Success Stories: With Premium Processing Upgrade, a Postdoctoral Research Fellow in the Field of Psychiatric Medicine Secures EB1-A Approval in Just 9 Days


Client’s Testimonial:

“Thank you very much for the I-140 approval!”

On July 1st, 2022, we received another EB-1A (Alien of Extraordinary Ability) approval for a Postdoctoral Research Fellow in the Field of Psychiatric Medicine (Approval Notice).

General Field: Psychiatric Medicine

Position at the Time of Case Filing: Postdoctoral Research Fellow

Country of Origin: Brazil

State of Residence at the Time of Filing: Texas

Approval Notice Date: July 1st, 2022

Processing Time: 9 days (Premium Processing Requested)

Case Summary:

Our client, a postdoctoral research fellow from Brazil, contacted us to help her in filing an EB1-A (Alien of Extraordinary Ability) petition on her behalf. Our objective was to prove to USCIS that she is one of the few leading precision psychiatry experts in psychiatric medicine and that she has achieved a consistent and notable record of success and leverage in this area of investigation. To achieve our goal, we had to go through her credentials thoroughly and discover her research focus, which was to continue her work in the field of psychiatric medicine, focusing on proteomics in psychiatry. We were certain that her research on biomarkers and precision psychiatric medicine addresses some of our nation’s and the world’s most pressing issues, including inflammation and immunological biomarkers in psychiatric disorders, protein markers for biotyping and diagnosing psychiatric disorders, and the efficacy of treatments for mood disorders and schizophrenia. Therefore, we agreed to prepare her EB1A petition by highlighting all the necessary details to secure approval.

Here we are listing a few of the attributes which were added to her petition packet:

  • Her research has been published in some of the top publication venues in her field, resulting in 74 peer-reviewed scientific articles. These venues are extremely selective with a rigorous peer review process, making publication in them a rare accomplishment achieved by only the very best researchers in the field. She has been published in the following top-ranked journals. Due to its great applicability in the field, her work has been cited 7,528 times by researchers in dozens of countries.
  • Besides, she has conducted 90 reviews to date. Evidence of her participation as a judge of the work of others in the same field of specialization emphasizes the prestige of her peer review services. In recognition of her extensive expertise in the field, she has been asked to provide peer review for manuscripts submitted to an array of journals. Her reviewing roles in this regard show an appreciation and demand for her editorial acumen and therein provide a strong endorsement of her qualifications as a leading researcher in her field.
  • In addition to reviewing manuscripts for publication in journals, she has also received funding grants from government funding agencies (National Council for Scientific and Technological Development (CNPq), and the National Health Medical Research Council (NHMRC)) to allocate research resources, and as a peer-review of other scientists’ work competing for awards (the Samuel Gershon for Young Investigators and the Society of Biological Psychiatry Travel Award).

“The work that [client] does is incredibly valuable to the United States, and there are few others in the field with her prolific accomplishments and contributions. It is readily apparent that she is a top researcher in her field and a top asset to America.”

The aforementioned excerpt fully supports and is corroborated by one of the four of her recommenders who are internationally recognized experts in the field and have used her findings in their research endeavors and attested to their influence and major significance. The totality of this evidence authenticates that she has risen to the very top of her field and has sustained both national and international acclaim.

We are super glad that she achieved her EB1A approval just 9 days after we filed her case. We sincerely thank our team for assisting her to establish to the USCIS that she is comprehensively qualified as an individual of extraordinary ability in the field of psychiatric medicine and can continue her research endeavor in the United States hassle-free.

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