The Department of State released the new visa bulletin for April 2011 on March 9, 2011.
For the month of April 2011, the EB-1 category was current for both Chinese and Indian nationals. In the EB-2 category, the cut-off dates moved forward 14 days for Chinese nationals (from July 8, 2006 to July 22, 2006), and still remained unchanged for Indian nationals (May 8, 2006). In the EB-3 category, the cut-off dates moved forward from January 22, 2004 to March 1, 2004 for Chinese nationals and moved forward from March 15, 2002 to April 8, 2002 for Indian nationals.
For the month of March 2011, the EB-1 category was current for both Chinese and Indian nationals. In the EB-2 category, the cut-off dates moved forward 7 days for Chinese nationals (from July 1, 2006 to July 8, 2006), and still remained unchanged for Indian nationals (May 8, 2006). In the EB-3 category, the cut-off dates moved forward from January 1, 2004 to January 22, 2004 for Chinese nationals and moved forward from February 22, 2002 to March 15, 2002 for Indian nationals.
From January to December 2010, our firm received 166 EB-1 case approvals and 223 NIW case approvals. Again, before you start the application process, it is imperative that you consult with a highly trained legal professional, particularly since USCIS has become stricter with EB-1 applications after a memo was released on August 18, 2010. In essence, the USCIS memo breaks the EB-1 evaluation process up into two parts – 1) evaluating whether the applicant meets the baseline criteria for the immigration category and 2) determining whether the applicant’s evidence demonstrates the required high level of expertise for the immigration category. In the second part of the review process the USCIS will evaluate the evidence to see if, as a whole, it proves by a preponderance of the evidence that the applicant is at the very top of his or her field of endeavour.
If you are interested in contacting us for a free consultation, please call our offices at 1-800-230-7040 or email us at email@example.com. One of our experienced attorneys will meet with you to discuss your options.
Free Immigration Seminars in Four Cities on Saturday March 12
National immigration law firm Zhang & Associates, P.C., is offering free immigration seminars on Saturday March 12 in four cities’ offices. Our senior attorneys will present the fundamentals of immigration law and discuss:
1. F-1 visa and related employment issues
2. H-1B visa, Quota and Strategies
3. National Interest Waiver Green Card – Even a Masters degree can get approval
4. EB-1B and EB-1A Green Card for achieved scholars
5. Green Card strategic plans for students and scholars
Date and time of the seminars:
New York, NY
Time: 11:30am ~ 1:00pm EST, Sat. March 12, 2011
Presenter: Attorney Joe Zhou
Address: 1350 Broadway, Suite 1710
New York, NY 10018
Time: 10:30am ~ 12:00pm CST, Sat. March 12, 2011
Presenter: Attorney Victor Bush
Address: 9999 Bellaire Blvd, Suite 920
Houston, TX 77036
Los Angeles, CA
Time: 11:00am ~ 1:00pm PST, Sat. March 12, 2011
Presenter: Attorney Daqin Zhang
Address: 70 S. Lake Ave, suite 920
Pasadena, CA 91101
Silicon Valley, CA
Time: 10:30am ~ 12:00pm PST, Sat. March 12, 2011
Presenter: Attorney Alex Park
Address: 2225 E. Bayshore Road Suite 200
Palo Alto, CA 94303
The presentation will be conducted in English with an English PowerPoint slideshow. If you are interested in the seminar, you may register the seminar free of charge by clicking the following link: