Success Stories: Postdoctoral Researcher from China in the Field of Materials Science Secures EB-1A Approval with the Help of North America Immigration Law Group


Client’s Testimonial:

“Thank you.”

On January 9th, 2017, we received another EB-1A (Alien of Extraordinary Ability) approval for a Postdoctoral Researcher in the Field of Materials Science (Approval Notice).


General Field: Materials Science

Position at the Time of Case Filing: Postdoctoral Researcher

Country of Origin: China

Service Center: Nebraska Service Center (NSC)

State of Residence at the Time of Filing: New York

Approval Notice Date: January 9th, 2017

Processing Time: 8 months, 27 days

Case Summary:

A Chinese postdoctoral researcher retained North America Immigration Law Group (NAILG) to help her with the first step of the green card process: filing an I-140 petition. After careful consideration, we determined that she was a good candidate for EB-1A (Alien of Extraordinary Ability). After months of hard work, we built a strong case for her and filed it on her behalf. Nearly 9 months later, our client received notification of case approval. Here are some of the key points this winning EB-1A petition contained:

  • We noted our client’s 25 peer-reviewed scientific articles, one book chapter, and 16 published abstracts. By highlighting her publication record, we proved to the USCIS that our client has an exemplary record compared to that of her peers in the field of materials science.
  • The 249 citations gathered from our client’s work were also noted in the EB-1A petition. We convinced the USCIS that our client’s work is of great importance not just to other researchers who are progressing the field as a whole, but to the realm of science.
  • We also listed the 15 times our client was invited to judge the work of her peers for high-impact scientific journals. As only top-level experts in their field are invited to conduct peer reviews, our client’s peer review experience demonstrated her high standing in the field.
  • We had encouraged our client to reach out to other influential members of the materials science research community and ask for recommendation letters. She did not let us down and returned with six strong letters. One of our client’s recommenders, an established scientist based in Canada, had this to say about our client’s work: “Her research not only serves to advance the global research efforts in synchrotron based technology and physical chemistry, but also contribute to the strong reputation of United States research in these areas.”

The approval of our client’s I-140 is an encouraging sign of the effectiveness of our firm’s strategy. We congratulate her on her EB-1A petition approval and thank her for retaining our I-485 services. We recently helped her and her spouse file their I-485 applications and we look forward to favorable results. In the meantime, we wish her the best as she continues to conduct her important research on using X-ray absorption techniques to improve the synthesis and properties of nanomaterials here in the United States.

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