The Shah Peerally Law Group PC Washington DC office  located at 1020 16th Street NW – is stationed in the heart of Washington DC two blocks away from the White House and in the vicinity of the United States’ most important institutions including the headquarters of the United States Customs and Immigration Service (USCIS).

The office houses Attorney Sharif S. Silmi and will include support staff and other important legal positions.

Washington DC office -1020 16th Street NW.

Phone: 202-656-5553
sharif@peerallylaw.com

Breaking News USCIS changes forms without warning!

This is something really unconventional when USCIS changes forms without actually giving advanced notices! This notice came from AILA (American Immigration Lawyers Association).  The list of forms goes over five pages and can be found here – USCIS, Dec. 23, 2016 From AILA, Dec. 23, 2016 – “Today, December 23, 2016, USCIS posted a large number…

AILA Calls for Rescission of NSEERS – Letter to White House

AILA, Nov. 23, 2016 – “On April 27, 2011, the Department of Homeland Security announced the elimination of the list of countries whose nationals are subject to registration under NSEERS, thus effectively ending the NSEERS registration process. While this was a welcome step, it did not go far enough to terminate the program. This administration…

Congratulations to our Team member Sharif Silmi for an approval on EB1A case in two weeks

Congratulations to attorney Sharif Silmi from the Shah Peerally Law Group PC for a quick approval on EB1A case without any request for evidence (RFE). Good job Sharif.

Applying for PERM Labor Certification for a relative

The regulation at 20 C.F.R. § 656.10(c)(8) provides that an employer must attest that “[t]he job opportunity has been and is clearly open to any U.S. worker.” If an employer is a closely held corporation, partnership, or sole proprietorship, a presumption arises that the job is not clearly open to U.S. workers when the sponsored…

BALCA Update: Filing a Second PERM for the Same Employee

This is an alert from AILA by the AILA DOL Liaison Committee On September 16, 2016, in Matter of Allianz-9-22-16, BALCA upheld the Certifying Officer’s (CO) denial where the employer had filed two PERM applications for the same employee with “substantially comparable job duties,” noting that in accordance with 20 CFR §656.24(e)(6), an employer is…

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services New Fee Schedule

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is adjusting the fee schedule for immigration and naturalization benefit requests processed by U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS). The fee schedule was last adjusted on November 23, 2010. USCIS conducted a comprehensive fee review for the fiscal year (FY) 2016/2017 biennial period and determined that current fees do…

Possible Options for H4 Children Dependents Turning 21.

Immigration For those from India and China on EB2 and EB3 visas, the waiting time is far too long (see petition for reduction Of EB2 and EB3 time). This causes much concern for those who have children that are about to turn 21. H4 visas are attached to spouses and children that are dependents or…

Shah Peerally Law Group PC (SPLG) launches Washington DC office!!!

Washington DC October 6 2016 – By popular demand the Shah Peerally Law Group PC has launched its Washington DC office three months ahead of schedule. The office – located at 1020 16th Street NW – is stationed in the heart of Washington DC two blocks away from the White House and in the vicinity…