Success Stories: Thanks to Premium Processing, a Chinese Research Associate in R.N.A Biology Gets EB1-A Approval in Just 13 Days


Client’s Testimonial:

“Thank you so much for your professional work.”

On August 25th, 2021, we received another EB-1A (Alien of Extraordinary Ability) approval for a Research Associate in the Field of RNA Biology (Approval Notice).

General Field: RNA Biology

Position at the Time of Case Filing: Research Associate

Country of Origin: China

State of Residence at the Time of Filing: New Jersey

Approval Notice Date: August 25th, 2021

Processing Time: 13 days (Premium Processing Requested)

Case Summary:

“[Client’s]novel sequencing approach to RNA analysis truly enables him to stand out as a pioneer among his peers in the field of RNA biology… Because of his wide influence in the field of RNA biology, the United States can ill afford to lose his expertise and skill.”

“Cancer claims more lives worldwide than any other illness and is the second leading cause of death in the US. With this undue toll on American lives and the healthcare sector, working to understand key phenomena in cancer pathogenesis, as [the client] has done, is inherently valuable to effectively treating cancer and alleviating the burden that the disease causes… It is not difficult to recognize [the client’s] substantial impact on the ongoing efforts to treat cancer. Ensuring that he can remain in the United States is imperative, as the [client’s] work is of paramount importance to the advancement of cancer research in the United States.”

These are excerpts taken from two independent recommenders for our client from China, who came to us in August of 2021 asking for help with his EB1-A (Alien of Extraordinary Ability) visa category. Since we at NAILG have had the opportunity to understand the inner workings of USCIS, we know how plain the language is when it comes to the Extraordinary Ability criteria. So we proceeded with caution and did a thorough background check, during which our team was able to uncover that our client is one of the few leading experts in RNA biology that specializes in studying the molecular regulation of RNA processing in areas like model bacteria and human diseases, and he has achieved a consistent and notable record of success and influence in these areas of study. This proved beyond any doubt for us that his claim to the criteria was not in vain. So we asked him to furnish us with details of his academic and professional career. This would then be processed by our team of experts into a petition letter for the USCIS. After thorough revisions, we selected a draft that the client was on board with and sent it for adjudication.

This letter said the following few things:

  • His extraordinary accomplishments are strongly based on his extensive knowledge and experience in the field. With an M.S. and Ph.D. in cellular and molecular biology, he is a highly qualified advanced degree scientist with extensive experience in molecular biology, cancer biology, and drug resistance.
  • His work has resulted in 20 peer-reviewed scientific articles. Moreover, his papers have been published in some of the most discerning, high-impact journals in his field. These venues are extremely selective with a rigorous peer-review process, making publication in them a rare accomplishment achieved by only the very best researchers in the field.
  • Due to its great applicability in the field, his research in RNA biology has been cited 584 times in other peer-reviewed journal articles according to Google Scholar. This places him in the top 1% of most highly cited authors publishing on topics in molecular biology over the past 10 years according to Microsoft Academic.
  • Not only has he successfully completed and published the results of his research in the field, but his discoveries have also gone on to influence his peers. That is, his publications have been cited by researchers in at least 40 countries, thereby demonstrating that these publications are widely recognized and relied upon in the field of RNA biology.
  • The researchers who have relied on his work to make these important advances hail from many notable international institutions.
  • He has conducted at least 60 peer reviews for journals that include international journals of repute in the field.

All of this put together made for a very impressive application leading the case to certain success. We are happy that he chose the premium processing due to which we could expedite his application and get approval for his case in just 13 days.

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