Success Stories: EB-1A Petition Approved for Engineer from India in the Field of Electrical Engineering despite Issuance of RFE


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On March 16th, 2016, we received another EB-1A (Alien of Extraordinary Ability) approval for an Engineer in the Field of Electrical Engineering (Approval Notice).


General Field: Electrical Engineering

Position at the Time of Case Filing: Senior Hardware Development Engineer

Country of Origin: India

Service Center: Nebraska Service Center (NSC)

State of Residence at the Time of Filing: California

Approval Notice Date: March 16th, 2016

Processing Time: 8 months, 21 days

Case Summary:

A gifted engineer working in the field of electrical engineering contacted North America Immigration Law Group ( to file an EB-1A petition on her behalf. Before initiating the contract, we carefully evaluated her credentials before verifying that the EB-1A visa category was a viable option for her. Once an attorney-client relationship was established, we immediately got to work putting together a strong EB-1A petition packet for our client.

As our main goal was to highlight our client’s strengths, our petition packet was comprised of details on her 3 peer-reviewed scientific articles, her numerous conference presentations, and the 10 peer reviews she conducted for a couple of high impact journals. We also detailed the 98 citations gathered from her research on improving existing photonic and semiconductor technologies, and developing novel techniques for transmission electron microscope sample preparation. We further fortified our petition by incorporating recommendation letters endorsed by other influential electrical engineers in the field. From professors to industry experts, our client’s recommenders strongly advocated for the approval of her EB-1A petition. One of these experts described our client’s work as considerable and impactful: “The influence [Client’s] research has on the field of electrical engineering is considerable. It impacts current research and development efforts in the realm of sustainable energy, and advances basic knowledge available to researchers, key in creating practical energy solutions. This extends to the world in its entirety as global awareness of the need for renewable energies rises.” Another recommender had this to say about her: “[Client] [is] an outstanding scientist and researcher in the field of electrical engineering…”

Although the EB1A petition that we submitted to the USCIS was thoroughly put together, it was issued a Request for Evidence (RFE). Our legal team responded to the RFE promptly and efficiently, and we successfully demonstrated the legitimacy and importance of our client’s research to other researchers in the field as well as to the United States. The USCIS ultimately granted their approval, and we thank our client for placing her trust in us to guide her to the finish line. We recently helped our client file an I-485 application (final step in the green card process), and we join her as she awaits optimistic news from the USCIS.


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