We are a boutique law firm specializing in Immigration and Nationality Law. We offer a wide range of immigration services to corporations, businesses, and families. We have specialized experience and the expertise to handle any matter pertaining to immigration law. Our practice is based on sound concepts and practices to provide the quality legal representation our clients need at a low price. We assist clients from all over the world and all walks of life. Our offices are located in San Jose and Fresno, California.
We are proud of our professionalism and that most of our clients are referred to us by current or former clients who realize that we deliver exceptional advocacy in all areas of immigration law. We strive to achieve positive results for our clients. Every client, whether an individual or business, is very important to us and we give personalized attention to each of them. Our immigration services include:
Our firm understands the complexities of immigration laws and their profound impact on an individual's life. We can help you overcome many legal issues and simplify the immigration process. Whether you are a foreign national seeking adjustment of status or change of status, a business or corporation considering filing a work visa or labor certification application (PERM) for your employee, a church planning to hire a religious worker, or you have been placed in a removal proceeding, we can guide you through every aspect of your case. Call our immigration lawyers for a free consultation to evaluate your situation.
Our San Jose immigration attorneys have broad experience in representing business executives and employers regarding various employment-based petitions (work visas) involving special skills or investment in the United States.
There are many visa pathways where a foreign national can migrate to the United States. These visas include but are not limited to: H-1B work visa, L-1 intracompany transferees' visa, E treaty investor and treaty trader visa, E-3 visa for nationals of Australia, O-1 extraordinary ability visa, P visa for athletes, artists and traditional entertainers and TN professional visa.
A substantial number of foreign nationals obtain green cards through their family members residing in the United States. Our immigration attorneys have experience in successfully representing U.S. citizens, or Lawful Permanent Resident (green card holder) sponsoring their family members for permanent resident status in the United States. In addition, we can assist you in obtaining temporary K-1 fiancée visa and K-3 visa for spouse of a U.S. citizen.
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For further information about our ability to help resolve your immigration problems, contact us for reliable advice.
A. An H-1B visa allows a professional to come to the United States to work temporarily in a specialty occupation. The position is considered a specialty occupation if it requires a Bachelor’s degree or higher and specialized knowledge. A U.S. employer is required to file a Labor Certification Application with the Department of Labor before hiring an H-1B worker and submit the certified application ("LCA") with the USCIS along with H-1B petition.
A. The term “cap” refers to the limit of H-1B visas issued every fiscal year. There is an annual limit of 65,000 for H-1B workers, subject to certain exceptions. Additionally, first 20,000 H1-B petitions filed for foreign nationals who have a U.S. Masters’ degree or higher are exempt from the 65,000 issued during the fiscal year.
A. An H-1B petition can be submitted to the USCIS six months prior to the start date of employment. It is advisable to submit the H1-B cap petition in the first week of April when USCIS opens window to accept new 65000 H-1B visa petitions.