Success Stories: 5 Days after Filing, a Chinese Assistant Research Professor in the Field of Computer Science Received an EB-1A Petition Approval


Client’s Testimonial:

“Thank you for your very professional work!”

On April 20th, 2016, we received another EB-1A (Alien of Extraordinary Ability) approval for an Assistant Research Professor in the Field of Computer Science (Approval Notice).


General Field: Computer Science

Position at the Time of Case Filing: Assistant Research Professor

Country of Origin: China

Service Center: Nebraska Service Center (NSC)

State of Residence at the Time of Filing: Arizona

Approval Notice Date: April 20th, 2016

Processing Time: 5 Days (Premium Processing Requested)

Case Summary:

An assistant research professor working in the field of computer science hired North America Immigration Law Group ( to help him with his EB-1A (Alien of Extraordinary Ability) petition. Although he had strong credentials, he needed our expert help to compile and submit a convincing petition packet to the USCIS.

Premium Processing (PP):

Because our client opted for Premium Processing (PP), he received an approval notice just 5 days after we filed the petition on his behalf. The biggest benefit of PP is that action will be taken on petitions within 15 days instead of 4-9 months. Petitioners who want their cases adjudicated under PP have to submit an I-907 form and pay the USCIS an additional $1,225. As part of our services, we handled every aspect of filing our client’s PP petition, leaving him time to focus on his important research.

Putting together a strong EB-1A petition:

Our client obtained his M.S. from an institute in his birth country of China and his Ph.D. from an American university. We noted these advanced degrees and demonstrated to the USCIS that his strong educational background has laid the foundation for him to continue carrying out impactful research in the field of computer science. Additionally, we documented our client’s citation count (194 citations) and peer review experience (20 reviews) at the time of filing. We also noted his publication record: 1 book, 2 book chapters, 3 peer-reviewed scientific journal articles, 1 magazine article, 17 full-length conference papers, 3 workshop papers, and 1 patent.

To make our client’s EB-1A case even stronger, we paid special attention to his research projects on developing theories, methodologies, and systems to locate the vulnerabilities in real-world online systems, to secure existing computer and network infrastructures, and to understand the underground and computer criminals’ social dynamics. We established that his work improves the United States’ efforts in understanding cyber security. We also incorporated recommendation letters offered by other influential computer scientists who agreed with us when we stated that our client’s work is important to the nation. Here is what one of these experts had to say about our client: “Considering the threat that mobile malware and other threats to privacy pose to the security of individuals and larger organizations and corporations, it is obvious to me that [Client] must be allowed to continue his highly influential and important research. Our privacy is a major concern for all, and [Client’s] research has kept us safe and will continue to do so.”

Because we were able to prove that our client is a leading researcher in the field and that he is an asset to the United States, we have no doubt that our efforts paved the way for case approval. We congratulate him on this milestone and wish him well as he continues to advance the field of computer science.


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