Success Stories: EB-1A Approved for Optoelectronic Design Engineer in Pennsylvania in the Field of Fiber-optics Engineering

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It is with great pleasure that I am writing this email to you today on my successful approval of my EB1-A I140. It has been 15 months since I first sought your evaluation and a year since I hired your firm for my EB1A petition. Your cautious optimism and guidance throughout the process was extremely helpful. With 50 odd citations at the time of filing and 60 odd citations at the time of RFE, it is a minor miracle that esteemed firm such yourself can conjure that my petition was approved. It clearly shows the amount of worth ethic and hard work you put behind each case which leads to positive outcome of cases even after sub-optimal RFEs.

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On September 2nd, 2014, We Received Another EB1-A (Alien of Extraordinary Ability) Approval for an Optoelectronic Design Engineer in the Field of Fiber-optics Engineering (Approval Notice)

General Field: Fiber-optics Engineering

Position at the Time of Case Filing: Optoelectronic Design Engineer

Country of Origin: India

Service CenterTexas Service Center (TSC)

State of Residence at the Time of Filing: Pennsylvania

Approval Notice Date: September 2, 2014

Processing Time: 8 months, 21 days (Including RFE Response Time)

Case Summary:

In this case, the client that we had the opportunity to work with was an Optoelectronic Design Engineer from India in the field of Fiber-optics Engineering.  He had conducted his research in the highly specialized area of the engineering of nonlinear photonic devices and lightwave communication systems. His work had resulted in 7 peer-reviewed scientific articles and numerous presentations at national and international conferences; at the time that his case was filed, his publications had been cited at least 60 times by independent and leading researchers from prestigious institutions and organizations around the world, indicating the major significance of his work.  He had also reviewed 53 manuscripts for distinctive, internationally-circulated journals.  His superior level of expertise was confirmed in the following quote from an independent recommender, “[Client’s] research will indubitably lead to the design of highly efficient SOA-based wavelength converters and other signal processing elements which will be of paramount importance for future lightwave communication systems.” It was our goal to prove that our client qualified for classification as an Alien of Extraordinary Ability given that he sought to remain in the United States to continue work in the area of Fiber-optics Engineering, and that his continued research would substantially and prospectively benefit the United States. With the proof and documentation that we provided, his case was approved in 8 months and 21 days.


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