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Success Stories: EB-1A Petition Approved for Installed Base Software Engineer with 109 Citations in Pennsylvania in the Field of Computer Science (No RFE)

Client’s Testimonial:

“Hi I just got [a] notice that my case is approved. […] thanks”

On June 9th, 2016, we received another EB-1A (Alien of Extraordinary Ability) approval for an Installed Base Software Engineer in the Field of Computer Science (Approval Notice).


General Field: Computer Science

Position at the Time of Case Filing: Installed Base Software Engineer

Country of Origin: China

Service Center: Texas Service Center (TSC)

State of Residence at the Time of Filing: Pennsylvania

Approval Notice Date: June 9th, 2016

Processing Time: 8 months, 12 days

Case Summary:

An expert software engineer from China engaged the services of North America Immigration Law Group ( to file two I-140 petitions: an EB-2 NIW (National Interest Waiver) followed by an EB-1A (Alien of Extraordinary Ability). The odds were certainly in his favor and both his petitions were approved. Even so, we are especially pleased that the USCIS approved his EB-1A petition as it allows him and his dependents to file I-485 applications to adjust their status for permanent residence without waiting several years for their priority date to become current.

What did the EB-1A petition contain?

Our client’s EB-1A petition was composed of an array of information that highlighted his influence in the field of computer science. Case in point: we noted the 3 technical reports, 1 book chapter, and 2 conference publications to his name as well as the 109 citations gathered from his work. We also listed the 7 times he conducted peer reviews for 7 different scientific journals. To further prove to the USCIS that our client deserved to have his EB-1A petition approved, we incorporated letters of support signed by five other members of the computer science research community. Among them was an assistant professor who stated: “It is on this basis of experience and enthusiasm that I tender the following validation of [Client], whose reputable additions to the field of computer science and engineering are of extreme value. […] This development was the first of its kind in the computer science community, and represents the extent to which [Client] pioneered the implementation of semantic-based searches.”

Because we were able to convince the USCIS that our client’s research on engineering high-performing medical software to treat an array of cancers is important to the health and well-being of Americans, he is now one step closer to green card success. All he has to do is file I-485 applications for himself and his dependents and if all goes well, they will become American permanent residents soon. We wish our client well with this step and thank him for choosing us to represent both his EB-2 NIW and EB-1A cases.

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Success Stories: EB-1A Petition Approved for Installed Base Software Engineer with 109 Citations in Pennsylvania in the Field of Computer Science (No RFE)


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