The U.S immigration system is very complex and it can be a daunting task for individuals and companies to keep abreast of changes in laws and regulations, proper filing procedures and information required for processing immigration petitions.
Hiring a competent immigration expert to handle your case will not only simplify the process but may also be instrumental in achieving the desired result, efficiently and expeditiously.
The purpose of a consultation is to provide you with sufficient information to make a reasonable decision concerning your case. Some clients simply need advice to determine their options. During the consultation our immigration experts will generally:
An immigration expert representing your case may:
Common Self-Petition (without an immigration expert) filing errors that may result in petition denial include:
We understand this process can be stressful so we offer our:
|USCIS Reaches the H-2B Cap for Fiscal Year 2017
USCIS has received a sufficient number of petitions to reach the congressionally mandated H‑2B cap for fiscal year (FY) 2017. March 13, 2017 was the final receipt date for new H-2B worker petitions requesting an employment start date before October 1, 2017.
|Statement by Secretary of Homeland Security John Kelly on President's Executive Order Signed Today
|USCIS Will Temporarily Suspend Premium Processing for All H-1B Petitions
Starting February 16, 2017, Starting April 3, 2017, USCIS will temporarily suspend premium processing for all H-1B petitions. This suspension may last up to 6 months.
|USCIS Is Reissuing Receipt Notices to Certain EAD Renewal Applicants
Starting February 16, 2017, USCIS began reissuing receipt notices (Form I-797) to individuals who applied to renew their Employment Authorization Document (EAD) between July 21, 2016 and January 16, 2017, and whose applications remain pending in certain categories.
|Customer Service Tools Outage
USCIS will conduct system maintenance today, Tuesday, February 21, 2017, from 9 p.m. to 11:59 p.m. (Eastern).
|New Immigrants Can Now Create a USCIS Online Account When Paying the USCIS Immigrant Fee
A message for new immigrants: You now have the option to create a USCIS online account when you pay the USCIS Immigrant Fee.
|USCIS Will Accept Only New Forms After Feb. 21, 2017
After Feb. 21, 2017, we will no longer accept previous editions of these forms. See our complete list of the new fees at uscis.gov/forms/our-fees and make sure you are including the correct amount. You must include the new fee or USCIS will reject and return your filing.
| DHS Statement on Compliance with Recent Court Order
On February 4, 2017, the Department of Homeland Security issued a statement reflecting the most recent court ruling on the Executive Order entitled, “Protecting the Nation from Foreign Terrorist Entry into the United States.”
|USCIS Implementation of Jan. 27 Executive Order
USCIS continues to adjudicate applications and petitions filed for or on behalf of individuals in the United States regardless of their country of origin, and applications and petitions of lawful permanent residents outside the U.S.
|U.S. Customs and Border Protection Information About the January 27, 2017 Executive Order
U.S. Customs and Border Protection provides information about the January 27, 2017 executive order, "Protecting the Nation from Foreign Terrorist Entry into the United States," on its website. Please check that site for ongoing updates.
|DHS Publishes Final International Entrepreneur Rule
The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) today published a final rule to improve the ability of certain promising start-up founders to begin growing their companies within the United States and help improve our nation’s economy through increased capital spending, innovation and job creation.
|Temporary Protected Status Extended for Somalia
Secretary of Homeland Security Jeh Johnson has extended Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for eligible nationals of Somalia (and eligible individuals without nationality who last habitually resided in Somalia) for an additional 18 months, effective March 18, 2017, through Sept. 17, 2018.
|DHS Announces 18-Month Redesignation and Extension of Temporary Protected Status for Yemen
Secretary of Homeland Security Jeh Johnson has redesignated Yemen for Temporary Protected Status (TPS) and extended the existing TPS designation for the country for an additional 18 months, from March 4, 2017, through Sept. 3, 2018.
|DHS Announces 18-Month Redesignation and Extension of Temporary Protected Status for Syria
Secretary of Homeland Security Jeh Johnson has redesignated Syria for Temporary Protected Status (TPS) and extended the existing TPS designation for the country from Oct. 1, 2016, through March 31, 2018.