O-1 Visa for Austrian Expert in Financial Market Psychology Approved in 8 days

Case Information

Case Type: O-1A for Extraordinary Ability in Science

Industry: Clinical Psychology

Field: Financial Market Psychology

Country of Origin: Austria

Position Offered: Chief Science Officer 

Approval Notice Date: January 2013

Processing Time: 8 days

Case Summary

In this case, an investment intelligence company hired Meyer Law Group to file an O-1 visa on behalf of their prospective employee. The employee is an expert in the niche field of financial market psychology.

Brief Summary of the Petition:

In the client’s petition, we first detailed his research background. At the time of filing, the client authored two books, 55 academic articles, and 57 presentations at psychology conferences. Most significantly, the client’s work has over 350 collective citations. Moreover, the client’s book was rated #1 on Amazon.com out of more than 1000 books on the foreign exchange market. In 25 years, the client received over 22 research grants and scholarships for his research activities.

Secondly, the petition included numerous letters of recommendation. The letters were from individuals at prestigious institutions including Stanford University, the University of Oxford, and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. In addition, the client worked as a peer reviewer for over seven academic journals in finance and technology. Specifically, the journals include the Journal of Psychology, the Financial Analysts Journal, and the Journal of Behavioral Finance.

Finally, we highlighted that the client’s Fulbright Professorship grant at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). The Fulbright award is competitive and only awarded to those who can demonstrate exceptional abilities and expertise in their field. We also noted that major news outlets reported on the client’s research. For example, these outlets include Reuters, Dow Jones International News, BBC, Turkish Daily News, N-TV, and Handelsblatt.

Meyer Law Group filed the petition, which was approved in just eight days. In conclusion, MLG is honored to have worked with such a distinguished and widely recognized professional. Our team looks forward to supporting him in the future.

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