Archive for the ‘EB-1 (Employment Green Card)’ Category

New DOS Fees

9/3/2014 Written by SRW Lawyers

Item No. Proposed Fee Current Fee Change in Fee PASSPORT AND CITIZENSHIP SERVICES 8. Administrative Processing of Formal Renunciation of U.S. Citizenship  $2,350  $450  $1,900 NONIMMIGRANT VISA SERVICES 21. Nonimmigrant Visa Application and Border Crossing Card Processing Fees(per person): (c) E category nonimmigrant visa $205 $270 ($65) (d) K category nonimmigrant visa $265 $240 $25 [...]Read More >

Defining Your ‘Field’ For Purposes of an EB-1 (Extraordinary Ability, Outstanding Researcher or Outstanding Professor) or an O-1

8/7/2014 Written by SRW Lawyers

Both of these categories carry similar evidentiary requirements in that the foreign national must display that they are an individual of extraordinary ability within their field by satisfying the statutory criteria set forth and for EB-1 purposes, satisfying an overall ‘final merits determination’.  However – one of the first challenges that applicants and their attorneys [...]Read More >

EB-1 Extraordinary Ability Approved in 4 Days by USCIS for Golf Instructor!

10/5/2012 Written by SRW Lawyers

Our office just recently received an approval notice for an EB-1 Extraordinary Ability petition for a client who is a prominent professional golf instructor. While she had been the beneficiary of two prior O-1 visas (Non-Immigrant Visa for Aliens of Extraordinary Ability) which were also completed by our office, there was no guarantee that she [...]Read More >

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 >

EB-2 Priority Dates for India and China Will Retrogress

3/20/2012 Written by Andrew M. Wilson

Charlie Oppenheim, Chief, Visa Control and Reporting at DOS, recently announced at a recent AILA conference that he will likely retrogress India and China-mainland born EB-2 priority dates to around August 2007. This is likely to happen within the next 1-2 months. He also commented that he expects that all EB-1 visas available in FY2012 [...]Read More >