Success Stories: EB-1A Petition Approved by Nebraska Service Center for Scientist in Minnesota in the Field of Biochemistry


Client’s Testimonial:

“Thank you so much for the great job!”

On April 13th, 2016, we received another EB-1A (Alien of Extraordinary Ability) approval for a Scientist in the Field of Biochemistry (Approval Notice).


General Field: Biochemistry

Position at the Time of Case Filing: Scientist

Country of Origin: China

Service Center: Nebraska Service Center (NSC)

State of Residence at the Time of Filing: Minnesota

Approval Notice Date: April 13th, 2016

Processing Time: 26 Days (Premium Processing Requested)

Case Summary:

A prominent Chinese scientist working in the field of biochemistry engaged the services of North America Immigration Law Group ( to help her file an EB-1A (Alien of Extraordinary Ability) petition. We worked diligently to put together a strong petition packet on her behalf and 26 days after it was filed, our client received an approval notice from the USCIS. The reason her petition was approved so quickly was thanks to Premium Processing (PP). Our client elected to upgrade her case to PP 12 days after it was filed. Exactly 2 weeks after doing so, the USCIS took action on her case and granted their approval.

Compiling Relevant Information:

As EB-1A is upheld by a very high standard of law, we had to demonstrate just how important our client’s work is to the United States. We did this by compiling a wealth of information on her various academic and professional achievements such as the 149 citations gathered from her 13 peer-reviewed scientific articles and 1 book chapter. We also listed the whopping 80 times our client was invited to judge the work of her peers for various high impact scientific journals. Additionally, special attention was paid to our client’s various research efforts on protein chemistry which supports the United States’ development of pharmaceuticals.

Obtaining Third-Party Support:

To bolster our client’s EB-1A petition, we urged her to connect with a handful of her peers who were familiar with her work and/or had worked with her. We needed them to support our client’s petition by contributing favorable opinions and reviews of her work via well-written recommendation letters. Six experts agreed to lend their support, all of whom signed recommendation letters that contained statements such as these:

  • “In summary, [Client’s] scientific achievements have been well-recognized and have marked her as one of the top scientists in the field. Her extraordinary expertise substantiates the sustained and international reputation she has earned thanks to her publications and technical contributions. I have no hesitation in offering my strongest support for her application.”
  • “[Client’s] research methods provide life sciences researchers with a powerful and innovative tool to obtain a thorough understanding of many key biomolecules that are seldom explored. Her work has and will continue to influence the international scientific community. Therefore, I have no hesitation in offering my strongest support for her application. Overall, [Client] has demonstrated that she is an exceptional scientist with contributions and abilities that place her at the forefront of her field.”

Story of Success:

This EB-1A petition approval is another win for our law firm. It highlights our dedication to helping every client of ours get as close as possible to their green card. We congratulate our client on overcoming this significant hurdle in the green card process and we wish her well as she progresses the field of biochemistry.


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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