Success Stories: Chinese Postdoctoral Research Scientist in Illinois with 94 Citations in the Field of Reproductive Science Secures an EB-1A Petition Approval (PP Requested, No RFE)


Client’s Testimonial:

“I am happy to let you know that my case was approved on May 18th. Thank you for your professional work along the way.”

On May 18th, 2016, we received another EB-1A (Alien of Extraordinary Ability) approval for a Postdoctoral Research Scientist in the Field of Reproductive Science (Approval Notice).


General Field: Reproductive Science

Position at the Time of Case Filing: Postdoctoral Research Scientist

Country of Origin: China

Service Center: Nebraska Service Center (NSC)

State of Residence at the Time of Filing: Illinois

Approval Notice Date: May 18th, 2016

Processing Time: 9 Days (Premium Processing Requested)

Case Summary:

Just 9 days after we filed an EB-1A (Alien of Extraordinary Ability) petition on behalf of a postdoctoral research scientist from China, he received news that his case was approved. An EB-1A approval marks the completion of a significant milestone in the green card process. With an approved EB-1A, our client can now adjust his status for permanent residence without waiting several years for his priority date to become current.

What did the petition dossier contain?

North America Immigration Law Group ( was responsible for compiling information pertaining to our client’s various professional achievements. Amongst other things, we documented his doctoral degree and the impressive results yielded from his research efforts on women’s health and fertilization. We also noted the 94 citations collected from his 9 published scientific papers. Moreover, his petition packet contained details on his extensive peer review experience: 9 journal reviews and 25 conference reviews.

Our client was described as “… a leader in the reproductive health community. The relevance of his publications and quality of his work continue to exceed expectations, and have placed him in a position above his contemporaries in terms of influence.” This statement was made by a well-known professor working in the field of reproductive science. He and five other experts contributed recommendation letters that enthusiastically supported our client’s EB-1A petition. Their support undoubtedly lent a hand in case approval and we are pleased that the USCIS took their testimonials into account when adjudicating our client’s case.

What is the final step in the green card process?

Green card applicants have two means to obtain permanent residency: filing an I-485 application (if they are in the U.S.) and undergoing immigrant visa processing (if they live abroad). As our client resides in the U.S., he will file an I-485 application to adjust his status for permanent residence. Once the USCIS approves his application, he will obtain a green card. We wish him the best with this step and thank him for working with us.

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