Basic Medical Sciences

EB1 - Outstanding Researcher

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.

Processing Times Involved in NIW

You can change employers any time if you are a self-applicant and will continue to work in your stated area of national interest.  But NIW priority date will take the same time as a normal EB-2 application does.  See: 

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O-1 for Pharmaceuticals Scientist

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

O-1 approved
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