Success Stories: EB-1A and NIW Petitions Approved for Research Assistant Professor in from India in the Field of Remote Sensing


Client’s Testimonial:

“Thanks for your effort.”

On January 12th, 2017, and May 27th, 2017, we received EB-1A (Alien of Extraordinary Ability) and EB-2 NIW (National Interest Waiver) approvals for a Research Assistant Professor in the Field of Remote Sensing (Approval Notice).


General Field: Remote Sensing

Position at the Time of Case Filing: Research Assistant Professor

Country of Origin: India

Service Center: Nebraska Service Center (NSC)

State of Residence at the Time of Filing: Maryland

Approval Notice Date: January 12th, 2017 (EB1A) and May 27th, 2017 (NIW)

Processing Time: 93 Days (EB1A, PP Requested), 159 Days (NIW)

Case Summary:

A research assistant professor from India hired North America Immigration Law Group (NAILG) to file two I-140 petitions for him: one under EB-1A (Alien of Extraordinary Ability) and the other under EB-2 NIW (National Interest Waiver). Although it costs more to file two petitions, it is not an uncommon practice as it increases one’s chances of obtaining petition approval. In our client’s case, he received EB1A approval 3 months after filing and NIW approval roughly 5 months after it was filed.

What does it take to file two I-140 petitions?

Although NIW and EB1A are different I-140 categories, some of the information contained in both petitions were similar. For instance, we used the same set of recommendation letters to strengthen both cases. These letters were volunteered by other experts working in the field of remote sensing and supported our argument that our client is an asset to the United States. According to one of these recommenders: “Through his superior remote sensing research, [Client] has demonstrated that he is irreplaceable in the field of geography and in critical ongoing developments in land management and agricultural planning.”

Both petitions also contained data on our client’s 10 published papers, the 521 citations gathered from his work, and the 16 times he conducted peer reviews for renowned scientific journals. We also detailed his work on developing and implementing advanced remote sensing methods in order to map and monitor Earth surface processes.

By proving to the USCIS that our client’s work is contributing to the United States’ agricultural industry as well as national efforts to mitigate climate change, the immigration officers were persuaded to approve both his petitions. We congratulate our client for coming this far in the green card process, and we thank him for trusting us to help him get here.

We recently helped him and his spouse file their I-485 applications. Assuming everything goes according to plan, the USCIS will approve their applications and they will obtain their green cards. We join them as they await the good news, and in the meantime, we wish our client well as he continues to progress the field of remote sensing.

North America Immigration Law Group (Chen Immigration Law Associates) is a U.S. immigration law firm dedicated to representing corporations, research institutions, and individuals from all 50 U.S. states regarding I-140 immigration petitions. We specialize in employment-based immigration petition and have a proven record of high success rate for the categories of: EB2-NIW (National Interest Waiver), EB1-A (Alien of Extraordinary Ability) and EB1-B (Outstanding Researcher/Professor).

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