Breaking Barriers: A Neonatal Physician’s Path Achieving the EB-1A Green Card

Our team helped a renowned physician and instructor successfully obtain an EB-1A Green Card so that he could bring his exceptional expertise and talent to the United States! 


The EB-1A green card is a prestigious immigration category designed for individuals who possess extraordinary skills and achievements in their respective fields. It provides a pathway to permanent residency in the United States for individuals who have demonstrated exceptional expertise, recognized by sustained national or international acclaim. The EB-1A green card is specifically tailored for those who have risen to the top of their profession, showcasing extraordinary abilities and garnering significant recognition. This category encompasses a wide range of fields, including but not limited to science, arts, athletics, business, and education. Obtaining an EB-1A green card requires meeting stringent criteria, such as providing evidence of major awards, published work, original contributions, and extensive documentation of sustained acclaim.

The Case

Our client was a renowned physician and instructor who had been recognized for his work in neonatal care. He held a national and international ranked award that was granted due to his work and research around optimizing care in the delivery room. He was also a fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics, which involved having to pass a series of board exams to even qualify for. 

eb1ba success story timeline

He had written multiple publications, conducted extensive reviews of literature, and peer-reviewed abstracts. It was clear that our client had major contributions to the neonatal field. USCIS had requested an RFE as they didn’t deem our client to have enough original contributions that would be considered major significance in the field. However, we reiterated all the successes and contributions of our client within the neonatal field, and highlighted specific publications and research that had never been done before in pediatric research, which were done by our client. He had groundbreaking evidence within his experiment of chest compressions in the neonatal population that had never been conducted before. Our client was brought over to ProMedica Toledo Hospital as a leading role and continued to carry on his reputation of advancing neonatal care. 

The Verdict

Our client’s I-140 was approved via premium processing and he received his EB1A visa. It’s important to note that once your I-140 is approved and your priority date is current, you will need to submit your I-485 Application to Register Permanent Resident or Adjust Status to change your status to EB-1A. If the USCIS approves this application, you will officially be a legal permanent resident in the U.S.

Another VisaNation Law Group Success Story

This story exemplifies the dedication and hard work our team approaches each client’s case with! Success stories like this are not just a win for our law firm but for the United States as a whole since he was able to bring his talents and expertise for Americans to benefit directly. We’re confident we can help you achieve your immigration goals as well! Contact us today to schedule a consultation with one of our attorneys.