Success Stories: Iranian Researcher in the Field of Statistics with Approved EB-1A Petition Recently Secured His Green Card


Client’s Testimonial:

“I [am] really thankful for your hard work on my case.”

On March 4th, 2016, we received another EB-1A (Alien of Extraordinary Ability) approval for a Researcher in the Field of Statistics (Approval Notice).


General Field: Statistics

Position at the Time of Case Filing: Researcher

Country of Origin: Iran

Service Center: Nebraska Service Center (NSC)

State of Residence at the Time of Filing: Oregon

Approval Notice Date: March 4th, 2016

Processing Time: 23 Days (Premium Processing Requested)

Case Summary:

A researcher from Iran hired North America Immigration Law Group ( to help him get closer to American permanent residency. As soon as the contract was signed and returned to us, we got to work on the first step of the green card process: the I-140 petition.

I-140 Petition:

After carefully evaluating our client’s credentials, we concluded that he qualified to file his I-140 under EB-1A (Alien of Extraordinary Ability). Our EB1A petition packet composed of various elements of our client’s professional record, namely his academic and research accomplishments. We detailed his Ph.D. in Statistics and leaving no stone unturned, even included a copy of his degree and its corresponding transcripts. We then documented his research endeavors on various statistical concepts and models for use in real-world applications. We then concluded that his findings are important to the field of statistics and to the United States as a whole.

Using Google Scholar as a reference, our legal team carefully detailed the 717 citations gathered from our client’s impressive 50 published papers. We also highlighted the value of our client’s work to his peers by noting the 40 times he judged the work of other statisticians for prominent scientific journals.

Even though we had already compiled sufficient information to present a strong EB-1A case to the USCIS, we needed to make the argument airtight. We encouraged our client to connect with other experts in his field and ask them for testimonials. Several experts agreed to contribute recommendation letters, one of whom stated that our client “… is an uncontested leader in statistical research […] He boasts an enormous citation record and an admirable publication list, and he has influenced an impressive network of researchers. He has unmistakably entered into the elite circle of statisticians who continually propel our field forward.”

I-485 Application:

Seeing that our legal team dealt with the I-140 petition flawlessly, our client decided to retain our I-485 services. I-485 is the final step in the green card process and once approved by the USCIS, one will officially become an American permanent resident. Our client recently secured green card approval, and we congratulate him on this massive achievement.

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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With more than 16,000 EB-1A, EB-1B, EB-2 NIW and O-1 cases approved, we have first hand information on the manner in which the USCIS adjudicate I-140 cases. As the USCIS has constantly changed its adjudication standards for the EB-1A, EB-1B and EB-2 NIW categories, our firm's huge database of successful cases gives you unprecedented insight to USCIS adjudication trends. We carefully analyze the data for all of our cases and apply the results of our analyses toward giving our clients up-to-date advice and adapting our strategies such that we remain on par with the ever-shifting landscape of immigration law in the U.S. With us, you will always have access to important updates, strategies, and information so that you can make the most informed decisions about your case.

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With our exceedingly large number of successful petitions, no matter what credentials you have, no matter your background and field of expertise, no matter your visa status or nationality, chances are we have helped hundreds or even thousands of clients just like you. Our clients are usually impressed with how well we understand their research and work. Our insight and understanding stems from the fact that we have handled many cases with elements similar to yours already, and this helps us devise the best strategies for each individual petition.

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For years, our firm has attracted new clients based solely on word of mouth, recommendations, and the positive collaboration experiences shared with them by their friends and family. We take pride in our reputation and work hard to ensure that we provide a green card application experience that our clients are happy to share with their friends and colleagues. That is how our approved cases grew from 600 in 2013 to over 3,500 in 2019.

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