Success Stories: EB-1A Petition Approved for Postdoctoral Research Associate from China in the Field of Mechanical Engineering (153 Citations, PP Requested)


Client’s Testimonial:

“Thank you very much. It won’t happen without your hard work.”

On June 28th, 2017, we received another EB-1A (Alien of Extraordinary Ability) approval for a Postdoctoral Research Associate in the Field of Mechanical Engineering (Approval Notice).

General Field: Mechanical Engineering

Position at the Time of Case Filing: Postdoctoral Research Associate

Country of Origin: China

Service Center: Nebraska Service Center (NSC)

State of Residence at the Time of Filing: Indiana

Approval Notice Date: June 28th, 2017

Processing Time: 22 Days (Premium Processing Requested)

Case Summary:

With 19 peer-reviewed scientific articles, 2 book chapters, and 1 patent in the bag, there is no denying that our client (a postdoctoral research associate from China) has plenty of experience conducting fieldwork. Ever since he chose to dedicate his career to the field of mechanical engineering, much progress has been made within his specialized area of research, namely the development of nanoscale heat transfer technologies for thermal management purposes.

When he approached us to file an EB-1A (Alien of Extraordinary Ability) petition on his behalf, we carefully went through his credentials to be sure that we could secure petition approval. Only once we confirmed that we could do so did we initiate an attorney-client relationship. These are some of the key points we highlighted in his EB1A petition packet:

  1. We listed his publication record and the 153 citations that his publications had gathered at the time of filing.
  2. Our client’s peer review record was also listed: 77 reviews conducted for a variety of scientific journals.
  3. After going through our client’s research summary, we determined that his work addresses some of our nation’s most pressing issues in understanding how to design high-performing, water-efficient, and economical heating and cooling systems.

Thanks to carefully worded recommendation letters contributed by other expert researchers, the USCIS was further convinced to approve our client’s EB1A petition. As an example, this is what one of our client’s recommenders had to say about the importance of his work to the US: “[Client’s] unmatched expertise in thermal mitigation and the development of advanced cooling technologies are of great import to a host of domains in the United States, from securing optimal power plant operations to advancing the design of subsystems in the fighter jets of the United States Air Force.”

Because our client chose to upgrade his case to Premium Processing (PP) just 2 weeks after it was filed, he only waited a total of 22 days for action to be taken on his case. PP is a top-up option offered by the USCIS that guarantees action will be taken on the petition within 15 days instead of 4-9 months. We join our client as he celebrates overcoming this significant hurdle in the green card process, and we wish him the best as he files an I-485 application with the help of our DIY Packet.

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