Success Stories: EB-1A Petition Approved in One Week for Research Associate in Colorado in the Field of Geothermal Engineering


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


General Field: Geothermal Engineering

Position at the Time of Case Filing: Research Associate

Country of Origin: Turkey

Service Center: Nebraska Service Center (NSC)

State of Residence at the Time of Filing: Colorado

Approval Notice Date: April 11th, 2016

Processing Time: 7 Days (Premium Processing Requested)

Case Summary:

A gifted research associate working in the field of geothermal engineering hired North America Immigration Law Group ( to help her with her EB-1A (Alien of Extraordinary Ability) petition. Her strong credentials made her a suitable candidate for this visa category, and we worked diligently to prove it to the USCIS.

Client’s Credentials:

Amongst other things, we detailed our client’s citation and peer review record. At the time of filing, these figures stood at 254 and 11 respectively. Furthermore, we noted that her work had resulted in the publication of 7 journal articles and 41 articles in conference proceedings.

Upon reviewing our client’s research summary, we were able to conclude that her research focuses on the development of forecasting models to predict natural gas consumption, underground gas storage modeling, geothermal reservoir modeling for low-temperature geothermal fields, and fluid flow modeling and study fluid phase behavior in unconventional reservoirs. Based on what we learned, we established that her work aids the U.S. in determining underground gas storage, predicting natural gas consumption for heating buildings, and models to estimate the amount of stored thermal energy present in a system.

Additional Evidence:

To strengthen our client’s comprehensive EB-1A petition, we included copies of her B.Sc., M.Sc., and Ph.D.—all of which were obtained from a university in her birth country of Turkey. We also incorporated recommendation letters furnished by other experts working in the field of petroleum and geothermal engineering. Here is what one of them had to say about the importance of approving our client’s EB-1A petition: “Considering the value presented by the development of improved geothermal and natural gas consumption models in both the scientific community and the industrial sector, halting [Client’s] research would clearly be devastating to the developed nations that rely on these sources of energy and heating. [Client] represents the pinnacle of our field, and she must be allowed to continue her work.”

Petition Approval:

Thanks to Premium Processing, our client’s EB-1A petition was approved in just one week. We congratulate her for surpassing this hurdle, and we wish her the best as she moves on to the final step of the green card journey: filing I-485 applications for herself and her dependents. Once their applications are approved, they will become American permanent residents.


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