Success Stories: With Our Diligent Efforts, A Chinese Ph.D. Candidate Secured his EB1-A Approval in the Field of Artificial Intelligence in just 11 days, Premium Processing Requested


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On March 4th, 2023, we received another EB-1A (Alien of Extraordinary Ability) approval for a Ph.D. Candidate in the Field of Artificial Intelligence (Approval Notice).

General Field: Artificial Intelligence

Position at the Time of Case Filing: Ph.D. Candidate

Country of Origin: China

State of Residence at the Time of Filing: Maryland

Approval Notice Date: March 4th, 2023

Processing Time: 11 days (Premium Processing Requested)

Case Summary:

A Ph.D. Candidate approached North America Immigration Law Group to file his alien of extraordinary ability (EB1-A) petition. Hailing from China, he has completed his M.S. in Computer Science and is currently employed in the field of Artificial Intelligence.

Since, a petition for the first preference category of individuals with extraordinary ability, (“EB1-A”), unlike the employment-based immigration visa under the second preference (“EB-2”) at least requires the following:

  • Evidence of original contributions, usually through publication, of major significance in the foreign national’s field of science, scholastic, artistic, or athletic.
  • No specific job offer/labor certification is required for a foreign person as long as he/she is entering the United States to continue work in the field in which he/she has an extraordinary ability, therefore self-petition is allowed.
  • Performance in a significant role for organizations or establishments that have a distinguished reputation.
  • Receipt of a higher salary or remuneration than is usual in the field.
  • Other comparable evidence if the above types of evidence do not readily apply to the foreign national’s occupation.

Therefore, we included the following essentials from his academic and professional records in his petition packet to make a convincing case in his favor:

  • His research on off-road navigation, object detection, segmentation, tracking, and trajectory prediction research addresses some of our nation’s and the world’s most pressing issues, including advancing autonomous driving, off-road mobile navigation, and industrial robotics.
  • His research has resulted in 12 peer-reviewed scientific articles, being cited 287 times in at least 25 countries.
  • He has conducted at least 30 reviews to date.
  • His study has been supported by funding from the Semiconductor Research Corporation (SRC) and Intel. This support of the client’s research therefore serves as evidence that his work has been recognized as significant by industry giants. His study has improved 3D object detection in urban areas and has thus advanced the safety of autonomous driving systems.

Our client’s work enables robotic autonomous navigation in outdoor, off-road, and unstructured environments. In this way, he has promoted the use of robots in uncertain and unsafe environments.

Four fellow experts in the field further provided insight into the significance of his continuing research in the field, one of whom remarked:

“Based on my knowledge of [client’s] achievements, I am confident in supporting the continuation of his research efforts in the United States. He has proven to be an exceedingly innovative specialist in artificial intelligence and holds an impressive standing through his research endeavors in the area. In summary, [client]has proven to be an unequivocally qualified expert at the top of his field.”

Finally, he achieved his EB1-A (Alien of Extraordinary Ability) approval in just 11 days (thanks to premium processing). We are glad to have been a part of his successful journey and wish him a flourishing life ahead.

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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