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

Melania Trump’s EB-1 “Einstein Visa” Faces Misplaced Scrutiny

3/13/2018 Written by SRW Lawyers

Since Donald Trump first announced his bid for the presidency with a speech focused on immigration reform, now-First Lady Melania Trump’s own immigration history has come under fire. Most recently, news stories about her EB-1 green card have prompted additional speculation and scrutiny. Although the First Lady has refrained from releasing her full immigration records, […]Read More >

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 >