Success Stories: EB-1A Petition Approved for Graduate Research Assistant in Virginia in the Field of Chemical Engineering


Client’s Testimonial:


On January 25, 2016, we received another EB-1A (Alien of Extraordinary Ability) approval for a Graduate Research Assistant in the Field of Chemical Engineering (Approval Notice).

General Field: Chemical Engineering

Position at the Time of Case Filing: Graduate Research Assistant

Country of Origin: China

Service Center: Nebraska Service Center (NSC)

State of Residence at the Time of Filing: Virginia

Approval Notice Date: January 25, 2016

Processing Time: 19 days (Premium Processing requested)

Case Summary:


North America Immigration Law Group ( recently filed an EB-1A (Alien of Extraordinary Ability) petition on behalf of a graduate research assistant from China. Our client, who has an M.Sc. in Organic Chemistry, conducts research on the design and synthesis of novel carbonyl group anode materials, as well as innovative new cathodes for high-performance batteries. His work has substantially improved battery strength, performance, and storage capacity, thereby widening the scope of these batteries’ use in a variety of American industries.

To strengthen our client’s EB-1A case, we helped him select expert chemical engineers who would be good recommenders to affirm his achievements. Recommendation letters from these experts were included in our comprehensive petition packet and demonstrated the influence of our client’s work in the field of chemical engineering. One of his recommenders wrote, “[Client’s] status as a uniquely capable and widely acclaimed chemical engineer with a clear expertise on organic battery anodes enables him to shape the development of green batteries. Such batteries represent a solution to several of the nation’s longstanding economic and environmental dilemmas, as they reduce or eliminate the need for costly and ecologically destructive materials.” When we filed our client’s EB-1A case, he had conducted 81 peer reviews for numerous high impact journals. We also detailed his 435 citations and 24 publications.

Our client chose to upgrade his EB-1A petition to Premium Processing a week after our firm submitted his case to the USCIS. Doing so allowed his case to receive rapid adjudication and he received an approval notice less than three weeks later. We congratulate our client and wish him well in his research endeavors.   





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