Success Stories: Nebraska Service Center Only Spent 6 Days Adjudicating an EB-1A Petition for Principal Firmware Engineer in the Field of Mechanical Engineering


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On April 6th, 2016, we received another EB-1A (Alien of Extraordinary Ability) approval for a Principal Firmware Engineer in the Field of Mechanical Engineering (Approval Notice).

General Field: Mechanical Engineering

Position at the Time of Case Filing: Principal Firmware Engineer

Country of Origin: China

Service Center: Nebraska Service Center (NSC)

State of Residence at the Time of Filing: California

Approval Notice Date: April 6th, 2016

Processing Time: 6 Days (Premium Processing Requested)

Case Summary:

A California-based engineer hired North America Immigration Law Group ( to help him get one step closer to permanent residency. We determined that the best way to make this happen would be to file an I-140 petition under the EB-1A (Alien of Extraordinary Ability) visa category. To increase his chances of attaining petition approval, our client elected to file an I-140 petition under EB-2 NIW (National Interest Waiver) as well. Because the USCIS approved his EB-1A petition in just 6 days (the rapid adjudication is largely due to Premium Processing), our client decided that there was no need for NIW. Since his EB-1 priority date is current, he is eligible to immediately file an I-485 application based on his approved EB-1A petition.

Thorough Petition Packet:

We pride ourselves on paying very close attention to detail, and every petition packet that we have put together for our clients showcased our diligence and meticulousness. This EB-1A petition packet is no different; we did everything we could to shed light on our client’s various professional and scholarly achievements, which was partly composed of his 10 published papers, the 40 times he assessed the work of his peers for well-known journals, and the 211 citations collected from his work. We also carefully reviewed our client’s work on teleoperation and haptic systems, as well as hard disk drive system storage. In reference to the aforesaid details, we concluded that his research advances the American technological sector.

To make our client’s EB-1A case even stronger, we included recommendation letters that he had collected from other influential mechanical engineers based all around the world. Our goal was to inform the USCIS that our client’s work transcends borders and that it pushes the entire field forward. The five signed letters that were included in the petition packet contained statements such as this: “As scientists and industrial leaders attempt to make further advancements in teleoperation systems and other areas of robotics pertinent to [Client’s] area of study, foundationally applicable research is required for any sort of innovation. It is clear that [Client] is a pioneering leader in this area; without his continued efforts, research and development related to teleoperation systems and the general field of robotics will inevitably stagnate. [Client’s] past record of success in his research is a veritable guarantee of more successes in the future.”

One More Step to a Green Card:

Our client has one final hurdle to overcome before he can attain a green card. He has to file I-485 applications for himself and his dependent(s). Once the USCIS approves their applications, they will become permanent residents. Our client recently informed us that he will be taking this step with the help of our comprehensive D.I.Y. Packet. We wish him well with this and look forward to updates.



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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