Success Stories: EB-1A Petition Approved for Senior Scientific Engineering Associate in California in the Field of Building Science


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“Thanks so much for letting me know this exciting news! Really appreciate all your time and contributions to my case.”

On January 28th, 2016, we received another EB-1A (Alien of Extraordinary Ability) approval for a Senior Scientific Engineering Associate in the Field of Building Science (Approval Notice).

General Field: Building Science

Position at the Time of Case Filing: Senior Scientific Engineering Associate

Country of Origin: China

Service Center: Nebraska Service Center (NSC)

State of Residence at the Time of Filing: California

Approval Notice Date: January 28th, 2016

Processing Time: 17 days (Premium Processing requested)

Case Summary:


Not long ago, North America Immigration Law Group ( submitted an EB-1A (Alien of Extraordinary Ability) petition on behalf of a senior scientific engineering associate from China. Our client, who has two Master’s degrees, researches optimal levels of energy efficiency and demand response in buildings. His findings aid other researchers in understanding how peak electric demand in buildings are controlled. Our legal team meticulously put together a petition packet that demonstrated the value of our client’s work not just to his field of building science, but to the United States.

In our petition packet, we included data on our client’s research projects, his publications (7 peer-reviewed scientific articles, 8 conference papers, and 3 book chapters), peer review experience, and his 209 citations at the time of filing. As part of our organized approach to an effective I-140 petition, we also included recommendation letters contributed by several experts in our client’s field. One of these recommenders wrote, “Based on his groundbreaking research work, [Client] is among a very small percentage of scientists making tremendous contributions to the field today and I am confident that he will continue to make significant contributions to energy efficiency and demand response research. I therefore give my strongest support for his immigrant petition.”  

Thanks to Premium Processing, this EB-1A case was adjudicated in 17 days. We congratulate our client on his approval notice and wish him well.



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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