Expert Testimonials That Will Help an EB-1B CaseGenerally, an expert letter for an outstanding researcher/professor should be submitted only if it proves the argument that the non-resident is internationally recognized as outstanding. Documentation that only proves a non-resident’s competence or which fails to set the non-resident apart from other persons in the area of expertise should not be submitted because it has little significance and may actually be used to deny the petition.
Furthermore, an expert reference needs to include the description of the expert. An introduction of the employer should be made if a job offer has been made. If the letter is from an expert from the non-resident’s area of expertise, then a statement should be included in the reference letter that establishes the qualifications of these individuals to judge the applicant’s work.
Reference letters from independent and outside sources are considered more significant because they are proof of the petitioner’s accomplishments. If a petitioner’s contributions are not praised widely outside his or her current and former circle of acquaintances, then it cannot be concluded that he or she is internationally recognized. For this reason, the government will not favorably regard letters from the petitioner’s immediate circle of colleagues submitted as evidence of the requirement of unique contributions of major significance in the area of expertise.
Additionally, the UCSIS also considers objectivity as one of the important factors of the case. Letters of reference from co-workers in the same organization that is currently employing the non-resident or seeks to employ the non-resident may be rejected on the basis that they lack objectivity.