Success Stories: With Our Vigilance in these EB-1A and NIW cases, A Senior Scientist Based-in Georgia Secures Petition Approvals in Less than 2 Months apart


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On March 22nd, 2021 and May 13th, 2021, we received another EB-1A (Alien of Extraordinary Ability) and EB-2 NIW (National Interest Waiver) approval for a Senior Scientist in the Field of Materials Science (Approval Notice).

General Field: Materials Science

Position at the Time of Case Filing: Senior Scientist

Country of Origin: China

State of Residence at the Time of Filing: Georgia

Approval Notice Date: March 22nd, 2021 (EB-1A) and May 13th, 2021 (NIW)

Processing Time: 13 days (EB-1A) (Premium Processing Requested), and 11 months, 14 days (NIW)

Case Summary:

A senior scientist engaged the expert services of our law firm to help her build an EB-2 NIW (National Interest Waiver) petition on her behalf. As per our protocols, we evaluated her research and her significant contributions to the U.S., and after successfully submitting the NIW case to the USCIS, she retained our services to file for another petition under the EB-1A (Alien of Extraordinary Ability) visa category. Several petitioners file more than one petition to get closer to obtaining the green card, and we are glad to support our client in achieving both the petition approvals.

Despite being two different petitions, some of the details overlapped in both the NIW and EB-1A petitions that we included. Our priority was to present her exceptional professional background and unprecedented experience relevant to her current and future work to the USCIS. Her petition packet consisted of the following details:

  • We noted that she held a Ph.D. in materials science and engineering with extensive experience in researching novel materials, such as marine anti-fouling coatings, antimicrobial paints and coatings, and fungicides. We concluded that her research addresses some of our nation’s most pressing issues, including the need for specialized advanced materials in cutting-edge industries like the biomedical and tech industries. Her strong background has enabled her research to be particularly original, resulting in her success in fundamentally transforming materials here in the United States.
  • Additionally, we highlighted the 701 citations aggregated from 41 peer-reviewed scientific articles she published. These articles have been published in some of the most discerning journals in her field and 27 of her papers have been among the highly cited in at least 11 countries, determining how internationally her work is recognized and relied upon in the field of materials science. Besides, she had also conducted 56 peer reviews for profound journals, thereby confirming her notable peer-review contribution to the scientific community as a judge of the work of her peers.
  • We also analyzed that her research was funded by grants from the U.S. Department of Energy and the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), further emphasizing its influence on ongoing developments and her leading role in the chosen field.
  • Embedding the petitions with five recommendation letters was imperative for us to bolster her case. Our client’s remarkable influence in the field is discussed more by her fellow experts, all of whom are internationally renowned in the field, belonging to elite institutions. Therefore, one of her recommenders stated the following:

“[Client’s] work in the field of materials science is of tremendous inherent benefit to the global research community as well as many key economic and societal areas. Her remarkable work with superconducting and other specialized materials has effects on areas as diverse as magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), consumer electronics, communications, power transmission, and a host of other areas… She has made exceptional strides in the development of new practices and new materials that enhance the effectiveness and reproducibility of critical materials for use in these applications and others. Thus, her research is applicable to many relevant areas of global importance.”

Our team’s efforts successfully paid off and our client achieved both the EB-1A and NIW petition approvals less than 2 months apart. Since our client upgraded her EB-1A petition to the premium processing service, which is a paid option offered by the USCIS that allows petitioners to enjoy accelerated adjudication, her case got approved in just 13 days. We are thankful to our client for trusting NAILG for her I-140 applications and congratulate her on this breakthrough.

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