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Flowchart of O-1A Process

The O-1A is a work visa for those with extraordinary achievement in science, education, business, or athletics. Download a PDF of the flowchart.  

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Guest Host on Immigration Lawyers’ Podcast

Giselle was recently a guest host on the Immigration Lawyers’ podcast, discussing O-1A visas as an alternative to H-1B visas. Listen now.

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USCIS Policy Change: Outright Visa Denials without a Recourse

USCIS recently announced a major policy change. Officials may immediately reject visa applications at their discretion starting September 11, 2018. Officials are no longer required to send Requests for Evidence (RFEs) or Notices of Intent to Deny (NOIDs) when they encounter something that could be further explained and supported. This means that more applications will be denied without an opportunity to further explain very technical and specialized issues. If you need guidance for submitting your […]

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Client Review: A Secure Future with His Employer

Our promise to clients is to keep doing great work and helping good clients. Here is a kind note we received from a client who recently became a permanent resident of the United States! We can’t thank you both enough for all the work you put in over the years to help me stay and work in the United States. Monday’s green card immigration interview was kind of surreal, and I’m not sure it’s set […]

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Green Card EB-1 Filing Backlogged until October 2018 – and Beyond

The Department of State (DOS) recently announced that it reached the cap for green card filings in the EB-1 category, which affects all extraordinary ability workers, including managers, executives, athletes, and researchers. This backlog for EB-1 visas is expected to continue beyond October 2018 (the beginning of the new fiscal year) and potentially into 2019. As a result, it is possible that new applications for permanent resident status will no longer be accepted for EB-1 […]

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What You Need to Know about the New InfoPass Appointment Process

Jacksonville was one of five local USCIS field offices selected to implement a new InfoPass appointment pilot program. Some information about the program conflicts with our actual experience with the system, so we wanted to share our tips for making and going to your appointment. Not all appointment types are currently accepted. The Jacksonville office is temporarily not accepting InfoPass appointments for information services. You can only schedule appointments for document services (such as passport […]

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