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.
Our client later changed her status to H-1B and began working as a researcher at a prestigious Philadelphia University in the field of ophthalmology. Our client was among the small percentage of researchers at the top of her field and made significant contributions to the development of various ophthalmological devices and we represented her in the filing of a self-petition in the EB-1A Extraordinary Ability Alien Category.
Accordingly, our firm filed an I-140 Petition, which required extensive preparation of evidence and supporting documentation. The I-140 Petition was approved and upon approval our client and her family became eligible to apply for adjustment of status to United States Permanent Resident. Our firm then completed the I-485 green card application forms for each family member to file with USCIS. The applications were approved and our client and her family now all have green cards. Our client continues to work at the University making advancements in the field of ophthalmology to benefit our country.