What we do
If you wish to travel to the U.S. or pursue full-time study or career in the U.S., you will need a U.S. nonimmigrant visa except certain situations. In general, a work visa requires a sponsorship from a U.S. employer.
Our firm provides legal services to individuals who wish to obtain the following nonimmigrant status to visit the U.S. or study or work in the U.S. as well as U.S. companies that plan to hire foreign nationals on the following nonimmigrant visas:
– B-1: Visitor Visa for Business
– B-2: Visitor Visa for Tourism
– E-1: Treaty Trader Visa
– E-2: Treaty Investor Visa
– E-3: Visa for Australian Degreed Professionals
– F-1: Student Visa
– H-1B: Visa for Degreed Professionals
– H-4: Visa for Dependent Family Members of H Visa Holders
– J-1: Exchange Visitor Visa
– K-1: Fiancée Visa
– L-1: Visa for Intracompany Transferee
– O-1: Visa for Individuals with Extraordinary Ability
– TN: Visa for Canadian and Mexicans (NAFTA)
We also provide the following legal services on the two-year home-country physical presence requirement under J-1 visa:
– Advisory Opinion Request
– Request for Waiver of the Two-Year Home-Country Physical Presence Requirement
Green card holders can live and work permanently in the U.S. as permanent residents so far as they comply with certain requirements.
Some employment-based green cards may be self-petitioned, but others require U.S. employer’s sponsorship. Family-sponsored green card requires a sponsorship from a family who is a U.S. permanent resident or U.S. citizen.
We provide legal services for the following green card petitions to individuals and companies who wish to obtain/sponsor permanent resident status in the U.S.:
Employment-based green cards:
– EB-1A: Individuals with Extraordinary Ability
– EB-1B: Outstanding Professors and Researchers
– EB-1C: Multinational Manager or Executive
– EB-2 (NIW): Individuals with Advanced Degree/Exceptional Ability and Whose Proposed Endeavors in the U.S. will Contribute to the U.S. National Interest
– EB-2 (Perm): Individuals with Advanced Degree/Exceptional Ability
– EB-3 (Perm): Skilled Workers, Professionals, Unskilled Workers
– EB-4: Special Immigrant
– EB-5: Immigrant Investor
Family-sponsored green cards:
– Qualifying Relatives of U.S. Citizens or Permanent Residents
– Abused or Battered Spouse, Children, and Parents of a U.S. Citizen or Permanent Residents (VAWA)
Citizenship & Naturalization
Lawful permanent residents of the U.S. can obtain citizenship through a process called naturalization when they meet certain criteria.
Our firm provides legal services to the following individuals who are U.S. permanent residents and wish to obtain citizenship in the U.S.:
– Lawful Permanent Resident of 5 Years
– Who is Married to a U.S. Citizen
– Who is Serving in the U.S. Military
– Who is a Child of a U.S. Citizen
We also provide legal services for U.S. citizens who wish to obtain a certificate of citizenship.
Response to USCIS Notice
If USCIS determined that they need additional evidence to adjudicate the visa or citizenship applications, they will issue a Request for Evidence (RFE). USCIS also issues Notice of Intent to Deny (NOID) if they determined that the applications are meritless.
To obtain approvals for the applications, it is critical that the applicants or petitioners submit sufficient and convincing responses to the RFE or NOID by the deadline designated by USCIS.
Our firm provides legal services to respond to the RFE and NOID, which are included in our services for a visa or citizenship application if our firm is retained to file the underlying application.
An individual who is inadmissible to enter or stay in the U.S. due to certain activities that violate U.S. visa requirements or other relevant U.S. immigration laws and regulations must obtain a waiver of the grounds of inadmissibility to enter or stay in the U.S.
Depending on the grounds of inadmissibility, an individual must ask for consent to reapply (“permission to reapply”) before the individual can lawfully return to the U.S.
Our firm provides the following legal services to individuals who seek the waiver or permission to enter and stay in the U.S.:
– Application for Waiver of Grounds of Inadmissibility (I-601)
– Application for Provisional Unlawful Presence Waiver (I-601A)
– Application for Permission to Reapply for Admission to the U.S. (I-212)
– Application for Advance Permission to Enter as a Nonimmigrant (I-192)
– Nonimmigrant Waivers
Certain U.S. work visas involve incorporations of business entities in the U.S.
Our firm provides legal services and advice on the following incorporation and other corporate related procedures in New York:
– Business Structure
– Name Availability
– Registered Agent
– Articles of Incorporation
– Articles of Organization
– Internal Rules
– Board/Shareholder Meetings
What is the process to hire Tigris Legal PLLC?
After the initial consultation, we will send you a retainer agreement to hire our firm for your immigration matters. Once we receive the signed agreement and initial payment of attorney fee, we officially represent you and start to work on your immigration case.
What are the payment options for the attorney fee?
We accept the payment by check, e-check, debit card, credit card, and wire transfer. We accept international (non-U.S.) debit card and credit card payments as well.
How much is the attorney fee for the immigration services?
After discussing your case, we will tell you about the attorney fee for our services applied to your case during the consultation.
How long will it take for my immigration case to be adjudicated by USCIS?
USCIS publishes historical processing time for the past 5 years and case processing time that applies to cases currently pending by the Form type, Form category, and Field Office or Service Center handling the cases.
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