Archive for April, 2012

EB-1 Outstanding Professor Petition Approved!

4/30/2012 Written by Brian D. Zuccaro

Last week, we received an approval for an EB-1 Outstanding Professor petition on behalf of our client, a tenured mathematics professor at a four-year university, who is currently in the U.S. in TN status. After filing the petition establishing our client’s eligibility under the applicable criteria at 8 C.F.R. § 204.5(i)(3)(iii), our office received a [...]Read More >

Conditional Permanent Resident Approved for Naturalization under INA §319(b)

4/30/2012 Written by Brian D. Zuccaro

Earlier this month, our client, a conditional lawful permanent resident since January 2011, was approved for naturalization under INA §319(b) and administratively sworn in the same day as her naturalization interview. As background, after our client successfully entered the U.S. with a K-1 fiancé visa and married her I-129F petitioner, our office had prepared her [...]Read More >

Faster and Cheaper E-Visa Processing at U.S. Consulate in Toronto

4/24/2012 Written by SRW Lawyers

The U.S. Consulate General Toronto announced that as of April 13, 2012, processing fees for E-visas (treaty traders and treaty investors) have been reduced from US$390 to US$270. Also the E-visa application and interview process has been streamlined in order to provide greater convenience and efficiency for E visa applicants, thereby encouraging trade and investment. [...]Read More >

SRW Attorney Brian D. Zuccaro Co-Authors New Global Business Immigration Practice Guide

4/24/2012 Written by SRW Lawyers

Brian D. Zuccaro, a partner with the immigration law firm of Serotte Reich & Wilson, LLP, has co-authored the book, Global Business Immigration Practice Guide, published by LexisNexis Matthew Bender. The Global Business Immigration Guide is a comprehensive resource guide for human resources professionals and attorneys. Leading business immigration lawyers from around the world who [...]Read More >

H-1B Visa Cap Update

4/10/2012 Written by SRW Lawyers

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has provided an update on this year’s H-1B visa cap. As of April 9, 2012, it has received approximately 17,400 H-1B visa petitions. The annual numerical limit on H-1B visa numbers is 65,000. USCIS has also received approximately 8,200 H-1B visa petitions eligible for the H-1B Advance Degree Exemption. [...]Read More >