Scientists and Researchers Sample Cases

These are some sample cases from our files. It is impossible for us to present all have done past over 15 years of our practice. But these were some cases that came to mind when we started writing this column 2-3 years ago.
Category: Basic Medical Sciences, Chemists, Microbiologists, Pharmacists, Researcher, Scientists and Researchers, O-1 Visa
Status: O-1 approved

We have received an approval for an O-1 for a pharmaceuticals scientist employed by a small company.  The case was approved without an RFE where we clearly showed the advanced nature of the work and the qualifications of the beneficiary.  The outcome of O-1 visa petitions is always unpredictable, and, as a practical matter, more so where the employer is a very small company.  Despite its size, the company was engaged in highly specialized and advanced level work.  In addition to the beneficiary’s qualifications, the nature of the work was probably decisive in tipping the balance in our favor.

DISCLAIMER: PAST APPROVAL OF A CASE IS NOT A GUARANTEE OR PREDICTION REGARDING THE OUTCOME OF FUTURE CASES. CASE RESULTS DEPEND UPON A VARIETY OF FACTORS UNIQUE TO EACH CASE.
Category: EB1 Green Card, Engineers, Materials Science and Engineering, Scientists and Researchers
Status:

We filed an EB-1, Outstanding Researcher petition premium processing for the beneficiary who qualified based on her extraordinary contributions in applied sciences. Her substantial and highly innovative contributions paved the way for commercial manufacturing of flexible displays by major, well-known display manufacturing companies. The beneficiary’s commercialized research was well documented. She has over eight years of research experience in the nanotechnology field producing a multitude of patents. We also provided documentary evidence of the beneficiary’s research publications in prestigious scientific journals as well as the lengthy citation record of these articles.  What was unusual about this case was that the beneficiary did not have a PhD, which is the norm for many, if not most EB-1 cases.

DISCLAIMER: PAST APPROVAL OF A CASE IS NOT A GUARANTEE OR PREDICTION REGARDING THE OUTCOME OF FUTURE CASES. CASE RESULTS DEPEND UPON A VARIETY OF FACTORS UNIQUE TO EACH CASE.
Category: Microbiologists, Outstanding Researcher, Professor, Scientists and Researchers
Status:

We have won a case for a Ph.D. in Immunology for EB1, Outstanding Researcher following an elaborate Request for Evidence. The applicant had extensive research experience in the following areas:  Pathology, Biochemistry, Molecular Biology and Immunology.  USCIS requested additional documentary evidence to support the initial evidence that the applicant qualified based on his acting as judge of others’ work, numerous publications with accompanying citations as well as substantial evidence of “original” scientific contributions. We offered additional supporting documents that included letters from prominent military officials noting requests for applicant to review proposals, elaborate details on the significance and impact of the journals where the applicant’s research work had been published as well as documentary evidence to support the international reputation the applicant had gained as reflected by the multitude of citations in prominent scientific journals in his field. We provided evidence to confirm that the applicant’s ongoing noteworthy research was based on his “original” scientific contributions and that his work had a significant impact on the overall health and well-being of not only the U.S. military personnel but also the citizens of the country.

DISCLAIMER: PAST APPROVAL OF A CASE IS NOT A GUARANTEE OR PREDICTION REGARDING THE OUTCOME OF FUTURE CASES. CASE RESULTS DEPEND UPON A VARIETY OF FACTORS UNIQUE TO EACH CASE.
Category: EB1 Green Card, Outstanding Researcher, Professor, Scientists and Researchers
Status:

This individual acted as a judge of the work of his research peers.  We were able to provide 12 letters of recommendation reflecting the innovative work performed by this applicant.  We also provide evidence to show the extensive citations of his findings.  He had over eleven years of research experience and was world-renowned.

DISCLAIMER: PAST APPROVAL OF A CASE IS NOT A GUARANTEE OR PREDICTION REGARDING THE OUTCOME OF FUTURE CASES. CASE RESULTS DEPEND UPON A VARIETY OF FACTORS UNIQUE TO EACH CASE.
Category: EB1 Green Card, Materials Science and Engineering, Outstanding Researcher, Professor, Scientists and Researchers
Status:

We won this case for an applicant with over twelve years research experience.  We were able to provide evidence to reflect the multiple contributions to the metallurgy and metal physics industry made by the applicant.  He was the recipient of numerous international awards.  He was also a member of many prestigious professional societies.

DISCLAIMER: PAST APPROVAL OF A CASE IS NOT A GUARANTEE OR PREDICTION REGARDING THE OUTCOME OF FUTURE CASES. CASE RESULTS DEPEND UPON A VARIETY OF FACTORS UNIQUE TO EACH CASE.
Category: Biologists, EB1 Green Card, Outstanding Researcher, Professor, Scientists and Researchers
Status:

We won this case with an applicant having over fourteen years of research experience in major industry.  We were able to provide 7 letters of recommendation from internationally known scientists.  This applicant made great strides in the advancements in hepatitis C research .  His work was admired worldwide.

DISCLAIMER: PAST APPROVAL OF A CASE IS NOT A GUARANTEE OR PREDICTION REGARDING THE OUTCOME OF FUTURE CASES. CASE RESULTS DEPEND UPON A VARIETY OF FACTORS UNIQUE TO EACH CASE.
Category: EB1 Green Card, EB2 Green Card, Extraordinary Ability, National Interest Waiver, Scientists and Researchers
Status:

We won both an EB1 Alien of Extraordinary Ability case and a National Interest Waiver for this applicant.  He was noted as being an exceptionally qualified, brilliant and outstanding researcher amongst an international peer group.  We provided copies of his substantial publication record as well as evidence of his numerous "invited" presentations.  This applicant had patented material which was identified as innovative and pioneering in the field and admired by top researchers.

DISCLAIMER: PAST APPROVAL OF A CASE IS NOT A GUARANTEE OR PREDICTION REGARDING THE OUTCOME OF FUTURE CASES. CASE RESULTS DEPEND UPON A VARIETY OF FACTORS UNIQUE TO EACH CASE.
Category: Basic Medical Sciences, EB1 Green Card, Outstanding Researcher, Professor, Scientists and Researchers
Status:

We won this case by submitting evidence of this applicant's substantial publication record as well as numerous recommendation letters which outlined the innovative work performed by the applicant.  In addition, referees described the applicant as "one of the best in the field" for his significant discoveries in the biological chemistry industry.  The applicant was employed with a very prestigious research institute which only hires the top scientists in the world.
 

DISCLAIMER: PAST APPROVAL OF A CASE IS NOT A GUARANTEE OR PREDICTION REGARDING THE OUTCOME OF FUTURE CASES. CASE RESULTS DEPEND UPON A VARIETY OF FACTORS UNIQUE TO EACH CASE.
Category: EB1 Green Card, International Affairs, Outstanding Researcher, Professor, Scientists and Researchers
Status:

We won this case for the applicant who is considered a leading expert in international affairs, particularly Indo-Chinese relations.  We utilized eight detailed recommendation letters which highlighted the importance of this applicant's vast knowledge on China and his outstanding expertise on nonproliferation and security affairs.  He had over twenty publications on this critical topic at the time of filing.

DISCLAIMER: PAST APPROVAL OF A CASE IS NOT A GUARANTEE OR PREDICTION REGARDING THE OUTCOME OF FUTURE CASES. CASE RESULTS DEPEND UPON A VARIETY OF FACTORS UNIQUE TO EACH CASE.
Category: EB2 Green Card, National Interest Waiver, Scientists and Researchers
Status:

We won this case for the applicant utilizing nine strong recommendation letters from sources around the world which included field experts as well as industry.
This applicant had fourteen years research experience and was noted as one of the top experts in her field. We noted that the applicant's innovative and pioneering research findings impacted the nation as a whole as not only the U.S. government but the competitive medical research industry was captivated by her work.  We showed that this applicant's unique research capabilities were scarce in the United States and other experts found her multidisciplinary skills irreplaceable.

DISCLAIMER: PAST APPROVAL OF A CASE IS NOT A GUARANTEE OR PREDICTION REGARDING THE OUTCOME OF FUTURE CASES. CASE RESULTS DEPEND UPON A VARIETY OF FACTORS UNIQUE TO EACH CASE.

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