Labor Certification/PERM/I-140 Employment-Based Immigration
On August of 2008 our firm was retained by a Nurse of Nigerian Nationality to assist her with the process of her I-140A Petition for Immigrant Worker / I-485 Adjustment Application and I-765 Employment Authorization. The Employment Authorization was approved on January of 2007 and the Petition for Immigrant Worker was approved on October of 2007. Since she fell under the EB3 Category (Skill/Professional Workers) to be eligible to Adjust Status she had to wait for her priority date to become current. Immediately after her priority date was current she was able to adjust status. Very happily, for her and her children on March of 2013 they all received their Green Cards.
Our client first came to us in 2002, beginning what would be a long ten year odyssey to become a permanent resident of the United States. Throughout that time, Margaret Wong, in spite of great difficulties in the case, stuck by the side of her client and persevered until the happy ending on Christmas Eve of 2012 when our client and his wife received their green card approvals.
Our office was retained to help an employer petition for his alien worker (Filipino) under the labor certification/PERM process. The alien is here on a B-1 visa and has had several extensions approved under this classification. The employer owns a home and wanted his domestic worker to get a green card as a household manager. The process began as usual with the drafting of the job description and sample advertisement and then a prevailing wage determination was received. After this the ads were placed and it was detrmined no qualified US workers were located. The PERM was filed on 2/16/10. The DOL then issued an audit on 9/16/2010 and the employer through our office submitted the resumes and recruitment summary report. The DOL then decided to audit the case again and we responded accordingly. After this DOL moved this case to supervised recruitment and this took place on 2/6/12. We worked closely with the employer to conduct yet a new round of advertisements to show DOL the recruitment was conducted properly. After getting resumes, the employer yet was still unable to find a qualified US worker. These findings were submitted to DOL and the DOL then approved the labor certification on 7/2/12. Margaret Wong with the assistance of Brian Marek worked on this matter.
Our office was retained by a wireless phone and service provider to process a labor certification and I-140 for their alien worker from India. After doing the prevailing wage and recruitment we were able to file the case to DOL on March 13, 2012. Approval came in on June 4, 2012. We can now work on the I-140 to USCIS. While this is an EB2 case with a master's degree requirement, the I-485 can only be filed once a visa # is available.
Our office was retained by an employer petitioning a prospective alien employee for a labor certification, I-140 and green card. Our office worked hard to get the labor certification approved and subsequently we filed an I-140 for the Mongolian national on January 13, 2012 under the EB3 classification. The I-140 was then approved on May 11, 2012
Our firm was retained in January 2011 by a family care center that wished to start the green card process for one of their employees, a nephrologist from Lebanon. The first step was to file an LCA application before we could extend our client and her husband's H-1B/H4 nonimmigrant work visas. The LCA was approved in October 2011 and the I-129 and I-539 Applications were filed less than one week later under premium processing. These applications were approved after a short wait of two weeks. While we worked on extending our clients nonimmigrant visas, we also filed an Application for Permanent Employment Certification to the Department of Labor, which was ETA certified in late December 2011. After months of preparing the applications, the I-140 Immigrant Petition for Alien Worker was filed under premium processing in March 2012. It was approved within 3 weeks. The I-140 petition was filed concurrently with green card applications for our client and her husband, which are still pending. We are very confident that these clients will receive their green card within the year. Attorney Francis Fungsang is handling this case.
A computer software engineer originally from India retained our firm in March 2011 to obtain his non-immigrant work visa. The first step in the process was to obtain Permanent Labor Certification (PERM), which was filed on September 20, 2011. The PERM was approved after a short 2 months in late November 2011. 10 days after receiving the approval notice, an I-129 H-1B non-immigrant work visa was filed under premium processing on December 12, 2011.
Client is a Turkish National and we applied for I-140 and I-485 Application to Register Permanent Residence. Client was the School Principal in Turkey nad had 5 years past experience. After ETA (labor certification) was approved we filed for the I-140. The I-140 was filed on November 3, 2011 and was approved without RFE (request for additional information) on November 14, 2011. The I-485 was filed concurrently with the I-140 and now is pending for approval.
In April 2010, we were retained by a Chinese national after his PERM, filed by a previous attorney, was denied. Our client had a Master of Science and was offered a position by a tech firm in the U.S. We filed a PERM in October 2010, which was approved 5 weeks later. In December 2010, we filed an I-140 petition on behalf of his employer, which was approved in late April 2011. Following this approval, we filed an H-1B extension in May 2011. A RFE was received on August 25, which was filed less than one month later on September 14. Less than one month later, the H-1B was approved on October 10, 2011, thanks to the diligent work of attorney Lori Pinjuh and a team of paralegals.
A husband, wife and two children from Gauteng, South Africa entered the U.S. in 2001 on the husband's H-1B temporary work permit. Husband has a Bachelor of Accountancy Degree and is a Certified Public Accountant. He worked as a Controller, providing financial planning and accounting functions, to his U.S. company employer. The family retained our firm in order to become permanent residents . In 2006, we filed an I-140 Immigrant Petition for Alien Worker on behalf of the U.S. employer for the husband as a professional or skilled worker. This would be the basis to adjust the husband's status to that of a permanent resident. The wife and the two children applied to adjust to permanent resident status as derivatives. While the petitions were pending, applications for employment authorizations for the wife and H-1B extensions for the husband were granted. The whole family was granted permanent residency on August 4, 2011.
A married couple from Tamil Nadu, India retained our services to assist with filing the husband's employment based visa. The husband has a Masters of Science in electrical engineering and is employed as an Applications Engineer for a U.S. company. We filed an H-1B1 specialty occupation visa in 2005 with the employer as petitioner and the husband as the beneficiary. His wife filed as a derivative. The visas were granted and the husband began work for his employer. In 2007, we filed applications for the couple to adjust to permanent resident status. Pending approval of the permanent residency applications, H-1B extensions and employment authorizations for the husband and wife were filed and approved. In August of 2011, the couple's applications to adjust to permanent resident status were approved.
A pediatric physician from the Philippines was offered a position at a US hospital in Washington. In September 2010, she retained our firm to help her obtain work authorization. After her labor certification and PERM were approved in April 2010, we filed the I-140 petition on behalf of her employer, as well as her I-765 application for work authorization and her I-485 green card application at the beginning of June. By August, her work authorization was approved. Two months later this doctor received her Welcome Notice as a legal permanent resident of the United States. Thanks to the hard work and preparation of a team of an attorney and legal assistants, this application was approved without an interview
The late green card approval is because of EB3 quota. The PERM was properly filed and got certified in a week. Thereafter, we filed the I-140 with ample documentation to establish the employer's ability to pay, the beneficiary's credential and qualifying experience. It was approved without RFE. The I-485 was filed under the Service memo dated 07/17/2007. Later on, USCIS rejected the filing, but we argued successfully that it was timely receipt before rescission of the Service memo. The I-485 procrastinated due to quota on EB3. We monitored throughout the years and alerted the Service on biometric expiration. When quota opened this month, we proactively contacted the Service to push the adjudication by calling them updating the filing and current address. Their green cards were approved in a week.
Applicant is a J1 physician. During intake, we carefully explained to him the USCIS special rules regarding J1 doctor adjustment. We also helped him drew up a timeline of different scenarios including documentation of fulfillment of 3-yr medical service, PERM sponsorship, job change, and travel. During PERM process, we also worked closely with the employer on the question of proof of ability to pay. Our office provided the sponsor our safeguard measures of protecting their information which are not privy to the sponsored alien. We also provided the employer information on PERM guideline and sponsorship responsibilities. As a result of our proactive action and upfront information, the PERM process and the subsequent I-140 and I-485 applications ran like a clock work with no interruption. All documentation were made readily available as and when needed. The PERM was certified without audit. The I-140 and I-485 approved with no RFE and interview.
The issue in this case is the language requirement. DOL audited the case because they said no reason why workers cannot communicate in English. They ignored the fact that this was a Korean language newspaper. All the characters, textual contents, verbiage, and grammar, and style of the art work has to be addressed to the Korean speaking population and in accord with their taste and preference. We took issue with the DOL and submitted a brief describing the demographic of the target area of the newspaper, the targeted readers and advertisers in the area, the ethnicity of the paper’s circulation area. While the PERM was pending, we educated the petitioner and alien the issues relating to the approvability of the I-140 and I-485, in particular, alien’s credential, status in the US, marking of the preference, and ability to pay. As a result, the I-140 and the I-485 have been approved in four months without any RFE. Clients got their green card now.
We were hired by an employer to file an EB3 labor certification on behalf of their alien employee frm S. Korea. We went through the labor certification steps including prevailing wage, advertisements and then were able to file on September 9, 2009. The labor certification was then approved on July 26, 2010. We are now doing the I-140 for this individual and he will stay on H-1B status until he is able t ofile for his adjustment of status upon his priority date becoming current.
We were retaiend by an employer to file for a labor certificaion on behalf of a prospective employee from Hong Kong. The category was skilled worker and the job required 2 years experience. The labor certification was filed on May 27, 2010 and approved on July 19, 2010. We are now doing the I-140. The alien will need to wait for his priority date to become current to file for I-485.
This RIR was properly filed on April 28, 2001 with all pertinent information as required by the legacy ETA Form 750. After certification we filed the I-140 immigrant petition on June 28, 2001. It was approved after we successfully proved the ability to pay issue. While the I-485 was pending, the Service issued Intent to Revoke alleging that the familial relationship of one of the directors to the beneficiary caused serious doubt to the veracity of the recruitment as decided by an AAO case. Our office immediately research and reviewed the AAO decision. Having understood the crux of the Service's argument, we helped client to obtain affidavits from India describing the relationship. Secondly, we put together complete documentation of the recruitment, namely, prevailing wage, state job order, news paper ad placements, internal job posting. A recruitment summary prepared at the LC process was also provided to the Service, including copies of the applications received and reasons for rejection. We submitted independent documents demonstrating the fact that proper recruitment steps were taken in accordance with the RIR regulations, the rejections were properly exercised. A month or so after the rebuttal to Notice of Intent to Deny was filed, the Service approved the adjustment on July 12, 2010.
To help this J1 physician from Syria to file his green card as soon as his HPSA service is completed, we proactively prepared all the PERM documents in order save the actual placement and postings due to the lengthy Prevailing Wage Determination under the new centralized system. Upon PWD received, we immediately set the recruitment in motion resulting in the PERM filing not wasting time unnecessary. It was certified in less than 4 months on June 7, 2010. The I-140 petition was filed and very soon the doctor can file his adjustment of status
We were retained by an employer of an alien from Taiwan in order to process his green card application through the labor certification process. The beneficiary met the employer's EB2 requirements and we filed the application on May 14, 2010 as no qualified US workers were found. The labor certification was approved on July 9, 2010. We are now processing the I-140 and I-485 applications.
An employer hired us to file for a labor certification for one of their prospective employees from S. Korea. The employer is a community service center, providing physical wellness programs to the neighborhood's young and old, and are in need of a professional instructor. Applicant is S. Korean Taekwondo black-belt teacher. He also has a degree in physical education. In preparing his PERM, we emphasized his theoretical knowledge in physical training and experience in teaching taekwondo to different age group students. We filed on April 23, 2008. In response to the DOL audit, we specifically pointed out the unavailability of willing physical instructor to accept a position in a church based community service center. The PERM was finally certified on May 14, 2010
Our Japanese client retained our services with three very clear goals in mind: he wanted to work hard, exercise his education, and make the most influential contributions towards American engineering. Our client earned a Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering from a prestigious university in Japan. After earning his degree, our client's ambition carried him to the United States, at which point his skills and leadership attracted a prominent United States engineering firm. The engineering firm, located in California, filed an I-140-Immigrant Petition for Alien Worker-as our client was a member of a profession with an advanced degree and exceptional ability. After our attorneys highlighted the various abilities and achievements of our client, his I-140 was approved and a job at a top engineering firm became his. Now, our client supervises multiple engineers and technicians as he continues making impressive contributions as one of our country's best processing engineers.
Our clients are both Indian Nationals who entered the country without inspection in 1995. It was a father and son, the son was a minor at the time but is grandfathered under the 245(i) statute. Our client had a Labor Certification application filed for him on April 1, 2001 which was approved in 2008. Our team was successful in preparing them for their interview which was very successful and would have been approved. We ensured that they had all of the necessary documents and for all intensive purposes the case will be approved when the Visa quota numbers for India are current.
We were assigned by the Attorney General's Special Counsel section to work on the green card application for a Nigerian Mathematics professor at a state college in Ohio. The DOL regulations, for the labor certification, allow for special handling for professors that allows for less ads and an 18 month filing window from date of selection buy the school. The school selected the candidate on January 4, 2010 and we filed the labor certification on January 11, 2010. Typically labor certifications take 10 months to be adjudicated, but we received a very quick approval on February 22, 2010. This was great to hear and now the school and alien can jointly file for the I-140 and I-485 in order to get his legal permanent residency.
An alien from Korea retained us to work on her labor certification, I-140 and green card applications. The labor certification was approved on April 23, 2009 and the I-140 was filed concurrently with the I-485/765/131 on June 23, 2009. The alien was ending F-I status at the time of filing the I-140 and I-485. Her position was a market research analyst and qualified for the EB2 category. Also her son is turning 21 in November so we made sure that he was a part of the family's green card applications as a dependent. Her I-140 was approved on August 24, 2009 and the green cards were approved on October 13, 2009.
An alien from Malaysia hired us to work on his labor certification and permanent residency applications. The labor certification was filed on October 6, 2008 after the employing petitioner did not receive any resumes from applicants based on the recruitment campaign. The labor certification was approved and the I-140 was filed on June 29, 2009. It was approved shortly thereafter on July 20, 2009. The alien is just waiting for their visa # to be current in order to proceed to the next step.
We were retained by a large corporation to file for a labor certification, I-140 and green card for one of their alien workers on H-1B from Canada. We went through the steps of the process and the alien fell into the EB2 category. We filed the application on January 19, 2009 and it was approved by DOL on January 23, 2009. We can now do concurrent I-140 and I-485 application to USCIS and wait for the green card to be adjudicated by USCIS
Our attorneys and various staff are fully committed to each and every client, regardless of the pressure and difficulty involved in each case. Our client came to us immediately before the expiration of her H-1B, a non-immigrant visa that allows United States employers to employ foreign guest workers in specialty occupations. It was essential to her that we file an I-140-Immigrant Petition for Alien Worker-in order to obtain an immigrant work visa and later a green card. Our client was an intelligent, hard-working Chief Resident of a leading health institution. With the firm commitment of keeping our client in status, we filed an I-140 under National Interest Waiver in June 2007, and it was approved in Nov. 2007 without any Request for Evidence! Aware of the contributions our client made to the medical field, we moved forward and filed an I-485-Adjustment to Permanent Resident Status-in August 2007. In August 2008, our client's I-485 was approved, emphasizing our belief that a client's commitment becomes our commitment.
The expression "persistence pays off" accurately reflects our Korean client's arduous case. Our client, whom holds a Ph.D in material science, made outstanding contributions to a field of science that requires the utmost expertise and competence. His contributions included ground-breaking research at a top United States University and constructive contributions towards the United States government. In order to secure our client's status, we filed an I-140: Immigrant Petition for Alien Worker, National Interest Waiver. CIS responded by issuing a Request for Evidence (RFE), which we responded to with a detailed brief and extensive documentation. Surprisingly, CIS rejected all documented evidence, and denied the case in July 2008 for failing to meet the requirements. This decision did not affect the resolve and dedication of our committed attorneys and hard-working staff. Our firm moved forward, restructuring another motion requesting CIS to re-evaluate our case and their previous decision. After twenty days, our client's I-140 was finally approved! Our client now has the opportunity to make scientific contributions that will benefit the United States and the world community.
After originally filing with another law firm, our client retained our services in hope of quickly and successfully obtaining green cards for himself and his wonderful family. Our client, a Chinese national, was a leading researcher in his field. Our office responded to an I-140 Request for Evidence (RFE) with regard to an EB-12 (outstanding research). Soon thereafter, USCIS issued an RFE for our client's pending I-485. Our attorneys and staff welcomed such a challenge and quickly responded to the RFE. Now, our client continues to lead in his specialized filed of research, while his family enjoys a new life in a country with new opportunity.
We filed a Permanent Labor Certification (PERM) for our client, a scientist from China who worked at two major universities in the United States researching DNA and mouse genetics to be able to make findings on human genetics. The PERM was filed in March 2008 and approved in May 2008. We can now file an I-140 for the alien. Brian Marek worked on this case.
We helped a Chinese family in all the process to get their green cards. First we helped the mother, an Information Scientist, to get his Labor Certification approved. In May 2007, as soon as the quota was open, we filed I-485 (Petition to adjust status to permanent resident) for the whole family. We received their approvals and our clients received their green cards in May 2008, without any request for additional documents.
Our client, an Electrical Engineer with an advanced degree, first came to USA from India in April 2005 under an H-1B, visa valid through December 2009. His wife and child joined him in July of the same year, when their H4 visas (for Immediate Relatives of H-1B holder) were approved. However, he had to change employer, so he hired us to file his papers with a new prospective employer. This new employer was willing to file an Immigrant Petition for him (I-140) later on, as a Sponsor. In November 2006 we filed the H-1B petition for our client and H-4 petitions for his wife and son, all with the new employer as petitioner. We also filed I-539 to extend the non-immigrant visas for them. At the beginning of March 2007, the H-1B and H-4 were approved, valid through 2009. In January 2008 we filed his PERM online (Labor Certification), which was approved in one month. As soon as it was approved we prepared his next case, I-140 which we have recently filed. We trust we will get the approval very soon. It will take some time to have a visa number available for India citizens in his category group, but we will pay attention and file his I-485 (Green Card) as soon as his priority date becomes current.
We were retained by a math professor who was starting his permanent residency process through his employment with the University. We filed the permanent labor certification via special handling for University professors on July 25, 2007 and it was approved in ten days. On August 14, 2007 we were able to file his and his wife's green card applications together with the I-140 (Immigrant Petition for Alien Worker). The I-140 was approved on April 4, 2008 and the green cards were issued two weeks after that. Our client wrote to us thankfully and very pleased with our service.
In August 2008 we started the Labor Certification case for a Guatemalan project manager to be employed in a small construction company. The case was difficult because it fell in the category of EB-3 unskilled worker. We gathered all relevant information and filed his Prevailing Wage request and began the process of posting job order and ads. After that, we filed his PERM online on January 18, 2008. Two months later the Department of Labor selected this case for an Audit and required us to present many supporting documents and evidence of having given the opportunity for other (American) candidates to apply for the same job. On March 24, 2008 we filed back all the documentation required in the Audit notification. Two weeks later, his PERM was approved and the ETA Form certified. Upon request of our client, we immediately prepared and sent to him all the documents to file his I-140 (Immigrant Petition for Alien Worker). We expect to file his I-140 petition very soon.
In November 2007 we were retained by an Italian interpreter-translator to do her Labor Certification. She was working under an H-1B visa that would expire in 2009 and she had an advanced degree in another language. She wanted to see her chances of working on a permanent basis and her employer was willing to retain her for long because of business necessity. We started her Labor Certification process with the employer in November 2007 requesting prevailing wage for her kind of job, doing the job order and postings, and in February 2008 we filed her PERM online. In the first days of April 2008 her Application for Permanent Employment Certification was approved and her ETA Form 9089 was certified. The very next day we sent her a package with all the forms ready to sign for her I-140 (Immigrant Petition for Alien Worker) and I-485 (Adjustment of Status to Permanent Resident), since we had been preparing these new cases with our client ahead of time. We will be filing them soon and most probably will get her approvals and her green card in the short term.
We were retained by a medical doctor from Venezuela to work on his Labor Certification Application. We filed his PERM in February 2008. After two weeks we heard that the employer's Human Resources Manager was no longer working for them and had closed the PERM account by mistake. We followed up with the employer and the PERM processing center to have the account reactivated and the application current. Finally, our client's Labor Certification Application was approved in the beginning of April 2008. We are currently working in the I-140 case (Immigrant Petition for an Alien Worker) for our client and we will also file I-485 and I-765 to adjust his status to permanent resident and to get his employment authorization card.
We started the case for an Indian research analyst in the end of 2007, and in January 2008 we filed his PERM (Labor Certification Application). However, his file was selected for Audit in mid February and the employer was given a month to present all supporting documents and evidence of having given a chance to all prospective candidates for the same job position. We worked thoroughly with the employer and filed the response to the Audit on March 14, 2008. The Labor Certification was finally approved in the first days of April 2008. Currently we are preparing our client's I-140 case (Immigrant Petition for an Alien Worker) which will be filed soon.
One of our clients from Bulgaria hired us in February 2007. He and his wife came to United States on student visas (F-1) back in 1997. Later, they started to work under H-1B visas in the same University they had graduated from. He came to our firm for our help regarding how to obtain a Permanent Residence. The University he is working at agreed to sponsor him on filing for the green card. We filed the Perm (Labor Certification application) on June 27, 2007 and it was certified in a couple weeks. Our office then prepared the I-140 Immigrant Petition for Alien Worker and filed it a week after PERM approval. The quota for the client was open in August (2007) to file his and his wife's applications to register Permanent Residence (I-485). Client and his wife were scheduled for fingerprints in a few months. On March 13, 2008 their I-140 and I-485 petitions were approved and they received their Green Cards in the mail shortly after that. They are looking forward for our help when the time comes to get their Citizenship as well.
In 2001, after receiving his Medical Doctor Degree from Damascus University in Syria, our client came to USA on a J-1 visa as a trainee. He completed his residency in internal Medicine at St. John's Episcopal Hospital. In 2002 he hired us to get an approval for his waiver of J-1 visa status so he would not have to go home for two years. The waiver was granted later on. The client started his three year Medical Service at the appointed site in Alaska. In 2004 the employer he was working for agreed to sponsor his I-140 immigrant Petition which was approved in less than three months. In 2005 our firm helped the Doctor to extend the H-1B status with the same employer and after a month he received approval for the extension. In 2005 he completed the three year service which opened the opportunity to apply for the Permanent Residence. Our firm filed his I-485 (Green Card Application) in September of 2005. While his Green Card Application was pending, he married a Syrian lady in his home country in 2006. Since he was still on H-1B status his wife was able to come to the United States with the husband on H-4 visa (H-1B dependant). As soon as she came to USA we filed her Application for the Green Card as derivative. After a month she received the Notice for fingerprinting. Doctor's biometrics were recaptured again in 2007 since the previous ones had expired. As of February 4th, 2008 Immigration issued the Service Memo regarding I-485 (Green Card Applications) stating that if FBI name check was pending for longer than 180 days, and the case is otherwise approvable, Immigration has to proceed with green card issuance. As soon as this Memo was published we wrote a letter to USCIS explaining the situation and requesting to adjudicate the case. Our claim was sustained and after three weeks Immigration approved their I-485 applications and issued the green cards.
Alien from Malaysia retained us for his labor certification application, I-140 (Immigrant Petition for an Alien Worker) and I-485 (Adjustment to Permanent Resident) for him and his family. We successfully received approval of the labor certification and proceeded with the I-140/ I-485 in July last year as quota was open for EB3 (Employment Based Third Preference: Skilled Workers, Professionals with Baccalaureate degree). We concurrently filed for the work permit, but the alien and his wife were inconvenienced as USCIS did not send the EAD cards. We pushed USCIS and made calls and follow ups and finally the aliens received their cards.
We were retained by a Japanese Restaurant in South Carolina to help them petition a sushi chef from China. We started the labor certification process with the prevailing wage from the State of S. Carolina, then advertised for the position. No qualified US workers were found and the labor certification was filed on December 10, 2007 via the online PERM system. The case was approved on February 27, 2008, allowing us to file for the I-140 Immigrant Worker Petition, which is currently pending.
We were hired by an Italian client to file for an I-140 (Immigrant Petition for Alien Worker). We filed for his Labor Certification (PERM) in October 2005 and it was certified in March, 2006. On the same month we filed for his I-140, together with I-539 (visa extension) for his family and I-129 (non immigrant worker) extension for his wife, all with Premium Processing which enabled us to get their approval in twelve days. On the next year we were requested by our client to file for I-485 (Adjustment of Status to Permanent Resident) and I-765 (Employment Authorization Document) for his wife, son and daughter, and to file an I-485 for our client. The I-765 were approved in two months. Later the family wanted to travel to their home country while their case (I-485) was pending, so we filed for I-131 (Travel Document or Advance Parole) for the whole family. The I-131 were approved in a month. Currently the family has passed their fingerprint checks and they are waiting for their interview before they can be issued their Green Cards and stay permanently in USA.
We started working with a client of India on March, 2001. We assisted him with his H1B visa (Petition for Non Immigrant Worker), which we got in less than five months and that allowed him to work until October 2004, also allowing his family to remain in USA with him. Later, on November 2005 we filed for his I-140 (Petition for Immigrant Worker) through previous Labor Certification, and this was approved in October 2006. The next month, November 2006 was very important, since we filed for I-765 (Work Authorization) for her husband and son, and also the I-485 (Adjustment of Status to Permanent Resident) for all the family. The I-765 petitions were approved in less than a month, valid for a year. Later we renewed them for one more year valid until October 2008. On December 2007 the I-485 petitions were approved for client and family members and they all got their welcome notices. They will soon receive their Green Cards on the mail.
Here is a good example of how we search for all the options for our clients, and do not let them down despite any obstacles that we can find on our way:
Client from Zimbabwe was on H-1B with previous employer back in 2007 and got laid off. His wife was on H-1B also at a different firm. There was less than a week left before a possible H-4 Change of Status deadline when client consulted with us at our New York office. Upon retention we immediately filed the H-4 and it got approved. Client then retained us also for his green card. Previously, he consulted with several lawyers who would not take his case because a relative was a partner in the potential petitioning employer. However, as long as you prove bona fideness of the position, a Labor Certification would still be possible. We took the case and after reviewing all the documents, including discussing his past experience with his previous employer, we filed a Second Preference Labor Certification, requiring an MBA plus 2 years experience in the same position. The Labor Certification was approved despite the issue regarding the relative, mainly because the position was a bona fide position. When the I-140 was about to be filed, the past experience letter we received from the previous employer was 17 days short of the 2-year requirement that was stipulated at the Labor Certification. Apparently previous employer assumed it was two years experience just based on the month and year, but a precise count of the days would leave our client 17 days short. Our office received a Request for Evidence addressing this issue from the CIS. We had to contact all of the previous employers of our client so assess possible responses to the Request for Evidence. After contacting our client's 1998 employer, all they could do was draft a general letter regarding the position, without even mentioning the job description as it was a long time ago. We understood their position especially since they were a Fortune 500 company so upon receiving their general letter, we submitted that to the Immigration Service and argued that the position was still "the same position". We accessed a copy of our client's job description online and with his old archived employment documents, pointed out that the position specified in the Labor Certification and the 1998 position was "the same." Ten days later both the Petition and the Green Card Application were approved and our client and his wife are now both recipients of a ten-year permanent resident card. Attorney JP Sarmiento worked on this case.
We started working a case for a Chinese cook in September 2002 when we filed his I-140 (Petition for an Alien Worker) based on a petition by the employer, a Chinese restaurant. Our client had previously filed a Labor Certification in January 2002 which received a letter forwarding it to the Backlog Processing Center only in January 2005, being approved in April 2005. Therefore in June 2005 we filed a new I-140, an I-485 (Adjustment of Status to Permanent Resident) and I-765 (Employment Authorization Document), based on the approved LC. However, in September 2005 USCIS denied the petition, and we noticed that their decision ignored the fact that our client had an approved LC, so we filed an appeal but estimated they would dismiss it due to their own procedures and criteria. We decided to file another I-140 in October with Premium Processing (PP) based on the approved LC, but they denied the Premium Processing and said it had to be done by regular procedure, (which we consider to be a wrong decision and fought it repeatedly). Later, in March 2007 USCIS denied our appeal, but by that time we already had the second I-140 pending. Later we applied for I-485 (adjustment) and I-765 for client, and an I-824 for his wife and son, so they could join and follow him in USA. Finally his I-765 (Work document) was approved in September 2007 followed by the approval of his I-140 in January 2008. With these approvals we estimate we will soon have the approvals of all petitions for client and his family.
Client from Sri-Lanka hired us for a PERM Labor Certification (I-140). He had entered USA as B2 (visitor) in 1996 and filed a labor certification before 01/14/1998. He had an employment authorization valid until 2006. Client and wife, now with three children, had failed to maintain continuous status. We have filed his I-140 together with the Adjustment of Status (I-485) and petition for Work Authorization (I-765). Even if client had personal problems with his checks sent to immigration, once USCIS received correct payment, on 12/03/07, both he and his wife received their work authorization on 12/24/07. Currently their I-140 and Green Card is pending, and we are constantly monitoring their case.
A citizen of Canada hired us to do his H-1B and subsequent labor certification for his permanent residency application. As an attorney he falls under the EB2 category. We filed on 12/7/07 and received approval on 1/16/08.
Korean national in the field of management, third preference, we filed I-140 in June 2007 and received the approval in Nov. 2007 without RFE.
Chinese national in the field of information technology, second preference, we filed I-140 in June 2007 and received the approval in Nov 2007 without RFE.
Labor Certification: Perm filed to labor department in late June 2007 and DOL issued audit request for justification of Ph.D and special experience requirement. Our office filed Audit response in October and Perm was certified in November.
I-140 EB-11 and I-485: Jewish Pianist: I-140/485 was filed in Feb. 2007, I-140 was approved May 2007 without RFE and I-485 was approved in November 2007.
Our office filed PERM on behalf of a Malaysian Chef on September 4, 2007 via the paper based process as the employer was unable to register. We filed to Chicago as required given the work location and received certification on October 5, 2007. We are now in process of doing the I-140 for our client.
Our office filed PERM application on behalf of a Church for the position of Youth Minister with foreign language requirement. The case was audited. Our office worked with employer and beneficiary closely to show the business necessity of the foreign language requirement and responded to the audit request. The PERM was certified almost immediately after Labor Department received our response.
We filed a labor certification for a lecturer working at Kent State University. We filed under special recruitment as allowed under the DOL's regulations for college professors. We filed on July 25, 2007 and received certification on August 1, 2007. We can now file for the I-140/485 concurrently in August 2007.
A bakery sponsored I-140 Immigrant Petition for Alien Relative for an Indian client as baker. This petitioned was filed under regular processing system and it was approved in just six months. We are currently working on her and her five family members' green card applications to meet the August 17th deadline.
An Indian doctor and his employing clinic retained our firm beginning May 2006, when we started the labor certification process. PERM was certified after four months and I-140 immigrant petition employment was submitted in November. It has just been certified and as quota was open for all categories in July 2007, we have also submitted green card applications for him and his wife pursuant to FR Doc. 02-19249 based on pending immigrant petitions.
I-140 immigrant petition for an Indian engineer by a major instrument-manufacturing company in the US has just been approved when premium processing was requested after it had been pending for three months. He is currently on three-year H-1B visa which was also obtained by our law firm. We are currently working on his green card application to file before August 17, 2007.
Pilipino client who obtained her bachelor's degree in accounting from a US university was sponsored for H-1B visa as well as I-140 immigrant petition by a clinic. After the I-140 petition had been pending with Nebraska service center for a few months, it was approved in July 2007. This will facilitate the processing of their green card applications, which we filed for them in June when quota first opened for their EB3 category.
Nurse from Vietnam retained our law firm to represent her in her green card process. We filed schedule A for her on behalf of her hospital and obtained an approval in July 2007. This makes her eligible to file for permanent residency under the July bulletin before August 17, 2007. We are currently finalizing all the paperwork for green card applications to submit to US Citizenship and Immigration Services.
I-140 immigrant petition for Indonesian client who changed status from F to H-1B has been approved. Client works as marketing analyst for a major financial group. We have submitted green card applications for him and his wife who holds H-4 status. We expect their green cards to be approved in the near future now that the immigrant petition has been approved.
Another I-140 immigrant petition for an Indian financial analyst has been approved, following his approval for 3-year H-1B extension and filing for permanent residency along with his wife. The I-140 approval will bring their application one step closer to getting approved.
Indian internist petitioned by a hospital has recently received his I-140 approval. The petition was originally filed in December 2006 and had been pending for several months. Then the client decided to file for premium processing to obtain an approval within 15 days. We therefore filed for premium processing request with the USCIS office where the petition was pending and we received an approval in one week.
Chinese citizen holds H-1B status and works as R&D Engineer for an engineering corporation in Maryland. By the time the EB2 RIR was finally certified under the pre-PERM system, the original petitioning company had been sold. Our office diligently worked with the purchasing entity and their corporate attorneys in order to provide documentation of the successor-in-interest entity so that the green card process could continue. We were able to file the immigrant petition (I-140) based on the previous labor certification thereby keeping the original priority date. The I-140 was filed through premium processing and it was adjudicated and approved in less than two weeks. Quota for client’s EB2 category is open so I-485 applications were already in the process of being prepared, and once the I-140 was approved, we could immediately file for the beneficiary and his wife. Attorney Lori A. Pinjuh worked on this case.
Client from Macedonia entered the United States without inspection in 1997 and his wife and two children later joined them by coming on a tourist visa but overstayed. To rectify his status, he and his family were able to take advantage of the LIFE Act by having a willing employer file a Labor Certification in a household manager position for him in April 2001, which was certified in 2006. While the employer has had many assets throughout the years, he also retired in 2005 and had tax returns in the high negative numbers due to a business venture. Our attorney worked with the employers accountant and financial advisor to prepare a detailed summary of the employer’s financial circumstances and filed the I-140 under premium processing. Client was delighted to hear the news that it was approved in just a week. Their green card applications were submitted and are currently under processing. Attorney Lori A. Pinjuh worked on this case.
Our office today received a traditional LC certification with a priority date of April 26, 2001 for a UK client. We were contacted by DOL in 2006 to indicate our intention to continue with or abandon the case and we responded to proceed with the case. We were further instructed to begin recruitment period form December 2006. In March 2007 we filed our recruitment report and LC was certified a month later. Our client will be eligible to adjust to permanent resident status immediately as quota for his category and chargeability is current.
A Mexican client and his petitioning restaurant recently received their approved I-140, immigrant petition for alien worker. Their priority date is EB3 2003 and the position is Mexican Specialty Cook. He will be able to adjust status when quota for Mexico opens for EB3.
I-140-Immigrant Petition for Alien Worker-for Iranian national and project engineer was approved in three weeks. Him and his wife’s applications for status as permanent residents were filed concurrently pursuant to FR Doc. 02-19249, published in the Federal Registrar Vol.67, No.147 on July 31, 2002 and are currently under processing. They also hold H-1B and H-4 status until 2009.
A Hong Kong Café in Kentucky sponsored an Indonesian client for a position as Specialty Cook in January 2005. Caught in the pre-PERM wave of backlog, it remained pending. It was finally certified after 45-day letter was received and confirmed. However, client left the US. The employer can use it for equally qualified candidates in the future.
Our office received a certified RIR for a Pilipino client today. The client, an H-1B holder and an accountant, has his LC case under the traditional system. We then worked with the employer and conducted advertisements in an effort to convert the traditional case to Reduction in Recruitment. In April 2007 it was finally approved. Although it took years for his LC to be certified, the good thing is that priority date for his category is now open, which enables him to file for I-140 immigrant petition and I-485 green card applications concurrently. (Some applicants have to wait for quota to open before they can file their green card application even if their LC is certified and I-140 is approved).
India client’s traditional labor certification has been pending for a long period even after we responded to the 45-day confirmation letter. We then proceeded to convert this conventional case to Reduction in Recruitment. In the meanwhile, we communicated with DOLD to make several amendments to the ETA forms. After complying with DOL guidelines and conducting recruitments, Dallas Backlog elimination Center immediately certified the Labor Certificate. Currently we are working on filing the I-140 immigrant petition.
A Chinese restaurant filed RIR labor certification in 2004 for their employee and it was certified in 2006. We promptly filed I-140 and it then became pending until January 2007 when Request for Additional Evidence was issued. In this RFE, USCIS asked for employer’s tax returns and monthly bank statements and gave us a deadline of March. Employer did not have everything the RFE requested. Intimidated that he might get denied, he considered withdrawing the I-140 petition. After closely examining the RFE and the employer’s financial situation, we formed our strategy to proceed by substituting alternative documents and timely responded to the RFE just before the deadline. The employer as well as our law firm was delighted to receive the approval notice two weeks after we submitted our response. As client is EB3 category, we are waiting for quota to become current to file his green card application.
Congratulations to our client from Lithuania who finally completed her three-year long journey to US permanent residency. Having accountant LC approved in 2004 and I-140 filed in I-140 (and later approved in 2005), her and husband’s I-485 had been filed and pending since 2004, but priority for her category did not become current until December 2006. We reminded USCIS of the opening of quota and received this couple’s green cards in March 2007.
We represent many ethnic, including Chinese, restaurants all over the country to get labor certification for cook positions. One of the Chinese restaurants in Lorain, Ohio sponsored a Chinese national for RIR in 2004 and I-140 was filed in 2006. It was recently approved and consular processing will be initiated in time by the US consulate in Guangzhou as client is currently residing in Shenzhen, China.
Chinese national from Shanghai was sponsored a green card via a position as engineer with an international manufacturer in Ohio. After PERM labor certification was filed and certified, I-140 petition was submitted with Nebraska. However, it was pending for over four months and we did not receive a decision. Therefore, we requested premium processing and were able to secure an approval within a week. His classification is EB second preference category and hopefully we will be able to file his permanent residence application next year.
Our office has just received another I-140 approval notice. As we assist many US employers in obtaining permanent residency for their current and/or potential employees, we congratulate them on approaching their priority date through traditional and RIR labor certification approvals. This employment-based immigration petition was filed for an Israeli national for a position as tailor. His I-485 is yet pending but he is one step closer to getting his green card.
Our law firm has just received another extraordinary expeditious PERM certification-it was submitted on March 20, 2007 and approved the next day. This LC was filed by a major healthcare provider in Cleveland, Ohio for a Chinese citizen as a statistician. The next petition will be submitted in the coming days.
7-day approval of PERM for one of our corporate clients was recently received. We have assisted this corporation in dozens of employees’ immigration matters. This time the position was for analyst and this employee is from India.
Another client’s RIR labor certification was caught up in the pre-PERM LC backlog. He is from India with a master’s degree in computer science. His employer wanted to petition I-140 for him as software analyst. After responding to the 45-day letter and a lot of patience, it was eventually certified in January 2007. We are currently actively working on our client’s I-140, immigrant petition for alien worker.
We were retained by a citizen of Iran to work on her labor certification and green card applications for her permanent stay in the US. We filed for the labor certification online on January 30, 2007 under the EB2 classification and received certification on February 16, 2007. The employer was leary of doing EB2, but was understanding after our discussion with them and the case processing. We are now preparing the I-140 and green card applications as this is the next step as the alien has a visa number available. Attorney Margaret Wong and paralegal Brian Marek worked on this case.
Our law firm filed labor certificate application for our client who is a market research analyst. He was born in Uzbekistan but is a citizen of Russia. Although it was unfortunately caught up in the backlog wave, our client decided to wait until it came through instead of filing a new application under PERM. And, his persistence was rewarded when in December, 2006 we received certified RIR and we can now proceed with I-140 and I-485 concurrently.
Our Indian client who is an engineer was employed by a design and construction corporation on H-1B. Our office filed H-1B on his behalf. The employer later wanted to sponsor him for a green card so we filed PERM and I-140. Amazing! Through premium processing, his I-140 was filed on February 6, 2007, and was approved the very next day, February 7th.
Our office has just received another amazing next day PERM approval. On January 2nd 2007, we filed PERM for our client from Indonesia with Chicago Processing Center; he is a network engineer working for a data system corporation. On January 4 it was already certified. We are now working on our client’s I-140 application.
Our law firm was retained by a corporation to file PERM for their employee from India. This company wanted to sponsor their employee for a green card based on a job offer as financial analyst. When our office had assembled all the necessary information, we filed PERM with Atlanta Processing Center in October 2006. In December it had been approved and certified. Although Indian nationals have to wait a long time for their priority date to open, we have started working on the next step-filing I-140.
Our law firm has just received another long-awaited RIR approval. Back in November, 2004 our firm filed RIR for our client from Argentina. It was unfortunately caught up in the backlog wave and processing had been delayed. On December 21, 2006, our office finally received certified labor certification. As client’s priority date is approaching, we are working on filing I-140 and will soon be able to file for permanent residency.
Our Chinese client works as a computer software engineer for an instrument company in Solon, Ohio. His employer wanted to sponsor him for a green card and therefore retained our law firm to file labor certificate-PERM for client. After conducting advertisements and getting everything else ready, we electronically filed on December 13, 2006. on the second day, which was on December 15, 2006, Chicago Processing Center certified this labor certificate. We received it just a few days after that and are now all ready to file I-140 for our client.
Our law firm filed labor certificate application for our client who is a market research analyst. He was born in Uzbekistan but is a citizen of Russia. Although it was unfortunately caught up in the backlog wave, our client decided to wait until it came through instead of filing a new application under PERM. And, his pesistence was rewarded when in December, 2006 we received certified RIR and we can now proceed with I-140 and I-485 concurrently.
This client is from India. He studied Chemistry. He is 36 years old. He is a material scientist and works for his sponsor, a company in California. He came to us to help him with PERM, so we filed the PERM on November 27, 2006 and three days later, November 30 they approved the PERM. It only took us just 3 days!! We already filed I140 visa petition. He now continue down his road to success in the US.
Our client, a civil engineer, hired us to assist him with his PERM, it was November 21, 2006 when we filed the PERM, on November 28 The US Department of Labor approved the PERM. This case took us only 7days!!!
This client is from South Korea is an economist who was sent here due to our experience in immigration issues. He works for a company in Cleveland who also is his sponsor. We filed his PERM on November 29, 2006 and on December 01 the PERM was approved. It took just only 2 days to get the PERM for our client!!
Our Portuguese client (26) is a cook. His sponsor is a Brazilian Restaurant in Cleveland where he is the Chef. He asked us to help him with his PERM. Our firm filed the PERM on October 23, 2006 and on November 30 it was approved. It took three weeks!!!
On September 28, 2006 a PERM application for our client from Peru was sent to Chicago Processing Center and its priority date was receipted as September 29, 2006. Our client is a social worker and her employer is a social service center in Ohio. In just 12 days the PERM application was approved (10/11/2006) and we received the certification on October 13 in our office.
On September 27, 2006 our law firm filed another PERM application for our client from China. Client has a master’s degree and works as an industrial engineer. His employer is an Ohio-based associate of a renowned valve manufacturing corporation in China. In exactly two weeks PERM was certified (October 11, 2006) and we received the certification on October 13. We can now start to work on the next step.
On October 5 2006 we filed PERM application for our client from South Korea . He works as a clergy and was petitioned by a church in Ohio. In just one week (October 12, 2006), a final determination was made on the case and certified PERM was mailed out to our office. Congratulations to our client and his employer-we can now work together to finish the next process.
In April 2006 we filed PERM for our client from Jordan. He is a manager for the food service industry. This case was pending longer than usual so we kept following up with Atlanta Processing Center and in October it was certified and we received the original certified labor cert and have started working on I-140.
In April 2001 our office filed RIR for our client from Hungary. He first came in 1999 with B-2 but it had expired. But fortunately he was just eligible for 245(i) to adjust status. His potential employer is a restaurant and he would be a specialty cook. We communicated with Dallas Backlog Center multiple times and we finally received an approval in April 2006. In June we filed I-140. As client’s priority date was open, we concurrently filed I-485. On October 25 I-140 was approved and an approval notice was received in our office on October 31. Currently our client and his family’s I-1485 applications are pending but they can expect to receive their green cards in the foreseeable future.
In March 2005 we filed RIR with Ohio Department of Labor for our client from India and in April it was transferred to the appropriate processing center. The position involved is computer software engineer and the petitioner is based in Washington D.C. In July 2006 we received 45-day letter from Dallas and at once responded to acknowledge our interest in continuing the application. On October 4 it was certified and we received it in our office two weeks later, on October 19. We will from now on work on the I-140 process with our client and his petitioner.
Back in December 2004 our law firm filed RIR for our client from Taiwan. A private household in Columbus, Ohio petitioned her to be household manager. Having worked for 4 years as household manager for a household in Taipei, Taiwan, our client meets the requirements of the position. Not until July 2006 did we receive the 45-day letter, to which we timely responded. But soon after that, on October 31 we received certified RIR and we can now proceed with the I-140 process. Our client now has multiple-entry tourist visa to the US but hopefully she will be able to stay here permanently once the quota opens.
Back in December 2003 our law firm filed RIR for our client from India. His petitioner is a major financial consulting firm for the global transportation and logistics industry and our client is to work as a consultant. In March 2006 we received and responded to center receipt notification letter. On October 9 we received certified RIR in our office. Congratulations to our client-he does not have too long to wait before he can file for green card. We are currently working on the I-140 process.
On September 21, 2006 our law firm filed PERM for our client from India. He was petitioned by the service industry to serve as a lodging manager. This position requires two years of experience in the job offered and our client meets the requirement due to his managing experience in several fields. In less than two weeks we got the approval, which was on October 2. We are currently in the process of preparing I-140 petition for our client.
Back in 2003 our office filed RIR for our client from Mainland China. He came here on a valid visa but his visa had long expired. In 2005 we received and responded to the center receipt notification letter and had been waiting since until in August this year (2006) we finally received certified RIR. As our client has an early priority date, he can expect to start his green card process in less than a year. We are currently in the process of petitioning I-140 for him.
In January 2003 we filed RIR for our client who is a national of China. He works as a market research analyst and was sponsored by a business in international housewares and home fashions industry in headquartered in Ohio, USA. After over years’ waiting and patience, we finally received certified PERM from Dallas Backlog Center in October 2006. Although it took a long time for our client to get his approval, his priority date is approaching and he can expect to file for green card in the foreseeable future. We are currently working on the next step which is the I-140 petition.
In March 2004 our office filed RIR for our client from China. She is an accountant and a CPA firm in PA, USA desired to sponsor her for a green card. It was unfortunately caught up in the wave of backlogged LC cases and was transferred to Philadelphia Backlog Center. After that we received and responded to the 45-day letter. On October 18, 2006 we at last received the certified PERM and can proceed with the I-140 step.
In June 2006 our office filed PERM with Chicago National Processing Center for our client who is a maintenance and repair worker. In September we were notified that the case had been selected for audit. As we had complied with the rules and procedures and had saved all the relevant document, we timely submitted the required documents and on October 23 we received certified PERM. We will now work on our client’s I-140 case and get an approval.
On October 13, 2006 our firm filed PERM for our Indian client. He is a computer software engineer and was petitioned by a renowned international toy corporation which operates in USA, UK and Canada. In merely 5 days, on October 19, PERM was already certified and the originals were sent to our firm. In Margaret Wong & Associates, such fast approvals are a common occurrence. Although he might have to wait a while to start I-485 process, we can now work to obtain I-140 approval for our client.
Our office received an approval for a difficult immigrant petition (I-140) Request for Evidence concerning a successor-in-interest issue. We successfully argued that the current employer qualifies as a successor-in-interest organization in that the original petitioner, related to current petitioner through a Management Agreement, ceased operations, and all management and employment services once provided by the original petitioning entity returned to the current petitioner. With the I-140 approved, the EB-3 for an Indian national remains in tact and the beneficiary can retain the priority date from RIR labor certification filed in 2003. Lori Pinjuh from our office handled this matter.
In March 2005 our office filed RIR for our client from Indonesia. Our client is a bookkeeper sponsored by a rental company in Ohio. In May 2006 we received center receipt notification letter from Dallas Backlog Center and responded in June. On October 10, we received certified RIR labor certificate. We have also filed PERM, which was already approved in February.
On September 18, 2006 we filed PERM for an economist from Bulgaria. He was working for a gallery in WA. Client had obtained his BS in economics in 2002 from a major university in Ohio. The PERM was certified on October 6, in just 18 days and we received it in our office on October 2. We will from now on work on our client’s I-140 application, the next step in obtaining a green card for our client.
On September 25, 2006 our law firm filed PERM application for our client from the Philippines. Our client is a medical technologist petitioned by a major healthcare provider in Cleveland, Ohio. In just 3 days, on September 28, PERM was certified and we received the certified PERM in our office on October 2. Our law firm is very proud to announce such expeditious approvals.
Our client is from Scotland, UK and is a project manager for an IT consulting firm in Florida. Due to his BS in mechanical engineering from an accredited university from his home country, he meets minimum the requirements for the position. We filed RIR in February 2004 and received 45-day letter in February 2005. In the same month we responded. We recently received the certified/approved RIR LC on October 2, 2006.
In November 2005 our law firm filed PERM with Atlanta Processing Center for a client from United Kingdom . His petitioner was a technology solutions provider based in Florida. In just one month it was already certified and returned to us. Prior to filing PERM, our office also filed RIR in 2003, which was routed to Philadelphia and a 45-day letter was sent out. We timely responded to the 45-day letter and RIR was just approved in October, 2006.
Back in May 2004 our law office filed Reduction in Recruitment for a client from Delhi, India who is a mechanical engineer. His petitioner was a company in the fashion industry in Illinois. Our client obtained his 4-year Bachelor’s degree from his home country. along with tens of thousands of other labor certificate applications, this case was moved to Dallas Backlog Elimination Center and we received Center Receipt Notification Letter in May 2006. We did not lose any time in filing our selection of confirmation option letter and on September 28 received certified LC.
Back on March, 2005 right before the new PERM system went into effect, our law firm filed RIR for a client from Mysore, India. Our client has a BS and MS in engineering from his home country and US respectively. His MS was obtained in 2003. Our RIR application was accepted for processing on March 28, 2005 and was unfortunately routed to Dallas Backlog Elimination Center, thus a 45-day letter was issued in July 2006. We duly responded and the case continued to be processed. On September 28 our firm received certified LC for our client.
Back in December 2002 our office filed RIR for an Indian specialty chef from Sirhind, India. In July 2006 we finally received center receipt notification letter and responded as soon as we received the letter. On September 22 we received certified RIR and are currently working on his I-140 application. Although it took about four years to get the LC approved, our client was able to preserve his priority date, which is fairly early.
Our client is from Venezuela and is an industrial engineer petitioned by an employer in Ohio State. Our client attended university from 1991 to 1996 and obtained his degree in engineering in 1996. After gathering all the necessary information, we filed PERM for our client on September 14, 2006. In less than a week, on September 20, PERM was already certified and mailed to us. We have initiated the next steps to obtain his green card-I-140 and I-485 applications.
Another client’s RIR was filed just prior to the initiation of the PERM system in May 2005. This client is medical technologist working for a major healthcare provider in Cleveland, Ohio. Our client has his BS and MS in biochemistry from his home country as well as MS in biology from an accredited university in Ohio. On September 12, 2006 Dallas Backlog Elimination Center sent us their Final Determination (approval) on this case. We have also started the I-140 process for our client.
On May 15 2006 our law firm filed PERM for a Level II supervisor in the landscaping business, thus preserving a priority date of 05/15/2006 for the later filed I-140. Our client is a 34-year old national of Mexico petitioned by a landscaping company in Ohio. After just one week on May 23, PERM was already certified and the certified PERM was mailed out to our office. On June 26 we had completed all the paperwork for I-140 and filed it on that day. On July 22 we received Request for Evidence (RFE) asking us to submit documents regarding our client’s and his petitioner’s financial situation. We did so on August 24, far before the 12 weeks deadline. An approval notice was received in our office today (September 12 2006) and we shared this good news with our client immediately.
Our client is from Patna, India and is a medical doctor who acquired his M.D from his home country. We filed RIR for client with a priority date of July 19, 2004 and it was certified on March 2, 2006. We filed I-140 the second day we received certified RIR and I-140 was approved on September 11, 2006.
Back in 2001 our law firm was retained by a transportation agency in Cleveland, Ohio to file RIR for a client from Saskatchewan, Canada. Our client obtained his B.S. and M.S. in engineering from two major universities in his home country. RIR was unavoidably routed to Dallas Backlog Center and a 45-day letter was mailed to us. We responded before the 45-day period expired. Until 2005 it was still pending so we filed PERM for our client on November 11, 2005 and it was certified on February 2, 2006. We then filed I-140 for our client based on this approved PERM instead of waiting for RIR to be approved, although RIR was approved (on May 5, 2006) soon after we filed I-140. A Request for Evidence was issued to our office and we timely responded on August 24. I-140 was approved on September 5 and the approval notice was received in our office on September 11. Our client’s I-485 was filed concurrently with the I-140 and should be approved in the immediate future.
In April 2004 our law firm filed RIR for our client from Botroun, Lebanon. He first came to the US to pursue academic studies and attended a university in Ohio from 2001 until the time we filed his RIR. On September 8, 2006 the RIR application was certified and mailed out to our office for us to continue with the next step of obtaining a green card for our client. We have already begun this next step.
Our client is from Bursa, Turkey and is a programmer analyst petitioned by a telecom service in Florida, which is also where our client obtained his B.S. and M.S. in civil engineering in the 1990’s. RIR was filed with Philadelphia Processing Center on September 5, 2003 and it was certified on September 6, 2006. During the process, the application was routed to backlog center with numerous other applications and a 45-day letter was issued, to which we responded. Congratulations to our client-the most prolonged part of his green card application process is now completed and he can now move on to the next steps.
We had a client born in Palestine and later became a citizen of Jordan. He went to high school in Saudi Arabia and came to the US on B-2 in 2001. Our office secured a B-2 extension for him and in January 2002 we filed RIR after being retained by a retail business in Ohio. This business desired to hire him as a shift manager. In July 2002 we received a final determination on the RIR (approved). In December we filed I-140 and in May 2003, I-140 was approved. His I-485 application, which was also filed by our office, is currently pending adjudication with CIS.
Back on December 14, 2001 our law firm filed LC petition for a very popular ethnic restaurant in Cleveland, Ohio. Our client is from Macedonia and the restaurant wanted to hire him as a manager. In July 2002, LC was certified and returned to us to file I-140. In September 2002 we filed I-140 petition. The petitioner, however, later decided to withdraw the application and petition for another candidate. Our office therefore withdrew the application and filed I-140 for their new beneficiary in December 2002. In April 2003 the new I-140 was approved. We also concurrently filed I-485, which is currently pending adjudication with Nebraska Service Center.
Our client is a 34-year old national of Mexico. Mexicans are known for their hard work and reliability. Therefore, a landscaping and nursery business in Ohio retained our law firm to file RIR for client in order for him to work and live in the United States . The priority date for our client’s RIR was March 29, 2004. In April 2005, the application was unfortunately but unavoidably transferred to Dallas Backlog Center with tens of thousands other applications. We responded to the 45-day letter and waited for an approval, which was issued on August 30, 2006.
On March 8, 2006 our law firm filed PERM for a national of Thailand. Born in Bangkok, he obtained his MD from a medical college from there and later studied medicine and cardiology from two universities in the US. PERM was approved on March 28, in just 20 days. I-140 was immediately filed with Texas Service Center and it was also approved in a little over one month. Due to greater availability of immigrant visa numbers for Thailand, instead of having to wait for quota to open, quota for Thailand was open so we filed I-485 for our client and his wife in August 2006. It will not be too long until our client and his wife can work and live permanently in the United States with their son, who was born in the US in 1999.
Our office filed I-140 for a client from P.R. China via substitution of an approved Labor Certificate for a different person. I-140 was filed on April 14 2006 and it was approved on August 24 2006. Our client can now proceed with the next step in obtaining his green card.
We filed I-140 for a client from Kunming, China on April 26 2006 after gathering all the necessary documents. On August 23 2006 an approval notice was received in our office. Client is an engineer petitioned by a well-known technology corporation in the US.
Our office filed I-140, immigrant petition for alien worker, for a national from Iloilo City , Philippines and it was received by Nebraska Service Center on August 7 2006. On August 21 2006 it was already approved, which took less than two weeks. Client is a medical technologist sponsored by a county hospital in Ohio. Client can now proceed with his green card application.
On May 24 206 our law firm filed I-140 for a client who was born In Jiangsu, China and later became a citizen of the US. Client is a mechanical engineer petitioned by an aerospace engineering corporation in Cincinnati, Ohio. On August 21 2006 an approval notice was issued to our client whose pending green card application is one step closer to getting approved.
We filed RIR for a P.R.C national on September 6, 2002. Client obtained his BS in agriculture from China and two MS from a major university in Utah, USA. Client is a biostatistician petitioned by a major healthcare entity in Cleveland, Ohio. On July 10, 2003 we received certified RIR and filed I-140 for client immediately. After responding to one RFE, we received I-140 approval on January 2, 2004. Client’s and husband’s, who is a national of Indonesia, green cards were approved on August 21, 2006. Congratulations! One more family whose dream of becoming a permanent resident of the United States has come true!
Client is an Indian national who first came to the U.S. on F-1 visa. She works as a development engineer and is petitioned by a lighting corporation in Solon, Ohio. We filed PERM on January 11, 2006 and it was certified on April 13, 2006. We filed I-140 within a week and it was approved on August 21, 2006. We are right now working closely with client to prepare his paperwork for green card application.
We filed PERM for client on June 22, 2005 and it was approved on January 30, 2006.
I-140 was filed on April 20, 2006 and was approved on August 21, 2006. Client is a clinical associate for the healthcare industry and is an Indian national. We are proud to apply for client’s green card in the near future.
Congratulations to all our caseworkers and clients! Today (August 16, 2006) our office received eight RIR approvals!
Our client comes from Damascus, Syria and is a manager for the retail industry. Our client was petitioned by a retail store in Akron, Ohio. RIR Labor Certificate was filed with Department of Labor on March 11 2005 and response to the 45 day letter was filed on June 27 2006. On August 16 2006 LC was certified and we are now ready to file I-140 for our client.
Client is a national of the United Kingdom and has worked in the engineering industry in his home country. Client came to the US on H-1B. We filed PERM for client on June 9, 2006 and it was certified on June 13, 2006. We then filed I-140 and I-485 for client in July and client by far has received fingerprint notices for him and his family. His I-140 was approved on August 15, 2006. Congratulations to our client and his family; they can now expect their green card in the mail any day.
Our law firm was retained by an H-1B visa holder to apply for I-140. I-140 petition was filed on April 20 2006 on behalf of a major healthcare entity in the US and our client. On August 15 2006 an approval notice for I-140 petition was issued and we can now further process our client’s immigration needs.
We had a client from Lithuania who was petitioned by a private household to be a manager. We filed RIR on November 1, 2004 and received 45 day letter on April 25, 2005. In the meantime we filed PERM on August 8, 2005 and received certified PERM on November 8, 2005. We filed I-140 based on PERM approval on June 27, 2006 and I-140 was approved on August 14, 2006. We will file a new I-140 based on certified RIR thus the green card application. Congratulations!
Client is a national of Bulgaria petitioned by the service industry. Our firm filed PERM for client on November 23, 2005 and received certified PERM on February 9, 2006. We subsequently filed I-140 for client and it was approved on August 11, 2006. Congratulations!
We filed RIR for a client from P.R. China on 04/18/2003 (priority date) and it was routed to Philadelphia Backlog Elimination Center. Client works for the food industry. We responded to the 45 day letter on 02/10/2006 and received certified RIR on 08/10/2006. We are currently working together with our client to proceed with his I-140 application. Congratulations!
We filed PERM for a client from India who is a financial analyst and was petitioned by a leading banking corporation in the United States . Client had worked as finance executive back in his home country. On April 14 2006 we filed PERM and received approval in 3 weeks. Afterwards I-140 was filed and approved in less than one month, on August 9, 2006.
Our client is from Bucuresti, Romania and is a physician. He was petitioned by a medical center in Waterloo, IA. RIR was filed on our client’s behalf on March 23 2005 and the 45 day letter was issued on June 13 2006. Our office timely answered and RIR was certified on August 8 2006.
We had a client from Tianjin, China petitioned by prominent university in Ohio. Client got his BA from one of the best universities in China and his MBA from a university in Ohio, USA. RIR was filed with Ohio Labor Department on January 3 2005 and a RFE was responded to on July 13 2006. We soon received certified Labor Certificate on August 8, 2006.
We filed RIR for a client from Nepal on December 30, 2004. Client works for the wholesale and retail industry and was petitioned by a major jewelry corporation in the US. We received the 45 day letter on June 26, 2006 and timely responded. Final determination for RIR (approval) was received on August 8, 2006. We filed I-140 and I-485 for client in the meantime. We also filed I-824 for client so that his son back in Nepal could follow to join them in the United States . Congratulations to this family!
We had one client from South Africa who first came to the U.S. on H-1B in May, 2001. he had a degree in accounting and worked as financial director in his home country. E file PERM for client on October 18 2005 and it was certified on March 7, 2006. We then quickly filed I-140 for client on March 21 2006 and it was approved on August 7, 2006. We are currently gathering paperwork for green card application and will file as soon as it is complete. Congratulations!
On May 6 2003 our law firm filed RIR for a client from Batroun, Lebanon who is a manager petitioned by an entity in the food industry. We were requested to respond to the 45 day letter by April 18 2005. On August 5 2006, an approval notice was received in our office and now our client can initiate the next step in obtaining his permanent residency in the United States .
Our office filed RIR for a PR. China national on 12/29/2004 and it was transferred to Dallas Backlog Center. After we responded to the 45 day letter on 06/15/2006, we soon received certified RIR on 08/01/2006. Client is a supervisor manager for a foodstuff corporation in the U.S. We are happy to announce the start of our next step to bringing our client closer to his dream of becoming a lawful permanent resident of the United States . Congratulations!
On October 6, 2005 we filed PERM for a client from Portugal petitioned by an ethnic restaurant in Cleveland, Ohio. PERM was certified on December 16, 2005 and I-140 was ulteriorly filed. I-140 was approved on July 31, 2006.
Our office filed RIR for a client from Kosice, Slovakia on 12/16/2004. Client is a manager in the food industry who first entered the United States on F-1 in December 2003. Client earned his B.S in Business Administration and MS in accounting from a major university in Cleveland, OH. We responded to the 45 day letter on 06/08/2006 and received certified RIR on 07/28/2006. Congratulations! We can now proceed with I-140 application for client to bring his dream of green card to reality.
Our office filed RIR for an Indian client on 11/15/2004. Client is a chemical engineer with a BS in chemical engineering and one MS in Business Administration from two well-known universities in OH. Although RIR was routed to Dallas Backlog Center, soon after we responded to the 45 day letter on 07/05/2006 RIR was approved on 07/26/2006. We are all ready for filing I-140 for client to realize his dream of becoming a lawful permanent resident of the U.S.
Our law firm was retained by a Japanese client residing in Michigan to file RIR. Client is a medical doctor petitioned with a MS from a prestigious university in Japan and works for a major corporation in Michigan. RIR was filed on 02/02/2004. After we received the 45 day letter, we responded right away and RIR was approved on 07/25/2006. Congratulations! We can now proceed with I-140 application for client.
A P.R.C. national engineer was petitioned by a design corporation. Client has two Bachelor’s degrees from a top university in P.R. China and obtained his Ph. D from an accredited university in Michigan. RIR was filed on 01/25/2005 and PERM was filed on 10/26/2005. PERM got approved on 10/28/2005. We responded to 45 day letter for RIR on 07/05/2006 soon after which RIR was approved on 07/25/2006. We then filed I-140 in 12/2005 based on PERM and it was approved on 01/09/2006. We are about to file a new I-140 for client to preserve the old priority date to obtain green card for our client. Congratulations!
Our office filed RIR for a MD client in Henderson, NV. Client is a Syria national who first entered in US on a J-1 visa. Priority date for RIR is September 27, 2004 and it was routed to Dallas Backlog Center. We then filed PERM in November 2005 and it was approved in February 2006, after which we filed I-140 right away and it was approved in 2 months. RIR was approved on July 25, 2006 and we are about to file for a new I-140 for client to preserve his earlier priority date. Congratulations!
Our client is a librarian from Minakuchi, Japan and is petitioned by a library business. We filed PERM for client on July 10 2006 and it was approved on July 19, 2006, in just 9 days. We are proud to finalize client’s dream of becoming a lawful permanent resident of the United States by filing immigration and green card for client in the coming weeks.
Our client is a MBA and chemist from Eskisehir, Turkey. He first entered the U.S. on a H-1B visa in July, 2005. He came to work in Cleveland, Ohio. Our office filed an H-1B extension and PERM for client on June 27, 2006 and received an approval on July 10, 2006. We subsequently filed I-140 for client on July 17, 2006 and it was approved after one month. We will file the green card application for client shortly. Congratulations!
Our law firm filed PERM for a client from South Korea on June 27 2006. Client is medical doctor petitioned by a medical entity in Salem, Oregon. In two weeks on July 12 we received notification that the PERM application was approved. We are currently in the process of filing for immigration petition for our client.
On April 6 2006 our office filed I-140, immigrant petition for alien worker, for a P.R.C national. Client is a manager with a PhD petitioned by a university in Ohio, USA. On July 12, I-140 was approved without the issuance of an RFE. We then petitioned for green card for our client and his spouse. They were fingerprinted and will receive their green cards in the foreseeable future.
We filed I-140, immigrant petition for alien worker on May 5 2006 and a receipt notice was mailed to us in a few days. Client is a worker for the food industry and was sponsored by a major food corporation in the US. Client is from Ukraine. An approval notice was issued on July 11 2006, in less than two months after the petition was filed. We are currently in the process of petitioning for green card.
Our Indian client first came to the US on F-1 visa. He obtained his B.T. in chemical engineering from his home country and then went to a university in Illinois to get his M.S in computer science and food engineering. An insurance company in Ohio wanted to employ him as a computer system analyst. PERM priority date was September 26, 2005. PERM was certified on January 3, 2006 after which we filed I-140 in May. In June I-140 was approved. The entire process of PERM and I-140 only took less than 9 months. We are currently awaiting quota for India EB3 to open to file I-485 for our client.
On October 26, 2004 our office filed RIR for a P.R. China client with Ohio Department of Labor. Client first came to the U.S. on F-1 visa in 2002. He had a BS in international business management from a major university in China and was petitioned by a health insurance corporation in Ohio. On March 28 2005 we received the 45 day letter and responded right away. On April 10 2006 we received certified RIR and subsequently filed I-140 in June 26 2006, which was approved in just 3 days. Congratulations to our client who can now move on to getting his lawful permanent resident status!
On May 25, 2004 our office filed a Reduction in Recruitment Labor Certificate for a Pilipino client who is a medical laboratory technologist. On January 31, 2005 we received the 45 day letter, to which we responded timely. On June 23, 2006 LC was certified and we proceeded with the next step to obtain a green card for our client.
Our client came as a B-2 in 2000 from Guangdong, China. In possession of much-desired cooking skills, he was sponsored by an ethnic food petitioner in Michigan to initiate the PERM process in 2005. Our law firm was retained to represent our client and his petitioner. PERM was assigned a priority date of August 23, 2005 and was certified after merely two months. The next year we filed I-140 for our client and it was approved in June 2006. Our client is now gathering paperwork to finish the last step required to get permanent residence in the United States.
In January 2006 our office filed PERM with Chicago Processing Center for a physician who is a citizen of Canada and a native of Turkey. She was petitioned by a major healthcare provider in Ohio. In March 2006 PERM was certified and mailed to our office. Her I-140 was filed in May and approved in June.
On May 25 2006 our office filed I-140 for a client based on his approved RIR. I-140 was received in Texas Service Center on May 30 2006. On June 19 2006 we already received an approval notice which enabled our client to apply for adjustment of status in the United States. Client is a manager sponsored by a retailer in the US.
We filed I-140, Immigrant Petition for Alien Worker, for our client from Romania. Client is a MD who obtained his obtained his MD and BA from his home country. I-140 was filed on March 16 2006 and it was approved on May 31, 2006. The process only took a month and a half.
I-140 petition was filed for our client who comes from Moldova on March 13 2006 and an approval was issued on May 24 2006. Our client is an engineer for the computer industry petitioned by a wholesale distributor in the United States. We are presently working with our client on getting him a green card so that he could permanently and legally work and live in the United States.
Client has a M.S in mechanical engineer. He came to the US from China and an importer in Ohio admired her abilities so they wanted to petition PERM and I-140 for her. We filed PERM in July 2005 and received from the Chicago National Processing Center the certified PERM in January 2006. In the following month we filed I-140 and it was approved in April. Congratulations to our client and her employer-they have successfully completed the first steps in working together permanently.
We had a lady from Beijing, China who obtained her Ph. D in physics and chemistry from a top university in China. She first entered the United States in J-1 status with her husband and later transferred her status to H-1B. A major health care provider in Cleveland, Ohio retained our Margaret Wong & Associates to filed PERM and I-140 for her for the position of senior research technologist. PERM priority date was August 4, 2005 and it was certified in December the same year. In January 2006 we filed I-140 for our client and I-140 was approved on April 7. Our client and her husband can now proceed with the next necessary steps to obtain permanent residence to enjoy their life in the United States with their two US citizen children.
On April 19 we filed PERM for a client from Egypt; client is a surgeon and came to the US on J-1 visa. In just a week, on April 26, 2006 it was certified and we are now in the process of filing for permanent residence for client.
Our Indian client from Mumbai came to the US on 3-year validity H-1B visa in February 2004. In December our client and his employer decided to pursue the labor certificate process. We therefore filed Reduction in Recruitment with a priority date of December 29, 2004. It was unavoidably routed to the Dallas Backlog Elimination Center. In 2005, our law firm and our client and his petitioner decided to pursue a different labor certificate process, thus we filed PERM and its priority date is August 25, 2005. In two months PERM was certified and I-140 petition was submitted to Nebraska Service Center. On January 19, 2006, I-140 had already been approved and mailed out to our office for us to prepare the next steps for our client to immigrate permanently to the United States. (The RIR was approved on April 11, 2006.)
I-140 petition was submitted with US Department of Homeland Security on April 11 2006 after our client’s LC was approved. After just a month and a half an approval notice was issued which allowed our client to adjust his status to a lawful permanent resident. Client works for the food industry and is a national of P.R. China.
Our client is a physician from Manila, The Philippines. He obtained his BS in biology and MD from his home country. A medical center in Nevada admired his talents and retained us to file RIR and I-140 for him so that he could work as a resident for them. RIR priority date was August 3, 2004. Like many other LC applications filed around that time, it was transferred to Dallas Backlog Center. But eventually it was approved on June 14, 2006. We also filed PERM for our client in September 2005, which was certified in January 2006. We filed I-140 based on the approved PERM in March 2006 and it was approved in April, after just one month.
Our law firm filed RIR LC for a client from Yunnan province, PRC on December 8 2004. Client is a software engineer who obtained his PhD from a major university in Oklahoma, USA. It was then routed to Dallas Backlog Center and a 45 day letter was issued. After we timely responded, LC was certified on April 6 2006.
Our client obtained his MD from a medical university in north China in 1985. He had over a dozen publications on a host of medical issues and had won many awards. In 2005 he was invited to visit a state university in the United States. The state university was immediately impressed by his background and his lab techniques and offered him the position of research associate. Our law firm was able to help by filing PERM and I-140 for our client. PERM priority date was November 16, 2006. It was approved on December 13 without any delay. In February 2006 we filed I-140. After two months, I-140 was approved. We are currently waiting for quota to open to file permanent residency for our client so that our client can contribute his expertise to the United States permanently.
We filed RIR in 2005 with a priority date of 01/03/2005 for a statistician who is sponsored by a major medical institution in Cleveland, OH. Client is a national of P.R. China residing in Ohio and has two masters’ degrees from two accredited universities in the Illinois. RIR was routed to Dallas Backlog Center and we responded to the 45 day letter in June 2006. We then received the certified RIR on 07/31/2006. Our office also filed PERM for client on 06/17/2005 and it was certified on 12/02/2005. We filed I-140 based on PERM approval on 02/02/2006 and it was approved on 04/02/2006. We will also file a new I-140 based on RIR for client to preserve the earlier priority date. Congratulations! Client is on his way to becoming a proud lawful permanent resident of the United States!
Our client came from Seoul, South Korea on F-2 with his wife in 2003. We were retained by his petitioner, a retailer in Ohio to filed PERM for him for the position of manager. The priority date for his PERM was August 12, 2005 and it was certified on January 9, 2006. In a month we completed paperwork for I-140 filing so we filed I-140 on February 22. On March 22, I-140 was already approved, enabling our client and his wife to apply for adjustment of status.
Our client comes from Fujian province, People’s Republic of China and was petitioned by the service industry in Akron, Ohio to work as a foreign specialty cook. RIR was filed with the state labor department with a priority date of 11/03/04. We responded to the continuation option letter as requested afterwards. Soon after RIR was certified on March 22 2006.
On July 9 2004 we filed RIR for a citizen of Canada who works in the filed of mechanical engineering. Although it was routed to the Dallas Backlog Center, it was approved on March 2 2006 after we responded to the 45 day letter on March 8 2005.
Our client is a civil engineer from Shanghai, China. Client obtained his MS in hydrology geology and engineering geology from a university in south China and his second MS in civil engineering from a university in Ohio, USA. We filed Labor certificate for our client on January 13 2003 and it was transferred to Dallas Backlog Center. After we responded to the 45 day letter, LC was certified on March 2, 2006.
On January 17, 2006 our law office filed PERM for a client from Colonial Toledo, Guatemala. Client is an orthodontist sponsored by a medical facility in the state of Texas. In a month, on February 22 2006 our office received certified PERM.
Our client is a national of Venezuela and was petitioned by a company in the technology industry to fill the position of electrical engineer. Our law firm was retained to file PERM and I-140. The priority date for PERM was June 8, 2005. On October 21, however, we received a request for additional information. We were asked to submit documents regarding the petitioner’s recruitment efforts. We did so to the processing center’s satisfaction and received certified PERM on November 29, 2005. In January 2006 our office filed I-140 with Nebraska Service Center. On February 15 we already received the approval notice for the I-140 petition.
Our client was born in Syria and later acquired French citizenship. He went to medical school both in Syria and French and later went to a third medical university in Nebraska, USA. He holds license in two states. In December 2003 we filed RIR for client and it was approved in November 2005 after being transferred to Dallas Backlog Center. The next month we filed I-140 with Nebraska Service Center. In February 2006 we received an approval notice for the immigrant petition!
Our client came from Jardim Bordon, Brazil and was petitioned by a very popular Brazilian specialty restaurant in Ohio. PERM priority date was September 6, 2005 and was certified without any difficulty on October 25, 2005. In January 2006 our client and his petitioner wanted us to file the I-140 petition with Nebraska Service Center. Within just one month, on February 15, 2006 an approval notice was mailed out to our office, which we forwarded to our client and his sponsor immediately.
Our Brazilian client had worked as a Brazilian specialty cook back in his home country for over two years before he came to the United States. After he got here, a very popular Brazilian restaurant in Cleveland, Ohio in want of an experienced chef agreed to sponsor his immigrant petition. The petitioner had retained our firm previously on behalf of their other chefs. PERM for this client had a priority date of September 6, 2005. On October 25 PERM was already certified and mailed to our office. In January 2006 Margaret Wong & Associates filed I-140 for our client and it was approved on February 15. Neither the PERM nor I-140 process took longer than two months and our client had already completed the preliminary steps in immigrating to the Unite States. We will file the green card application as soon as quota is open.
Our client is from Santa Ana, El Salvador who first came to the United States in 1997. While we filed for Temporary Protected Status for our client in 2005, we also filed PERM on behalf of our client. Although our client is not a native of Italy, he can prepare exquisite Italian cuisine. Therefore, a food corporation in Ohio retained us to file PERM for him. The priority date was September 23, 2005. PERM was later certified on January 3, 2006. In a month we had gathered all the necessary paperwork to file I-140 in February. I-140 was approved after just one month. Currently the I-485 application for our client is pending after fingerprinting. He can expect his green card in the foreseeable future.
We had a client from Anhui province, China who acquired his BS and MS from one of the most prestigious universities in Shanghai, China and his PhD from a major university in Arizona, USA. Client majors in the management filed and was petitioned by a higher education institution in the United States. Application for Alien Employment Certification was filed on May 14 2004 and a Notice of Findings was issued on September 21 2004. We successfully responded and LC was certified on February 7 2006.
Our client first came to Okalahoma, US on E-2 visa from Seoul, South Korea. A major retailer in OK admired her talents and retained our law firm to file PERM and I-140 for her. Her position was supervisor. We filed PERM with Chicago Processing Center and its priority date was September 23, 2005. On November 10, 2005 PERM was certified so we filed I-140 on February 2. In 15 days I-140 was approved. Our client is currently preparing for fling for green card for herself and her husband.
On November 1 2005 our office filed PERM for a client from Romania. Our client is a medical doctor sponsored by the medical industry. On January 31 2006, PERM was certified and mailed to our office. We then proceeded with the following step to obtain permanent residency for our client.
In June 2005 our law firm filed PERM for a client from Venezuela who obtained his BS in engineering from his home country. A company in the technology industry in Ohio wanted to hire him as a maintenance engineer. Our law firm filed PERM with Chicago Processing Center in June 2005. In October we received letter stating the application needed additional review. Specifically, we were required to submit documentation regarding the petitioner’s recruitment effort. We complied with the instructions specified in the letter and filed our response. In November PERM was certified. In January 2006 we filed I-140 petition based on this certified PERM and it was approved in just one month.
We filed PERM with Chicago Processing Center for a client from Chisinau, Moldova. Our client is a computer software engineer petitioned by an employer in Harrison, Ohio. PERM was received by the Center on November 3 2005 (priority date) and was certified on January 31 2006.
was filed for our client who is from Bangalore, India and is a clinical associate petitioned by the healthcare industry. Priority date for PERM was June 22 2005. Client first came to the US on H-1B visa. On January 30 2006, certified PERM was mailed to our law firm for further processing of our client’s immigrant benefits.
Our client is a national of China and he first came to the US on F-1 visa in 1998. He later found an employer in the US and transferred his status to H-1B. Our client was petitioned by a software company to be an engineer. Due to the prolonged process of the RIR, we filed PERM with Chicago Processing Center in August 2005 and it was certified in merely two months. In December we filed I-140 with Nebraska Service Center using the PERM priority date. In January 2006 we received Request for Evidence from the Center which asked us to submit evidence regarding our client’s educational qualifications. We did so within the time frame set by the Center. I-140 approval was then received in less than 3 weeks.
We therefore were retained to file PERM for our client with a priority date of 09/01/2005. On October 28, 2005 PERM had been certified and we filed I-140, immigrant petition for alien worker, with the certified PERM on December 29, 2005. Within just one month, on January 27, 2006, I-140 was approved. Congratulations to out client and his employer-they can now finalize the last step to work together to better serve the Ohioans.
A 24-year old Brazilian client came from Guanhaes city to the US on a B-2 in 2001. A Brazilian restaurant in Cleveland, Ohio was impressed by his brilliance in cooking and retained our law firm in 2005 to filed PERM on our client’s behalf. As the new PERM regulations had just taken effect, we filed PERM on August 30, 2005 and received certification on October 25, 2005. On January 24, 2006 I-140 was filed and in less than a month it was already approved.
On August 29 2005 our firm filed I-140 petition for a client from Accra, Ghana. Client is a physician sponsored by a healthcare corporation in Cleveland, Ohio. On July 17 2006 we received an approval notice for the I-140 petition which allowed our client to apply for his green card.
On August 9 2004 our law office was retained by a client from Vinnitza, Ukraine to file RIR. Client works for the poultry processing industry and was petitioned by a produce
Client’s I-140 petition was filed on December 6 2005 by our office on behalf of our client who is a statistician and our client’s employer which is a leading healthcare institution in Ohio. Client is from Taipei, Taiwan and received his approval for I-140 on January 12 2006, in just a little over a month. Congratulations to our client who was then able to file for green card.
Our South Korean client is from Choog-Chung city, South Korea. She came to the US on B-2 visa and was petitioned by a private household in Ohio to be housekeeping manager. Our client had previous work experience as household manager in her home country. PERM was filed on August 9, 2005 and it was certified on December 5, 2005. On January 11, 2006 I-140 petition was filed by our office and an approval notice was issued in less than three weeks. Congratulations to our client and her petitioner!
Our client is from Almetyevsk, Russia. He first came to the US on F-1 visa. A restaurant featuring excellent Spanish and Portuguese cuisine in downtown Cleveland would like to employ him as a specialty chef so they retained our law firm to file PERM and I-140 on behalf of the client. The priority date for PERM filed with Chicago Processing Center was August 22, 2005. After two months, PERM was certified and returned to us. At the end of year 2005 our office filed I-140, which was approved by the end of January, 2006.
We filed RIR for a client from Florina, Greece on 01/06/2005 and it was routed to Dallas Backlog Center. We responded to the 45 day letter on 06/05/2006. We then received the approved RIR on 07/28/2006. In the meantime, we also filed PERM for our client on 09/02/2005, which was approved on 01/05/2006. Client works for the food industry and first came to Cincinnati, OH with wife on a B-2 in 2004.
Our client came to the US on F-1 with his wife. After obtaining his B.S in Engineering from a university in north China in 1995, he went to one university in Ohio to pursue his M.S. and was awarded his diploma in 2003. Our client and his wife desired to stay in America and contribute to the society. We filed for H-1B for our client in 2004 and later filed PERM on August 11, 2005. In just two months PERM had been certified and we were able to file I-140 on November 17. In less than two weeks, on November 30, 2005 an approval notice was already sent out to us.
On July 11 2005 our law firm filed PERM for our client from Ghana with Chicago Processing Center. On November 16 2005 we received certified PERM and were able to process the next step in obtaining a green card for our client.
On November 17 2003 we filed RIR for a client from Taiwan who is a statistician. Client obtained his MS in statistics from a university in Ohio. It was then transferred to Dallas Backlog Elimination Center and a 45-day letter was subsequently issued to our office. We right away responded to the 45 day letter. On November 10 2005 RIR was approved and a notice was mailed to our firm.
Our law firm filed Reduction in Recruitment with a priority date of January 16, 2004 for a client from Fuzhou city, China. Our client has special skills in preparing authentic Chinese cuisine and was petitioned by a very popular Chinese restaurant in Cincinnati, Ohio. It was unavoidably routed to Dallas Backlog Cn In March 2005, we received 45-day letter which asked us to respond by May 2, 2005. We responded in a timely manner in April but received a denial notice due to “untimely response”. We immediately contacted the backlog center. On September 15, 2006 our office received the certified Labor Certificate. The Labor Certificate was certified on August 29, 2005.
Our client is a 30-year old lady from St. Petersburg, Russia and she is a financial analyst. She obtained her M.S. in chemistry from St. Petersburg University and later obtained her M.B.A in finance from a very famous university in Ohio. She first came as F-1 with her husband and later we applied for H-1B for her. A stock company in Ohio desired to have her on their team so they hired us to filed PERM for her. PERM was assigned the priority date of November 18, 2005. In less than two months, which was January 17, 2006, PERM was certified and forwarded to us by Chicago Processing Center. Very soon we filed I-140 with Nebraska Service Center and it was approved on April 18, 2006, by which time we had already filed I-485 for our client and her husband. They were notified to appear for fingerprint on May 15, 2005 in USCIS Cleveland. They can expect to receive their green cards in the foreseeable future.
Our law firm filed Reduction in Recruitment on June 18 2004 for a client from Seoul, S. Korea who is a manager for the retail industry. Client was petitioned by an enterprise in East Cleveland, Ohio and was represented by our attorneys. On March 4 2005 we received a notice notifying us that the application had been forwarded to Dallas Backlog Elimination Center and we were required to respond. We did in a timely manner and RIR was certified after just 30 days.
Alien is a P.R. China national. He obtained his BS in horticulture from China and MS in Biology from the Netherlands. Client also achieved his MS in photography from a university in Indiana, USA. A photo center in Indiana petitioned client and we filed RIR for client on May 10, 2000, which was approved on August 28, 2001. We then filed I-140 on October 23, 2001 and received a RFE on January 8, 2002, to which we quickly responded. I-140 was approved on November 25, 2002 and we filed I-485 for client, his wife and son on December 10, 2002. Client and wife got their green card after one fingerprint appointment and son got his green card after two. Congratulations to this family!
On August 1, 2005 the Dallas Backlog Processing Center closed a Labor Certification we had filed. According to them, we did not respond to the 45-day letter on time. On August 10, 2005 we sent the Backlog Center a copy of the response and a proved it was mailed on time. The case was approved on December 16, 2005.
On December 22, 2005 the Dallas Backlog Processing Center closed another Labor Certification we had filed. They gave the same reason of not receiving the 45-day letter response on time. On January 3, 2006 we once again sent a copy of the response and proved it was answered on time. The case was reinstated on January 19, 2006.
Our office filed three petitions for labor certification back in 2002 in Ohio, Michigan and Arkansas. The petitions were routed to a USDOL backlog center, but were then quickly approved in 2003.
The client retained our office for getting a green card through the Labor Certification process. This required us to file a Labor Cert., an I-140, and an I-485, each usually taking 2-3 years for USDOL to review. We first filed the Labor Cert. on August 10, 2004, and were pleased to receive an approval notice on November 1, 2004. We then filed an I-140 on December 6, 2004, and quickly received approval on January 5, 2005. Finally, we filed the I-485 on January 7, 2005, and received approval from USDOL on May 25, 2005. The entire process had taken less than 10 months.
Region 3 approved a RIR labor certification case for a Project Engineer that was filed May 22, 2000 in Philadelphia, PA. Region 3 approved this in June 2000. This Region is adjudicating these cases very quickly - the approval was received in less than one month!
In this case, the six-year H-1B was expiring soon. It was necessary to have the labor certification approved quickly so that we could file the I-140 and obtain permanent residency status as soon as possible.
Region 5 approved a regular labor certification case for a Vice President of Operations that was filed February 1999 in Columbus, Ohio.
Sarah Carroll of Region 5 approved this in February 2000. The I-140 was filed immediately and was approved in June. Our office has filed for the Green Card and enabled the whole family to obtain work permits. The whole case from the beginning through the work permits took less than 18 months.