Blogs - Extraordinary Ability Aliens

EB-1A Petition Approved for Researcher with 7 Publications

To establish eligibility for a green card (lawful permanent residency) based on extraordinary ability, a foreign national must prove extraordinary ability in the sciences, arts, education, business, or athletics through sustained national or international acclaim; achievements recognized in the field through extensive documentation; that the foreign national is one of that small percentage who has risen to the very top … Read More

EB-1A Petition for Extraordinary Ability Alien in the Sciences Approved

Our immigration lawyers recently aided a foreign national with extraordinary ability in the sciences obtain an EB-1A petition approval, thereby giving our client the opportunity to continue his research in the United States that will undoubtedly aid health care in the United States. The EB-1A visa category is reserved for foreign nationals who are one of the small percentage of … Read More

Extraordinary Ability Petition Approved for Cardiorenal Disease Researcher

Our client, an Indian foreign national, is a cardiorenal disease researcher at a prominent medical center in New Orleans, LA. His employer had filed a PERM labor certification on his behalf and he had an approved EB-2 I-140 Petition based on the certified PERM labor certification application. However, our client did not wish to wait more than 4 years to … Read More

Extraordinary Ability Alien Petition Approved for Researcher in the Field of Opthalmology

Getson & Schatz, P.C. was contacted by our client, a postdoctoral researcher from India, regarding the self-petition of an I-140 Petition for an Alien of Extraordinary Ability. Our client and her three children initially entered the United States with H-4 visas as dependents of their husband/father, who was working in the U.S. in a specialty occupation under an H-1B visa. … Read More

I-485 Application Approved Following Transfer from Approved EB-2 Petition to Approved EB-1 Petition

Several years ago we had processed an EB-2 National Interest Waiver Petition on behalf of an Indian National conducting cardiovascular disease research which was approved. Our client had filed an I-485 green card application in the summer of 2007 when all employment based priority dates were current. Following approval of the National Interest Waiver Petition we filed an EB-1 Extraordinary … Read More

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