USCIS Resumes Premium Processing for All H-1B Petitions

USCIS will resume premium processing on Tuesday, March 12, for all H-1B petitions. If you received a request for evidence (RFE) for a pending petition, you should include the RFE response with the premium processing request. When an H-1B petitioner properly requests the agency’s premium processing service, USCIS guarantees a 15-day processing time. If we do not take certain adjudicative action within the 15‑calendar day processing time, USCIS refunds the petitioner’s premium processing service fee and continues with expedited processing of the petition. If Your H-1B Petition Was Transferred If you received a transfer…Read More Breaking News

Work Visa USA

Lately many have been asking their options to work in the United States. This video covers the main visas available to come to the United States and work. However, it is in no way a comprehensive explanation of all the visas that is available to emigrate to the USA. Please feel free to share.Read More Breaking News

Self-Petition is Possible for Workers of Extraordinary Ability

EB1A is really a new term for something that has long been present in the United States. Unlike the typical immigrants, an EB1A is all about entering alone, a completely outside of the chain migration business – no family member or employer is involved; totally self-supporting, a self-sponsored green card category. The standard for EB1A is high and reserved for intending immigrants who are among the most capable and accomplished in their professional fields within the arts, sciences, education, business, and sports. It is their cutting-edge, groundbreaking, scholarly, and influential work that makes them the…Read More Breaking News

Breaking News: USCIS to conduct Interviews for All Employment Based Green Cards

According to an article by Politico, it seems that under the rules of "extreme vetting", USCIS will be conducting an interview on adjustment of status for those applying for permanent residence based on employment (EB). Immigration authorities will require an in-person interview for certain applicants for green cards, a change likely to slow the process of obtaining one. The new requirement, which was confirmed Friday by a spokesman for the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, will apply to anyone moving from an employment-based visa to lawful permanent residency. Visa holders who are family…Read More Breaking News

June 2017 Visa Bulletin – Retrogression on EB1 for India

Newark CA May 10 2017 - To our surprise, it seems that EB1 for India is retrogressed to January 2012 for Chart A (processing dates) on the Visa Bulletin June 2017. Fortunately, the acceptance date on Chart B is still current implying that EB1 categories will still be able to file for adjustment of status if they wish to do so. As for the EB2 and EB3 India, there are no great movements although we are glad it has not retrogressed. See full Visa Bulletin June 2017 here. June 2017 Visa BulletinRead More Breaking News

Endless wait on Eb-2 ended with successful EB-1A petition!!!

Client V.M. contacted Attorney Sharif Silmi after watching his informative video about keys to filing a successful EB-1A petition ( and asked for an analysis for EB1A. V.M., originally from India, has been in the United States for 16 years. First as a graduate student then after completing his studies he was hired as an information systems analyst with a large utility company. He had an approved EB-2 I-140 with potentially decades to go before his priority date came due. After being turned away by several attorneys, V.M. put his trust in the…Read More Breaking News

The Future of Immigrants and Non Immigrants Under Trump

The Shah Peerally Law Show covered issues related to immigration especially on the future of immigration law once Trump is president. This is what was reported by NPR on Trump as a President"...on the first day, I will take the following five actions to restore security and the constitutional rule of law: * FIRST, cancel every unconstitutional executive action, memorandum and order issued by President Obama * SECOND, begin the process of selecting a replacement for Justice Scalia from one of the 20 judges on my list, who will uphold and defend the…Read More Breaking News

Options for Mauritians to immigrate to United States

Mauritians have never really looked into their options to visit, move, or immigrate to the United States. As such we are providing the slides below to cover this topic. The slides and video cover some of the possibilities of moving to the United States from Mauritius. If you need help please email us at info@peerallylaw.comRead More Breaking News

Using the EB1c and L1A as an investor visa and reduce the waiting on EB category for India and China

Many are wondering how they can open a branch or subsidiary in the United States and ultimately travel to the United States. The L1A is good option which can turn into a permanent residence under EB1c. It is also provides alternatives to those individuals and company employees from India and China who have been waiting for years under the EB2 and EB3 categories. Indeed EB1 category is current for both India and China as well as other countries of the world. This podcast and video by attorney Sharif Silmi from the Shah Peerally…Read More Breaking News