Success Stories: EB-1A Petition Approved for Postdoctoral Research Fellow from India in the Field of Chemical Engineering after Just 11 Days


Client’s Testimonial:

“Very happy to hear [about] the approval. It was a pleasure working with your firm. I really appreciate your efforts in building a strong case for my EB1A petition. The I-140 application is a stressful process but the step-by-step approach followed by your firm and your detailed explanation at every step of the process made the process less stressful and manageable. I will definitely recommend you to my friends who are in the same situation as I was a year back. Thank you for my help again!!”

On March 7th, 2016, we received another EB-1A (Alien of Extraordinary Ability) approval for a Postdoctoral Research Fellow in the Field of Chemical Engineering (Approval Notice).


General Field: Chemical Engineering

Position at the Time of Case Filing: Postdoctoral Research Fellow

Country of Origin: India

Service Center: Nebraska Service Center (NSC)

State of Residence at the Time of Filing: California

Approval Notice Date: March 7th, 2016

Processing Time: 11 days (Premium Processing Requested)


Case Summary:

A respected postdoctoral research fellow from India approached North America Immigration Law Group ( for help. He wanted to obtain green cards for himself and his wife but needed legal advice on how to get it done efficiently and effectively. We carefully evaluated our client’s credentials and agreed with him that he qualified for EB-1A (Alien of Extraordinary Ability).

Client’s Qualifications:

Our client’s Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering provided him with the necessary knowledge and skills to conduct outstanding research in his field. This is exemplified through his successful research on printed, compliant energy storage devices for wearable electronics, which significantly advance America’s next-generation battery technologies. Our client’s various investigations have led to the publication of a dozen scientific papers, which together, have collected 218 citations. Besides his citation and publication record, our client also possesses extensive peer review experience. When we filed the case, our client had already judged the work of his peers 12 times for various high impact journals.

Third-party Endorsement:

As strong as our case was, we needed to prove that our client’s work benefits not just himself and his employer, but other researchers as well as the nation. We urged our client to reach out to several experts in his field and ask for recommendation letters. The six letters that he gathered were included in our well-balanced EB-1A petition packet. Here are several excerpts:

  • “Considering this influence and the contributions he has already made to the field of electrical engineering and computer science, the community of researchers who rely on his work would be placed at a significant disadvantage were [Client] to no longer be able to perform his research. For these reasons, [Client] should be allowed to remain in the United States of America.”
  • “Overall, [Client’s] influence in his field has been immense on a global scale. His many publications, citations, and contributions reflect an individual who is irreplaceable in his field.”
  • “[Client’s] work has already made a great impact in furthering the progress of his field. Based on his accomplishments, the recognition which he has received, and the clear need for his research, [Client] is one of the top researchers in his field.”

Approval Notice:

As our client opted to file his EB-1A petition under Premium Processing, he received an approval notice from the USCIS merely 11 days after we filed the case on his behalf. We are pleased that the alliance between our attentive efforts and our client’s strong credentials persuaded the USCIS that our client deserved green card success. We are currently helping our client and his spouse prepare their I-485 applications (final step towards permanent residency) and we look forward to helping them attain their green cards.



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