Success Stories: EB-1A Petition Approved for Postdoctoral Scholar from China in the Field of Atmospheric Sciences (12 Publications, 182 Citations)


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“I am so happy to know that my I-140 is approved, and I really appreciate all your great helps!”

On February 28th, 2017, we received another EB-1A (Alien of Extraordinary Ability) approval for a Postdoctoral Scholar in the Field of Atmospheric Sciences (Approval Notice).

General Field: Atmospheric Sciences

Position at the Time of Case Filing: Postdoctoral Scholar

Country of Origin: China

Service Center: Nebraska Service Center (NSC)

State of Residence at the Time of Filing: California

Approval Notice Date: February 28th, 2017

Processing Time: 40 Days (Premium Processing Requested)

Case Summary:

A postdoctoral scholar from China hired North America Immigration Law Group (NAILG) to file an EB-1A (Alien of Extraordinary Ability) petition on his behalf. We worked diligently to build a strong case for him and after several months of hard work, we filed the petition on his behalf. After only 40 days, the USCIS took action on his petition and granted their approval. The reason why the adjudication timeline was so short is because our client chose to upgrade his case to Premium Processing (PP) roughly a month after filing. PP is a paid option offered by the USCIS that guarantees action will be taken on the case within 15 calendar days instead of 4-9 months.

What did the EB1A petition contain?

We had to prove to the USCIS that our client is at the top of the field of atmospheric sciences and that he has a sustained record of success. We went about this by listing the dozen publications in his name as well as the 182 times his work was cited by other researchers. Furthermore, we noted the 14 times he was invited to judge the work of his peers.

Besides the aforementioned achievements, we also detailed his work on investigating, modeling, and improving regional air quality around the world. We proved that his research addresses some of the United States’ most pressing issues in understanding how air pollution and air quality impact public health and the environment. To back up our argument that our client deserved to secure EB1A petition approval, we included recommendation letters signed by other experts in the field. These letters supported our claim that our client will continue to provide substantial benefits to the US. According to one of these recommenders, our client’s “extensive experience and history of success in these areas of atmospheric science, he is undoubtedly an irreplaceable asset for further improvements in air quality and public health throughout the United States.”

Taking the final step to a green card:

We congratulate our client for obtaining EB1A petition approval, and we thank him for retaining our services to file I-485 applications for him and his dependent. Once approved, they will become American permanent residents. As we wait for the USCIS to take action on their applications, we wish our client the best as he continues to advance the field of atmospheric sciences.

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