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Business & Family Immigration Law

We offer comprehensive legal advice and represent our clients throughout the United States and outside the United States in a variety of family and employment immigration matters, including but not limited to, the following:

FAMILY IMMIGRATION

  • Relative petitions for relatives of U.S. citizens and lawful permanent residents;

 

  • Petitions for spouses and fiance(e)s of U.S. citizens;

 

  • Joint petitions for removal of conditions for married spouses of U.S. citizens;

  • Waivers of joint filing of petitions for removal of conditions for spouses of U.S. citizens upon termination of marriage by divorce or death of a U.S. citizen spouse, due to physical battering and/or extreme mental cruelty, or due to suffering of extreme hardship if returned to home country;

  • Asylee relative petitions for persons who were granted asylum in the United States;

  • Petitions for children in the process of adoption to immigrate to the United States;

  • Applications for Certificates of Citizenship and Applications for Citizenship and Issuance of Certificate under Section 322 for children of U.S. citizens born abroad and for children and grandchildren of U.S. citizens residing abroad who meet certain physical presence requirements in the United States.

BUSINESS IMMIGRATION

  • Nonimmigrant visas H-1B for persons in specialty occupations or fashion models of distinguished merit and ability;

  • Nonimmigrant visas L-1 for multinational executives and managers or persons with specialized knowledge, including intracompany transfers to an existing business entity in the US or to establish a new office in the United States; business plans for L-1A visas;

  • Nonimmigrant visas O for persons with extraordinary abilities in the sciences, education, business, athletics, arts, television, or motion picture industry;

  • Nonimmigrant visas P for athletes and persons in the entertainment industry;

  • Nonimmigrant visas E-1 and E-2 for treaty traders or treaty investors seeking to conduct international trade or engage in business opportunities in the US; business plans for E-2 visas;

  • Immigrant visas EB-5 for immigrant investors seeking to engage in a commercial enterprise or invest through approved projects, which will benefit the US economy and help EB-5 investors obtain green card in the US; business, tax, and estate planning for EB-5 investors immigrating to the US for permanent residence; business plans for EB-5 visas;

  • Nonimmigrant visas R for religious workers; 

  • Permanent Labor Certifications (PERM Applications) with US Department of Labor for certain employment categories, including Schedule A Labor Certifications for professional nurses, physical therapists, persons with exceptional abilities in the sciences or arts, college and university teachers, or persons with exceptional abilities in the performing arts in order to obtain lawful permanent residence in the US;

  • Immigrant petitions based on certain employment categories to obtain lawful permanent residence in the United States, including:

EB-1 Category - for persons with extraordinary abilities in the sciences, arts, education, business, or athletics with demonstrated national or international acclaim; for outstanding professors or researchers; or for multinational executives or managers;

EB-2 Category - for persons holding advanced degrees; for persons holding Bachelor degrees and five (5) years of progressive experience in the specialty; for persons with exceptional ability in the sciences, arts (including athletics), or business; or for persons applying for National Interest Waiver (NIW) of Labor Certifications if they hold advanced degrees or have exceptional ability in the sciences, arts, or business;

EB-3 Category - for skilled workers in positions requiring a minimum of 2 years of training or experience; professionals holding Bachelor degrees or foreign degree equivalents; and other workers in positions requiring less than 2 years of higher education, training, or experience;

EB-4 Category - for special immigrants, such as religious workers, broadcasters, Iraqi/Afghan translators; international organization employees; physicians; Armed Forces members; Panama Canal Zone employees; retired NATO-6 employees and spouses and children of deceased NATO-6 employees; and

EB-5 Category - for immigrant EB-5 investors seeking to engage in a commercial enterprise or invest through approved projects, which will benefit the US economy and help EB-5 investors obtain green card in the US; business, tax, and estate planning for EB-5 investors immigrating to the US for permanent residence; business plans for EB-5 visas.

OTHER IMMIGRATION MATTERS

  • Assistance with U.S. passport applications, including Reports of Birth Abroad for children born outside the United States to a U.S. citizen parent;

  • Adjustment of status (green card) applications based on family ties to the United States;

  • Applications for naturalization (citizenship);

  • Waivers of inadmissibility and consular representation, including requests for review of consular visa refusals;

  • J visa (exchange visitor) waivers of 2-year home country physical presence requirement based on on-objection statement, Interested U.S. Federal Government Agency request, persecution, exceptional hardship, or CONRAD State 30 Program for foreign medical graduates;

  • Assistance with consular processing of nonimmigrant and immigrant visa applications, including working with National Visa Center;

  • Change of status and extension of status applications in the United States;

 
  • Immigration appeals, or motions to reopen or reconsider;

  • Legal representation in connection with preparation and submission of responses to Requests for Evidence (RFE) issued by USCIS;

  • Attorney review of self-prepared immigration documents; and

  • Immigration consultations to obtain legal advice.

Contact our office today to discuss your immigration options or any questions you may have and we will be more than happy to help you!  

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