Success Story: O1-A Approval for a Research Assistant Professor in Automotive Engineering

On February 20th, 2013, we received an O1-A (Individual with Extraordinary Ability or Achievement) approval for a Post Doc in the field of Automotive Engineering. Approval Notice)

General Field: Automotive Engineering
Position at the Time of Case Filing: Post Doc Researcher
National Origin: China
Service Center: California
State: OH (Ohio)

Case Summary:

Similar to our EB1-A cases, O1-A cases require that clients demonstrate that they meet at least three of the regulatory criteria set by the USCIS and that they have achieved sustained national or international acclaim specified in this petition, and that the petitioner seeks to employ the beneficiary to continue his work in the field of endeavor in the United States. In this case we proved that our client had satisfied the criteria to qualify as an individual of extraordinary ability, had risen to the top of their field of endeavor, had sustained national or international acclaim, and that they sought to enter the United States to continue their outstanding research work in the field of endeavor for a qualified petitioner with the ability to pay.

As in many of our O1-A cases we at Chen Immigration Law and Associates begin our petitions by highlighting the outstanding nature of our client’s educational and research backgrounds. This supports the first criterion set by the USCIS that our client has contributed significant work in their field of study. In this case we did this by illustrating our client’s extensive research background whereby our client had been associated with 9 conference presentations, and 19 peer-reviewed scholarly publications appearing in leading journals and international conference proceedings. In addition this client had been invited to present their research findings to an international audience of reputed researchers at Society of Automotive Engineers and American Society of Mechanical Engineer conferences.

To prove that a client had risen to the top of their field of endeavor we at Chen Immigration Law Associates highlight on a client’s experiences whereby they acted as a judge or reviewer of others’ works. In this case we illustrated that our client had acted extensively as a judge of the work of other scientists and researchers in a shared or similar field of endeavor. Specifically, this client had been invited to review over 140 papers submitted to prestigious international journals and conferences.

Similar to our EB1-A cases, O1-A cases rely heavily on the quality of the Independent Advisory Opinion letters that we procure. We draft letters that are from professors and researchers who have not worked with the client, but rather are familiar with their work through their publications and international reputation. This gives the reviewer of our petition a balanced opinion of our client’s accomplishments and reputation. When we draft these letters we make sure to obtain the highest quality of content to ensure a decisive approval.

Using this proven strategy, while correctly articulating the importance surrounding this client’s valued work, we at Chen Immigration Law Associates were able to secure approval for this petition on February 20th, 2013.

With this in consideration, it is important to emphasize that the processes and expertise practiced by Chen Immigration Law Associates. Not only do we develop the best possible strategies for each case, but we execute these strategies with the utmost effectiveness!

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