An Analysis of EB-1 Cases Approved from January to March 2018 -- Immigration Lawyers in Silicon Valley, New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Houston, Seattle and Austin

An Analysis of EB-1 Cases Approved from January to March 2018

From January to March 2018, our firm received 56 EB-1 case approvals: 44EB-1(a), 9 EB-1(b) and 3 EB-1(c). USCIS approved 45 of these cases without a request for evidence. In addition, from January to March 2018, our firm received 72NIW case approvals.

Out of the 56 EB-1 cases approved in the first quarter of 2018, most applicants had a Ph. D. and conducted scientific research. Among those approved applicants, most conduct research in medical science, biology, and engineering, while others focus on insurance, furniture and table tennis, etc.

Ph.D.

35

Master

5

Bachelor & Others

16



Three of the most popular job titles for applicants who received approval were that of a “postdoctoral research associate”, “research scientist” and “assistant professor/instructor”. Those specializing in these occupations mainly conduct research, produce papers, and attend conferences. Because of the nature of scientific work, it is much easier to meet EB-1 requirements. Of course, as mentioned earlier, this should not discourage you from applying if you happen to fulfill different, but equally comparable criteria. Each case varies and it is difficult to determine whether or not you qualify unless you come in for an evaluation.

In addition to the above, our firm has also compiled data on other criteria. The median number of journal papers published among these applicants was 13. The median number of citations was 190. The median number of reviews conducted was 23. The average processing time for these applicants was 178days orabout sixmonths. The longest amount of time it took to approve an application was 589 days, while the shortest was 10days.

Median number of journal papers

13

Median number of independent citations

190

Median number of reviews

23

average processing days

178

 









Finally, premium processing service was adopted in filing 31 out of the 56 EB-1 cases. In our experience, we have found that premium processing can expedite adjudication of your application. However, if you are not a highly qualified applicant, you could receive a RFE notice as a result of adopting that service. Furthermore, in our practice, we have heard that a USCIS officer only has 15 minutes to read through an application. Given the stringent time constraints, officers sometimes automatically issue a RFE to fulfill the 15-day processing guarantee while not having to approve or deny a petition. Please note, an applicant can adopt premium processing when initially filing one petition or do so after the petition has been filed. In either case, USCIS will issue and serve on the petitioner or applicant an approval notice, a denial notice, a notice of intent to deny, a request for evidence or open an investigation for fraud or misrepresentation within the 15 calendar day period.

Before you start the application process, it is imperative that you consult with a highly trained legal professional.If you are interested in filing a NIW or EB-1 but not sure if you are qualified, please contact Attorney Jerry Zhang at info@hooyou.com or call our offices at 1-800-230-7040. Attorney Zhang will provide you with a free evaluation.

For more information on the 56 EB-1 cases approved from January to March 2018, please refer to the table below.

Client

Case Type

Degree

research field

Journal papers

Citations

reviews

job title

RFE

Premium Pro-cessing

Pro-cessing days

1

EB-1C

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

Director

Yes

No

427

2

EB-1A

Ph.D.

biomedical

23

213

35

Visiting
Professor

Yes

No

140

3

EB-1B

Ph.D.

computer
vision

4

35

56

R&D Engineer

No

Yes

364

4

EB-1B

Ph.D.

geophysics

13

326

36

Assistant Professor

No

No

46

5

EB-1A

Ph.D.

Machine
Learning

18

65

37

Researcher

No

No

348

6

EB-1A

Ph.D.

Mathematical Modelling

16

375

12

Economist

No

No

154

7

EB-1A

Ph.D.

Real-Time computer
resource management

4

129

59

Software Application Developer

No

Yes

316

8

EB-1B

Ph.D.

human
genetics

13

956

27

Research
Fellow

No

Yes

17

9

EB-1A

Ph.D.

Applied Mathematics

19

131

3

professor

Yes

Yes

252

10

EB-1A

Master

entre-
preneurship

N/A

N/A

N/A

CEO

No

No

24

11

EB-1A

Master

Biophysics

5

377

N/A

Researcher

No

No

207

12

EB-1C

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

General
manager

No

No

244

13

EB-1B

Ph.D.

soft matter
physics

8

186

2

Senior
Research
Scientist

Yes

No

323

14

EB-1A

Ph.D.

geobiology

5

198

11

Postdoctoral fellow

Yes

No

413

15

EB-1A

N/A

furniture

33

152

6

furniture
business consultant

No

Yes

19

16

EB-1A

Ph.D.

Geodetic
Science

12

112

6

Software
Product
Developer

No

No

315

17

EB-1A

N/A

Gaming
Platforms

8

N/A

N/A

Deputy
President

No

Yes

20

18

EB-1A

Ph.D.

Kansei
Engineering

14

189

116

Associate Professor

No

No

509

19

EB-1A

Master

insurance
industry

18

N/A

N/A

Chief
Marketing
Officer

No

Yes

15

20

EB-1A

Master

music

N/A

N/A

N/A

violinist

No

Yes

17

21

EB-1A

Ph.D.

Thermal Engineering

73

600

75

Professor

Yes

Yes

77

22

EB-1A

N/A

Oil Painting

N/A

N/A

N/A

painter

No

Yes

18

23

EB-1A

Ph.D.

environmental sciences

17

66

29

Research
Scientist

No

Yes

18

24

EB-1A

Ph.D.

diabetes

2

32

N/A

Researcher

No

Yes

15

25

EB-1A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

Competitive Bowler
/Business
Support
Analyst

No

Yes

385

26

EB-1A

Ph.D.

pharmaceutical sciences

5

4

27

Director of Pharmacy

No

No

10

27

EB-1A

Ph.D.

Analytical Chemistry

22

303

73

Assistant Professor

No

Yes

10

28

EB-1A

Ph.D.

materials
science

2

104

4

Researcher

No

Yes

22

29

EB-1A

N/A

Quantitative Investment
and Analysis

9

104

N/A

Researcher

Yes

Yes

91

30

EB-1A

Ph.D.

Electro
cardiology

20

123

N/A

Head of
Electro-
physiology

No

Yes

24

31

EB-1A

Ph.D.

Oil and Gas
Drilling
Engineering

20

326

16

Senior
Research Engineer

No

Yes

18

32

EB-1C

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

Manager

No

No

456

33

EB-1A

N/A

performing arts

5

N/A

N/A

music
director

Yes

No

273

34

EB-1B

Ph.D.

mechanical engineering

7

196

N/A

Applications Engineer

No

Yes

275

35

EB-1B

Ph.D.

mechanical engineering

4

N/A

N/A

Software
Engineer

No

Yes

336

36

EB-1A

Ph.D.

nondestructive testing

13

384

8

Associate Professor

No

No

172

37

EB-1B

Ph.D.

mechanical engineering

10

304

6

Software Engineer

No

No

356

38

EB-1A

Ph.D.

geophysics

13

90

N/A

Researcher

No

No

363

39

EB-1A

N/A

packaging
industry

11

N/A

6

General
Manager

No

Yes

20

40

EB-1B

Ph.D.

Petroleum Engineering

7

36

55

Petroleum Engineer

Yes

Yes

43

41

EB-1A

Ph.D.

Optical
Imaging

13

69

70

Imaging
Optics
Systems
Engineer

No

No

356

42

EB-1A

Ph.D.

electrical engineering

20

1032

N/A

Researcher

No

Yes

14

43

EB-1A

N/A

Financial Management

N/A

N/A

N/A

Managing
Director

No

Yes

26

44

EB-1A

N/A

Table Tennis

N/A

N/A

N/A

Table
Tennis
player

No

No

322

45

EB-1A

Ph.D.

Cardiology

16

184

12

Research
Fellow

No

Yes

14

46

EB-1A

Ph.D.

Medicinal Chemistry

13

106

52

Postdoctoral Fellow

No

No

353

47

EB-1A

N/A

Machinery Manufacturing

N/A

N/A

N/A

General
Manager

No

No

187

48

EB-1A

Ph.D.

biomedical engineering

42

733

65

Research
Fellow

No

Yes

46

49

EB-1A

Ph.D.

wind turbine

9

200

N/A

CEO

Yes

No

283

50

EB-1A

Ph.D.

Materials
Science

19

225

18

Post-
Doctoral Appointee

No

Yes

14

51

EB-1A

Master

coal mining automation

18

403

N/A

General
Manager

No

Yes

19

52

EB-1A

N/A

financial management

23

N/A

N/A

Chief
Accountant

No

No

589

53

EB-1A

N/A

Interior Design

2

N/A

4

Chief
Designer

No

Yes

19

54

EB-1A

N/A

Martial Arts

N/A

N/A

N/A

Martial Arts Master

No

No

252

55

EB-1B

Ph.D.

mechanical engineering

7

191

1

Principal
Research Scientist

No

Yes

11

56

EB-1A

Ph.D.

Obstetrics
and
Gynecology

20

247

N/A

Chief
Physician

Yes

Yes

293


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