Category Archives: Blog

I-601a Waiver Expansion

Posted on August 16th, 2016 by Gabriel

I-601a Provisional Unlawful Presence Waiver of Inadmissibility Expansion  On July 22, 2015, the Department of Homeland Security sought to expand the eligibility for people who may qualify for a provisional I-601a “Stateside” waiver. Prior to this change which is set to go... [ Read More ]

Silicon Valley Immigration Attorneys MJ LAW | EB-1 and O-1A Visas: A smart option for entrepreneurs, inventors, and talented STEM professionals

Posted on June 16th, 2016 by Gabriel

With our immigration law offices in San Jose and San Francisco, we frequently assist in successfully obtaining visas for the diverse foreign talent that has enriched the high tech industry. Many foreign IT workers think only about applying for an H1-B visa to work in the US. However,... [ Read More ]

O-1 Visa For Entertainers, Athletes & Others Of Extraordinary Ability

Posted on May 25th, 2016 by Gabriel

The United States offers the O-1 visa to artists, entertainers, athletes, and other people of extraordinary ability who are coming to the US to perform, compete, or work in their specialty. This so-called “genius visa” attracts a variety of temporary workers to America to showcase... [ Read More ]

FY 2017 H1-B Visa Fee Increase

Posted on February 16th, 2016 by Gabriel

As April 1st gets closer, many are getting ready to file their H1-B Visa under the FY 2017 H-1B Visa quota. Unlike previous years, this year’s will be quite different for certain applicants. On December 18, 2015, President Obama signed a new law that will increase the H1-B Visa ... [ Read More ]

DHS Amends Regulations to Improve H-1B, E-3, CW-1 and EB-1 Classifications

Posted on January 22nd, 2016 by Gabriel

On January 15, 2016, the DHS released a set of regulations to improve various non-immigrant classifications including, H-1B1, E-3, CW-1 and EB-1.  These regulations will improve the programs and eliminate all of the hassle that places these workers at a disadvantage. This blog will... [ Read More ]

FY 2017 H-1B Filing fees raised as per Consolidated Appropriations Act

Posted on December 22nd, 2015 by Gabriel

The Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2016 which was signed into law by President Barack Obama last week, requires companies having more than 50 per cent of employees that are on H1B or L1 Visa status and more than 50 employees overall to have to pay an additional $4,000 per H-1B... [ Read More ]

Is your priority date near? If so, there is great news for you! (Update on the Visa Bulletin)

Posted on October 19th, 2015 by Gabriel

During this last month, the department of state issued a revised edition of the visa bulletin. With this revised edition of the visa bulletin, people whose priority date is a year away will be eligible to submit their adjustment of status application. In the meantime, they will be... [ Read More ]

L-1A Visa: Office Space Requirement

Posted on June 2nd, 2015 by Gabriel

                  One of the key requirements for the L1-A Visa is to show proof of sufficient physical premises of the US Office. This blog will answer a few questions regarding the L-1A Visa Office Space Requirement. What is the L-1A... [ Read More ]

L-1A Visa to EB-1 Immigrant Visa path versus EB-5 Visa

Posted on May 29th, 2015 by Gabriel

Acquiring an L-1A Visa and converting to Permanent Residence via the EB-1 Visa may be a better option for Foreign investors and entrepreneurs considering acquiring a Green Card via the EB-5 Visa category.     Inquires into obtaining the EB-5 Investment Green Card are... [ Read More ]

H-4 Dependents Can Now Apply for Work Authorization

Posted on May 26th, 2015 by Gabriel

Certain H-4 Dependents are now permitted to request work authorization: Those foreign professionals stuck in the Employment based categories for receiving an immigrant visa (Green Card), will finally be granted relief in the form of work authorization granted by the USCIS for those... [ Read More ]

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