I was on a 12-month OPT after graduating with my masters degree in petroleum engineering. I landed a job with a State agency as a safety engineer with the goal of getting a 24-month STEM extension so I could have more time to figure out the next steps. Fast-forward to 11 months into my employment, I was told the State agency does not participate in E-verify, a critical component in getting the 24-mo extension. At this point, I was beyond panicking because my EAD was expiring in the next 60 days with no solid backup plan.

I went online and searched for every possible attorney that specializes in EB2-NIW, the most reasonable category since my company was not able to sponsor foreign workers, and I had an advanced degree. I emailed and/or consulted with every single one of the attorneys on the list, and none but Mr. Sharif Silmi of Shah Peerally, was able to assure me his firm can take on my case and work with me. To reiterate, all of the ‘highly rated’ attorneys rejected my case and/or told me I do not qualify for EB2-NIW. Shah Peerally, through Sharif Silmi, was the only firm that expressed interest in handling my case.

Mr. Sharif Silmi diligently worked with me to gather evidences, was always available to answer questions, extremely helpful in crafting the appropriate support letters, filed the petitions in a very short amount of time since I was nearing the end of my EAD eligibility, and most surprisingly, was very affordable. Fast-forward to 8 months later, my I-140 based on EB2-NIW, has been approved!! Sharif was nothing short of professional, extremely knowledgeable, patient, thoughtful, and someone I can count on to deliver.

I will personally recommend attorney Sharif Silmi and Shah Peerally for all of your immigration needs. In this day and age where everyone is trying to take financial advantage of one another, Shah Peerally and Sharif Silmi standout from the pack. They are genuine, understanding, honest, welcoming, extremely knowledgeable, and very professional. When others say no, Sharif Silmi and Shah Peerally say YES!

Mr. Silmi, thank you very much for taking on my case within such a short notice, for answering all of my questions timely, and for reinforcing my faith in the fact that there are genuinely nice and caring people that walk among us. I will recommend your firm to each and every international student that is looking to immigrate to the US and to all other professionals. With Sharif Silmi and Shah Peerally, the sky is the limit, and they will handle your case regardless of how demoralizing the so-called ‘highly-rated’ firms made you think or feel.


*Important: The testimonials or endorsements on this website do not constitute a guarantee, warranty, or prediction regarding the outcome of your legal matter. Each case is different and success in one case does not warrant or guarantee success in other similar cases or situations.