EB-1 Visa – Denial for Research Scientist of Extraordinary Ability

We process numerous EB1 cases at the firm, I consider theses case to be the most difficult and challenging to win. Take for example the recent AAO non precedent denial of an EB1 case. The AAO upholds the denial of an I-140 petition for classification as a research scientist of extraordinary ability, finding that the petitioner failed to establish sustained national or international acclaim. Evidence in many of the categories was rejected as not setting the individual apart from others in the field.

The EB-1 visa is an immigrant visa, which allows foreign nationals with ‘extraordinary ability’ in the sciences, arts, education, business, or athletics to obtain permanent residency in the U.S. The achievements must have been demonstrated by sustained national or international acclaim be recognized in the field through extensive documentation.

Read the court decision here Download file