Success Stories: EB-1A and NIW Petitions Approved for Postdoctoral Research Fellow in the Field of Computer Science


Client’s Testimonial:

“This is great news! Thank you for all the hard work in preparing this petition!”

On March 6th, 2017, and August 12th, 2017, we received another EB-1A (Alien of Extraordinary Ability) and EB-2 NIW (National Interest Waiver) approval for a Postdoctoral Research Fellow in the Field of Computer Science (Approval Notice).

General Field: Computer Science

Position at the Time of Case Filing: Postdoctoral Research Fellow

Service Center: Texas Service Center (TSC)

Approval Notice Date: March 6th, 2017 (EB1A) and August 12th, 2017 (NIW)

Processing Time: 13 Days (Premium Processing Requested) and 5 months 22 days (NIW)

Case Summary:

A well-known postdoctoral research fellow with extensive experience in the field of computer science hired North America Immigration Law Group ( to file two I-140 petitions for him. It is not uncommon for petitioners to file more than one I-140 as it increases the likelihood of securing petition approval. In this case, we filed an EB-1A (Alien of Extraordinary Ability) and an EB-2 NIW (National Interest Waiver) for our client.

Although both petitions were filed on the same day, our client received notification of EB1A approval first. This is thanks to Premium Processing (PP), which allowed him to have action taken on his petition within 15 days. True to their word, the USCIS only spent 13 days processing our client’s case. As for his NIW petition, he received notification of case approval roughly 6 months after it was filed.

Building two strong cases:

Although EB1A and NIW are two different I-140 categories, we included some of the same information in both petition packets. For instance, we used the same set of recommendation letters to fortify both petitions. As an example, this is what one of our client’s recommenders said about his work: “Given [Client’s] achievements and elite background, he is clearly far more qualified than the majority of his contemporaries in computer science. Thus, it would be in the best interest of the United States to permit his continued research in the field. This will help the national scientific community flourish over the next several years.” We have no doubt that statements like that lent a hand in getting both petitions approved.

Additionally, we listed the 256 citations gathered from our client’s 29 publications. We also documented the 55 times he assessed the work of his peers for various scientific journals. Most importantly, we detailed our client’s work on the application of computer science methodologies in the analysis of text, language, as well as medical data.

Overall, both petitions contained evidence that our client’s research addresses some of the United States’ most pressing issues in understanding various means by which to amplify language and medical research endeavors. We thank him for trusting us to help him overcome the first step in the green card process (the I-140) and thank him for retaining us to help with the second and final step (the I-485 application).

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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