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, Extraordinary Ability
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We won a case for an Alien of Extraordinary Ability who qualified in numerous components of the category. We argued her contributions were significant as clearly documented by the multitude of reference letters supplied by leading experts in her field. She also had an extensive publication list as well as invitations to present this extraordinary work. Her research has had a significant impact in the field, and consequently the citation record of her work is far greater than most scientists with her years of educational and work experience. As a result of her international reputation, she was also asked to act as a judge of the work of her peers. She was involved in numerous collaborations. This applicant was also featured in such major media as The New York Times and Science Daily.

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, Extraordinary Ability
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We won a case following a Request for Evidence for a scientist considered extraordinary in his field. This Ph.D. was an internationally renowned scientist who is acclaimed and respected in the international research community for his expertise in the area of corneal innate immunity and microbial keratitis. His unique specialty set him apart from others in the field. He was invited to review for a high impact scientific journal. He also had an extensive publication list as well as presentations world-wide for his innovative and pioneering work. This applicant served as a reviewer for over 5 journals and also served on the editorial board of two prestigious journals. We also argued in our response to the RFE that this applicant's extensive contributions to the field were beyond the normal scope of a researcher with his years of educational and work experience.

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 worked for a private company. This applicant provided substantial evidence regarding the company's accomplishments and ability to pay as well as documentation of the 3 full-time researchers on staff. We were also able to provide evidence that the applicant qualified by providing his publications, patented work, membership in a prestigious professional society, extensive presentation listing as well as years of industry experience. This applicant's specialty enabled his employer to provide contemporary services to its clients while also continuing to conduct innovative research critical to the advancement of his 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, Extraordinary Ability
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We won an Alien of Extraordinary Ability case for a Ph.D. in physics. This applicant had over 13 years of research experience, 30 refereed journal articles, 12 Invited presentations at conferences and meetings, 2 refereed conference publications, peer reviewing of manuscripts for prestigious international journals, employment at several world-renowned institutes and was elected to membership in Sigma Xi, the Scientific Research Society. Clearly, this applicant stood out among his peers as one of the few who has reached the highest level of success in his 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 an Outstanding Researcher case following a Request for Evidence, which included a detailed offer of employment request. The applicant had over 13 years research experience, a multitude of scholarly publications in prestigious, international, peer-reviewed journals, numerous requests for reviews and significant contributions to the field of Polymer Science as well as "invitations" to present his innovative research findings.

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 an Outstanding Researcher case for a Research Associate Ph.D. in Instrumentation and Master of Science in Materials Science with over 13 years experience. We argued that with his extensive list of achievements, i.e. 11 refereed journal articles, 7 manuscripts currently under review, 11 publications in conference proceedings, peer reviewing of manuscripts and selection as a doctoral fellow at a world-renowned institute, he more than qualified for the category. This applicant's work was funded and supported by NASA.

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, Physicians
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We won an EB1 Outstanding Researcher/Professor case for an applicant holding an M.B.B.S.   This applicant had over eight years of teaching and research experience in addition to his experience practicing as an Internal Medicine physician.  He was world-renowned for his exceptional contributions to his field of medicine.  We offered 17 exceptional recommendation letters from experts around the world who acknowledged the high level of achievement of this individual.

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
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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, Materials Science and Engineering, Outstanding Researcher, Professor, Scientists and Researchers
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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: EB1 Green Card, Outstanding Researcher, Professor, Scientists and Researchers
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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.

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