Success Stories: EB-1A Petition Approved in One Week for Research Assistant in Alabama in the Field of Materials Chemistry


Client’s Testimonial:

“I received the notice that my I-140 is approved. I am very happy. Thank you very much for your efficient and professional work.”

On April 7th, 2016, we received another EB-1A (Alien of Extraordinary Ability) approval for a Research Assistant in the Field of Materials Chemistry (Approval Notice).


General Field: Materials Chemistry

Position at the Time of Case Filing: Research Assistant

Country of Origin: China

Service Center: Texas Service Center (TSC)

State of Residence at the Time of Filing: Alabama

Approval Notice Date: April 7th, 2016

Processing Time: 7 Days (Premium Processing Requested)

Case Summary:

A prominent research assistant from China engaged the services of North America Immigration Law Group ( to help him and his wife become permanent residents. Before obtaining their green cards, there are two steps that they have to successfully overcome: filing an I-140 petition and filing I-485 applications.

Before initiating the contract, we had to determine if our client qualified to partake in the first portion of the green card process: filing an I-140 petition. After carefully reviewing his credentials, we determined that he did, and that he could file his petition under the EB-1A (Alien of Extraordinary Ability) visa category. After an attorney-client relationship was established, our legal team and support staff worked diligently to put together a solid EB-1A petition dossier for our client. We noted the 713 citations to his work, the 20 publications to his name, and the 30 times he judged the work of his peers. What’s more, we accounted for his research efforts on the development of heterojunction and metal-semiconductor junction composite materials, crystal structure photocatalysts, oxyhalide visible-light responsive photocatalysts, surface-enhanced nanostructured electrodes, and a photoelectrochemical solar energy conversion system. Using the information that we had gathered, we concluded that our client’s work is of great important to the United States, particularly its energy sector.

We stopped at nothing to present a strong EB-1A petition to the USCIS and encouraged our client to reach out to other experts in the field of materials chemistry for recommendation letters. Five specialists readily lent their support, one of whom stated that “His foremost position suggests the necessity of his research for future advancements in the development of new, improved nanomaterials with energy harvesting and hydrogen producing applications. I believe his sustained efforts will continue to contribute significantly to the materials chemistry community and to the US by providing widespread adoption of clean, sustainable energy solutions.”

Filing an I-485 Application:

Now that our client has an approved EB-1A petition, the final step towards a green card involves filing I-485 applications for himself and his wife. We recently helped them with this step and join them as they wait for the USCIS to take action on their applications.



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