EB1 Green Card 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: EB1 Green Card, Outstanding Researcher, Professor
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 We won this case following a Request for Evidence, which included requests for further documentary evidence to show that the grant awards received were considered "highly competitive" and awarded based on the applicant's outstanding achievements. We provided documentation to show that the applicant was featured in major media for his innovative work. We provided additional expert letters that reiterated the applicant truly stood out amongst his peers and more than qualified for the category. The applicant was offered a position at a very prestigious university, which has a worldwide reputation as "the best business schools in the world." Given that he was offered such a position at a very young age, this clearly identified him as "outstanding."  

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
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To give you folks an idea of what gets through easily. We won a case for a chemist with over 14 years of teaching and research experience. This applicant was the author of over 63 peer-reviewed research publications and presented his work at 17 conferences and symposia. He was also invited to present at a multitude of seminars. This applicant authored 5 book chapters and technical proceedings. He qualified for the category based on his extensive publication record as well as his acting as a judge of others' work. He performed peer reviews of manuscripts for Journal American Chemical Society, Journal Physical Chemistry and Journal of Computational Chemistry and participated as an organizer/coordinator for various international conferences. He also received prestigious fellowship awards and was featured in Marquis Who's Who in Science and Engineering.

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
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We won this case following a response to a Request for Evidence. Service requested further clarification on the "permanency" of the job offer, which was with a University. We submitted an official job offer letter as well as the copies of the university personnel manual and administrative handbook. Service had requested additional evidence to show "international reputation" of the applicant. We submitted various letters from leading experts from around the world that described the outstanding work performed by the applicant and its significant impact on the field. Service also requested further clarification on criteria for the awards received by the applicant as well as the membership qualification for her professional memberships. We submitted documentary evidence outlining the criteria meeting Services' requirements.

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
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This applicant had over 5 years of industry experience and 8 years of research experience. He was offered a job with a private company conducting antennae and microwave engineering research. His unique skills set him apart from other researchers in the field and as a result he received several significant awards for his outstanding achievement. He also published for the prestigious society, IEEE. We were able to provide documentary evidence to show his industry contributions with significant impact as well as his noted publications in prestigious international scientific journals with notable impact factors. This applicant was able to produce documentation to show that he qualified under several components of the category including publications, awards of distinction, selection as a judge of others' work, professional memberships in societies that require nomination, and significant contributions to the field including patents.

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
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 We won this case following a response to a Request for Evidence. Service requested further clarification on the "permanency" of the job offer, which was with a University. We submitted the HR policies/procedures documentation to show that the position was permanent and met the Service requirements. Letters from the HR as well as the Department were submitted to show that the position would continue and that funding was available to support this position. Applicant had over twenty-three years of research experience and as a result had a vast list of notable publications and presentations of her research. We provided documentary evidence to show the significant impact her research had on the field. She had an extensive list of noteworthy academic awards and fellowships at very prestigious research universities. We were able to provide expert letters from very prominent institutes in the world that highlighted her work as undoubtedly innovative, pioneering and as having significant impact on the field.
 

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
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We won a case for a surgeon who had over 31 years of research, teaching and surgical experience. This applicant was highly qualified and known in the field to be one of the few that have reached the highest level of success. He was very well published with over 90 publications and authorship of a multitude of book chapters. We provided extensive documentary evidence to show that he was one of the premier surgeons in his expertise. This applicant was frequently called upon as an invited speaker and presented his work worldwide. We also provided evidence to show his extensive contributions to the field, which included numerous patents, technical guidebooks, and several book chapters. He also qualified to judge the work of others as a session chair, committee member, conference organizer, journal reviewer, and thesis examiner. He also was a member of several prestigious professional societies, which required nomination for membership.  

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
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We won a case for a Ph.D. in Accounting under the Outstanding Researcher and Professor Category. This individual had over nine years of teaching and research experience. He held a position as an Assistant Professor at a prestigious academic institution. He was noted for innovative and pioneering work in his field as well as significant contributions to accounting principles. This applicant was awarded for outstanding teaching each year from his students and fellow professors. He was well respected for his noteworthy research and frequently asked to present his work in the international research community.

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
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We won a case for an Outstanding Researcher with over seven years of research experience. This applicant received a multitude of academic awards for his outstanding work. He had an extensive publication record and authored book chapters. He was known world-wide as a leading expert in his field. Upon receipt of an RFE regarding his employment offer, additional supporting evidence was submitted confirming the permanency of his job offer. His case was approved in less than a week from Services' receipt of the response letter to RFE.

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
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We won a case for an Outstanding Researcher who had over 23 years of research experience. She was considered one of the foremost experts in the field of medical research. She has an extensive publication record along with a multitude of presentations. This applicant was working on such illnesses as asthma, allergies and other lung ailments. Her innovative and pioneering work was recognized by the number of manuscripts accepted for publication in high impact journals. She also provided evidence to support her case in the following criteria: honors/awards, professional memberships, publications, contributions and acting as a judge. We received an RFE requesting further documentation to support her already well-documented qualifications. Upon submitting several additional reference letters noting her outstanding qualifications, the I-140 was approved.

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
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We won a case for an Outstanding Researcher and Professor who was known world-wide for his expertise in hotel management. This applicant had over 19 combined years of industry and teaching experience. He was well-known as a remarkable professor. He served on many thesis committees and acted as a judge in numerous forums. This applicant had an extensive publication record and as a result was highly sought after to speak around the world regarding his contemporary research. He published book chapters and also obtained patents for portions of his research. He qualified under the majority of the criteria for the category by providing substantial documentation on publications, contributions, professional memberships, honors/awards, judging of others' work as well as evidence of his research featured in major media.

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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