Success Stories: EB-1A Petition Approved for Research Associate in Michigan in the Field of Computer Science


Client’s Testimonial:

“Good news. I just checked the status of my case and it was approved. …I will definitely refer you to friends…”

On February 11th, 2016, we received another EB-1A (Alien of Extraordinary Ability) approval for a Research Associate in the Field of Computer Science (Approval Notice).

General Field: Computer Science

Position at the Time of Case Filing: Research Associate

Country of Origin: China

Service Center: Nebraska Service Center (NSC)

State of Residence at the Time of Filing: Michigan

Approval Notice Date: February 11th, 2016

Processing Time: 23 days (Premium Processing requested)

Case Summary:


An expert computer scientist had this to say about our client: “[Client] has devoted years to acquiring and perfecting his skills; I can think of few as well qualified to continue leading the United States’ technology sector into the future. His contributions to the fields of wireless communications and sensing based applications are redefining standards in the industry.”

This computer scientist was not alone in his show of support. Several other specialists in the field contributed similar recommendation letters, further strengthening our client’s EB-1A (Alien of Extraordinary Ability) petition. Our client, a research associate from China, hired our law firm to help him get one step closer to his green card. Besides these letters, our client’s petition packet included information on the 30 times he contributed his expertise to the field by reviewing the work of other computer scientists, the 119 citations to his research, and his 6 published papers. As part of our services, we established the significance of his findings on mobile computing—especially in regards to health and fitness monitoring— to the United States, and proved that disrupting his research in the country would adversely affect the American economy and the wellbeing of the American people.

Even though our client initially chose to file his EB-1A case under regular processing, he opted to upgrade his petition to Premium Processing (PP) two weeks after we submitted it. Although PP costs more, taking this route significantly shortens the adjudication timeline. The USCIS granted their approval 8 days later. We would like to congratulate our client on getting closer to his end goal of obtaining a green card, and we wish him the very best in his research.



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