Success Stories: EB-1A Petition Approved for Assistant Physicist from China in the Field of Materials Science


Client’s Testimonial:

“Thanks a lot!”

On March 24th, 2016, we received another EB-1A (Alien of Extraordinary Ability) approval for an Assistant Physicist in the Field of Materials Science (Approval Notice).


General Field: Materials Science

Position at the Time of Case Filing: Assistant Physicist

Country of Origin: China

Service Center: Nebraska Service Center (NSC)

State of Residence at the Time of Filing: Illinois

Approval Notice Date: March 24th, 2016

Processing Time: 20 Days (Premium Processing Requested)


Case Summary:

This EB-1A (Alien of Extraordinary Ability) case involved an assistant physicist from China. His extensive experience working in the field of materials science has armed him with the relevant qualifications to file his I-140 petition (first step in the green card process) under EB-1A.

Impressive Qualifications:

We were tasked with proving to the USCIS that our client is an asset to the United States and that his research ventures greatly benefit the nation. In order to do that, we had to carefully analyze his research projects on the development of advanced materials and detectors. Based on what we learned, we convinced the USCIS that our client’s efforts contribute to America’s modern day electronics, sustainable energy, national security, and medical fields. These summaries were accompanied by data on our client’s 14 peer-reviewed journal articles and 13 conference papers, the 307 citations to his work, and the 60 times he conducted peer reviews for numerous scientific journals. These compelling numbers demonstrate that our client’s work is heavily relied upon by other materials scientists who are also progressing the field.

Strong Support:

We asked our client to reach out to other influential leaders in his field and request for recommendation letters. As strong as his EB-1A petition was, it needed further fortification to increase its chances of getting approved. Our client convinced five experts to lend their support, all of whom contributed recommendation letters that verified the value of our client’s work. Here is what one of his recommenders had to say: “[Client’s] contributions to large-scale photodetector production have propelled him to the forefront of this highly challenging and specialized research subject. He is trusted as an innovator and leader in the advancement of these technologies, and his fellow researchers would lose a visible amount of direction were his research to be impeded.”

Another Success Story:

12 days after we filed the EB-1A petition on our client’s behalf, he decided that he wanted to upgrade his case to Premium Processing (PP). As PP allows for accelerated adjudication, our client received an approval notice just 8 days after his petition was upgraded. We are glad that our client’s well-prepared EB-1A petition was approved. He is now much closer to his green card, and we wish him well as he partakes in the final step of the green card journey with the help of our I-485 D.I.Y. Packet.



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