Success Stories: A Research Assistant from China Secured Not Only One but Two I-140 Petitions Approval (NIW & EB1A) 4 Months apart in the Field of Electrical Engineering


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On September 17th, 2021 and May 11th, 2021, we received another EB2-NIW (National Interest Waiver) and EB-1A (Alien of Extraordinary Ability) approval for a Research Assistant in the Field of Electrical Engineering (Approval Notice).

General Field: Electrical Engineering

Position at the Time of Case Filing: Research Assistant

Country of Origin: China

Country of Residence at the Time of Filing: China

Approval Notice Date: September 17th, 2021 (NIW) and May 11th, 2021 (EB-1A)

Processing Time: 10 months, 7 days (NIW) and 2 months (EB-1A) (Premium Processing Requested)

Case Summary:

Our client, a research assistant, approached North America Immigration Law Group to help him in filing EB-2 NIW (National Interest Waiver) and EB-1A (Alien of Extraordinary Ability) petitions. While planning the layout for his I-140 petitions, our objective was to emphasize the significance of his research focusing on communication and sensing techniques. We were certain that his research addresses the issues in understanding the 5G and wireless communication systems. At the outset, our client hired us for his NIW petition filing, and once his NIW case was submitted to USCIS for further adjudication, he retained our services to file for his EB-1A case. It is very normal to file more than one petition because it directs the petitioners closer to achieving green card success.

Petition Packet Brief:

Most importantly, we noted the 310 citations accumulated from the noteworthy record of the 67 peer-reviewed scientific articles he published in several international journals and conferences, signifying that his work has made original contributions and has been widely recognized and relied upon in the field of electrical engineering. At the time of filing, he had also conducted 30 peer reviews for A-list journals, strengthening his distinct position in the scientific community as a judge of the work of fellow experts.

Furthermore, we specified that his research work has gained funding support from several government funding agencies, such as the National Science Foundation (NSF), offering competitive funding to projects that enhance the capabilities of the American scientific community with regards to security and safety. These organizations’ endorsements of our client’s work are a reflection of its major importance in U.S. security and military operations.

“[Client] has repeatedly and consistently conducted pioneering research projects that have advanced key technologies utilized by major industries and military sectors in the United States and beyond. It is my opinion that he should be permitted to continue his research in the United States unimpeded.”

The above excerpt has been chosen from one of the four recommendation letters added to our client’s I-140 petition packets. Influencing researchers from top universities in the United States and abroad submitted letters authenticating that our client’s work has had a significant impact on the electrical engineering field. His innovative contributions, coupled with his consistent presence in other scholars’ research and his prestigious record of funding, distinguish him from his colleagues.

We are very happy that his I-140 (NIW) and (EB-1A) petitions secured approval 4 months apart, which is a reassuring sign of our team’s knowledge in devising the employment-based petitions. Our client upgraded his EB-1A case to the premium processing* service, thus, he got his EB1A approval in less than 2 months. We congratulate him as he advances in his wished field.

*Premium Processing upgrade is a paid option offered by the USCIS that allows petitioners to enjoy accelerated adjudication (the case will be processed within 15 days instead of 9-12 months).

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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