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Published Jun 8,2021 By Semiconductor Engineer

I am working as a Sr Manager at top USA semiconductor company(USD 70 billion in revenue). I am leading the development of key new product of company which will help it grow in future. These products have noticed shortages in 2020-21 in market and very important for next generation computing needs. Earlier I have performed leadership role in key USA organization. I also participated in Industry standard working groups to ratify next generation protocol specifications such as USB, DisplayPort and my name is listed as contributors to those specifications. These technologies are used in billions of devices and I am one of the few (100~200) engineers who contributed to the development of these technologies by participating in technical discussions, peer review and individual contribution etc.  I also draw very high salary(90~95 percentile) compared to my peers in the field.

What are the chances of my EB1A approval.


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3 years ago

You may be able to satisfy the following USCIS criteria (3 needed):

[*] Evidence that you have been asked to judge the work of others, either individually or on a panel
[*] Evidence of your original scientific, scholarly, artistic, athletic, or business-related contributions of major significance to the field
[*] Evidence of your performance of a leading or critical role in distinguished organizations
[*] Evidence that you command a high salary or other significantly high remuneration in relation to others in the field

Now, the success is in the details. For instance, if there is a significant contribution to the field, then your role has to be major. I have seen cases when a team of several people developed a product that was then awarded with some prizes, but USICIS did not accept the evidence, because the critical role of the applicant was not established. Same thing for the leading role in distinguished organizations. Basically, one has to be able to separate the importance (or great quality) of the product from that of the petitioner. If you have a proper documentation of your major role in those developments, then it might be a good idea to pursue the case.

It might also make sense to ask your employer to sponsor another category of the green card, and hire an attorney, if they want you to stay.

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