Success Stories: EB-1A Petition Approved in 12 Days for Research Associate in Texas in the Field of Materials Science


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“very appreciate for all your efforts in my petition process.”

On February 6th, 2017, we received another EB-1A (Alien of Extraordinary Ability) approval for a Research Associate in the Field of Materials Science (Approval Notice).


General Field: Materials Science

Position at the Time of Case Filing: Research Associate

Country of Origin: China

Service Center: Texas Service Center (TSC)

State of Residence at the Time of Filing: Texas

Approval Notice Date: February 6th, 2017

Processing Time: 12 Days (Premium Processing Requested)

Case Summary:

All it took was 12 days for the USCIS to grant our client EB-1A (Alien of Extraordinary Ability) petition approval. With a Ph.D. in Surface Chemistry and extensive experience in the field of materials science, she seemed more than qualified to move one step closer to a green card. When she approached us to help her with her EB1A, we carefully reviewed her credentials to be sure that we could prove her extraordinary ability to the USCIS. Once we confirmed that we could, we countersigned the retainer agreement and got to work. These are some of the points we focused on:

  • We noted our client’s impressive peer review experience: at the time of filing, she had already assessed the work of her peers 40 times.
  • Using Google Scholar, we determined that our client’s work had gathered as many as 228 citations when we filed her case.
  • We also listed the two dozen scientific articles published in our client’s name. ‘

Alongside the aforementioned information, we persuaded the USCIS that our client’s efforts on developing new surface engineering strategies for improving the design and properties of nanomaterials are essential to the United States.

To further fortify our client’s petition, we encouraged her to reach out to her peers and ask for recommendation letters. Our client convinced six other influential materials scientists to lend their support, one of whom stated that “Few other researchers reach, let alone maintain, the level of research achievements [Client] consistently surpasses. Her landmark research and published contributions illustrate her unrivaled position in the field of material science and engineering. I am certain that [Client’s] solid interdisciplinary background and strong research skills in chemistry and material science have made her a top scientist in this field.”

We are pleased that our client obtained EB1A petition approval, and we thank her for choosing us to represent her case. We wish her the best as she continues to advance the field of materials science here in the US.

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