Success Stories: USCIS Approves EB-1A Petition for Assistant Scientist from India in the Field of Geophysics


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On April 5th, 2016, we received another EB-1A (Alien of Extraordinary Ability) approval for an Assistant Scientist in the Field of Geophysics (Approval Notice).

General Field: Geophysics

Position at the Time of Case Filing: Assistant Scientist

Country of Origin: India

Service Center: Nebraska Service Center (NSC)

Approval Notice Date: April 5th, 2016

Processing Time: 8 Days (Premium Processing Requested)

Case Summary:

A prominent assistant scientist from India working in the field of geophysics hired North America Immigration Law Group ( when he decided that he wanted to become an American permanent resident. With a Ph.D. in Earth & Atmospheric Sciences and extensive research experience, our client had suitable credentials to file his I-140 petition under EB-1A (Alien of Extraordinary Ability).

We worked diligently to form a solid case on our client’s behalf. His EB-1A petition packet contained information pertaining to the 271 citations collected from his work, his 9 published papers, and the 15 times he conducted peer reviews for high impact scientific periodicals. We used these impressive figures to demonstrate to the USCIS that our client’s research progresses the work of other scientists and that together, they churn out scientific findings that are beneficial not just on a national level, but on a global scale. For instance, our client’s work has been key in understanding geohazards around the world.

We also incorporated recommendation letters into our client’s EB-1A petition. These letters were contributed by other experts in the field of geophysics and contained statements such as: “[Client] is amongst the very few people in the international geoscience community who has not only used geodetic observations and sophisticated models to study geophysical processes, but has also developed state of art computational tools that other leadings scientists are using.” Another expert stated, “… In my view, the true measure of [Client] as a professional is in the premium multidisciplinary skill set he brings to the field of geoscience. There really is no substitute or way to imitate [Client’s] expertise in the field.”

The I-485 Application:

Not long after our client received notification of his EB-1A case approval, he retained our services to help him and his dependent file their I-485 applications. This is the final step in the green card process and once the USCIS approves their applications, they will obtain permanent residency. We look forward to helping them receive their green cards, and we thank them for selecting our firm to help them accomplish this goal.



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