Getson & Schatz, P.C. represents many Universities throughout the United States who sponsor their researchers for EB-1B Outstanding Researcher Petitions. We recently had an EB-1B petition approved for an individual conducting research in the academic field of organic synthesis and radio-labeling in order to develop new ways to synthesize organic compounds that are environmentally friendly and have applications in industrial and pharmaceutical products. The researcher was internationally recognized as a scientist with outstanding abilities in the academic field of organic synthesis and radio-labeling because of his significant accomplishments in developing methods of organic synthesis that have led to the creation of novel organic compounds. Multiple independent experts in his field of research all attested to the fact that his research works significantly contributed to the development of the field of organic synthesis as the organic compounds derived from his research are used to make commercial products and drugs and do not harm the environment. The University provided two letters – one confirming the offer of employment and his 3 years of research experience and the other offering him a full-time permanent research position as a Research Associate. The researcher had published his groundbreaking research findings in the very top-ranked international scientific journals in his field which were frequently discussed by other researchers in the field around the world and he was invited to present his research findings at multiple international scientific conferences. Additionally, his research findings were being used commercially for industrial applications. USCIS approved the I-140 EB-1B petition via premium processing. Following the approval of the EB-1B petition the researcher and his wife filed I-485 Applications for Adjustment of Status which were approved.
Our immigration law firm has successfully handled hundreds of petitions for medical researchers across the United States in the Extraordinary Ability Alien, Outstanding Researcher, and National Interest Waiver categories. Our most recent approval was received in 3 days via premium processing in the Outstanding Researcher Category for an individual conducting research to understand the molecular mechanisms of disease who was offered a permanent research position with a prominent University. We submitted evidence to show the researcher had received international recognition as outstanding the following categories: 1. original scientific contributions; 2. authorship of scholarly articles in scholarly journals with international circulation; 3. discussion of work by others in the media and top-ranked international journals; and 4. membership in associations that require outstanding achievement. Following approval of the I-140 Petition, our client filed an I-485 application for adjustment of status.
Our Philadelphia immigration lawyers represent researchers at prestigious Universities and Hospitals throughout the United States. When filing EB-1B outstanding researcher petitions and EB-1A extraordinary ability alien petitions we generally utilize the premium processing service and wait for an approval prior to filing the I-485 Green Card Application. This strategy ensures that time and money will not be wasted filing the I-485 Green Card Application in the event the I-140 Petition is not approved. We successfully processed an EB-1B outstanding researcher petition for a researcher performing statistical analysis of disease outcome research for one of the most prominent children’s hospitals in the United States. Following approval of the I-140 Petition, we filed the I-485 green card application which was approved by USCIS in a very short time period.
Our firm utilized the USCIS premium processing service to obtain approval of an EB-1B Outstanding Researcher Petition on behalf of a researcher at a prestigious hospital. The petition was approved in 10 days without a Request for Evidence or Notice of Intent to Deny. The Beneficiary’s research field was conducting clinical effectiveness and health outcomes research and he had made groundbreaking findings related to Neonatal Necrotizing Enterocolitis, Alzheimer’s Disease, Stroke and Hypertension. We demonstrated international recognition as outstanding through original scientific research contributions to the academic field, authorship of publications, and discussion by others. We are now preparing the I-485 filings for our client and derivative family members.
EB1B Outstanding Researcher Petition was approved for the permanent research position of Research Associate for individual conducting research on the botulinum toxin for the purpose of biodefense in the academic field of pharmacokinetics (what the body does to a drug) and pharmacodynamics (what a drug does to the body). The I-485 Adjustment of Status Application simultaneously filed with the I-140 Petition was approved at the same time as the I-140 Petition. Total processing time from the date of filing to receipt of the green card was 4 months at the USCIS Texas Service Center. Our Philadelphia Immigration Lawyer filed the I-140 Petition on behalf of a prominent university in Massachusetts. Supporting documentation submitted with the Outstanding Researcher Petition included evidence of original scientific research contributions of major significance to the field, presentations at international conferences, trademark and commercial production of a vaccine developed by the Beneficiary by a major pharmaceutical company, evidence of authorship of scholarly articles in the academic field, copies of media articles discussing the research accomplishments, a google scholar citation list, letters from individuals who discussed the Beneficiary’s research, copies of publications discussing the research, evidence of activity judging the work of others as a peer-reviewer for a top-ranked international journal, and receipt of an international award for excellence.
Chinese National with approved EB-1 Outstanding Researcher Petition filed for adjustment of status along with his wife and son. The green card applications were approved within 2 months of the date of filing.
I-140 Outstanding Researcher Petition for Research Associate at University approved in 5 days via premium processing. Research area involved understanding the molecular mechanisms of disease in the body.
EB-1 Outstanding Researcher Petition approved for researcher offered permanent research position by a Top 10 University in the academic field of Biochemistry in order to determine the underlying molecular mechanisms of lung biology to find treatments for respiratory diseases.
EB-1 Outstanding Researcher Petition approved for scientist offered a permanent research position at a University conducting research in the academic field of oncology. Evidence of international recognition in the academic field of oncology was established by demonstrating researcher met at least two criterion per 8 CFR 204.5(i)(3)(i).
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