Success Stories: A Postdoctoral Researcher in the Field of Artificial Intelligence Secures both NIW and EB1-A Approvals in 5 and 9 days respectively. Thanks to Premium Processing and our team’s diligent efforts in making this possible


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“Amazing news! Thanks to your team and my lawyer Saiful who worked painfully hard with all my suggested edits. Very grateful for all the help and efforts!”

On May 21st, 2023 and June 29th, 2023, we received another EB-2 NIW (National Interest Waiver) approval and EB-1A (Alien of Extraordinary Ability) approval for a Postdoctoral Researcher in the Field of Artificial Intelligence (Approval Notice).

General Field: Artificial Intelligence

Position at the Time of Case Filing: Postdoctoral Researcher

Country of Origin: India

State of Residence at the Time of Filing: Washington

Approval Notice Date: May 21st, 2023 (NIW) and June 29th, 2023 (EB1A)

Processing Time: 5 days (NIW) (Premium Processing Requested) and 9 days (EB1A) (Premium Processing Requested)

Case Summary:

An EB-2 NIW (National Interest Waiver) petition approval was granted to a postdoctoral researcher with a Ph.D. in operations research from India. Before starting with a client-attorney agreement, the North American Immigration Law Group judged his provided credentials to determine his NIW’s success. We asserted that we could lead him to obtain the national interest waiver after a thorough evaluation only.

Our team thus, followed a proficient process of analyzing his background, paperwork, and the associated evidence, and were then only confident that they were enough to persuade USCIS and get our client the NIW approval.

Since, the method of obtaining a green card involves two steps, that is, filing an I-140 petition and an I-485 application, our client even retained us for another I-140 petition under the EB-1A (Alien of Extraordinary Ability) visa category.

We highlighted the following aspects to make his case a success:

  • The 4 peer-reviewed conference papers (2 of them first-authored), 3 peer-reviewed journal articles (2 of them first-authored), and 1 peer-reviewed journal article accepted for publication published in some of the most discerning, high-impact journals in his field of artificial intelligence.
  • A splendid record of obtaining 544 citations in other peer-reviewed journal articles.
  • Cited by researchers in at least 30 countries.
  • Also been invited to review and evaluate the work of his peers no fewer than 20 times, serving as major evidence of his supremacy in the field.

Moreover, our client’s research addresses some of our nation’s and the world’s most pressing issues, including the advancement of planning, reasoning, and learning in next-generation AI technologies and solving large-scale sequential decision-making problems in areas such as energy grid systems and transportation networks. The client is particularly well-known for his contributions to theoretical mathematical underpinnings of temporal difference learning algorithms from an optimization perspective.

Furthermore, our client intends to continue his innovative research in his area of extraordinary ability. Continuing to advance the field through fundamental and applied research is of immeasurable importance because it advances planning, reasoning, and learning in AI-assisted technologies, which positively impact robotics, energy, communications, and transportation industries.

Also, the following statement is excerpted from one of the four recommendation letters submitted:

“[Client’s] extensive expertise in optimization and machine learning algorithms, statistical inference, probabilistic modeling, and programming skills for large-scale algorithm development in AI applications is essential to ensuring that the United States remains at the forefront of AI technology development.”

All of this evidence is fully supported and corroborated by letters from internationally recognized experts in the field who have used our client’s work in their 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 his field of expertise.

We are thrilled that our team was once again successful in persuading USCIS of the importance of our client’s research in the United States. Thus, he was granted not only EB1-A approval in just 9 days (thanks to Premium Processing) but also NIW in 5 days only. We would sincerely like to thank him for choosing our law firm for the I-140 petitions and wish him success in his future endeavors.

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