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Do I have a case for Eb1 A?

Published Jul 9,2019 By Meena Balakrishnan

I am an Indian citizen and had my NIW application approved through another law firm recently. However, due to a long waiting time I am interested in exploring my chances with EB-1 A petition.  I have a PhD in Biomedical Sciences and Master of Public Health in Health Management and Policy. My area of expertise can be broadly categorized as Biomedical Sciences and Health Services Research. I have 4 peer-reviewed publications (3 first author and 1 second author) and 11 conference proceedings. According to Google Scholar I have received 74 citations thus far. One of my publications was voted Editor-in-chief pick of the month and also received media coverage including NPR (Health in a Heartbeat). I have reviewed 22 papers for 5 journals thus far. What are my chances of getting approval through EB-1A?

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Meena

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4 years ago

Hello Meena,

I think the best course of action would be to ask the law firm (you are working with) about the order of the number of citations currently considered by the USCIS as an evidence for the major significance of your work and the worldwide recognition of your results. I would say, the number of citations might be the only serious obstacle for your petition.

Meena
Meena
4 years ago

Thank you! Will contact them.

Sid
Sid
4 years ago

Hii Meena.

Did you hear from the law firm about the number of citations currently considered by the USCIS as a major significance of your work? What are the minimum number of citations required to make the petition stronger? Did you file for EB1A?

Meena
Meena
4 years ago

Hi Sid,

I am working with immigration lawyers and will be filing my petition soon (February this year likely). They did not really answer my question on number of citations. I think lawyers don’t really like to comment on chances of success after accepting someone’s case because that’s like telling us how good /bad they are. I have heard from a few friends that 100 seems like a good number if you are in the general sciences Field like biomedical. I only have 84 citations but got two more publications in the meanwhile. Still willing to take a chance. Will keep this group posted on the success of my petition.

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