Success Stories: With Premium Processing and the efforts of our teammates, A Chinese Applied Scientist in the field of Machine Learning gets EB1-A Approval in Just 9 Days


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“Thank you so much for the help during this process.”

On July 14th, 2023, we received another EB-1A (Alien of Extraordinary Ability) approval for an Applied Scientist in the field of Machine Learning (Approval Notice).

General Field: Machine Learning

Position at the Time of Case Filing: Applied Scientist

Country of Origin: China

State of Residence at the Time of Filing: Texas

Approval Notice Date: July 14th, 2023

Processing Time: 9 days (Premium Processing Requested)

Case Summary:

“[Client] is a prominent researcher in the field of machine learning applications. His work improves analytical processes in seismic imaging through the novel use of machine learning techniques, and his proven expertise makes him a uniquely valuable asset for the nation’s scientific community. It is in the best interests of the United States to retain his talents.”

The above statement is taken from one of the four recommendation letters accumulated by our client, an applied scientist in the field of machine learning. Hailing from China and after completing his Ph.D. in geophysics, he approached us to file his alien of extraordinary ability (EB1-A) petition.

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:

  • Evidence of original contributions, usually through publication, is of major significance in the foreign national’s science, academic, artistic, or athletic field.
  • 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 is 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 evidence does not readily apply to the foreign national’s occupation.

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

  • His machine-learning research addresses some of our nation’s and the world’s most pressing issues, including oil and gas exploration and video processing.
  • His strong background in geophysics has allowed his research to be particularly original, resulting in his success in fundamentally transforming geophysical modeling approaches. He is particularly well-known for his contributions to seismic structural analysis.
  • His research has been cited 399 times in other peer-reviewed journal articles according to Google Scholar.
  • His research has resulted in 14 peer-reviewed scientific articles.
  • He has conducted at least 55 reviews to date in at least 3 journals.

Therefore, as stated above, our client’s work is dedicated to advances in machine learning, which are matters of critical national importance. Researchers who are highly skilled in this area are thus crucial to the United States. Experts agree that his continued participation is critical to the overall success of the development and real-world implementation of machine learning in the field of endeavor. Therefore, his past and current achievements suggest that he will continue to provide substantial benefits to the United States.

He finally achieved his EB1-A (Alien of Extraordinary Ability) approval in 9 days only (thanks to premium processing).

We are delighted to be part of his victorious journey and would like to send him best wishes for his future endeavors.

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