The Department of State released the new visa bulletin for January 2011 on December 9, 2010.
For the month of January 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 June 8, 2006 to June 22, 2006), and remained unchanged for Indian nationals (May 8, 2006). In the EB-3 category, the cut-off dates moved forward from December 8, 2003 to December 15, 2003 for Chinese nationals and moved forward from January 22, 2002 to February 1, 2002 for Indian nationals.
For the month of December, 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 June 1, 2006 to June 8, 2006), and remained unchanged for Indian nationals (May 8, 2006). In the EB-3 category, the cut-off dates moved forward from November 22, 2003 to December 8, 2003 for Chinese nationals while remaining unchanged for Indian nationals (January 22, 2002).
Due to the economic crisis, there have been fewer applicants for PERM EB-2 this fiscal year.
From January to November 2010, our firm received 152 EB-1 case approvals and 207 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. One of our experienced attorneys will meet with you to discuss your options.
Free Immigration Seminars in Five Cities on Saturday December 11
National immigration law firm Zhang & Associates, P.C., is offering free immigration seminars on Saturday December 11 in five 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:
Silicon Valley, CA
Time: 10:30 am ~ 12:00 pm, Sat. Dec 11, 2010
Presenter: Attorney Jerry Zhang
Address: 2225 E. Bayshore Road Suite 200
Palo Alto, CA 94303
New York, NY
Time: 11:30 am ~ 1:00 pm, Sat. Dec 11, 2010.
Presenter: Attorney Joe Zhou
Address: 1350 Broadway, Suite 1710
New York, NY 10018
Time: 10:30 am ~ 12:00 pm, Sat. Dec 11, 2010.
Presenter: Attorney Jane Xu
Address: 9999 Bellaire Blvd, Suite 920
Houston, TX 77036
Time: 2:00 pm ~ 3:30 pm, Sat. Dec 11, 2010
Presenter: Attorney Annie Yang
Address: 121 W. Wacker Drive, Suite 1260
Chicago, IL 60601
Los Angeles, CA
Time: 11:00 am ~ 1:00 pm, Sat. Dec 11, 2010.
Presenter: Attorney Daqin Zhang
Address: 70 S. Lake Ave, suite 920
Pasadena, CA 91101
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: