17 Dec I-140 Petition Approved for Extraordinary Ability Alien using Premium Processing
Philadelphia Immigration Attorney Brian Getson succesfully represented a medical researcher at a prestigious University in a self-filed EB1A I-140 Petition for classification as an Alien with Extraordinary Ability in the Sciences. The Petition was filed using the USCIS premium processing service and was approved in 11 days from the date of filing. The researcher was found by USCIS to be among the small percentage of researchers at the very top of the field of using magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) for the diagnosis and characterization of disease to predict disease prognosis and treatment outcome. Evidence of five criterion under 8 CFR 204.5(h)(3) was submitted with the I-140 Petition including: publications, published material about the researcher, evidence of judging the work of others, presentations at international conferences, and evidence of original scientific contributions of major significance. Following the approval of the I-140 Petition the researcher and derivative family members filed I-485 applications to adjust status to United States Permanent Resident.