Success Stories: Postdoctoral Researcher in Oregon in the field of Mechanical Engineering Received EB-1A Approval


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“I just got an email from USCIS stating that my I-140 was approved! Thanks a lot for all that you and your team have done for my case. You guys were great.

On February 13th, 2019, we received another EB-1A (Alien of Extraordinary Ability) approval for a Postdoctoral Researcher in the Field of Mechanical Engineering. (Approval Notice).

General Field: Mechanical Engineering

Position at the Time of Case Filing: Postdoctoral Researcher

Country of Origin: India

State of Residence at the Time of Filing: Oregon

Approval Notice Date: February 13th, 2019

Processing Time: 2 months, 10 days (Premium Processing Requested)

Case Summary:

Less than 3 months after an Indian postdoctoral researcher in the field of mechanical engineering hired North America Immigration Law Group (NAILG) to file an EB-1A (Alien of Extraordinary Ability) petition for him, the USCIS granted his case approval. Our client opted to file under Premium Processing (PP), which greatly reduced the wait time for action to be taken on the petition, but we also believe that our highly detailed and customized EB-1A petition lent a hand in case approval.

We have included the impressive 199 times our client’s 22 peer-reviewed scientific articles and 2 book chapters were cited by other researchers in the petition, and we have also listed the 50 times he had assessed the work of his peers in various scientific journals. Not only did we demonstrate that our client’s findings greatly benefit the field of mechanical engineering, we also emphasized that his work is of great importance to the United States as a whole since his specialized research has focused on development and characterization of new advanced materials that improve ballistic protection, fuel efficiency of indigenously built cars and trucks, energy conservation and the development of energy efficient modular coal gasifiers, which addresses US most pressing issue in achieving greenhouse gas emissions goals and energy security.

In addition to drafting the letter, our experienced legal team heeds the use the correct graph type based on the kind of data to be presented, and included charts to demonstrate the contribution of our client. With the visually dynamic presentation of data to highlight the achievements of our client, we successfully convinced the USCIS that his research efforts are guiding the work of other researchers and addressing new advanced materials for energy conservation.

To support our case, we incorporated recommendation letters contributed by other experts to attest the value of our client’s work. According to one of the recommenders: “[Client]’s work is systematically improving research on friction stir welding technology and magnesium and aluminum alloys by providing state-of-the-art weld processes as well as uncovering new observations. His record of accomplishment exceeds those of many of his peers, as is confirmed by the number of citations his work has earned, the international renown it has gained for him, and its publication in many good journals within experimental and solid state mechanical engineering. Few researchers in the field approach the level of accomplishment as has [Client], and thus I expect his work within the United States will continue to serve national and international interests expectedly far more than others in the field”.

We are pleased that our hard work paid off and that our client obtained EB-1A petition approval. We would like to thank him and his spouse for retaining our I-485 services. Once approved, they will become US permanent residents.

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