H-1B Initial Electronic Registration Selection Process Completed

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  The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has successfully concluded the initial registration period for the FY 2025 H-1B numerical allocations, commonly referred to as the H-1B cap. This process, conducted electronically, has determined the beneficiaries eligible for filing H-1B cap-subject petitions for the fiscal year. Selected beneficiaries and their prospective petitioners have been…

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Celebrating Seven Years of Success: A Message from Our Founder

Pratibha Agarwal Managing Attorney, Agarwal Law Group

Dear Clients, Colleagues, and Friends,   I am thrilled to announce that we are celebrating seven years of unwavering commitment, dedication, and success at Agarwal Law Group.  As I reflect on this milestone, I am filled with gratitude for this incredible journey, our clients, and the fantastic team of people I have been so lucky…

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Path to Green Cards – Celebrating Multiple VAWA Approvals

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We are thrilled to share the fantastic news of not one, but FOUR recent Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) approvals for our clients! These recent VAWA approvals mark a significant turning point in their lives, granting them permission to be legally present in the U.S., to have work authorization indefinitely, and to qualify for a…

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7 Ways To Qualify for a Green Card in the U.S.

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There are various ways to qualify for permanent residency in the U.S. We will discuss several methods of obtaining a green card. Obtaining a green card through marriage is one of the most common ways to obtain lawful permanent resident status. However, that’s not very helpful to people who wish to live and work in…

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Are you Ready to Register Your Employees for the H-1B Lottery?

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The H-1B visa is a non-immigrant visa that allows U.S. employers to temporarily employ foreign workers in specialty occupations. These occupations typically require the theoretical and practical application of a body of highly specialized knowledge, along with at least a bachelor’s degree or its equivalent in the specific specialty. Common fields for H-1B visas include,…

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Form Changes with No Grace Period Starting April 1, 2024

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Starting April 1, 2024, a new fee rule will be in effect, impacting most immigration forms. Accordingly, some form editions will also be updated.  It is crucial that all immigration applications use updated forms if filed on or after April 1, 2024.  The updated forms include: Form I-129, Petition for a Nonimmigrant Worker Form I-129…

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Celebrating a Milestone I-140 Approval on the Path to a Green Card

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We are delighted to share that our firm recently helped a client secure approval of an I-140 petition for one of their long-time employees.  An I-140 approval marks a significant milestone in the immigration journey towards obtaining an employment-based green card.  Based on the I-140 approval, we were able to transition our client back to…

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Insights from Agarwal Law Group’s Recent Legal Team Retreat

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Agarwal Law Group held its first ever Legal Team retreat in January of this year.  In order to provide excellent client service, our team needed to take a break from their daily tasks and evaluate our processes and systems to identify gaps and formulate solutions to increase our level of client service.  The retreat served…

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Common Misconceptions of VAWA Self-Petition

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Navigating the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) application process can be complex, and misinformation can add unnecessary stress to an already challenging situation. In our commitment to providing accurate and valuable information, we aim to dispel five common myths surrounding VAWA applications.     Myth 1: The Abuse Must Be Physical While physical abuse is…

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New 2024 Changes to Immigration Fees

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  The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) recently announced a final rule regarding adjustments to application fees for specific immigration benefits, slated to take effect on April 1, 2024. Notably, some fee hikes, including those for premium processing, will be implemented as early as February 26, 2024. Additionally, there will be an increase in…

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