Success Stories: With the Help of Premium Processing, Our Law Firm Helped a Senior Research Scientist Secure O1-A Approval in the Field of Materials Science in 12 days


On September 6th, 2020, we received another O1-A (Individual with extraordinary ability or achievement) approval for a Senior Research Scientist in the Field of Materials Science (Approval Notice).

General Field: Materials Science

Position at the Time of Case Filing: Senior Research Scientist

Country of Origin: China

State of Residence at the Time of Filing: Georgia

Approval Notice Date: September 6th, 2020

Processing Time: 12 days (Premium Processing Requested)

Case Summary:

A senior research scientist from China hired North America Immigration Law Group (NAILG) to help him obtain an O1-A (Individuals with Extraordinary Ability or Achievement) visa. In order to receive notification of case approval, he needed 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. With our help, our client accomplished this goal and received petition approval in just 12 days, thanks to PP. Our vast experience dealing with employment-based visa petitions armed us with the perfect legal strategy to secure our client’s O1-A petition approval.

Before we started work on the case, we conducted a thorough evaluation of our client’s credentials to verify his chances of O1-A approval. We confirmed that he held a doctoral degree in polymer science, and that he had extensive research experience in the field of materials science. We also determined that our client was an expert in polymer chemistry and polymer physics has allowed his research to be particularly original, with applications such as improvements in energy conversion and storage. Also, his research addresses some of our nation’s most pressing issues in understanding the use of such materials in areas such as biomedical and mechanical engineering.

Our client’s O1A petition packet also detailed his citation and publication record. At the time of filing, our client’s publications included 22 peer-reviewed scientific articles that had accumulated 525 citations. Moreover, our client had been invited by several high-impact journals to review the work of his peers in the field. Our client had already conducted 60 reviews when we filed his case. This was proof of his important standing amongst other experts specializing in his field.

To validate the extent of international influence his work had garnered, our client procured four letters of recommendation signed by top-level experts from home and abroad. One of the recommenders stated: “Clearly, [client] has positioned himself at the forefront of a fast-paced and competitive field. It is imperative that he be allowed to continue his innovative work in materials science and technology in the United States.” These letters, which were incorporated into our client’s O1-A petition dossier, amply endorsed our client’s credentials.

After months of diligent work, we successfully demonstrated that our client had satisfied the O1-A criteria. The approval of this petition is yet another example of our firm’s excellent record of helping our clients secure I-140 approval. We thank our client for selecting us to represent his O1-A case and wish him the best as he continues to advance the field of materials science with his impactful research.

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