Success Stories: Premium Processing Allows a Research Associate from India in the Field of Epidemiology to Receive an EB-1A Petition Approval in 11 Days


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We received another EB-1A (Alien of Extraordinary Ability) approval for a Research Associate in the Field of Epidemiology (Approval Notice).


General Field: Epidemiology

Position at the Time of Case Filing: Research Associate

Country of Origin: India

Service Center: Texas Service Center (TSC)

Processing Time: 11 Days (Premium Processing Requested)

Case Summary:

Not long ago, a research associate from India received the good news that his EB-1A (Alien of Extraordinary Ability) petition had been approved. His I-485 application was filed a month later and he recently received the good news that it too had been approved. As his attorney, North America Immigration Law Group ( was responsible for all the paperwork involved. From compiling the EB-1A petition packet to submitting the I-485 documents, our client counted on us to get the job done quickly and efficiently. As is evident from both his approval notices, we did an excellent job.

Obtaining an EB-1A petition approval:

EB-1A is known for having the highest standard of law and the lowest approval rate. To obtain a petition approval, one must possess specific credentials that encompass excellence and leadership. In this case, we proved that our client’s research projects in the field of epidemiology are extremely beneficial to the United States, particularly when it comes to combating a variety of diseases. We demonstrated that not only does his work impact the well-being and health of all Americans, it progresses the country’s medical sector too.

Besides detailing the benefits of our client’s research to the nation, we also highlighted the number of citations gathered from his publications as well as the two dozen times he conducted peer reviews for scientific journals. We proved to the USCIS that our client’s advanced degrees (M.B.B.S. and M.P.H.) have armed him with the relevant knowledge and skills needed to excel in the field. Many of his peers agreed with our assessment, six of whom contributed recommendation letters which we incorporated into our client’s EB-1A petition dossier. According to one of his recommenders: “Judging from [Client’s] past record of success, it is safe to assume that he will continue to advance the global field of epidemiology with his innovative and important research. As discussed in this letter, [Client] has already made a tremendous impact on his field through his work with HIV. Because of his many accomplishments and influence in the field of epidemiology, [Client’s] presence in the United States is necessary to the continued advancement of his field.”

Obtaining a green card:

Thanks to Premium Processing (PP), our client only waited 11 days for the USCIS to take action on his case. PP is a paid option that allows petitioners to enjoy rapid processing. Although it costs $1,225 more than regular processing, the USCIS will take action on PP cases within 15 calendar days instead of 4-9 months. This allows petitioners to shave several months off the overall green card process. We congratulate our client for becoming an American permanent resident and we thank him for working with our law firm.

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