Success Stories: University Sponsored EB-1B Approved in Less Than 3 Months for an Indian Associate Professor and Department Head in the Field of Speech-Language Pathology


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On September 30th, 2019, we received another EB-1B (Outstanding Professors and Researchers) approval for an Associate Professor and Department Head in the Field of Speech-Language Pathology (Approval Notice).

General Field: Speech-Language Pathology

Position at the Time of Case Filing: Associate Professor and Department Head

Country of Origin: India

State of Residence at the Time of Filing: Oklahoma

Approval Notice Date: September 30th, 2019

Processing Time: 2 months, 25 days

Case Summary:

An Indian associate professor and department head in the field of speechlanguage pathology hired North American Immigration Law Group ( to help him file an EB-1B (Outstanding Professors and Researchers) petition. As EB-1B is an employer-sponsored I-140 category, we had to make sure that our client’s employer, a university based in Oklahoma —was willing to serve as his case petitioner. Upon confirmation, we proceeded to gather expert testimonials and supporting documents pertaining to our client’s research in treatment of speech and language disorders. With our help, his EB-1B petition was approved in less than 3 months.

The EB-1B petition we put together for our client was customized according to his skills and strengths. We noted his PhD in speech and language therapy and highlighted his work on the development of evidence-based protocols for treating speech disorders. We also listed the 105 times his 21 peer-reviewed scientific articles and 3 book chapters were cited as well as the 79 times he had judged scientific manuscripts and research proposals for his peers in multiple prestigious, top-ranked journals and conferences.

To further prove to the USCIS that our client is a force to be reckoned with, we asked him to enlist the help of other influential scientists in the field. He reached out to them and obtained 5 recommendation letters, which indicated the significance of his research to not just the United States but the field as a whole. This is what one of the recommenders stated in his letter of support: “Clearly, [Client] has positioned himself at the forefront of a fast-paced and competitive field. It is imperative that he be allowed to continue his innovative work in the United States.”.

We truly appreciate our client for trusting us with his EB-1B case preparation and for giving us an opportunity to be a part of his success story. We wish him all the best for his future endeavors as he takes his speech-language pathology research further here in the United States. We thank him for also choosing our law firm to adjust US permanent residency for him and his spouse through filing I-485 applications.

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EB-1B is a subcategory of priority worker. To qualify for this category, the petition must show international recognition as being outstanding in a specific academic area. The foreign national must have at least three years of experience in teaching or research in the academic area. In addition, while no labor certification is required, there must be an offer of ongoing employment from the sponsoring employer. To learn more about EB-1B (Outstanding Professors and Researchers), please visit:

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