Success Stories: EB-1A Petition Approved for Research Engineer from China in the Field of Electrical Engineering (156 Citations, PP Upgrade)


Client’s Testimonial:

“Thank you so much for confirming the approval status. I am really happy and appreciated!”

On November 4th, 2016, we received another EB-1A (Alien of Extraordinary Ability) approval for a Research Engineer in the Field of Electrical Engineering (Approval Notice).


General Field: Electrical Engineering

Position at the Time of Case Filing: Power Electronics Research Engineer

Country of Origin: China

Service Center: Nebraska Service Center (NSC)

State of Residence at the Time of Filing: Michigan

Approval Notice Date: November 4th, 2016

Processing Time: 18 Days (Premium Processing Requested)

Case Summary:

Armed with a Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering and many years of experience in the field of electrical engineering, our client –a research engineer from China—was a suitable candidate for EB-1A (Alien of Extraordinary Ability). North America Immigration Law Group (NAILG) worked meticulously to put together a strong petition packet that highlighted her various achievements in the field. Amongst other things, these are some of the key points we focused on:

  1. Citation Count: When we filed the case, our client’s work had already been cited 156 times by researchers all around the world. This proved the value of her work to the field as a whole.
  2. Publication Record: Our client’s hard work had led to the publication of 20 well-received articles, all of which appeared in high-impact scientific journals.
  3. Peer Review Experience: It is a known fact that only experts in their respective fields are invited to judge the work of others and therefore, our client’s impressive peer review record (70 reviews at the time of case filing) demonstrated her leadership role in the field.
  4. External Support: Our client had reached out to other experts working in the field and asked them for recommendation letters. Six influential members of the electrical engineering research community agreed to lend their support. The letters they contributed played an important role in convincing the USCIS that our client’s work is essential to the United States. According to one of her recommenders: “It is obvious from her research and the attention it has received from researchers worldwide that she is one of the most talented and cutting-edge researchers working in the field of power electronics and specifically in development of hybrid and electric automobile technologies. For the benefit of American consumers and industries, she must be retained.”
  5. Research Summary: Thanks to the comprehensive research summary that our client sent to us so that we could better understand her work, we were able to conclude that her development of power conversion systems features important applications such as improved lithium-ion battery cells for use in hybrid electric vehicles.

Thanks to Premium Processing (PP), our client received notification of EB-1A case approval in just 18 days. We join her as she celebrates this incredible milestone in the lengthy green card process, and we look forward to helping her and her dependent obtain their green cards.

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