Success Stories: An Electrical Engineering Expert Seeking New Opportunities in the US Obtains EB-1A Approval and Will Undergo Immigration Visa Processing


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On May 4th, 2017, we received another EB-1A (Alien of Extraordinary Ability) approval for a Petitioner in the Field of Electrical Engineering (Approval Notice).


General Field: Electrical Engineering

Position at the Time of Case Filing: N/A

Country of Origin: China

Service Center: Texas Service Center (TSC)

State of Residence at the Time of Filing: Outside the US

Approval Notice Date: May 4th, 2017

Processing Time: 52 days (Premium Processing Upgrade)

Case Summary:

A highly qualified Chinese electrical engineering expert seeking permanent residency in the United States contacted our firm, North America Immigration Law Group (NAILG) for help. Since he resides outside the US, he must adjust his status for permanent residence through Immigration Visa Processing (IVP).

We started the process by carefully evaluating our client’s credentials and his achievements in the field of electrical engineering. Once we had ascertained the merits of his research, we countersigned the legal agreement and thereafter assembled a meticulous EB-1A (Alien of Extraordinary Ability) petition dossier which contained the following details:

  1. We highlighted the fact that our client is exceptionally qualified with a doctoral degree in electrical engineering and is also the founder of a medical imaging company. His substantial contributions to the field of electrical engineering are focused on the development of proprietary medical devices, including diagnostic systems for detecting early warning signs of breast cancer. Our client’s dedicated efforts have led to the development of applications for medical diagnostics and instrumentation, biomedicine, and cancer research. The fact that cancer is a life-threatening disease and the second-leading cause of death in the United States further validated our argument that our client should be allowed to conduct valuable research within the United States.
  2. Our client’s scholarly contributions were also impressive. At the time of filing, he had published 23 scientific articles in journals and conferences. These publications had accrued a total of 149 citations. Furthermore, our client had spearheaded several inventions in medical imaging and had obtained 52 patents. These accolades positioned him as a leading expert in the field of electrical engineering.
  3. Apart from the aforementioned achievements, our client had conducted 40 peer reviews for several impactful journals. Moreover, his work in medical imaging had garnered widespread media recognition.
  4. We also incorporated six recommendation lettersinto his EB-1A petition packet to highlight his expertise and international repute. These letters were contributed by other influential and renowned experts in the field. The contents of one such letter stated that: “[Client’s] expertise in biomedical imaging and detection systems is essential to the future of many medical and scientific efforts that depend on high quality and effective biomedical devices. His work has already benefitted the field enormously, and it will certainly continue to do so if he is permitted to extend his research in the United States.” These 6 letters laid a strong foundation for our client’s EB1A petition.

Nearly a month after filing the EB1A petition, our client decided to upgrade it to Premium Processing (PP) –– where petitioners pay an additional $1,225 in order to have action taken on their cases within 15 days instead of 4-9 months. This led to prompt adjudication and EB1A approval within 15 days of the upgrade.

We thank our client for working with us and wish him the very best as he embarks on the final leg of the green card journey while residing outside the US: undergoing Immigrant Visa Processing (IVP). To learn more about IVP, please head to


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