Success Stories: Mechanical engineer obtained EB1B/EB-1 OR approval in a week

Client’s Testimonial:

I approached [Chen Immigration Team] for representing me for my EB1 green card petition and decided to retain them after my first conversation with them on phone. [Chen Immigration Team] are thorough professionals and their experience with Immigration law and EB1 in particular was well evident in the outstanding petition letter and recommendation letters that they drafted for me. They were also well aware of the merits and weaknesses of my case and built my i-140 case taking them into detailed consideration. They were always very prompt and patient in responding any questions I had. I got my i-140 approved within 4 months of choosing [Chen Immigration Team]‘s services and I could not be happier ! I would recommend [Chen Immigration Team] highly for anyone looking for a competent, knowledgeable and prompt attorney !



On March 27, 2013, we received another EB1-B Permanent Residency Petition for Outstanding Professor or Researcher Approval for a researcher for a large geoscience firm. Approval Notice)

General Field: Mechanical Engineering
Position at the Time of Case Filing: Research Scientist
National Origin: India
Service Center: Texas Service Center (TSC)
Petitioner: large private company
State Residing at the Time of Filing: Texas

Case Summary:

In EB1-B/EB1-OR cases we at Chen Immigration Law Associates treat each case in a manner that guarantees a swift and decisive approval. For this EB1-B case we followed our case methodology by howing : our client’s employer was a qualifying petitioner with the ability to pay, our client had at least three years of research experience in their academic field, our client was an internationally recognized researcher/professor, our client had proof of international recognition as outstanding, and lastly our client sought to enter the United States to conduct research on a permanent basis.

In this case, the petitioner was a large geoscience research company. Moreover, this company is the world’s leading international pure-play geophysical company delivering a wide range of technologies, services and equipment to its broad base of customers in the global oil and gas industries, demonstrating that this firm was a qualifying petitioner in their ability to pay our client.

Our client had made substantial contributions to the broad areas of mechanical engineering and materials science, with a particular research emphasis on Nano engineering and Nano scale energy storage. Specifically, our client holds a Bachelor’s of Technology from the prestigious Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) in Madras, India, and a Ph.D. from a prestigious U.S. univeristy. Also, our client has a documented record of authorship in his field of endeavor. As evidence of his research success, his work has resulted in 10 peer-reviewed scientific articles in leading journals, 1 invited book chapter, and numerous peer-reviewed and published conference proceedings– a productive and exemplary record compared to his peers in similar fields of research. This in combination with his completed peer review work for 3 of the most elite international publications in his field of expertise proved he is an internationally recognized researcher.

Using this proven strategy, while correctly articulating the importance surrounding this client’s valued work, we at Chen Immigration Law Associates were able to secure approval for this petition on March 27th 2013.

With this in consideration, it is important to emphasize that the processes and expertise practiced by Chen Immigration Law Associates. Not only do we develop the best possible strategies for each case, but we execute these strategies with the utmost effectiveness!

North America Immigration Law Group (Chen Immigration Law Associates) is a U.S. immigration law firm dedicated to representing corporations, research institutions, and individuals from all 50 U.S. states regarding I-140 immigration petitions. We specialize in employment-based immigration petition and have a proven record of high success rate for the categories of: EB2-NIW (National Interest Waiver), EB1-A (Alien of Extraordinary Ability), EB1-B (Outstanding Researcher/Professor) and O-1 (Alien of Extraordinary Ability).

Our Ten Thousand I-140 Approvals Provide Unprecedented Insight into the USCIS Adjudication Trend

With more than 16,000 EB-1A, EB-1B, EB-2 NIW and O-1 cases approved, we have first hand information on the manner in which the USCIS adjudicate I-140 cases. As the USCIS has constantly changed its adjudication standards for the EB-1A, EB-1B and EB-2 NIW categories, our firm's huge database of successful cases gives you unprecedented insight to USCIS adjudication trends. We carefully analyze the data for all of our cases and apply the results of our analyses toward giving our clients up-to-date advice and adapting our strategies such that we remain on par with the ever-shifting landscape of immigration law in the U.S. With us, you will always have access to important updates, strategies, and information so that you can make the most informed decisions about your case.

We Have Helped Hundreds and Thousands of Clients with Credentials and Backgrounds Similar to Yours

With our exceedingly large number of successful petitions, no matter what credentials you have, no matter your background and field of expertise, no matter your visa status or nationality, chances are we have helped hundreds or even thousands of clients just like you. Our clients are usually impressed with how well we understand their research and work. Our insight and understanding stems from the fact that we have handled many cases with elements similar to yours already, and this helps us devise the best strategies for each individual petition.

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For years, our firm has attracted new clients based solely on word of mouth, recommendations, and the positive collaboration experiences shared with them by their friends and family. We take pride in our reputation and work hard to ensure that we provide a green card application experience that our clients are happy to share with their friends and colleagues. That is how our approved cases grew from 600 in 2013 to over 3,500 in 2019.

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