Success Stories: We Supported a Senior Scientist from India to Obtain O1-A Approval in Just 13 Days, Thanks to Premium Processing


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On November 23rd, 2020, we received another O1-A (Individual with extraordinary ability or achievement) approval for a Senior Scientist in the Field of Organic Chemistry (Approval Notice).

General Field: Organic Chemistry

Position at the Time of Case Filing: Senior Scientist

Country of Origin: India

State of Residence at the Time of Filing: New Jersey

Approval Notice Date: November 23rd, 2020

Processing Time: 13 days (Premium Processing Requested)

Case Summary:

A senior scientist with a Ph.D. in organic chemistry approached North America Immigration Law Group to achieve an O1-A (Individuals with Extraordinary Ability or Achievement) visa. He needed our assistance in filing an I-129 petition on his behalf, showcasing that he was an individual with extraordinary ability to continue work in his area of specialization in the United States. As we have extensive experience dealing with employment-based visa petitions, we started documenting our client’s O1A petition leading him to triumph the approval.

Our objective was to highlight the importance of our client’s research to the USCIS. We administered his research focusing on the design of new methods for organic synthesis. After a thorough review, we gathered that our client’s research addresses some of our nation’s most pressing issues in understanding methods to synthesize new compounds for various biological purposes, such as the treatment of diseases.

Also, we analyzed his citation and publication record, including 19 peer-reviewed scientific articles that had amassed 310 citations from independent and leading researchers from prestigious institutions around the world. This demonstrates the exhibitions of his work continue to impact all parts of the nation by providing a foundation for further developments. Additionally, our client has reviewed 30 articles for highly acclaimed journals in the field of organic chemistry.

To confirm the significance of his research, we added 6 written advisory opinions obtained from other well-recognized researchers in the field, thereby corroborating the nobility of our client’s work here in the United States. According to one of the advisors:

“There is a clear need for [our client’s] continued work, as he is advancing the field by supporting the work of others and making his own highly impactful contributions. As one of the foremost researchers in the field of organic chemistry developing novel synthetic methods, he is an obvious asset to the United States.”

The USCIS adjudicated our client’s case and granted him the O1-A approval in just 13 days, thanks to premium processing and our zealous team. We had a pleasure working with our client and congratulate him on this milestone.

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