Success Stories: Thanks to Premium Processing, in Just 3 Days O1-A Approval Obtained by Assistant Professor in Cardiology from Kenya with Our Intelligent Case Preparation and Filing Strategy


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On March 24th, 2022, we received another O1-A (Individuals with Extraordinary Ability or Achievement) approval for an Assistant Professor in the Field of Cardiology (Approval Notice).

General Field: Cardiology

Position at the Time of Case Filing: Assistant Professor

Country of Origin: Kenya

State of Residence at the Time of Filing: West Virginia

Approval Notice Date: March 24th, 2022

Processing Time: 3 days (Premium Processing Requested)

Case Summary:

The O-1 nonimmigrant visa is for those individuals who possess extraordinary ability in the sciences, arts, education, business, or athletics, or who have a demonstrated record of extraordinary achievement in the motion picture or television industry and have been recognized nationally or internationally for those achievements.

So whenever we get a client who needs our help with their O-1 visa application we make sure to provide them with the best service possible. Once our team has ascertained the category the client wants to apply under, we look into their documents to find relevant information to be used in the application. This means thoroughly going through their:

  • Updated CVs
  • Transcripts from colleges and universities
  • Certificates from various academic and professional institutions
  • Letters of support
  • Publication, citation, and peer-review history
  • Funding information, etc.

So, when our O1-A client from Kenya wanted to file her application, the way forward was really simple. We followed the precedent and looked into her documents to collect the following data for her petition:

  • Her specialized research has focused on advanced heart failure and transplantation – including both translational and clinical research as well as infective endocarditis in the setting of the opioid crisis.
  • Her research addresses some of our nation’s most pressing issues in understanding the causes and predictors of advanced heart failure and the success of heart transplants, as well as the cardiological implications of drug addiction.
  • She has an extensively documented record of authorship in her field of endeavor. As evidence of this research success, her work has resulted in 3 peer-reviewed articles, 1 research letter, and 8 abstracts.
  • Her work has been cited 91 times in other peer-reviewed journal articles according to Google Scholar.
  • She has been invited as an expert to evaluate and review the work of her peers at least 12 times already.
  • She has received 5 letters from other experts in the field who knew her work and supported her claim to the category. One of these had the following to say about her work:

“[Client’s] academic and professional background, her major role in well-received research efforts, and her work in an area of great significance make her an indispensable figure in the cardiovascular disease field. It is my firm professional opinion that her continued presence in the United States is of fundamental importance to the nation’s ability to effectively respond to the public health burden of cardiovascular disease.”

The totality of this evidence helped us show that she is one of that small percentage who has risen to the very top of her field and has sustained both national and international acclaim. We hence proved that she is fully qualified as an individual of extraordinary ability in the field of cardiology. This helped us obtain her approval in a span of just 3 days from filing. We were both excited and happy to hear this and we thank our client for her continued support of our firm. We look forward to further collaborations with her.

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