Success Stories: EB-1A Petition Approved for Postdoctoral Associate with 159 Citations in the Field of Geographical Sciences (PP Requested)


Client’s Testimonial:

“Thank you very much.”

On July 14th, 2017, we received another EB-1A (Alien of Extraordinary Ability) approval for a Postdoctoral Associate in the Field of Geographical Sciences (Approval Notice).

General Field: Geographical Sciences

Position at the Time of Case Filing: Postdoctoral Associate

Country of Origin: China

Service Center: Texas Service Center (TSC)

State of Residence at the Time of Filing: Maryland

Approval Notice Date: July 14th, 2017

Processing Time: 11 Days (Premium Processing Requested)

Case Summary:

With a doctoral degree and ample experience in the field of geographical sciences, there is no denying that our client, a postdoctoral associate from China, was well suited to file an EB-1A (Alien of Extraordinary Ability) petition. Even so, he needed our help to present a clear and concise case to the USCIS. These are some of the key points we chose to focus on:

  1. We listed the 159 times his 17 published scientific articles had been cited. These citations came from independent and leading researchers around the world, indicating the major significance of his work.
  2. We noted the whopping 56 times he had assessed the work of his peers. As only the best in the field are invited to judge the work of others, our client’s impressive peer review record spoke volumes of his respected status in the field.
  3. The 6 recommendation letters signed by other well-known researchers in the field were also include in the petition dossier. These letters strongly advocated for the approval of our client’s EB1A petition and contained statements such as this one: “His research benefits the accuracy of studies about the environment, which is extremely important for monitoring the growth of vegetation and the health of global climates. The continuation of [Client’s] work in the United States would greatly assist further progress in the field.”
  4. We also shed light on our client’s work on the estimation of biogeophysical variables from satellite data, the scaling effect and scale transformation of biogeophysical variables, and the separation of component information from mixed pixels in hyperspectral images. After carefully reviewing our client’s research projects, we concluded that he is contributing to environmental health on both a regional and global level.

Our client elected to file under Premium Processing, which greatly reduces the wait time for action to be taken on the petition. In this case, the timeline was sliced down from 4-9 months to 11 days. We congratulate our client for securing EB1A petition approval, and we thank him for retaining us to file I-485 applications for him and his dependent. We look forward to helping them accomplish their green card dreams.

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