Case Study: AAO Sustained an EB1-A Appeal of a Petition for a Film Director Using Two-Part Test

by Victoria Chen, Esq., J.D. Background: The petitioner seeks classification as an employment-based immigrant pursuant to section 203(b)(1)(A) of the Immigration and Nationality Act (the Act), 8 U.S.C. s 1153(b)(1)(A), as an alien of extraordinary ability. The director determined that the petitioner had not established the sustained national or international acclaim required for classification as an alien of extraordinary ability as a film director. USCIS Decision: The director determined Read more [...]

Case Study: AAO Sustained an EB1-A Appeal of a Petition for a Chess Player

by Victoria Chen, Esq., J.D. Background: The petitioner seeks classification as an employment-based immigrant pursuant to section 203(b)(1)(A) of the Immigration and Nationality Act (the Act), 8 U.S.C. s 1153(b)(1)(A), as an alien of extraordinary ability. The director determined that the petitioner had not established the sustained national or international acclaim required for classification as an alien of extraordinary ability as a Chess Player. USCIS Decision: The director determined Read more [...]

Case Study: AAO Sustained an EB1-A Appeal of a Petition for a Children Literature Writer

by Victoria Chen, Esq., J.D. Background: The petitioner seeks classification as an employment-based immigrant pursuant to section 203(b)(1)(A) of the Immigration and Nationality Act (the Act), 8 U.S.C. s 1153(b)(1)(A), as an alien of extraordinary ability. The director determined that the petitioner had not established the sustained national or international acclaim required for classification as an alien of extraordinary ability as an author of children's literature. USCIS Decision: The Read more [...]

Case Study: AAO dismissed an EB1-A Appeal of a Petition for a Researcher in the Field of Neurological Research

by Victoria Chen, Esq., J.D. Background: The petitioner is engaged in medical research and publication. It seeks to employ the beneficiary permanently in the United States as an employment-based immigrant pursuant to section 203(b)(1)(A) of the Immigration and Nationality Act (the Act), 8 U.S.C. 1153(b)(1)(A), as an alien of extraordinary ability in the field of neurological research. USCIS Decision: The director determined the petitioner had not established that the beneficiary qualifies Read more [...]

Case Study: EB1-A Appeal of a Wushu Master is Sustained and Petition is Approved by the AAO.

by Victoria Chen, Esq., J.D. Background: The petitioner seeks classification as an employment-based immigrant pursuant to section 203(b)(1)(A) of the Immigration and Nationality Act (the Act),as an alien of extraordinary ability as an alien of extraordinary ability as a Wushu coach. USCIS Decision: The director determined the petitioner had not established that she qualifies for classification as an alien of extraordinary ability. The director also determined that the petitioner had not established Read more [...]

Case Study: EB1-A Appeal of a Master Chef is Sustained and Petition is Approved by the AAO.

by Victoria Chen, Esq., J.D. Background: The petitioner seeks classification as an employment-based immigrant pursuant to section 203(b)(1)(A) of the Immigration and Nationality Act (the Act),as an alien of extraordinary ability in the arts. USCIS Decision: The director determined that the petitioner had not established the requisite extraordinary ability through extensive documentation and sustained national or international acclaim. On Appeal The petitioner argues that the petitioner Read more [...]

Case Study: AAO dismissed an EB1-A Appeal of a Petition for an Alien Scholar and Historian

by Victoria Chen, Esq., J.D. Background: The petitioner is involved in the performing arts. It seeks to classify the beneficiary as an employment-based immigrant pursuant to section 203(b)(1)(A) of the Immigration and Nationality Act as an alien of extraordinary ability in the arts. Specifically, the petitioner seeks to classify the beneficiary as an alien with extraordinary ability as a choreographer. USCIS Decision: The director determined the petitioner had not established that the beneficiary Read more [...]

Case Study: AAO Sustained an EB1-A Appeal of Petition on Behalf of a Biochemical Engineering Researcher

by Victoria Chen, Esq., J.D. Background: The petitioner seeks classification as an employment-based immigrant pursuant to section 203(b)(1)(A) of the Immigration and Nationality Act (the Act), 8 U.S.C. s 1153(b)(1)(A), as an alien of extraordinary ability in the sciences. This petition seeks to classify the petitioner as an alien with extraordinary ability as a biochemical engineering researcher. At the time of filing, the petitioner was working at the Center for Engineering in Medicine, Massachusetts Read more [...]

Case Study: AAO Sustained an EB1-A Appeal of a Petition for an actress

by Victoria Chen, Esq., J.D. Background: The petitioner is engaged in medical research and publication. It seeks to employ the beneficiary permanently in the United States as an employment-based immigrant pursuant to section 203(b)(1)(A) of the Immigration and Nationality Act (the Act), 8 U.S.C. 1153(b)(1)(A), as an alien of extraordinary ability as an actress USCIS Decision: The director determined the petitioner had not established that the beneficiary qualifies for classification as an Read more [...]

Case Study: AAO Sustained an EB1-A Appeal of Petition for an Alien of Extraordinary Ability in Business

by Victoria Chen, Esq., J.D. Background: The Director, Nebraska Service Center, denied the employment-based immigrant visa petition, which is now before the Administrative Appeals Office (AAO) on appeal. The appeal will be sustained and the petition will be approved. The petitioner seeks to classify the beneficiary as an "alien of extraordinary ability" pursuant to section 203(b)(1)(A) of the Immigration and Nationality Act (the Act), 8 U.S.C. s 1153(b)(1)(A), as an alien of extraordinary ability Read more [...]