Non-Immigration Intent Work Visas

O-1 Visa Information O-1 Status is a non-immigrant status category for aliens of extraordinary ability in the sciences, arts (including the television and motion picture industry), education, business, or athletics. This is an employment related status that allows qualified aliens to live and work in the United States. O-1 petitions may only be filed by...

Immigration Intent Work Visas

Litigation Recent trends indicate a substantial increase in the denial rate of immigration petitions by USCIS. When USCIS has denied an application or petition, post-decision options include refile, appeal to the Administrative Appeals Offices within USCIS, or file a lawsuit against the agency. Generally, the AAO option is rarely successful when pursued. Many USCIS RFEs...

Adjustment of Status

An Adjustment of Status (AOS) is an application filed by an alien who is physically in the United States who wants to adjust his or her non-immigrant status to immigrant status, i.e. permanent resident status, without having to return to their home country. The Immigration and Nationality Act (INA) permits this change of an individual’s immigration status, if the individual was inspected, admitted, or paroled into the United States and meet all of the required qualifications for a green card (permanent residence).