I-140 In O-1 Case Approved the Day After It Was FiledPublished: Friday, June 14, 2013
A biotech startup wanted to file an O-1 petition for premium processing on behalf of a new Ph.D. graduate. As the O-1 category requires showing outstanding achievement, it can be difficult to gain approval when the beneficiary does not have a long professional record. However, this scientist was involved a relatively new field, and there was a case to be made that she was at the top of it. We made that case, USCIS agreed with our assessment, and the I-140 was approved the day after it was filed.