Success Stories: EB-1A Petition Approved in 3 Days for Medical Physics Resident from India in the Field of Nuclear Physics


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“My sincere thanks for all the extraordinary service provided for the I-140 and [I] will recommend you to my colleagues who are planning their application.”

On March 17th, 2016, we received another EB-1A (Alien of Extraordinary Ability) approval for a Medical Physics Resident in the Field of Nuclear Physics (Approval Notice).


General Field: Nuclear Physics

Position at the Time of Case Filing: Medical Physics Resident

Country of Origin: India

Service Center: Nebraska Service Center (NSC)

State of Residence at the Time of Filing: California

Approval Notice Date: March 17th, 2016

Processing Time: 3 Days (Premium Processing Requested)

Case Summary:

A talented medical physics resident from India contracted North America Immigration Law Group to file an EB-1A (Alien of Extraordinary Ability) petition on her behalf. Three days after filing the petition, we received an approval notice from Nebraska Service Center.

What is Premium Processing?

The main reason for such rapid adjudication had to do with Premium Processing (PP), an option only available to petitioners filing their case under selected visa categories. Instead of taking between 4-9 months to review a case, immigration officers have to take action on PP cases within 15 days. Although it costs $1,225 more, it significantly lessens the time spent waiting for a decision.

What Makes a Strong EB-1A Case?

As EB-1A has a very high standard of law, petitioners must meet very specific requirements if they want to obtain petition approval. The USCIS has 10 requirements in place and in order to qualify for EB1A, one must meet at least three of them. Based on our client’s credentials, here are the three requirements we based our petition on:

  1. Original scientific, scholarly, or artistic contributions of major significance: Our client’s various scientific findings have significantly progressed the work of other researchers, and this is exemplified by the number of citations to her work: 650 citations at the time of filing.
  2. Authorship of scholarly articles in professional journals or other major media: When we filed her petition, our client had published 35 scientific articles, 1 nuclear data sheet, and numerous conference publications and presentations.
  3. Participation as a judge evaluating the work of others: Seeing that only leaders in the field are invited to judge the work of others, our client’s experience assessing 16 manuscripts for half a dozen scientific journals is evidence of her high standing in the field.

What Comes Next?

There are two steps in the complex green card process: the I-140 petition and the I-485 application. Our client’s I-140 petition was filed under the EB-1A visa category, and seeing that it was recently approved, she can move on to the I-485 application. Our firm is currently helping her and her spouse put together their I-485 paperwork, and we look forward to helping them obtain their green cards.



North America Immigration Law Group (Chen Immigration Law Associates) is a U.S. immigration law firm dedicated to representing corporations, research institutions, and individuals from all 50 U.S. states regarding I-140 immigration petitions. We specialize in employment-based immigration petition and have a proven record of high success rate for the categories of: EB2-NIW (National Interest Waiver), EB1-A (Alien of Extraordinary Ability) and EB1-B (Outstanding Researcher/Professor).

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With 12,000 EB-1A, EB-1B and EB-2 NIW approvals, we have first hand information on the manner in which the USCIS adjudicate I-140 cases. As the USCIS has constantly changed its adjudication standards for the EB-1A, EB-1B and EB-2 NIW categories, our firm's huge database of successful cases gives you unprecedented insight to USCIS adjudication trends. We carefully analyze the data for all of our cases and apply the results of our analyses toward giving our clients up-to-date advice and adapting our strategies such that we remain on par with the ever-shifting landscape of immigration law in the U.S. With us, you will always have access to important updates, strategies, and information so that you can make the most informed decisions about your case.

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With our exceedingly large number of successful petitions, no matter what credentials you have, no matter your background and field of expertise, no matter your visa status or nationality, chances are we have helped hundreds or even thousands of clients just like you. Our clients are usually impressed with how well we understand their research and work. Our insight and understanding stems from the fact that we have handled many cases with elements similar to yours already, and this helps us devise the best strategies for each individual petition.

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