Success Stories: We Helped a Senior Technical Staff Secure O1-A Approval from Philippines in the Field of Information Systems in Just 13 Days, Thanks to PP


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“Thank you for the excellent handling of my case. I am really happy to hear this good news.”

On July 8th, 2021, we received another O1-A (Individuals with Extraordinary Ability or Achievement) approval for a Senior Technical Staff in the field of information systems (Approval Notice).

General Field: Information Systems

Position at the Time of Case Filing: Senior Technical Staff

Country of Origin: Philippines

Approval Notice Date: July 8th, 2021

Processing Time: 13 days (Premium Processing Requested)

Case Summary:

The O1-A (Individuals with Extraordinary Ability or Achievement) visa category, quite like the EB-1A(Alien of Extraordinary Merit) category, is very rigorous in its screening process. As an individual our client needed to prove that his work qualified as extraordinary and was valuable to the United States of America and that he was entering the country temporarily to work in his area of specialization. In order to do this and represent him to the adjudicating officer at USCIS, we at NAILG (North America Immigration Law Group) took care to thoroughly examine the veracity of his academic and professional qualifications. It is then that we realized that the client was a perfect fit for the category given the history of his work in the field of information systems, including but not limited to developing analytical models for commonly used yet not well understood technologies used in Wi-Fi such as dynamic spatial reuse, channel bonding and triggered random access. In order to fully personalize his petition letter we took note of the following few things:

That he has a documented record of authorship in the field of information systems. As evidence of his research success, his research work has resulted in at least 46 peer-reviewed conference papers and 17 peer-reviewed journal articles. His papers have appeared in high impact and internationally circulated journals in the field, which confirmed any remaining doubts about the value of his work.

His publications have also been extensively recognized through 395 citations. He has conducted some 32 peer reviews for several prestigious journals. These are highly distinguished journals with very stringent publishing guidelines that accept only majorly significant research and enlist the services of only the most accomplished researchers.This is sufficient evidence to meet the plain language of the O1-A criterion.

Our client’s research also attracted funding from several prestigious agencies such as Telecommunications Advancement Foundation, the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science, and the Japan Science and Technology Agency. These Japanese organizations and governmental agencies promote research that enriches scientific understanding and fosters technological innovation, so their concerted support for the client’s project underscores its scientific merit.

The importance of his published body of work, the financial aids received was succeeded by the qualifying masterstroke of having various letters of support or recommendation that he was able to get from his peers with expertise in the field. One of these recommenders had the following to say about his work:

“[Client’s] contributions to the scientific community are actively progressing the field of information systems, and the acclaim his work produces evinces his position at the apex of the field.”

We are thankful to him for hiring us to represent his case and also for retaining us for his I-140 EB-1A application which was approved by USCIS in 2022.

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