Success Stories: EB-1A Approval for Research Associate in New York in the Field of Food Chemistry

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We Received Another EB1-A (Alien of Extraordinary Ability) Approval on April 7th, 2014 for a Research Associate in the Field of Food Chemistry (Approval Notice)

General Field: Food Chemistry

Position at the Time of Case Filing: Research Associate

National Origin:  China

State of Residence at the Time of Filing:  New York

Approval Notice Date: April 7, 2014

Processing Time: 28 days (10 days from the request for Premium Processing)

Case Summary:

In this case, the client that we had the pleasure of working with was a Research Associate from China in the field of food chemistry. His work had focused specifically on medicinal plants and isolation of these compounds from edible fruits for nutraceuticals and had resulted in at least 23 peer-reviewed English scientific articles, peer review service for 13 journals (including an editorial board and one guest editor positions), and numerous presentations at national and international conferences.  At the time that his case was filed, these publications been cited at least 160 times by independent and leading researchers from prestigious institutions and organizations around the world, indicating the major significance of his work.  His superior level of achievement is confirmed in the following quote from an independent recommender, “I am very happy to send a letter on behalf of [him], and can personally attest to his skills, talents, and abilities in the field of food and plant chemistry, as I have found his methods and results of considerable importance to the area of human health. [He] is a highly regarded scientist in our field, and has been making original contributions that far outclass those of his peers. [His] methods and discoveries have helped to place him at the top of the field, and his work has contributed greatly to the agricultural and food industry.” It was our goal to prove that our client qualified for classification as an Alien of Extraordinary Ability given that he sought to remain in the United States to continue work in the area of food chemistry, and that his continued research would substantially and prospectively benefit the United States. With the proof and documentation that we provided, his case was approved in just 28 days.


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