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

ICE announces extension to I-9 compliance flexibility

U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) today announced an extension of the flexibilities in rules related to Form I-9 compliance that was granted earlier this year. Due to the continued precautions related to COVID-19, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) will extend this policy until Dec. 31, 2020.

USCIS Updates Policy Guidance on Naturalization Applicants Who Did Not Properly Obtain Lawful Permanent Resident Status

On Nov. 18, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services updated policy guidance in the USCIS Policy Manual to clarify the circumstances when we would find applicants ineligible for naturalization because they were not lawfully admitted for permanent residence.

USCIS Announces a Revised Naturalization Civics Test

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services announced today plans to implement a revised version of the naturalization civics test. The agency first announced plans to revise the civics test in July 2019.

 

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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