Success Stories: Chinese Software Development Engineer in the Field of Geographical Information Science Receives the Go-Ahead on His EB1A Petition with 77 citations


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On February 16th, 2017, we received another EB-1A (Alien of Extraordinary Ability) approval for a Software Development Engineer in the Field of Geographical Information Science (Approval Notice).


General Field: Geographical Information Science

Position at the Time of Case Filing: Software Development Engineer

Country of Origin: China

Service Center: Nebraska Service Center (NSC)

State of Residence at the Time of Filing: Washington

Approval Notice Date: February 16th, 2017

Processing Time: 4 months and 13 days (Premium Processing requested)

Case Summary:

A software development engineer from China engaged the services of North America Immigration Law Group ( to file an EB-1A (Alien of Extraordinary Ability) petition on his behalf. With an extensive background in the field of geographic information science (including an M.S. and a Ph.D. degree under his belt), there was no doubt that he was an ideal candidate for EB-1A. However, we still checked the rest of his credentials thoroughly to be sure that we could successfully guide his petition to an approval.

Our client’s research:

Our client’s groundbreaking experiments in relation to understanding geographic problems and human-environment interactions are at the forefront of research in the field of geographic information science. His work has lent significant support to the development of next-generation methods for efficient hazard management and geospatial big data analysis. We highlighted this information in his EB-1A petition and proved to the USCIS that our client is an asset to the United States.

Our client’s credentials:

In order to illuminate the impact of our client’s work, we included his outstanding achievements, including his 8 numerous peer-reviewed scientific articles, and 13 conference reports (at the time of filing), and at least 40 peer-reviews he had conducted for high-impact scientific journals. To show that his profound research has received recognition from the scientific community, we included his citation record which accounts to at least 77 citations from top-researchers around the world. In order to enhance the chances of success of our client’s EB-1A petition, we also incorporated strong recommendation letters from several industry experts.

Responding to the RFE:

Our client had elected to upgrade his case to Premium Processing (PP) to shorten the adjudication time. However, his EB-1A petition received a Request for Evidence (RFE), which our professional team worked diligently to respond to. Thanks to our clear presentation of the supporting evidence, the USCIS approved our client’s EB1A petition nearly 3 months after issuing the RFE. We thank him for trusting North America Immigration Law Group ( to help him get closer to his dream of obtaining a green card, and we wish him the best as he takes the final step towards permanent residency.

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