Success Stories: EB-1A Approved for An Assistant Professor from China Within 5 Months, Without any RFE Issuance

On May 19th, 2021, we received another EB-1A (Alien of Extraordinary Ability) approval for an Assistant Professor in the Field of Environmental Engineering (Approval Notice).

General Field: Environmental Engineering

Position at the Time of Case Filing: Assistant Professor

Country of Origin: China

State of Residence at the Time of Filing: Virginia

Approval Notice Date: May 19th, 2021

Processing Time: 5 months, 17 days

Case Summary:

An assistant professor holding a Ph.D. in geological engineering engaged our experienced services to help him file an EB-1A (Alien of Extraordinary Ability) petition on his behalf. As our client approached us, we commenced assessing his credentials. We discovered his indispensable position in the field of environmental engineering. We highlighted his research focused on the development of safe containment systems for coal combustion products, lightly radioactive waste, and mercury-containing waste. His resilient sustainable infrastructure research addresses some of our nation’s and the world’s most pressing issues, including contamination due to hazardous waste, the use of sustainable construction materials, and the longevity of infrastructure. Our purpose was to verify our client’s achievements to the USCIS by adding the following required data in the petition packet:

  • Publications & Citation Count: We noted that his published 39 peer-reviewed scientific articles accumulated 236 citations by well-knowledgeable researchers in the field, hailing from notable institutions. Our client’s work has attracted a wide audience and has been cited by researchers both in the United States and abroad.
  • Peer-Review Experience: We also detailed that our client conducted 30 reviews for extraordinary journals, validating the evidence of his actual participation in the scientific community as a judge of the work of other experts in the field.
  • Letters of Recommendation: We concluded that his work has been majorly significant, and his achievements are of the utmost importance due to their direct applicability in global efforts to address issues of sustainable engineering and safe containment systems for hazardous wastes. His extraordinary influence in the field is discussed in his five recommendation letters. We added these letters in our petition packet obtained by him from his fellow experts in the field affirming how our client’s work has its importance. According to one of the recommenders:

“[Client’s] experiences and his involvement in the scientific community have enabled him to rise to the top of environmental engineering. His work demonstrates a powerful understanding of the topics most relevant to the field, and his solutions to these problems have made him an essential member of the community. He is truly an individual of tremendous significance.”

Our client’s invaluable research work resulted in EB1A approval from USCIS in just 5 months, 17 days. We congratulate our client for advancing his intended work here in the United States, and we also thank him for choosing our law firm to represent his case.

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