Success Stories: A Ph.D. Candidate Achieves NIW and EB1A Cases Approvals with the Help of Our Assistance in Just 3 and 25 Days Respectively, Thanks to Premium Processing


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On September 29th, 2023 and January 23rd, 2024, we received another EB-2 NIW (National Interest Waiver) and EB-1A (Alien of Extraordinary Ability) Approval for a Ph.D. Candidate in the Field of Artificial Intelligence (Approval Notice).

General Field: Artificial Intelligence

Position at the Time of Case Filing: Ph.D. Candidate

Country of Origin: China

State of Residence at the Time of Filing: Pennsylvania

Approval Notice Date: September 29th, 2023 (NIW) and January 23rd, 2024 (EB1A)

Processing Time: 3 days (NIW) (Premium Processing Requested) and 25 days (EB1A) (Premium Processing Requested)

Case Summary:

A Ph.D. candidate contacted our law firm to help him establish his significant contributions to the U.S. by filing for an EB-2 NIW (National Interest Waiver) petition. It’s a part of our job to evaluate our client’s qualifications and research background to certify the veracity of his credentials. So, after successfully checking his achievements, we submitted his NIW case to the USCIS. He even retained our services to construct another petition under the EB-1A (Alien of Extraordinary Ability) visa category. We presented his exceptional professional background and unparalleled experience important to his current and future work at the USCIS.

Upon reviewing his credentials, we found that our client is a Ph.D. Candidate in Artificial Intelligence and has accomplished a great publication record in his field:

  • His original research contributions are documented in 16 peer-reviewed scientific articles, 1 accepted conference paper, and 2 preprints.
  • He has conducted at least 35 reviews for conference proceedings to date.
  • His work has been cited by other scholars in numerous published articles as well. According to Google Scholar, his work has been cited a total of 1,017 times.
  • His study has received funding from prestigious organizations, including the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), the Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity (IARPA), IBM, and the National Science Foundation (NSF) . This funding supports projects that promote innovation in science and technology.

Furthermore, our client’s research on natural language processing, machine reasoning, and large language models addresses some of our nation’s and the world’s most pressing issues, including how to manage the transparency of artificial intelligence systems, how to manage the lack of labor, and how to address the need to analyze and predict socio political events.

His strong background in artificial intelligence has allowed his research to be particularly original, resulting in his success in fundamentally transforming natural language processing, machine reasoning, and large language model research.

His case was further supported by including six recommendation letters that he obtained from his fellow experts in the field. One of the recommenders stated:

“In summary, [client] is conducting important research into AI training that is greatly improving the ability to accurately instruct AI models to perform effectively, and his work has both immediate and ongoing implications. As demonstrated by his numerous contributions to AI development [,] [client] has established himself as a leader in this space and as an asset to innovation and manufacturing in the United States.”

All of this evidence is fully supported and corroborated by letters from internationally recognized experts in the field who have used his work in their own research endeavors and attest to its influence and major significance. The totality of this evidence shows that our client is one of that small percentage who has risen to the very top of his field and has sustained both national and international acclaim. He is therefore fully qualified as an individual of extraordinary ability in the field of artificial intelligence.

Our team’s efforts successfully paid off in conveying to the USCIS that our client’s expansive experience in his field of excellence has afforded him vast knowledge and formidable skills, which are a significant asset to any research setting and thus set him apart as an essential researcher today.

We would like to congratulate him on securing both the I-140 approvals and thanks to the Premium Processing service upgrade for both his NIW and EB1A cases, which were adjudicated in 3 and 25 days only. We wish him to receive his green card as soon as possible.

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).

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