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 Shah Peerally Law Group and Attorney Sharif Silmi to find a way to get him approved otherwise he said “I will return to India!”

Our Approach: Attorney Sharif Silmi delivered an out-of-the-box strategy to highlight the strengths in V.M.’s profile and extracted every last piece of evidence available to bolster his case. V.M. has a BS and MS in computer science and a certificate in accounting. He has no published articles. Attorney Sharif Silmi submitted evidence that approval of V.M. is essential because V.M. administers a payroll system that covers thousands of Americans and that he seeks to remain in the United States to continue to work in his field of endeavor. He also extracted evidence of memberships in associations, that V.M. works for an organization of distinguished reputation, commands a high salary, served as a judge of the work of others and had significant business related contributions. The petition was submitted with premium processing and concurrent adjustment of status (I-485).

Results: In only 6 days the USCIS service center responded with approval of the EB-1A petition!

Our Experience: It is important to make sure that the attorney you hire knows how to read between the lines and develop an EB-1A strategy uniquely tailored to your profile. One size fits all approaches do not work for EB-1A and most of the information provided in online forums is rubbish! Our law firm has been practicing immigration law for many years and we are rated among the best law firms in the United States. We know how to handle such cases.

For more information on submitting your own EB-1A petition contact Attorney Sharif Silmi at or schedule a consultation by contacting our main office at (510) 742-5887.

Written by Shah

Shah Peerally, founder of the Shah Peerally Law Group PC, is an attorney licensed in California. Shah practices immigration law anddebt settlement. Under his guidance, the Peerally Law Group has represented clients from all over the United States constantly dealing with the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), Immigration and Custom Enforcement (ICE) and Customs Border Patrol (CBP) under the Department of Homeland Security (DHS). Over the years, the Shah Peerally name has stood for excellence and dedication in the field of law, rated 10 out of 10 on the award winning legal site His work has been featured by media houses like San Jose Mercury News, Oakland Tribune, US Fiji Times, Mauritius Le Quotidien, and Movers & Shakers amongst many other International names. Mr. Peerally and his work have even been highly spoken of by Congress women Nancy Pelosi and Barbara Lee.