Success Stories: Research Associate in the Field of Remote Sensing Obtains EB-1A Petition Approval Just 10 Days after Filing with Premium Processing


Client’s Testimonial:

“Many thanks for all your help along the way. Finally we made it! “

On February 9th, 2017, we received another EB-1A (Alien of Extraordinary Ability) approval for a Research Associate in the Field of Remote Sensing (Approval Notice).


General Field: Remote Sensing

Position at the Time of Case Filing: Research Associate

Country of Origin: China

Service Center: Texas Service Center (TSC)

State of Residence at the Time of Filing: Maryland

Approval Notice Date: February 9th, 2017

Processing Time: 10 days (Premium Processing requested)

Case Summary:

Just 10 days after North America Immigration Law Group ( filed an EB-1A (Alien of Extraordinary Ability) petition on behalf of a Maryland-based research associate in the field of remote sensing, the USCIS approved her case. This prompt adjudication was a result of Premium Processing (PP), a paid service offered by the USCIS which allows petitioners to have action taken on their cases within 15 calendar days. Our firm’s efficient handling of the case undoubtedly lent a hand in securing petition approval. In this particular case, we highlighted the following:

  1. A total of 6 recommendation letters signed by highly acclaimed experts in the field were presented in order to establish her case. According to one of the experts: “[Client] is one of the few remote sensing researchers who has consistently made concrete progress in this regard, and I have unwavering confidence in her prolonged work on advancing the techniques so ubiquitous and critical to the international geospatial information sciences and engineering domain….”. These letters advocated for the international influence that our client’s research efforts have attracted.
  1. At the time of filing, our client had already published 13 peer-reviewed journal articles and a book chapter. This strengthened her case to a great extent and reflected the overall significance of her work to the field.
  1. We highlighted the 95 times her work had been cited by her peers and the 35 reviews she had conducted for high impact scientific journals. This unequivocally established her as a leader in the field of remote sensing.
  1. Our client’s specialized research on the advancement of geospatial analysis and modeling applications for the optimization of remote sensing endeavors helps the United States in addressing viable methods for improving the accuracy of advanced remote sensing techniques like super-resolution mapping. Our client’s extensive body of research served as the foundation for a strong case, which we meticulously presented to the USCIS.

We thank our client for working with us and congratulate her for securing an EB-1A petition approval. Furthermore, we wish her well as she progresses in the field of remote sensing in the United States.

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