The United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) permits certain artists with "extraordinary ability" to apply for a non-immigrant visa for up to 3 years and renewable in 1 year increments for the duration of the project. Artists must prove "extraordinary ability" in the arts. Our office focuses on handling of temporary visas for musical artists. We will prepare and file your petition, guide you in preparing a portfolio of supporting evidence indicating your "extraordinary ability", including assistance obtaining the advisory opinion and obtaining recommendation letters.
Certain artists are also eligible to apply for Lawful Permanent Residency (i.e. a "Green Card") based upon extraordinary ability in the very top of their field of endeavor in either Sciences, Arts, Education, Business, or Athletics.
Immigrating to the United States on an employment based visa is a multi step process. First, an I-140 Petition for Immigrant Worker must be approved based on the appropriate preference category, which may involve obtaining a sponsoring employer, and the foreign national will either complete the lawful permanent resident or “green card" process abroad through consular processing, or within the United States through adjustment of status, depending on eligibility. Lawful Permanent Residents may stay in the United States indefinitely. USCIS allows for 140,000 employment-based immigrant visas per year available for workers, their spouses, and their dependents. Contact us to learn more about this process!
Do you have a United States citizen or Lawful Permanent Resident relative or spouse? Are you engaged to a United States Citizen? If so, you may be eligible for immigrating to the U.S. based on these relationships. Contact us to learn more!
Are you a Lawful Permanent Resident seeking to become a U.S. Citizen?
If eligible for Naturalization, our office will prepare and file form N-400 Application for Naturalization on your behalf. After submittal of the application, you will appear for a biometrics appointment for fingerprinting. An interview with a USCIS officer will then be scheduled, and our office will accompany you to this interview as your attorney and guide you through the process. At the interview, you will be tested on your knowledge of U.S. civics and government, and English literacy. If the officer approves your application, you will be scheduled for a swearing in ceremony. Keep in mind that you will also be provided with a list of questions that you must answer and submit at the swearing in ceremony. This is to make sure that you have maintained good moral character and lawful presence between the interview and swearing in ceremony.
You will then turn in your "Green Card" and be issued a naturalization certificate. At that point, you will become an official U.S. Citizen!
Note: If you have ever been charged with a crime, you may not be eligible for the Naturalization process, and filing this application may subject you to removal proceedings. Contact us to learn more about the process and to determine eligibility!
The information on this website is for informational purposes only. Nothing on this site should be taken as legal advice. This information contained in this website is not intended to create and does not constitute an attorney-client relationship.
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