The Department of State released the new visa bulletin for July 2011 on June 9, 2011.
For the month of July 2011, the EB-1 category was current for both Chinese and Indian nationals. In the EB-2 category, the cut-off dates moved forward nearly five months for Chinese nationals (from October 15, 2006 to March 8, 2007), and also moved forward nearly five months for Indian nationals (from October 15, 2006 to March 8, 2007). In the EB-3 category, the cut-off dates moved forward from May 15, 2004 to July 1, 2004 for Chinese nationals and moved forward from April 22, 2002 to May 1, 2002 for Indian nationals.
For the month of June 2011, the EB-1 category was current for both Chinese and Indian nationals. In the EB-2 category, the cut-off dates moved forward more than two months for Chinese nationals (from August 1, 2006 to October 15, 2006), and moved forward more than three months for Indian nationals (from July 1, 2006 to October 15, 2006). In the EB-3 category, the cut-off dates moved forward from April 15, 2004 to May 15, 2004 for Chinese nationals and moved forward from April 15, 2002 to April 22, 2002 for Indian nationals.
From January to March 2011, our firm received 30 NIW case approvals. USCIS approved 28 of these cases without a request for evidence. In addition, from January to March 2011, our firm also received 42 EB-1 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. One of our experienced attorneys will meet with you to discuss your options.
Our Client Appreciation Day in Chicago on Saturday June 18
As the summer is getting into full swing, we would love to share in this spirit together with our valued clients like you. The Zhang & Associates, P.C. Chicago Branch Office would like to invite our clients and their family members in Illinois, Wisconsin, Indiana and Iowa states to attend an Open House followed by a River Tour on the Chicago's First Lady Cruise line on Saturday, June 18. Join us for snacks and drinks at our offices, then for a Chicago's First Lady Cruise which showcases Chicago's world renowned city architecture with style, class and comfort. Attorney Annie Yang and Attorney Jerry Zhang will be in attendance.
If you would like to attend, please make your reservation below. Reservations are required and based on first come, first serve basis.
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Please take a note of the time and location of the party:
Time: 4:00 p.m. CST, Saturday, June 18, 2011
Meeting Location: Zhang & Associates P.C. Chicago Offices
Address: 121 W Wacker Drive, Suite 1260, Chicago IL, 60601
*Please note: Snacks and soft drinks will be served promptly at 4:00 p.m., and we will depart for the river cruise shortly after 5:00 p.m., boarding for the cruise will begin at 5:30, and the ship will depart at 6:00 p.m. The tour will end around 7:30 p.m.
Parking: Parking garages are available throughout the north loop near our offices, the closest being located in the 221 N LaSalle Building. Please note that you will need to pay your own parking fees. We are also easily accessible by public transportation. For directions to our office, please see:
We look forward to seeing you on Saturday, June 18!
For our clients in other states, if you come to Chicago on that Saturday, you are welcome as well. Moreover, we will have Client Appreciation Day in New York City, Los Angeles, Houston and Palo Alto respectively. Please stay tuned.