Success Stories: EB-1A Petition Approved Without RFE for Texas-based Petroleum Engineer in the Field of Petroleum Engineering (PP Requested)


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“Many thanks again, and I look forward to working with your team on the I-485 application.”

On Jan 25th, 2017, we received another EB-1A (Alien of Extraordinary Ability) approval for a Petroleum Engineer in the Field of Petroleum Engineering (Approval Notice).


General Field: Petroleum Engineering

Position at the Time of Case Filing: Petroleum Engineer

Country of Origin: China

Service Center: Texas Service Center (TSC)

State of Residence at the Time of Filing: Texas

Approval Notice Date: Jan 25th, 2017

Processing Time: 43 days (Premium Processing requested)

Case Summary:

With a Ph.D. in Petroleum and Geosystems Engineering obtained from a reputable university in the United States, a China-born petroleum engineer hired North America Immigration Law Group (NAILG) to help him obtain a green card. His unique and expansive background of expertise and experience as well as his significant contributions to the field of petroleum engineering made him a good candidate for EB-1A (Alien of Extraordinary Ability). After evaluating his credentials, we were convinced that we could help him get his EB1A petition approved.

The first step was to meticulously present the many benefits of our client’s work to the United States. We did this by collecting information about his citation count, publication record, and peer review experience. The fact that our client’s work had gathered 148 citations at the time of filing and that he had 9 publications to his credit enabled us to prove the value of his work to the immigration authorities. Furthermore, the 50 peer reviews he had conducted reflected his respected status in the field. Additionally, his role as an associate editor for a highly reputable journal unambiguously highlighted the international influence his work had garnered in the field of petroleum engineering.

“[Client] is an inventive and multidisciplinary researcher of the highest caliber. He is nothing but a luminary in the worldwide petroleum industry, and has surpassed the majority of his peers working in the upstream oil and gas industry.” These words of recommendation were contributed by an eminent professor in the field. Our client’s EB-1A case was further strengthened by 5 additional recommendation letters contributed by other petroleum engineering experts.

As he upgraded his case to Premium Processing (PP), our client received notification of case approval just 43 days after filing. This approval bolstered our client’s faith in our law firm and persuaded him to retain us for his I-485 petition. We are happy that we could be of help to our client in pursuing his dream to become a US permanent resident. We congratulate our client and wish him the very best in his future endeavors.

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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