Success Stories: Thanks to Premium Processing, a Community Economic Development Coordinator Secured O1-A Approval from Sweden in the Field of Sustainable Development in Just 7 days


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“Thank you so much for helping me succeed with my case.”

On December 23rd, 2020, we received another O1-A (Individual with extraordinary ability or achievement) approval for a Community Economic Development Coordinator in the Field of Sustainable Development (Approval Notice).

General Field: Sustainable Development

Position at the Time of Case Filing: Community Economic Development Coordinator

Country of Origin: Sweden

State of Residence at the Time of Filing: Hawaii

Approval Notice Date: December 23rd, 2020

Processing Time: 7 days (Premium Processing Requested)

Case Summary:

A community economic development coordinator from Sweden chose North America Immigration Law Group to help him secure an O1-A (Individuals with Extraordinary Ability or Achievement) visa. To receive notification of case approval, he was required to show that he was an individual with extraordinary ability who was temporarily entering the United States to continue work in his area of specialization.

Before we began to build his case, we evaluated his credentials thoroughly and confirmed that he was armed with a doctoral degree in urban and regional planning, focusing on enhancing food security by developing solutions to labor shortages on small- and medium-scale farms and collecting data on policies that communities undertake to increase local food sales. We successfully concluded that our client’s research addresses some of our nation’s most pressing issues in understanding how to best solve agricultural labor shortages and similar problems contributing to food insecurity. Our priority was to prove to the USCIS that our client’s findings are of great importance to the United States.

Our client’s O1A petition packet contained his citation and publication record, the 4 peer-reviewed scientific articles, and 2 book chapters that had gained 32 citations. Further, he has reviewed 3 articles for highly acclaimed journals in the field of sustainable development. Only top-level researchers in their field are invited to perform this significant editorial work, which demonstrates our client’s prominent hold in the field.

To substantiate the extent of the international influence his work had accumulated, he garnered five letters of recommendation signed by well-known experts who are familiar with our client’s work through having read and relied upon his publications. One of the recommenders stated:

“He is an exceptional researcher in food systems planning, whose work contributes greatly to the field.”

And, we were successful in conveying to the USCIS that our client’s findings propose a novel approach for simultaneously dealing with the issue of aging farmers while spurring the development of new, young ones and how this is benefiting the United States.

We congratulate him for achieving O1-A petition approval and we also thank him for esteeming us for his O1-A application.

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