Success Stories: EB-1A Petition Rapidly Approved for an Illinois-based Postdoctoral Appointee in the Field of Materials Science (No RFE, With PP)


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On January 6th, 2017, we received another EB-1A (Alien of Extraordinary Ability) approval for a Postdoctoral Appointee in the Field of Materials Science (Approval Notice).


General Field: Materials Science

Position at the Time of Case Filing: Postdoctoral Appointee

Country of Origin: China

Service Center: Nebraska Service Center (NSC)

State of Residence at the Time of Filing: Illinois

Approval Notice Date: January 6th, 2017

Processing Time: 9 days (Premium Processing Requested)

Case Summary:

It took only 9 days for a China-born postdoctoral appointee to secure EB-1A (Alien of Extraordinary Ability) petition approval. When our firm –– North America Immigration Law Group (NAILG) –– was approached by this client, we got the ball rolling by conducting a thorough survey of his research achievements. When our team was convinced that we could prove the value of his work to the USCIS, we went ahead with counter-signing the retainer agreement. As EB1A is a strict visa category, it was imperative that our team highlight the most important milestones in our client’s research career, some of which have been listed below:

  1. Our client possessed a brilliant publication and citation record which comprised of 34 peer-reviewed scientific articles that had garnered a sizeable 603 citations at the time of filing. This was a clear indicator of our client’s success in the field of materials science.
  2. To top it all off, our client had served as a peer reviewer for highly acclaimed international journals; he had already conducted a notable 29 reviews by the time we filed his case. Only scientists with exceptional caliber are invited by top-tier journals for peer review services and this affirmed our client’s high standing in his chosen field.
  3. Our client’s doctoral degree in materials science and engineering empowers him to conduct specialized research that focuses on the creation of advanced technological components from metal oxides. His contributions help the American scientific community make improvements in communication technologies, solar energy conversion, and flexible electronics. His efforts for the development of new materials for solar panels are of critical importance to the United States’ alternative energy industry.
  4. Our client successfully gathered recommendation letters from four other materials science experts. One such letter from a distinguished professor stated: “… [Client] is doing excellent work at the forefront of a critical field and bringing his expertise to bear on complex problems of urgent importance. His innovative discoveries and his research methods have been adopted by hundreds of other scientists, and his ongoing work continues to play a central role in materials science, nanoengineering, and photonics research.” Altogether, these four letters were instrumental in proving to the USCIS that our client is an asset to the United States and its research community.

On behalf of our client, we filed the meticulously assembled EB1A petition with Premium Processing (PP). Thanks to PP, our client’s EB1A petition was approved in just 9 days (instead of the usual 4-9 months). Subsequently, our high professional standards encouraged our client to retain us for filing I-485 applications for himself and his wife. We hope for a positive response form the USCIS regarding the applications and thereafter, a smooth transition to permanent residency in the US. We wish our client and his wife the very best in all their future endeavors in the US.


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