Success Stories: Staff Scientist from India in the Field of Molecular Biology Receives EB-1A Petition Approval in 5 Days


Client’s Testimonial:

“I received my receipt notice for my I-140 petition today. I checked my status and the petition is approved. I am really thankful for all the hard work your team has done for my case. Your team’s quality of work for my EB-1A case is exemplary. In addition to the quality of the work, I am most impressed with the speed at which you process the case inquires, drafting recommendation letters and petition letter. I have already recommended your firm to many friends and some of them are already working with your firm. Thank you!”

On April 12th, 2016, we received another EB-1A (Alien of Extraordinary Ability) approval for a Staff Scientist in the Field of Molecular Biology (Approval Notice).


General Field: Molecular Biology

Position at the Time of Case Filing: Staff Scientist

Country of Origin: India

Service Center: Nebraska Service Center (NSC)

State of Residence at the Time of Filing: Maryland

Approval Notice Date: April 12th, 2016

Processing Time: 5 Days (Premium Processing Requested)


Case Summary:

With a doctorate in virology and extensive experience researching the field of molecular biology, our client had suitable credentials to file his I-140 petition (first step in the green card process) under EB-1A (Alien of Extraordinary Ability). Before initiating the contract, we conducted a thorough analysis of his credentials to be absolutely certain that we could build a strong case on his behalf and once we concluded that we could, an attorney-client relationship was subsequently established.

As EB-1A petitions have to adhere to a very high standard of law, North America Immigration Law Group ( had to prove to the USCIS that our client’s work is of the utmost importance to the United States. Here are some of the things that we included in his petition packet:

  1. An important part of our client’s EB-1A petition contained information on his studies on the role of microRNAs in the pathogenesis of neurological disorders and viruses. Using the information that our client offered us, we determined that his research advances the United States’ understanding of the pathogenesis of viruses and neurological disorders, as well as the development of appropriate diagnostic tools and therapies for treating prevalent neurological diseases and viral infections.
  2. We detailed his citation count, which at the time of filing stood at 106 citations. Using this number, we established that various experts around the world are using our client’s work to advance their own research.
  3. We also documented our client’s publication and peer review record. When we filed the case, our client had 6 peer-reviewed scientific articles and 2 book chapters to his name, and he had conducted two dozen peer reviews for multiple scientific journals.
  4. Although we had a strong case, we wanted to ensure that it was airtight and thus, we asked our client to contact a handful of other influential molecular biologists for recommendation letters. We needed other experts in the field to support our claim that our client’s work is significant to the field. To our delight, our client returned with six signed testimonials, all of which contained statements similar to this: “As evidenced by his original contributions, established reputation, and influence, [Client] has contributed to miRNA biology to a much greater degree than most others in the field. His work has often had significant influences on the work of others in the field, making him a leading researcher to whom others look as a source of important new findings. Denying him the opportunity to continue his research would cause significant delays in the progress of this field.”

Filing an I-485 application:

Not long after our client received notification of case approval, he retained our services to help him and his wife file their I-485 applications. This is the final step in the green card process and assuming that everything goes well, our client and his wife will become permanent residents soon. We wish them well with this and thank them for selecting North America Immigration Law Group to help them attain their green cards.



North America Immigration Law Group (Chen Immigration Law Associates) is a U.S. immigration law firm dedicated to representing corporations, research institutions, and individuals from all 50 U.S. states regarding I-140 immigration petitions. We specialize in employment-based immigration petition and have a proven record of high success rate for the categories of: EB2-NIW (National Interest Waiver), EB1-A (Alien of Extraordinary Ability), EB1-B (Outstanding Researcher/Professor) and O-1 (Alien of Extraordinary Ability).

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