions. We filed the EB-1A first and then the NIW as a back-up plan. To our delight, his EB-1A was approved after the challenge of an RFE. When we continued to wait for a decision on his NIW, our client reached out to us again to evaluate his credentials for the non-immigrant O1-A visa petition. With the successful experience on his I-140 EB-1A case, our client also trusted us for his O1-A petition. To qualify for an O-1 visa, the beneficiary must demonstrate extraordinary ability by sustained national or international acclaim and must be temporarily in the United States to continue work in the area of extraordinary ability. As O1-A is an employer-sponsored visa category, our client could not self-petition and needed his employer’s full support before hiring us. Once we received confirmation from our client and his employer, our team went on to build a strong case again for him.

Perhaps the most important element of all the petitions had to do with our client’s research. We carefully reviewed his research summary and detailed his work on drug resistance in current antibacterials. We demonstrated to the USCIS that our client’s work in this area is of great importance because his research addresses some of our nation’s most pressing issues in understanding antibacterial resistance.

Apart from completing successful research in the field, our client has also published 14 peer-reviewed scientific articles and one peer-reviewed scientific abstract that collected 183 citations by the time when we were ready to file his case; thereby demonstrating that these publications are widely recognized and relied upon in the field of medicinal chemistry. He has also conducted 23 reviews for distinguished journals and conferences. The fact that his papers were published in the top journals and that his peers leveraged his research demonstrated that our client’s work is widely recognized and relied upon in his field.

6 letters of recommendation were included into the petition packet in support of our client’s case. One of the recommenders stated: “By circulating his research in peer-reviewed publications, [client] firmly validated the relevance of his work for the entire field of medicinal chemistry. He advanced the studies of his peers by providing indispensable discoveries concerning the development of augmented drug therapies.”

The reason it took so long for our client to attain the petition approvals is because his EB-1A and O1-A petitions were issued a Request for Evidence (RFE). However, our stellar team prepared a strong response to it, which led to case approvals. Not only did we convince the USCIS that our client’s credentials were legitimate, we also reiterated that he is an asset to the United States.

We congratulate our client for obtaining not one, but three approval notices, and we thank him for choosing North America Immigration Group (NAILG) to represent his EB-1A, NIW and O1-A petitions. We wish him the best as he continues his valuable work here in the United States.

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