Immigration

Our team has expertise in handling all types of U.S. immigration cases and has a proven track record of success. The firm serves an extensive and diverse client base, and specializes in handling family immigration as well as naturalization casework on behalf of individual clients. We walk our clients through the entire process and file all the necessary paperwork.

Areas of Practice

Employment-Based Immigrant Visa Applications
Employment-Based Non-Immigrant Visa Applications
Lawful Permanent Resident Status (Green Cards)
Acquiring U.S. Citizenship and the Naturalization Process
Family Reunification
Deportation Proceedings
Refugee Issues
Alien Advocacy
...And More!

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Non-Immigrant Visas

E-2 Treaty Investor Visa

E-2 Treaty Investor Visa is a non-immigrant visa that enables individuals of a treaty country who have invested significant funds into the U.S. for purposes of setting up a business to come to the U.S. and direct their business.

H-1B Specialty Occupation Visa

The H-1B program allows companies in the United States to temporarily employ foreign workers in occupations that require the theoretical and practical application of a body of highly specialized knowledge and a bachelor’s degree or higher in the specific specialty, or its equivalent. Learn more about what you need to know after submitting an H-1B application to USCIS.

L-1 Intracompany Transferee Visa

L-1 Intracompany Transferee Visa is a non-immigrant visa that permits a U.S. employer to transfer a manager or executive (L-1A), or an employee with specialized knowledge (L-1B), from one of its affiliated foreign offices to one of its offices in the U.S. The L-1 visa also enables a foreign company with no affiliated offices in the U.S. to send that transferee over to set one up.

O-1A Extraordinary Ability in Science, Education, Business, or Athletics Visa

The O-1A Extraordinary Ability Visa is a nonimmigrant visa that enables individuals with proven extraordinary ability or achievement in the sciences, education, business, or athletics, to temporarily come to the U.S. and engage in specialized work in their field for a U.S. Company or agent.

O-1B Extraordinary Ability in The Arts Visa

The O-1B Extraordinary Ability Visa is a nonimmigrant visa that enables individuals with proven extraordinary ability or achievement in the arts, or extraordinary achievement in the motion picture or television industry, to temporarily come to the U.S. and engage in specialized work in their field for a U.S. Company or agent.

Immigrant Visas

EB1-A

EB1-A is an immigration preference category for foreign nationals of extraordinary ability in the sciences, arts, education, business, or athletics. It can be one of the fastest methods for obtaining a U.S. Green Card.

EB1-C

EB1-C is an immigration preference category for the most proficient and skilled multinational managers and executives, who are intracompany transferees looking to continue their work permanently in the U.S. for the same company or affiliated entity in a managerial or executive capacity.

Others

Incorporation Filing

Introduction to corporation filing for registering and setting up a new business in the U.S.

Optional Practical Training (OPT)

Introduction to OPT for F-1 students to work in the U.S. to gain experience in their field of study.

 

Latest News

Update on Presidential Proclamation 10052

Presidential Proclamation 10052, which temporarily suspended the entry of certain H-1B, H-2B, J (for certain categories within the Exchange Visitor Program), and L nonimmigrants, expired on March 31, 2021.

Visa applicants who have not yet been interviewed or scheduled for an interview will have their applications prioritized and processed in accordance with existing phased resumption of visa services guidance. Visa applicants who were previously refused visas due to the restrictions of Presidential Proclamation 10052 may reapply by submitting a new application including a new fee.

Update on Public Charge

On July 29, 2020, the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York enjoined the Department of State from “enforcing, applying, implementing, or treating as effective” the Department’s October 2019 interim final rule and accompanying Foreign Affairs Manual guidance related to the public charge ground of visa ineligibility. The Department has updated its guidance to consular officers on how to proceed while the October 2019 interim final rule and January 2018 Foreign Affairs Manual (FAM) guidance are enjoined. Under this guidance, when consular officers adjudicate applications, they will apply the public charge standard that had been in effect prior to these changes.

USCIS Confirms Elimination of “Blank Space” Criteria

USCIS today confirmed that for all forms it has reverted to the form rejection criteria it applied before October 2019 regarding blank responses.

 

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services

Adjustment of Status

Filing Chart

Visa Bulletin Information

Unless otherwise indicated on USCIS'  Adjustment of Status Filing Chart (left), individuals seeking to file applications for adjustment of status with USCIS must use the “Final Action Dates” charts on DOS' Visa Bulletin (right) for determining when they can file such applications.

 

When USCIS determines that there are more immigrant visas available for the fiscal year than there are known applicants for such visas, USCIS will state on its website that applicants may instead use the “Dates for Filing Visa Applications” charts on the DOS Visa Bulletin. 

Department of State

The Visa Bulletin

 

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