How to Get a Green Card Through Self Petition

Green Card Through Self Petition

 

As an immigration lawyer for professionals, I often hear the false belief that you need a US company to sponsor you for a green card. While this is true in many cases, there are ways to get a green card through self petition. This means that you can get a green card without a US company sponsoring you and without a US job offer.

 

In this article, I will explain 2 ways to get a green card through self petition: the EB1A visa and the national interest waiver.

 

The EB1A visa is is a visa classification for people with an extraordinary ability in either the sciences, arts, education, business, or athletics.

 

The national interest waiver is for people who can demonstrate that waiving the requirement to have a US company sponsor is in the national interest of the United States.

 

(Both of these visas will be discussed in more detail below).

 

If you have any questions about how to get a green card through self petition, email me directly at Michael@AshooriLaw.com. I'm very responsive via email and I would be happy to help you with your immigration process.

Overview:

 

1. What is a Green Card Through Self Petition

 

2. What are the Benefits of a Green Card Through Self Petition

 

3. Over view of EB1A Visa

 

4. Overview of National Interest Waiver

 

5. Comparison Between EB1A and National Interest Waiver

 

6. Conclusion

 

1. What is a Green Card Through Self Petition

 

The 2 main branches of immigration to the United States are family-based and employment-based.

 

Examples of family-based immigration include getting a green card based on marrying a US citizen or having an immediate family member who is a US citizen sponsor you for a green card.

 

There are many different types of employment-based immigration. The most common form of employment-based immigration is by getting a job offer from a US company.

 

To sponsor foreign workers for a green card, a US employer must get a Labor Certification through the Department of Labor. Getting an approved Labor Certification requires your employer to show that they were unable to find a qualified US worker to fill the position that they are hiring you for.

 

After getting the approved Labor Certification, your US employer would then file an immigrant visa petition on your behalf. Through this process, your employer is the petitioner (person or entity applying for the immigrant visa), and you are the beneficiary (the person benefiting from the immigrant visa petition).

 

There are also ways to get a green card without a US company sponsor. Two of these ways are: (1) the EB1A visa; and (2) the National Interest Waiver.

 

Through both of these options, you do not need a job offer and you do not need a company to file an immigrant visa petition on your behalf. Instead, you apply for the immigrant visa on your own behalf.

 

Through this process, you act as both the petitioner (person applying for the immigrant visa) and as the beneficiary (person benefiting from the immigrant visa petition). For this reason, successfully applying for an EB1A visa or for a national interest waiver can be thought of as getting a green card through self petition.

 

2. What are the Benefits of a Green Card Through Self Petition

 

1. You do not need a job offer from a US company

 

  • Many qualified professionals have a lot of difficulty securing a job offer from a US company.

 

  • Many US companies are hesitant to sponsor foreign nationals for a green card based on the time and expense involved in the process as well as the uncertainty that the foreign worker will stay with the company long-term.

 

  • A green card through self petition allows you to avoid the process of getting a US job offer.

 

2. You do not need to wait for an approved Labor Certification

 

  • The process of getting an approved Labor Certification can be time-consuming.

 

  • The Labor Certification is issued by the Department of Labor and the process can take anywhere from 3 to 7 months.

 

  • By apply for a green card through self petition, you can avoid the wait time it takes to get an approved labor certification.
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3. Overview of EB1A Visa

 

What is the EB1A Visa?

 

The EB1A visa is an immigrant visa for people with an extraordinary ability in the arts, sciences, business, education, or athletics.

 

  • Extraordinary ability means “a level of expertise indicating that the individual is one of that small percentage who have risen to the very top of the field of endeavor.” [8 CFR Section 204.5(h)(2)]

 

  • The EB1A visa does not require you to have a job offer in the United States. You can apply for an EB1A visa on your own behalf through self-petition.

 

What are the EB1A Visa Requirements?

 

There are 3 requirements for getting an EB1A visa:

 

1. You must demonstrate that you have an extraordinary ability in a particular field in the arts, sciences, business, education, or athletics.

 

2. You seek to enter the United States to continue to work in the field of your extraordinary ability.

 

3. Your entry to the United States will substantially benefit the United States.

 

Lets now go through each of these requirements

 

i. Prove that You Have an Extraordinary Ability

 

To prove that you have extraordinary ability, you must show that you have sustained national or international acclaim and that your achievements have been recognized in your field of expertise. [8 CFR Section 204.5(h)(3)]

 

There are 2 ways you can show this:

 

1. Evidence of a one-time achievement of a major internationally recognized award;

 

  • Examples of awards that would meet this criterion are the Nobel Peace Prize, an Academy Award, an Olympic gold medal, etc.

 

2. Or evidence that you satisfy at least 3 of the 10 evidentiary criteria for an EB1A visa (listed below):

 

  • Receipt of lesser nationally or internationally recognized prizes or awards for excellence in your field of extraordinary ability

 

  • Membership in an association in your field of extraordinary ability, which requires outstanding achievement of their members, as judged by recognized national or international experts in their disciplines or fields

 

  • Evidence of published material about you in professional or major trade publications or other major media, relating to your work in the field of extraordinary ability

 

  • Evidence of your participation as a judge of the work of others in your field of extraordinary ability

 

  • Evidence of original scientific, scholarly, artistic, or business-related contributions of major significance to your field

 

  • Evidence of authorship of scholarly articles in your field, in professional major trade publications, or other major media

 

  • Display of your work in your field at artistic exhibitions or showcases

 

  • Evidence that you have performed a leading or critical role for organizations or establishments that have a distinguished reputation

 

  • Evidence that you have commanded a high salary/remuneration for services, in relation to others in your field.

 

  • Evidence of commercial successes in the performing arts.

 

Keep in mind:

 

  • The evidence you submit must show that your extraordinary ability has been sustained. This means that your extraordinary ability must have been uninterrupted and ongoing.

 

  • If one of the 10 criteria listed above doesn't apply to your field, you may be able to submit comparable evidence to establish your eligibility for an EB1A visa.

 

USCIS has a 2-step process for determining whether or not to approve your EB1A petition.

 

Step 1. - Evidentiary Threshold

 

  • In step 1, USCIS just reviews your petition to make sure that you have submitted evidence that fulfills at least 3 of 10 categories listed above.

 

  • If you have not fulfilled at least 3 of the 10 categories, then your petition will be denied.

 

Step 2. - Final Merits Determination

 

  • In step 2, USCIS considers the quality of the evidence you submitted, to determine if you meet the definition of extraordinary ability.

 

  • Remember, to get approved for an EB1A visa, you must show that you are 1 of the few at the very top of your field.

 

  • It is in this second step where USCIS is critically analyzing your evidence to see if you are at the top of your field.

 

ii. Continuing to Work in Your Field of Extraordinary Ability

 

  • The second requirement to get an EB1A visa is you must show that upon entry to the United States, you will continue to work in your field of extraordinary ability.

 

  • If you claim to have extraordinary ability in one field and show that you will be working in the United States in a different field, this may result in a denial of your EB1A visa application.

 

Here’s some evidence you can use to show that you will be working in your field of extraordinary ability:

 

  • A statement from a potential employer that you plan to work with;

 

  • A contract for work you will be doing in the United States;

 

  • A signed statement by you, explaining precisely the type of work you plan to do in the United States.

 

iii. Your Entry to the United States will Substantially Benefit the United States

 

  • The final requirement to get an EB1A visa is to show that the United States will substantially benefit from permitting you entry.

 

  • This requirement is generally satisfied, just by showing that you will continue to work in your field of extraordinary ability.

 

  • The evidence you submit to satisfy this requirement can usually be limited to a written statement that your entry to the US will substantially benefit the country.

 

Now that we’ve discussed the EB1A visa, lets look to the National Interest Waiver.

4. Overview of the National Interest Waiver

 

What is the National Interest Waiver?

 

The national interest waiver is an option only available under the EB-2 visa category. This option allows you to waive the labor certification requirement and the requirement that you have a US job offer (which are usually required for an EB-2 visa).

 

  • As discussed above, most employment-based visas require you to have a job offer from a US company. The  US company is also typically required to get an approved Labor Certification before they can hire you.

 

  • With a national interest waiver, you can skip the labor certification process, and apply for a green card yourself, through self petition.

 

  • To get a national interest waiver, you must show that you are qualified for an EB-2 visa and that your services are in the national interest.

 

What are the National Interest Waiver Requirements?

 

To get a national interest waiver, you must meet 4 requirements:

 

  • Qualify for an EB-2 visa

 

  • The specific endeavor you plan to work on must have substantial merit and national importance

 

  • You must be well positioned to advance your proposed endeavor

 

  • You must show that waiving the requirements to have a US job offer and get an approved labor certification are in the national interest of the United States.

 

Now let's go over each of these requirements:

 

i. Qualify for an EB-2 Visa

 

The national interest waiver is an option available to foreign nationals that would otherwise qualify for an EB-2 visa. So, to successfully get a national interest waiver, you must qualify for an EB-2 visa.

 

Two ways to qualify for an EB-2 Visa:

 

  • Advanced Degree Professional

 

  • Exceptional Ability

 

Advanced Degree Professional

 

In order to qualify as an advanced degree professional:

 

  • The field you plan to work in must require an advanced degree

 

  • And you must possess an advanced degree (any academic or professional US degree or foreign equivalent above a baccalaureate degree) or you must have a baccalaureate degree plus 5 years of progressive work experience in the field you plan to work in.

 

Exceptional Ability

 

To qualify for EB-2 through exceptional ability, you must satisfy at least 3 of the following criteria:

 

  • You have a degree in your field of exceptional ability

 

  • You have 10 years of full-time experience in your field

 

  • You have a license to practice your profession

 

  • You have commanded a salary/remuneration that demonstrates your exceptional ability

 

  • Membership in professional associations

 

  • Recognition for your achievements and significant contributions to your field by peers, governmental entities, or professional or business organizations.

 

  • Comparable evidence may be submitted if the above categories are inapplicable.

 

In addition to meeting the threshold of qualifying for an EB-2 visa as either an advanced degree professional or through exceptional ability, you must also satisfy 3 additional requirements for the national interest waiver.

 

ii. The specific endeavor you plan to work on must have substantial merit and national importance

 

  • In order to qualify for a national interest waiver, the specific endeavor that you plan to work in must have both substantial merit and national importance.

 

iii. You must be well positioned to advance your proposed endeavor

 

  • Another requirement to get a national interest waiver is that you must show that you are well positioned to be successful in your proposed endeavor.

 

  • This requirement focuses on your ability to contribute to your field.

 

  • To satisfy this requirement, you should provide evidence of your particular knowledge, skills, education, evidence of success in your field, etc.

 

iv. You must show that waiving the requirements to have a US job offer and get an approved labor certification are in the national interest of the United States.

 

  • Another requirement to get a national interest waiver is that you must show that waiving the requirement to have a US job offer and get an approved labor certification are in the national interest.

 

  • Here, the objective is to show that the United States would benefit from waiving the requirements of having a job offer and getting an approved labor certification.

 

  • Some of the ways you can satisfy this requirement are by showing the importance of your field or by showing that there is an urgency so great that there is no time for the labor certification process.

5. Comparison Between EB1A and National Interest Waiver

 

Here are a few things to know about the differences between the EB1A visa and the National Interest Waiver:

 

  • The EB1A visa is eligible for premium processing. This means that for an additional fee of $1,225, USCIS will issue a response to your EB1A application within 15 days. Premium processing is currently not an option for the National Interest Waiver.

 

  • The National Interest Waiver has a visa backlog for citizens of China and India. This means that even after approval of your EB1A application, if you were born in China or India, there will be a substantial wait (following approval of your National Interest Waiver application) before you can get immigration benefits. There is currently no backlog for any countries under the EB1A visa category.

 

  • The EB1A is more difficult standard to meet than the National Interest Waiver.

 

6. Conclusion

 

Many professionals planning to immigrate to the United States are confronted with the problem of not having a US job offer or not being able to find a US company willing to sponsor them for a visa.

 

Fortunately, there are 2 options that allow you to apply for a green card through self petition:

 

  • The EB1A visa

 

  • The National Interest Waiver

 

With both of these options, you do not need a company sponsor and can self petition for your green card.

 

To get an EB1A visa:

 

  • You must have an extraordinary ability in the arts, sciences, business, education, or athletics.

 

  • You must seek to enter the United States to continue working in your field of extraordinary ability.

 

  • Your entry to the United States must substantially benefit the United States.

 

To get approved for a National Interest Waiver:

 

  • You must qualify for an EB-2 visa

 

  • The specific endeavor you plan to work in must have substantial merit and national importance

 

  • You must be well positioned to advance your proposed endeavor

 

  • You must show that waiving the requirements to have a US job offer and get an approved labor certification are in the national interest of the United States.

 

Final Thoughts

 

  • Both of these visa categories are highly complex.

 

  • The decisions on these petitions are also highly discretionary.

 

  • In order to give yourself the best chance of approval, it is critical to work with an experienced immigration lawyer.

 

  • You should not attempt to file one of these petitions on your own, without the help of an immigration lawyer.

 

If you have any questions or need help getting a green card through self petition, email me directly at Michael@AshooriLaw.comI'm very responsive via email and would be happy to help you.

 

Ashoori Law is a US immigration law firm focused on helping professionals get visas to the United States. Reach out to us for a complimentary consultation.

 

Got a question? Lets talk about it.

 

Resources

 

 

  • Business Immigration: Law & Practice, 2nd Ed. - Vol. 2: Chapter 3

 

 

 

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Chel Onates
17:42 18 Aug 22
I would like to Thank Ashoori Law team specially to Jeser I really appreciated the updates and follow ups. I highly recommend this firm.
Martha Castrejon
17:52 17 Aug 22
I just got my E2 visa renewal,thank you for the great team of the best immigration Michael Ashoori law company,thanks Lahaina,james,Michael for your help,and would like to give you more than 5 stars,sure will continue to work with you.
Mahesh Lal Rawat
14:56 14 Aug 22
महेश लाल जिला फतेहपुर भारत
Sweta Bharodia
18:23 12 Aug 22
Michael Ashoori and his team were very helpful and guided us through each and everything in getting our E2 visa. I highly recommend Ashoori Law firm.Initially when were looking for E2 visa lawyer, we had been in contact with many lawyers, but we... are fortunate we made a correct decision by making Ashoori Law firm as our lawyer. For any visa application documentation is very important. Ashoori Law team gave us a very clear and easy to understand step by step application process, which made it very easy for me to collect the relevant documents and submit. Starting from setting up a new company for the business till getting visa, Ashoori law firm has been always there, they have always answered to all our questions to the best of their abilities. We are very satisfied by choosing Ashoori Law firm as our lawyer.They are very approachable and will answer all your questions quickly. Special thanks to Lahaina, Chris, Elaine and all the team members with whom we interacted during the visa application process.Sincerely,Sweta Bharodia.read more
Michael - David
12:45 11 Aug 22
It is my pleasure to testify to my extremely positive experience working with the Ashoori Law Team in regards to the recent renewal of my O-1 Visa. This Visa renewal was complex as it involved factors such as a patent I hold, the relationship with... the company that I am working with, as well as an arts and entertainment component. The members of the team were professional and attentive and were able to secure the renewal within a surprisingly short amount of time. I would highly recommend their services for anyone who is seeking the right immigration solution particularly where the petition has a business component.Sincerely,Michael-Davidread more
Jessie Vasquez
17:47 10 Aug 22
Ashoori Law made sponsoring an employee's visa very easy and free of stress. They explained everything in detail and were very prompt with their responses and action items. It was a very fast and smooth process that was not outrageously expensive. I... would definitely recommend them and use them again.read more
mubashir ahmed
01:56 10 Aug 22
Thank you so much Michael Ashoori for all your help regarding my wife's work Authorization as an E2- dependent. We truly appreciate your honesty and making this whole process very easy and straight forward for us from the time of the application... till getting the EAD card. Your whole team was exceptional in providing the great advice. Thank you for responding to our emails and phone calls promptly. Our special thanks to James and Lahaina, both were very active and efficient. This was our first experience with any immigration lawyer, and it was very pleasant.We highly recommend Michael Ashoori Law office for any immigration services.read more
Ritesh Chutani
19:11 09 Aug 22
Michael has been very helpful with my reentry permit application. He has been very prompt in answering all the questions I had. He explained how I should go ahead with my application and has supported all along in last few months since the... application process started. I highly recommend his services.read more
Junko Iizuka
22:43 28 Jul 22
From the bottom of my heart, I would like to express my gratitude to the Ashoori Law team, especially Kelly Raposa. Much of my time & energy was needed to go to the hospital daily to take care of my very sick mom. Thanks to Kelly’s genuine kindness... & willingness to answer even the smallest of questions, I was able to focus more of my time & energy on my mom, & was able to be by her side during her last final week. I would highly recommend this firm to anyone - from the moment I started working with them, it was evident that they deeply care about all their clients.read more
Travis Steinke
20:23 27 Jul 22
The team at Ashoori law were helpful throughout the entire visa experience. Would, and have, recommend to anyone looking into the E2 visa route. Thank you!
Pradeep Sharma
14:35 27 Jul 22
Great attorney and very impressed with the professionalism. Highly recommend this place for E2 visa needs.
Osaid Abuelnasr
01:23 22 Jul 22
I have worked with many immigration attorneys for my personal and business needs. I have never had the pleasure of working with someone as helpful, genuine and professional as Ashoori Law.The attorney which handled both of my cases was Rebecca... McCarthy. She’s diligent, fast and an all around amazing attorney. She left no questions unanswered and was always on top of my case. Huge thanks to her and Michael for all their help and care.One thing I really liked about working with Ashoori Law is Michael was always available to answer any questions should no one else be able to answer them. He did not shy away from getting on the phone with me when I needed to speak to him. Unlike other firms where you feel the need to talk to 5 paralegals before getting real attention. I will definitely recommend my family and friends to Ashoori Law.read more
James Harvey
19:56 21 Jul 22
Michael and his team were extremely helpful throughout my whole visa application process.There was no other firm like it in terms of the effort that was put in to initially bring me on board, with there being numerous calls with me to answer my... queries first, and hear their recommendations on the best approach / visa for me, before giving them the go ahead to start my applicationTheir process was clear and easy, I was introduced to all team members who were working on my case. There was no limit of time from them with answering any questions or concerns that I had, which was huge for me as completing a visa application seemed like a daunting task initiallyFor anyone looking for this type of service I would highly recommend Michael and his team at AshooriA special thank you to James as well, who would of been my primary contact and helped tremendously.read more
Mary Kambai Chimbali
18:23 14 Jul 22
Ashoori law worked really fast. I’ve already had one of my cases approved. They made the process very easy for us and gave us confidence that things are getting done correctly. And they’ve kept us up to date with email and the online tracker along... the way.read more
Matt Mulholand
18:15 14 Jul 22
Ashoori Law has a very convenient online user portal which makes uploading documents very easy. They maintain good contact via email and staff can be reached by phone easily.
Jime Caballero
00:17 14 Jul 22
I'm so grateful of how helpful Ashoori was with my visa process. They did an excellent job!!
Dev Pawar
22:16 13 Jul 22
Nice to work with and they got the job done. Will certainly recommend them for all your immigration needs.
Mohamed Hegazy
16:09 12 Jul 22
totally satisfied with the results, I contacted the law firm to apply for E2. They got it done in time. They are professional and know what they are doing. The team was on top of the case. They reply to all the emails and at all the time. I was able... to schedule a call with them whenever I needed information. Highly recommended!.read more
ker smith
09:38 12 Jul 22
I would definitely recommend this law firm and their entire team to anyone who need immigration representation. They get the job done plus very affordable
Manisha Patel
20:38 08 Jul 22
Michael and his team is excellent at providing timely services and their turnaround time is very quick. I worked with Christina Missey for my immigration petition and she thoroughly reviewed every SINGLE documents of mine and guided me through... journey. She is the best. Appreciate the above and beyond efforts of Ashoori law firmread more
Emilio D'Angelo
17:03 05 Jul 22
I’ve worked with a lot of attorneys along my immigration journey but none have come close to the ease, organization, results of Ashoori Law!I’ll definitely be referring any of my fellow ex-pats over to the extremely capable team at Ashoori... Law.Thank you guys for just a stress free process!read more
Casa Guzmania
18:11 01 Jul 22
We worked with Ashoori Law to apply for E2 status, and it was approved on the first attempt with no request for additional information or any pushback! Big kudos to Christina and Lahaina, who were incredibly responsive, supportive, and patient... throughout the process. We highly recommend Ashoori Law for any immigration process, and we can confidently say that they are experts in E2 applications.read more
Salman Rauf
16:18 29 Jun 22
Excellent team and services.Always responded to my concerns whenever i wrote to them. Would highly recommend for Immigration servicing.
Lung Lee
00:40 28 Jun 22
Great work! Professional, always willing to help and quick response.As a newcomer to the U.S., they settled me a lot of questions.They professionally advise which kind of visa is most suitable for you. And, guide you step by step throughout the... application process. Finally, I got the approval of my visa with no RFE.I'd like to special thank to Lahaina for her caring. Also, Rohit's referral to such a great team.I do highly recommend Ashoori Law to all immigrant and non-immigrant applicants to the U.S.read more
Omolola Baidoo
00:34 28 Jun 22
I had an awesome experience with this law firm. My papers was processed promptly. My phone calls was responded to promptly. No regrets. Money well spent.I will definitely recommend Ashoori law firm to friends and families who needs their services.... Thanks for everything.read more
Anja Kahn
17:28 27 Jun 22
My I-140 for the EB2 NIW has been approved!! Thank you Michael and Lahaina of Ashoori Law, and thank you USCIS!Prior to meeting Michael Ashoori, I had frustratingly worked with 3 other immigration law firms over the previous 6 years to ensure my... business, my children and I were always in authorized and lawful status. With these firms I felt not quite versed on the in-depth immigration picture, not sure of the chances of success of any particular route, uncomfortably wondering if the advise and steering was the right path for me and my family for the long term, or was it short term fixes thereby requiring further filings in the future. I paid some pretty hefty fees too, and often was left wondering if the option I was being recommended was the best option for me or was it the most lucrative for the law firm.Michael was a breadth of fresh air!Whilst researching my queries online I found Ashoori Law through the videos Michael posts - the videos were focused, informative, and dealt with pretty much the whole picture in respect of the topic he spoke on. The tone was chatty and Michael came across as very approachable, conveying the law in terms I could understand, without losing the detail. After watching the first video, I searched for more and binge watched all I could find before reaching out to Michael!During my initial consultation I felt so reassured by not only Michael's extensive immigration law knowledge, but also the way he explained options. Everything he said made so much sense, was applicable to my circumstances, and he laid out my options clearly, giving honest evaluation as to the process, the timeline, and chances of success. He didn't do it piecemeal or in isolation, he looked at the full picture as to how my application would affect my family in the long term - definitely an important factor when kids risk being aged out at 21. Michael looked at my background and was confident that I could be successful in the EB2 NIW category. His analysis of how I met the requirements and what I would need to do to evidence my experience, knowledge and expertise gave me the confidence to proceed in the belief I merited the category.The team at Ashoori Law handled the whole process so smoothly and efficiently, with full disclosure at every stage, and it was a speedy filing - under 30 days!!Ashoori Law have a fantastic online portal, where the whole application is managed - you can monitor step by step what is required, there are user friendly forms for information gathering, and easy uploading of evidence documents. Messaging is handled securely through the portal, enabling the whole application history to be in one place, readily accessible for any future query.Having filed, Ashoori Law didn't go silent on me! With the delays in processing at USCIS due to Covid and post Covid challenges, Michael and Lahaina were always happy to have an update discussion and keep me reassured - and sane!I leave this review because Michael's evaluation of what was required for success in my immigration journey has made a phenomenal difference to my life, for which I am forever going to be grateful. I leave this review as an experienced immigration applicant who has tried some of the most well known firms in the country - firms that promised the world, charged the earth, and generally failed in the objective they were contracted for. Michael delivered on his promise. Thank you Michael.read more
Kely Aliny Neves
12:30 27 Jun 22
Foram ótimos profissionais, sempre prestativos e tudo deu certo sem desafios. Recomendo!
Ramneek Lamba
02:28 23 Jun 22
I would highly recommend Ashoori law to anyone who is looking for a professional advice on immigration. Right from the beginning they explained me the procedure in detail. Lahaina was super helpful at all stages of the process. They respond quickly... and professionally. Anyone looking for immigration advice will not be disappointed. Thanks again!read more
Tommy T Chai8.
06:44 21 Jun 22
Thank you very much for this advice.I thing that next month i will submit this document. 🌷🌷
Rahila Samreen
02:07 17 Jun 22
Michael Ashoori is an excellent immigration lawyer. He has a great team. His team response is so quick. My daughter is also doing her immigration case with him. And definitely I will appoint for my son next. He is a very trustworthy lawyer and you... will never feel that your money is wasted. I definitely recommend to everyone. Thanks to Michael Ashoori that you assisted me every time .read more
Marina
00:45 17 Jun 22
Very great! Love, love, love Ashoori Law and his team. They make you feel like family. This is the team that will definitely get the job done. Very friendly and professional!
Vivek Sharma
00:54 16 Jun 22
The team at Ashoori Law did a wonderful job in helping me get my H-1B Visa approved on time. Special thanks to Lahaina and James who were always communicative throughout the process and ensured all information and documents were in place before... submitting the petition. I would highly recommend their services.read more
Erika Fifield
18:41 15 Jun 22
The Ashoori Law team was awesome in providing my company with employer sponsored visa services. They guided us through the entire process, were very professional and were able to file and get us the needed approval in a timely manner. As an HR... manager, I highly recommend Ashoori Law for your business or individual immigration needs. James, Milena, and the entire team were very helpful and made the process very simple with quick results!read more
Ross Hitchins
06:36 10 Jun 22
Our E2 visa request was professionally handled to a successful outcome. I would recommend this Law company for anyone who is trying to obtain a US visa. Good Job! Thanks Steve Hitchins
Romard Palmer
15:05 08 Jun 22
I had the opportunity to work with Ashoori Law to apply for my Re-entry permit. i must say it was seamless, all the work was handle by the staff at Ashoori Law. The service they provided was extraordinary, the staff are very knowledgeable and... provides timely feedback and is willing to spend countless hours on phone calls to explain any situation/issues you might have. I highly recommend this firm for any legal matters regarding immigration services. I will be using them for all my future needs moving forward. It was a great pleasure working with Ashoori Law, I look forward to work with them again.read more
Sandeep Kaur Pannu
02:02 08 Jun 22
I have watched all your videos, they are always great…. I read your blog online and it was very informative and after reading the blog I felt, you and your teams knows in depth about immigration that’s how I approached you guys for EAD. And it all... turned out so great!Thank you for getting us EAD approval in hand! So all five stars from our side.Thank you!read more
Kevin Kovacs
21:03 07 Jun 22
The Ashoori Law team has done a tremendous job representing me and successfully putting together my application. They are very knowledgable, organized, thorough, and straightforward. The team knows what it takes to get cases approved. Ashoori Law... has earned my trust and I will engage them in future cases. Highly recommend!read more
Juan perez don
01:10 02 Jun 22
Hola! Gracias por la asesoría, mi caso salió exitoso, mi cambio de status fue aprobado Gracias por la asesoría y el acompañamiento.
Malwa Truckline
03:04 01 Jun 22
We would like to thank Micheal and Team to work on a our case.which really went smoothly and made easy by them.we highly recommend Ashoori Law Firm and it was pleasure doing business with them.
Jarson Laguerta
21:04 31 May 22
I would highly recommend Ashoori Law office for the fast and reliable visa process. The staff are also accommodating , on point and on time, they're are very fast when it comes to processing my visa.
sunaina rayamajhi
22:42 27 May 22
Applied my marriage based green card from here and everyone was really friendly. Whenever i had any questions they were available to answer it. I really loved the service here. I will definitely recommend this place to family or friends if they ever... need any immigration service.read more
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Michael Ashoori, Esq.

U.S. Immigration Lawyer

I’m a U.S. immigration lawyer and I help families, professionals, investors, and entrepreneurs get visas, green cards, and citizenship to the United States.

Since starting my law firm, I’ve helped hundreds of people from all over the world with their immigration needs. I’m very passionate, hard-working, and committed to my clients.

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