Success Stories: Customized O1-A Petition Approved in 2 Weeks for Postdoctoral Research Fellow from India in the Field of Pharmaceutical Sciences (Premium Processing Requested)


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On July 15th, 2019, we received another O1-A (Individuals with Extraordinary Ability or Achievement) approval for a Postdoctoral Research Fellow in the Field of Pharmaceutical Sciences(Approval Notice).

General Field: Pharmaceutical Sciences

Position at the Time of Case Filing: Postdoctoral Research Fellow

Country of Origin: India

State of Residence at the Time of Filing: California

Approval Notice Date: July 15th, 2019

Processing Time: 14 days (Premium Processing Requested)

Case Summary:

This O1-A (Individuals with Extraordinary Ability or Achievement) case involved a prominent postdoctoral research fellow from India working in the field of pharmaceutical sciences. As O1-A is an employer-sponsored nonimmigrant visa category, our client had to get his employer’s full support to act as the petitioner before hiring North America Immigration Law Group ( After our client had signed the contract and his employer (a research institute based in California) had furnished us with the relevant documents, our legal team and support staff immediately got to work on putting together a strong O1-A petition.

We made sure that the petition dossier we presented to the USCIS was personalized based on our client’s strengths and achievements in the field of pharmaceutical sciences. Our team worked diligently to present a strong case that highlighted our client’s work on the synthesis of novel synthetic cannabinoids. His strong background in medicinal chemistry and drug development has allowed his research to be particularly original, which prompted important further research regarding novel forms of treatment for glaucoma, pain, and inflammation, among other conditions with reduced risk of addiction for patients.

In this case, we focused on the one peer review work our client conducted, the 8 peer-reviewed scientific articles and the 94 times they were cited at the time of filing. These citations demonstrate that his work exists at the forefront of this area of the field and that many experts around the world have come to rely on and be inspired by his pioneering research. Part of our services included helping him narrow down a list of recommenders. We made sure that the shortlisted recommenders were experts in the field of pharmaceutical sciences and that they were familiar with our client’s research work. To our delight, our client returned with 4 signed letters signed by internationally renowned experts belonging to prestigious institutions in the field attesting to the importance and significance of his contributions.

With the O-1 visa approved in 14 days filing with Premium Processing (PP), our client has already begun working for his US employer and continues to conduct valuable research that will benefit the US in pharmaceutical and medical industries in the years to come. In fact, he has also retained our firm to file a National Interest Waiver (NIW) petition to adjust for US permanent residency. We thank him for trusting our firm, and we wish him the very best in his future endeavors.

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