O-1A Patent Technical Specialist Gets Speedy Approval
Our client came to us when her OPT was close to expiration. She had a robust research background and was working for a patent law firm in biotechnology. We were able to show the connection between her research and patent work and identify the accomplishments that distinguished her from other researchers and other technical specialists. Since time was tight, we requested premium processing. We received an approval just 10 days later. Our client now has three years of work authorization and can extend year by year indefinitely after that – or apply for permanent residence at any time during her O-1 period of validity.
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Recent Case Successes
After two years of our continued oversight and follow up, the U.S. Embassy in Korea granted our client's employment-based petition.
Our client entered the U.S. on a fraudulent passport, and returned it to the supplier without keeping a copy of it. We had to prove that he was inspected and admitted into the U.S., not an easy feat when the only piece of evidence proving so is gone.
Our client was a scientist who had to leave the U.S. because he was not selected in the H-1B lottery. He explored the idea of an O-1A with his potential employer, and we went ahead with the case.