Success Stories: EB-1A Approval for a Chinese Geophysicist in Less than 4 Months Despite RFE

On January 14th, 2019, we received another EB-1A (Alien of Extraordinary Ability) approval for a Geophysicist (Approval Notice).

General Field: Geophysics

Position at the Time of Case Filing: Geophysicist

Country of Origin: China

State of Residence at the Time of Filing: Texas

Approval Notice Date: January 14th, 2019

Processing Time: 3 months, 17 days

Case Summary:

A Chinese geophysics researcher hired North America Immigration Law Group (NAILG) to assist him with the first step in the green card process. After carefully reviewing his credentials during our initial evaluation, we were convinced that he would be a good fit for an EB-1A (Alien of Extraordinary Ability) petition. Once we were retained, our legal team began collecting evidence to prove that our client has met 3 out of 10 criteria set by the USCIS. We have focused on the following areas:

1.Original Contributions: At the time of case filing, our client’s work has resulted in as many as 144 citations.

2.Authorship: His multiple years of research work has led to 11 peer-reviewed scientific articles.

3.Judge of Others’ Work: Our client has conducted at least 54 reviews, and has served as an editorial board member of the journals in his field.

Besides the 3 criteria listed above, the petition letter drafted by our team have detailed his specialized work of advanced methods for seismic imaging, which positively impacts natural gas and petroleum exploration industries. In addition, our experienced legal team commands a good understanding of the mechanics of charts, graphs and diagrams, which supplemented the argument in the petition letter regarding our client’s impactful research works. We also assisted our client in obtaining 6 signed recommendation letters, and according to one of the recommenders who has not worked with our client personally but has relied upon his publication stated: “Other recognized experts have also cited [Client]’s work. Such citations reflect the impact of [Client]’s contributions and support his high standing among his peers.”.

Though our client had a strong case, the USCIS issued a Request for Evidence (RFE), to which we promptly responded, and effectively dealt with all doubts about his qualifications. We congratulate him for coming this far in the green card process, and we wish him the best as our client continues his undertaking here in the U.S.

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