O1 Visa Guide: What You need to Know About the O1 Visa

O1 Visa Guide - What You Need to Know About the O1 Visa

 

The O1 visa may be a good option for you to consider if you have an extraordinary ability in the sciences, arts, business, athletics, or education, or if you have a history of extraordinary achievement in the motion picture industry or television industry.

 

With an O1 visa, you can live and work in the United States for extended periods of time AND your spouse and children may be able to accompany you as well.

 

In this guide, I’m going to explain what you need to know about the O1 visa.

 

If you have any questions about anything, please feel free to email me directly at Michael@AshooriLaw.com. I’m a US immigration lawyer, and I’d be happy to answer your questions.

 

Overview:

 

1. What is the O1 Visa?

 

2. What are the Benefits of an O1 Visa?

 

3. What are the O1 Visa Requirements?

 

4. What Documents are Needed to Apply for an O1 Visa?

 

5. How to Apply for an O1 Visa

 

6. How Hard is it to Get Approved for an O1 Visa?

 

7. How to Go From an O1 Visa to Green Card

 

8. Conclusion

 

1. What is the O1 Visa?

 

The O1 visa is a non-immigrant visa for gifted people who have a special ability of some kind. Specifically, the O1 visa is for people who have an extraordinary ability in either the sciences, arts, education, business, or athletics, or who have a record of extraordinary achievement in the motion picture or television industry.

 

With an O1 visa, you can live in the United States and work within your area of extraordinary ability. There is also no limit to the number of times you can extend your O1 visa, so with an O1 visa, you may be eligible to stay in the USA for extended periods of time.

 

With an O1 visa, your spouse and children may also qualify for immigration benefits to the USA.

 

In order to qualify for an O1 visa, you must prove that you have an extraordinary ability and that you are coming the USA to work in your field of extraordinary ability.

 

The O1 visa petition must be filed by a US employer or agent. You cannot file an O1 visa petition on your own behalf, it is not eligible for self-petition. The US company or agent is the petitioner and the person receiving the O1 visa is the beneficiary.

 

Summary:

 

  • The O1 visa is a non-immigrant visa for people with an extraordinary ability  in certain fields.

 

  • To get  an O1 visa, you must prove that you have an extraordinary ability, and that you will work in your field of extraordinary ability upon coming to the USA.

 

  • An O1 visa petition must be filed by a US company or agent.

 

 

 

2. What are the Benefits of an O1 Visa?

 

i. You Can Live and Work in the USA for Extended Periods of Time

 

  • With the O1 visa, there is no limit to the number of times you can extend your status

 

  • Once approved, your first O1 visa petition can give you lawful status in the USA for up to 3 years.

 

  • You can then extend your status for up to 1 year at a time. There is no limit to the number of times you can extend your O1 status.

 

  • For this reason, some people stay in the USA for 15 years or more with an O1 visa.

 

ii. Benefits for Your Immediate Family Members

 

  • By getting approved for an O1 visa, your spouse and unmarried children under 21 years old are eligible to accompany you in the United States.

 

  • Your spouse and unmarried children would obtain O3 status as your dependents.

 

  • Your dependents are not permitted to work in the United States with O3 status, but they can attend US schools.

iii. You Can Work for Multiple Employers

 

  • Another feature of the O1 visa is that it permits you to work for multiple different employers in the United States.

 

iv. O2 Visa Available for Your Assistants

 

  • If you are approved for an O1 visa based on an extraordinary ability in the arts or athletics, or based on an extraordinary achievement in the motion picture or television industry, you may be able to bring workers to accompany and assist you in the United States.

 

  • These workers would apply for the O2 visa.

 

v. O1 Visa Eligible  for Premium Processing

 

  • The O1 visa is eligible for premium processing.

 

  • Premium processing is a service provided by USCIS where they expedite the processing of your O1 petition for an additional fee of $1,410.

 

  • With premium processing, USCIS will issue a response to your O1 petition in 15 days or less.

vi. No Annual Limit on the Number of O1 Visas Issued

 

  • Another benefit of the O1 visa is that there is no annual cap on the number of O1 visas issues.

 

  • This is contrary to other visas, such as the H-1B visa, which has an annual quota.

 

3. What are the O1 Visa Requirements?

In order to get an O1 Visa, there are 6 main requirements:

 

  • Prove that You Have an Extraordinary Ability

 

  • Your National or International Acclaim Must be Sustained

 

  • You Must Work in Your Field of Extraordinary Ability

 

  • Your Employment in the USA Must Qualify as an “Event”

 

  • Your Petition Must be Filed by a US Employer, US Agent, or Foreign Employer Through a US Agent

 

  • Must Have an Advisory Opinion from a Peer Group, Labor Organization, or Management Organization

 

i. Prove that You Have an Extraordinary Ability

  • The first requirement to get an O1 visa is that you must prove that you have an extraordinary ability.

 

  • The standard you need to meet depends on the field of your extraordinary ability.

 

  • If your field of extraordinary ability is in science, business, athletics, education, or art, you must show “sustained national or international acclaim.” [8 CFR Section 214.2(o)(1)(ii)(A)(1)]

 

  • If your field of extraordinary ability is in the motion picture or television industry, you must show “a demonstrated record of extraordinary achievement.”

 

Because the standard for what you are required to prove is different depending on your field, I’m going to discuss each field separately.

 

Proving Extraordinary Ability in the Field of Education, Science, Athletics, or Business

 

  • The O1 visa for the fields of science, education, athletics, and business are referred to as O1A.

 

  • To meet the standard of extraordinary ability for an O1A visa (the sciences, education, athletics, or business), you are required to show that you have a level of expertise such that you one of the small percentage who have risen to the very top of your field.

 

There are 2 ways to meet this standard:

 

  • One-Time Achievement;

 

  • Or meeting at least 3 of evidentiary criteria for the O1A visa

 

One-Time Achievement

 

  • A one-time achievement that would satisfy the extraordinary ability requirement for the O1A visa is if you are the recipient of a major, internationally recognized award, such as the Nobel Price.

 

  • If you haven't received such an award, you will have to satisfy at least 3 of the evidentiary criteria for an O1A visa.

 

Evidentiary Criteria for O1A Visa

 

If you haven't received a major internationally recognized award, you will have to satisfy at least 3 of the following criteria:

 

  • You have received nationally or internationally recognized prizes or awards for excellence in your field.

 

  • You’ve had membership in associations within your field which require outstanding achievements of their members, as judged by recognized national or international experts in the field.

 

  • There is published material in professional or major trade publications or major media about you, relating to your work in the field.

 

  • You have participated on a panel, or individually, as a judge of the work of others in your field.

 

  • You have made original scientific, scholarly, or business-related contributions of major significance in your field.

 

  • You have authored scholarly articles in your field, in professional journals, or other major media.

 

  • You have been employed in a critical or essential capacity for organizations and establishments that have a distinguished reputation.

 

  • You have either commanded or will command a high salary or other remuneration for services.

 

  • If any of the above criteria do not apply to your field, you may submit comparable evidence in place of that criteria to prove your eligibility for an O1 visa.

 

Proving Extraordinary Ability in the Arts

 

  • The O1 visa for the arts is referred to as O1B.

 

  • Arts is defined as “any field of creative activity or endeavor such as, but not limited to, fine arts, visual arts, culinary arts, and performing arts. Aliens engaged in the field of arts include not only the principal creators and performers but other essential persons such as, but not limited to, directors, set designers, lighting designers, sound designers, choreographers, choreologists, conductors, orchestrators, coaches, arrangers, musical supervisors, costume designers, makeup artists, flight masters, stage technicians, and animal trainers.”

 

  • To meet the standard of extraordinary ability for an O1B visa in the arts, you are required to show that you have achieved “distinction.”

 

  • Distinction means “a high level of achievement in the field of arts, as evidenced by a degree of skill and recognition substantially above that ordinarily encountered to the extent that a person described as prominent is renowned, leading or well-known in the field of arts.” [8 CFR Section 214.2(o)(3)(ii)]

 

There are 2 ways to meet this standard:

 

  • Nomination and or receipt of significant national or international awards or prizes;

 

  • Or meeting at least 3 of evidentiary criteria for the O1B visa

 

Nomination and or Receipt of Significant National or International Awards or Prizes

 

  • One way to satisfy the extraordinary ability requirement for the O1B visa is if you are nominated for and/or receive significant national or international awards or prizes in your field such as an Academy Award or a Grammy.

 

  • If you haven't been nominated for and/or received such awards, you will have to satisfy at least 3 of the evidentiary criteria for an O1B visa.

 

Evidentiary Criteria for O1B Visa

 

If you haven't been nominated for and/or received significant national or international awards or prizes, you will have to satisfy at least 3 of the following criteria:

 

  • You have  performed, and will perform, services as a lead or starring participant in productions or events which have a distinguished reputation, as evidenced by critical reviews, advertisements, publicity releases, publications contracts, or endorsements.

 

  • You have achieved national or international recognition for achievements in your field, evidenced by critical reviews or other published materials by or about you in major newspapers, trade journals, magazines, or other publications.

 

  • You have performed and will perform in a lead, starring, or critical role for organizations and establishments that have a distinguished reputation evidenced by articles in newspapers, trade journals, publications, or testimonials.

 

  • You have a record of major commercial or critically acclaimed successes as evidenced by title, rating, standing in the field, box office receipts, motion picture or television ratings, and other occupations achievements reported in trade journals, major newspapers, or other publications.

 

  • You have received significant recognition for your achievements from organizations, critics, government agencies, or other recognized experts in your field.

 

  • You have commanded a high salary or will command a high salary or other substantial remuneration for your services compared to others in your field.

 

  • If any of the above criteria do not apply to your field, you may submit comparable evidence in place of that criteria to prove your eligibility for an O1 visa.

 

Proving Extraordinary Achievement in the Motion Picture or Television Industry

 

  • The O1 visa for the motion picture and television industry is classified as O1B.

 

  • To meet the standard of extraordinary achievement for an O1B visa in the motion picture or television production industry, you are required to show “a very high level of accomplishment in the motion picture or television industry evidenced by a degree of skill and recognition significantly above that ordinarily encountered tot he extent that the person is recognized as outstanding, notable, or leading in the motion picture or television field.” [8 CFR Section 214.2(o)(3)(ii)]

 

There are 2 ways to meet this standard:

 

  • Nomination for and/or receipt of significant national or international awards or prizes

 

  • Or meeting at least 3 of evidentiary criteria for the O1B visa

 

Nomination for and/or Receipt of Significant National or International Awards or Prizes

 

  • One way to satisfy the extraordinary achievement standard for an O1 visa is to show that you have been nominated for, or have received significant national or international awards or prizes in your field, such as an Academy Award or a Grammy.

 

  • If you haven't been nominated for and/or received such awards or prizes, you will have to satisfy at least 3 of the evidentiary criteria for an O1B visa.

 

Evidentiary Criteria for O1B Visa

 

If you haven't been nominated for and/or received significant national or international awards or prizes, you will have to satisfy at least 3 of the following criteria:

 

  • You have  performed, and will perform, services as a lead or starring participant in productions or events which have a distinguished reputation as evidenced by critical reviews, advertisements, publicity releases, publications contracts, or endorsements.

 

  • You have achieved national or international recognition for achievements evidenced by critical reviews or other published materials by or about you in major newspapers, trade journals, magazines, or other publications.

 

  • You have performed and will perform in a lead, starring, or critical role for organizations and establishments that have a distinguished reputation evidenced by articles in newspapers, trade journals, publications, or testimonials.

 

  • You have a record of major commercial or critically acclaimed successes as evidenced by title, rating, standing in the field, box office receipts, motion picture or television ratings, and other occupations achievements reported in trade journals, major newspapers, or other publications.

 

  • You have received significant recognition for your achievements from organizations, critics, government agencies, or other recognized experts in your field.

 

  • You have commanded a high salary or will command a high salary or other substantial remuneration for your services compared to others in your field.

 

ii. Your National or International Acclaim Must be Sustained

 

  • Another requirement to get an O1 visa is to show that your national or international acclaim was sustained.

 

  • For every field except the motion picture and television industry, you must show that you sustained national or international acclaim in your field.

 

  • This means that you must have maintained your acclaim in your field throughout the years.

 

  • The evidence that you submit to prove your extraordinary ability may very likely also show that you have sustained your national or international acclaim. However, if it doesn’t, make sure to submit evidence that shows that your acclaim has been sustained.

 

iii. Work in Your Field of Extraordinary Ability

 

  • Another requirement to get an O1 visa is that you must work in your field of extraordinary ability.

 

  • The field that you plan to work in in the United States should be the same as your field of extraordinary ability (or as close as possible).

 

  • It is very important to clearly define your field of extraordinary ability, so that you can show that you will continue to work in the same field.

 

iv. Your Employment in the USA Must Qualify as an “Event”

 

  • Another requirement to get an O1 visa is that you must be coming to the United States to participate in an “event.”

 

  • With an O1 visa, you are not allowed to be self-employed or freelance. Instead, you must participate in an “event.”

 

  • An “event” is a very broad term and can mean many things, such as a conference, lecture series, academic school year, or a traditional job. A group of related activities can also qualify as an “event.”

 

  • Example: For a professional athlete seeking an O1 visa, the “event” can be their contract with their sports team.

 

  • An event doesn't have to be of a short duration. Remember, your first O1 can give you lawful status for up to 3 years.

 

  • The terms of your employment (such as an employment contract or a written summary of the terms of your employment) must be submitted along with your O1 petition.

 

v. Your Petition Must be Filed by a US Employer, US Agent, or Foreign Employer Through a US Agent

 

  • Another requirement to get an O1 visa is that your petition must be filed by a US employer, US agent, or a foreign employer through a US agent.

 

  • You cannot self-petition for an O1 visa.

 

  • The US employer, US agent, or foreign employer through US agent will be the petitioner and you will be the beneficiary.

 

US Employer

 

  • If you are going to be working for a single US  employer, they will most likely be the entity filing your petition.

 

  • The US employer should be an established business with a business license.

 

  • If you will be working for more than 1 US employer, they must all file O1 petitions, or a US agent can file the O1 petition on behalf of all the employers.

 

US Agent

 

  • If you will be working for multiple US employers, a US agent can file your petition on behalf of all your employers (instead of having each employer file a separate petition).

 

  • The US agent will have to submit a document explaining the terms and conditions of your employment.

 

Foreign Employer Through US Agent

 

  • If you will be working for a foreign employer, your petition will likely be filed by a US agent acting on the foreign employer’s behalf.

 

vi. Must Have an Advisory Opinion from a Peer Group, Labor Organization, or Management Organization

 

  • Another requirement to get an O1 visa is that you must receive an advisory opinion from a peer group, labor organization, or management organization.

 

 

  • A peer group can also be a person or group of people with experience in the field.

 

  • This letter must discuss the work that you will be doing in the US and should also discuss your qualifications.

 

  • The advisory opinion can either be favorable to your petition being approved, not favorable to your petition being approved, or state no objection to your petition being approved.

 

  • An exception to this requirement is if there is no appropriate peer group or labor organization. If there is no peer group or labor organization, you can submit evidence showing that one does not exist.

 

Now that we’ve talked about the requirements to get an O1 visa, lets talk about what documents you need to get an O1 visa.

 

4. What Documents are Needed to Apply for an O1 Visa?

 

  • The evidence that you submit with your O1 petition is extremely important to getting your visa approved.

 

  • The documents that you will need to submit depends on your particular qualifications. Your immigration lawyer can help you determine exactly which documents you will need to provide, based on your particular case.

 

With that disclaimer, here is a general list of documents you should expect to provide to your immigration lawyer:

 

  • Your resume or CV

 

  • Copies of your passport for you and your family

 

  • Evidence of your extraordinary ability or history of extraordinary achievement (such as awards, publications, etc.)

 

  • Letters of recommendation and endorsement from experts and professionals in your field

 

  • Advisory Opinion from a Peer Group, Labor Organization, or Management Organization

 

  • The employment contract between you are your US employer/US agent or a breakdown of the terms of your employment

 

  • An explanation of the specific work you will be doing in the United States.

 

5. How to Apply for an O1 Visa

 

Here’s a simplified breakdown of the process of getting an O1 Visa:

 

Step 1 - Hire an Immigration Lawyer

 

  • The O1 visa is an extremely complex visa category that requires experience and strategy.

 

  • Your immigration lawyer will walk you through the process step-by-step, conduct and in-depth consultation with you, and provide you with a detailed list of the documents they need to prepare your O1 visa petition.

 

Step 2 - Document Gathering

 

  • At this stage, you will gather all the necessary documentation identified by your immigration lawyer, including your awards, publications, other evidence of your extraordinary ability, and the documents identified in section 4 above.

 

Step 3 - File Form I-129 and O Supplement

 

  • The Form I-129 is the Petition for a Nonimmigrant Worker.

 

  • This is the Form your immigration lawyer will file to qualify you for an O1 visa.

 

  • Your immigration lawyer will also file the O-supplement along with the I-129.

 

  • All of the supporting documents, such as your evidence of extraordinary ability, CV, etc. will also be included with the I-129

 

  • Once your I-129 is approved, you are eligible to apply for an O1 visa.

 

  • If you are doing a Change of Status, your steps are complete upon I-129 approval.

 

Step 4 - Apply for O1 Visa

 

  • If you are not doing a Change of Status, then you will likely be applying for your O1 visa at the Consulate of your home country.

 

  • Upon approval of your I-129, you are eligible to apply for your O1 visa.

 

  • Your immigration lawyer can assist you with scheduling an interview at the Consulate and preparing the necessary documents.

 

6. How Hard is it to Get Approved for an O1 Visa?

 

  • While the standards of extraordinary ability and extraordinary achievement for an O1 visa are very high, the O1 visa is attainable for the right candidate.

 

  • If your field of extraordinary ability is in science, business, athletics, education, or art, you must show “sustained national or international acclaim.”

 

  • If your field of extraordinary ability is in the motion picture or television industry, you must show “a demonstrated record of extraordinary achievement.”

 

  • While there is no such thing as a guarantee of approval in US immigration law, your immigration lawyer should be able to estimate your chances of success early on in your case.

 

Although it is not officially required, it appears that USCIS takes a 2-step approach when deciding whether to approve an O1 petition:

 

  • Step 1 - Evidentiary Threshold

 

  • Step 2 - Final Merits Determination

 

Step 1 - Evidentiary Threshold

 

  • Here, USCIS determines whether you have provided sufficient evidence to satisfy the evidentiary criteria for an O1 visa.

 

  • At this stage, USCIS is checking whether you satisfy at least 3 of the categories listed above.

 

Step 2 - Final Merits Determination

 

  • Here, USCIS critically evaluates the evidence you’ve submitted to determine if you meet the standards to qualify for an O1 visa.

 

  • If your field of extraordinary ability is in the sciences, athletics, business, or education, USCIS is determining whether you have a level of expertise such that you one of the small percentage who have risen to the very top of your field.

 

  • If your field of extraordinary ability is in the arts, USCIS is determining whether you have achieved “distinction” at this stage.

 

  • If your field of extraordinary achievement is in the motion picture or television industry, here, USCIS is determining whether you have “a very high level of accomplishment in the motion picture or television industry evidenced by a degree of skill and recognition significantly above that ordinarily encountered tot he extent that the person is recognized as outstanding, notable, or leading in the motion picture or television field.”

 

7. How to Go From an O1 Visa to Green Card

 

  • The O1 visa is a non-immigrant visa category. This means that the O1 visa is temporary and does not directly lead to a green card.

 

  • In order to go from an O1 visa to a green card, you will have to either apply for an adjustment of status, or apply for an immigrant visa abroad.

 

Adjustment of Status

 

  • An adjustment of status is when you go from non-immigrant status to immigrant status.

 

  • In order to do an adjustment of status, you must be lawfully present in the United States.

 

  • The entire adjustment of status process is done within the United States and you are not required to go abroad.

 

Apply for Immigrant Visa

 

  • Alternatively, you can choose to apply for an immigrant visa abroad.

 

  • This process is referred to as Consular Processing, Visa Processing, or Immigrant Visa Processing.

 

Regardless of which route you choose, you will have to apply for and qualify for an immigrant classification. Here are some potential options:

 

EB1A

 

  • The EB1A visa is an immigrant visa classification for people with extraordinary abilities

 

  • The EB1A visa is very similar to the O1 visa, however it is a more exacting standard to meet.

 

  • You can apply for an EB1A visa through self-petition (without a company sponsor).

 

Work Sponsorship

 

  • Another option is that your employer can sponsor you for a green card through a job offer.

 

  • In order to do this your employer will have to apply for and get approved for a Labor Certification, which certifies that they attempted to and were unable to find a qualified US worker for the position they are offering you.

 

EB-5

 

  • The EB-5 visa is an investment-based immigrant visa.

 

  • To qualify for an EB-5 visa, you must invest a minimum of $1 Million (or $500,000 in certain economically depressed areas) in a US business.

 

  • You must also create a minimum of 10 full-time jobs for US workers among other requirements.

 

Marriage

 

  • Entering into a legitimate, bona-fide, marriage with a US citizen or lawful permanent resident can also enable you to apply for a green card.

 

8. Conclusion

 

  • The O1 visa is a great option for people who have an extraordinary ability in either the sciences, arts, athletics, business, or education, or who have a history of extraordinary achievement in the motion picture or television industry.

 

  • With an O1 visa, you can live and work in the United States for extended periods of time, and there is no limit to the number of times you can extend your O1 visa.

 

  • Please note: The process of getting an O1 visa is highly complex. Please be sure to consult with a qualified immigration lawyer as soon as you possible. Your immigration lawyer will help you decide the best course of action to take based on your circumstances and qualifications.

 

Quick Recap

 

At this point, you should have a much better understanding of:

 

  • What the O1 Visa is

 

  • The Benefits of an O1 Visa

 

  • The Requirements to Get an O1 Visa

 

  • The Documents that are Needed to Apply for an O1 Visa

 

  • How to Apply for an O1 Visa

 

  • How Hard is it to Get Approved for an O1 Visa

 

  • How to Go From an O1 Visa to Green Card

 

This is an immense amount of information to understand. If you have any questions about this information or about anything relating to US immigration, please feel free to email me directly at Michael@AshooriLaw.com. I’m a US immigration lawyer, and I would be very happy to answer your questions.

 

Ashoori Law is a full-service immigration law firm focused on helping professionals and entrepreneurs get visas to the United States.

 

Got a question? Lets Talk!

 

Resources:

 

 

  • Business Immigration: Law & Practice, 2nd. Ed. - Chapter 12 O Visas and Status

 

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Suresh Arumugham
11:01 13 Feb 20
I had utilized the service from Ashoori Law. Compared to other Law firms where you have to check for updates, Ashoori Law is very professional are very prompt in providing timely updates. They will take care of you until the service is complete.... Completely Satisfied.read more
Elena Matsa
07:47 13 Feb 20
Michael was very professional and always available to help by phone or by e-mail. I am thankful to have worked with him.
Edwin Ayala
22:16 11 Feb 20
Very professional , very efficient firm right from the beginning all the way to the end of our case , I think that immigration knows their reputation and that is why our case when very smooth and no issues at all , thank you Micheal Ashoori and team... .read more
nantanut saengprasit
07:58 11 Feb 20
As, I have some problem to apply reentry permit. I am very serious in my case because it was denied for the first time. When, I saw Ashoori Law website. I believe in Mr.Michael who can help me in this case. I got the great support from Mr.Michael... and his team. Finally, my reentry permit was approved. I would like to say Thank you very much. I hope who have the immigration's problem. Please contact to him. He expert for the Immigration law. He can suggest you until finish. Again, Mr.Michael, thank you very much for your help.read more
Arian Shahidi
22:44 10 Feb 20
It was a great experience working with Michael. Before starting to file my documents for my case he explained every detail step by step and guided me. During the process he updated me every time and answered every question accurately. I’m very... satisfied and looking forward to work with him in the future. If you’re looking for an excellent attorney, I strongly recommend Michael Ashoori.read more
Robert Cook
05:47 08 Feb 20
Prompt , efficient , and reliable , a very professional service ..
frederic khoury
11:07 06 Feb 20
The team was very responsive, available to chat on the phone and very responsive to my emails and questions. I would recommend Ashoori's service above any large law firms with whom I had dealt previously. I got exceptional service with Ashoori.
Joao Castro
01:20 06 Feb 20
Michael and his team deserve more than a five star rating. I hired Mike already based on a recommendation from a friend of mine, who also requested his services. My friend gave him five star as well, and this could simply not be different.Since my... first contact with Michael, I've perceived his solid ethical principles, responsive professionalism and personal attention to all details in US immigration complex process. In my case, he was key for me to obtain I-131 permits for three Green Cards - and the documents were shipped after just six weeks after the process initiation. In another process, he has been immediately responsive to replace Green Cards. And all my contacts were online - which is a testimony of his great online reputation.If you are looking for US Immigration lawyer assistance for true delivery, great value and avoid risks and potential problems, the answer is Michael Ashoori Law, with his fantastic team, that really and personally takes care of your immigration needs.JCread more
J V
06:39 03 Feb 20
Erase any doubts about this law firm. Michael Ashoori’s team delivers. The 5 star rating says it all! I know that it is a tough decision to choose a lawyer who you can entrust your immigration concerns but his law office’s services are backed by... several outstanding reviews. I can attest to their excellent services based on my own experience. Michael and his team were able to explain the whole process clearly. The expectations, time line, costs were defined at the very start. This gave a boost of confidence to a first-time client like me. I appreciated that they are very prompt with their responses. Michael and his team made themselves available for whatever concern I had with my case and no question for them is too simple to ask. The most important thing is that the team is able to deliver!read more
Pranay Agarwal
00:01 22 Jan 20
Michael is extremely professional and really knows the details of the complex US immigration law. I recently hired his services for my travel permit document (1-131) and from the day we first spoke till the end of the process he was very responsive... and attentive. In my situation in particular, I needed take several trips being a frequent traveler and he carefully planned that in the process to avoid any complications. I highly recommend Michael for any US immigration needs.read more
Phong Si
03:17 15 Jan 20
I used Michael's immigration law firm to help renew my wife's reentry permit. It was her second time, and we were living out of country. First time was with a different lawyer. His team made everything smooth and communicated quickly and clearly.... Our permanent residence is in Georgia, but we found out about Ashoori Law through google. I had several worries since it was a renewal, and was with a different lawyer in a different state. But this was really a satisfactory experience with no problems.read more
Kate Ruiz
11:45 02 Jan 20
We came across Michael by chance on the net but after reading his reviews we were confident that he could help us with the re entry permit application. And he did just that!! Not only was Michael patient and understanding to the numerous questions... and doubts we had, but he was also very professional and knowledgeable about immigration law. He made us feel at ease through every email explaining our options and timelines and another thing we very really appreciated was his prompt responsiveness in communication. In the end, everything went better than imagined for us and the application was approved way faster than expected. We owe that all to Michael. We definitely will be using him for any future services and we would highly recommend using Michael and his firm for any immigration services needed. Again, thank you Michael.read more
Oliver Solomon
05:52 23 Dec 19
Eman has been the most supportive and communicative attorney for my Green Card application. I did a lot of research on who to work with and he was so knowledgeable, took the time to build personal rapport with me and explained everything so clearly.... I felt at ease throughout what is a stressful time. The process was incredibly smooth, got my Green Card in just 3 months. He was honest and transparent, a breath of fresh air! He made himself available 24/7 on text and email, and Stefany in the office was also a huge support in preparing the correct documentation. Eman was even able to educate the USCIS officer in my interview! Honestly, can’t praise him enough. And did it all for a very fair price! Will 100% work with him again to lift my conditional PR / citizenship in the future.read more
Jennifer Pei
01:17 21 Dec 19
Michael & Fred were fantastic lawyers. They were very patient and friendly throughout the whole process: from the consultation, to collecting all my needed information, to all of the back and fourth editing of my visa application. They are NOT about... taking your money, rushing you through the process, and not caring about the end result. They ARE about getting you approved, taking the time to meet your needs, and making sure your money was well spent.read more
Ricardo Surpris
01:14 19 Dec 19
At first I was very skeptical because everything was done online. After calling Michael and having a conversation with him I felt more comfortable going forward with the process. Michael and his team were very responsive via email and telephone and... answered every question me or my wife would have. I would definitely recommend using his services because everything could be done from the comfort of your house and not be overcharged by other lawyers where you would have to physically go to their office and pay $100 just for a consultation fee. Thanks to Michael and his team, my wife and I were able to go to Japan after the fingerprint appointment and he is going to mail us the Re-Entry permit to Japan.Thanks for the hard work, we greatly appreciate you and your team! Domo arigatogozaimashitaread more
Nadia Mesika
11:50 10 Dec 19
Excellent service! Professional and polite. Ashoori Law followed up on my case all the way and I received approval on my re-entry permit application. I chose this firm based on the good reviews I read on the net and in the beginning I was unsure if... all was true! But, as soon as I started talking to Michael Ashoori I felt relieved and secure. Our communications were done mainly virtually and over the phone, but he always answered me promptly and patiently explaining all my options. I would for sure recommend you chose this firm's services and have your peace of mind that somebody is taking care of all your application process. Good Luck!read more
Saket Chauhan
08:46 10 Dec 19
We are very pleased with the service and guidance provided by Michael and his team for re-entry permit applications for myself and family members. Ours was a bit tricky as we were planning to come especially for this task. Michael's guidance on the... timelines really helped us plan the trip and get the fingerprinting done. Michael and team were very responsive and thorough over email on all the queries that I asked throughout the process. I would highly recommend them.read more
JACOB STEPHEN
06:29 07 Dec 19
Micheal is a professional and reliable lawyer. I interacted with him since Jun 2019. He answered all my quires as and when I approached him. With the help of Micheal background as an immigration attorney, we got our re-entry done for a period of 2... years without much hassle. Micheal is very prompt, professionalism and efficient communicator. I would highly recommend his service to anyone in the globe.read more
Lilian Leanyuy
08:21 03 Dec 19
Very professional. Whenever I had questions it was answered politely. If you are looking for professionals to handle your travel documents...look no further...this is the place to go. Excellent service. Thanks
Popal Habibi
05:41 03 Dec 19
I am greatly inspired by the attitude and time dedication to my case, the Ashoori law is one of the best law consultancy to consult with, they are very good and quick in providing response to any query, i am strongly recommending Ashori law to... those seeking legal advice and need legal firm for being their representative in legal process.read more
Brandon H
06:07 01 Dec 19
If I need any help regarding immigration, I will 100% come back to Michael. He is very communicative and takes excellent care of his clients!
Andy Murdaah
03:35 28 Nov 19
Michael and his team did an extraordinary job in finalizing my sister’s re- entry permit in 5 weeks( yes you are reading correctly - FIVE weeks). He was able to professionally submit the application timely and kept my up to date with the process .... This is beyond any one could imagine . This is you only stop if you are seeking any legal immigration consultation and would highly recommend him with no doubt .read more
Fayrouz Mordaah
08:53 27 Nov 19
Michael provided excellent service for my reentry permit application.I highly recommend on Michael Ashoori law office.Thank you Micheal.
J W
07:02 11 Nov 19
I worked with Eman from Ashoori law on my partner's visa. Eman was very fast to reply to my emails and took calls and was very helpful and answered questions even after hours.
Ilya Z.
21:43 09 Nov 19
Worked with Michael Ashoori, and I am super grateful for his services! He was very patient at the beginning with my questions (first time leaving the U.S. for a long period of time) regarding the process details and the timeline. I found Michael... understands all the nuances of the process and very thorough with his advice. I received my travel document within 5 months, as expected, most of the time we were just waiting for feedback from USCIS. The detailed timeline is provided down below. I would recommend Michael's service (from a re-entry permit applicant point of view):1) Michael is a great professional. He made the entire process very straightforward and easy for me. By the way, his blogis a perfect source of information about the importance of the re-entry permit for the U.S. residents, the whole process of getting the travel document and processing times.2) Michael keeps me updated. Getting re-entry permit is a multi-stage process and every step in it is equally important and requires some coordination. Michael kept me informed and provided the full information on how to prepare for each step.3) Michael responds to my queries in a timely manner.On multiple occasions I raised questions about my process status, message received and how to behave during the border crossing. Michael makes sure that my queries are answered in a timely manner and I can't stress how important this is… I mean people always say "oh, I will get back to you on that" but most of the time they don’t… Well, at least in my experience.  At the end of the day, I wanted my re-entry permit be approved and great customer care service and Michael Ashoori has met/exceeded my expectations. Great work Michael! I would highly recommend Michael and his law firm if you have any immigration question that needs to be resolved! PS My process timeline for those who interested:- Forms sent over to Michael 5/13/2019 and submitted to USCIS 5/14/2019 - Appointment for biometrics received 6/11/2019 and passed 6/20/2019- Travel document approved 9/29/2019 and received the document via FedEx 10/3/2019read more
Batman
00:35 07 Nov 19
Michael’s service is awesome, fast, and precise. I’m glad that I found him before filing cases myself.
Faysal Bakka
01:28 05 Nov 19
Michael is a professional and dependable Lawyer. He knows what to do. I found him online. He was very patient with answering all my questions. He used to reply to my emails quickly and even on weekends. Before I got in touch with Michael, I called... many immigration lawyers but they made things complicated and difficult. I was confused but Michael made the process clear and easy to understand. I'm glad I have chosen Michael's service. It's very easy to work with him. My family was very happy because they were able to attend the biometric appointment within 5 weeks and before their flight back to Morocco as Mikael promised. I would highly recommend this service for other people. Definitely I will use his service again!read more
Petra Werner
10:04 29 Oct 19
Michael Ashoori is probably the best immigration lawyer I`ve had so far. I urgently needed a reentry permit and he successfully delivered even though it was last minute. I highly recommend contacting him if you need help with the immigration law.
Frank Chen
07:40 29 Oct 19
I sought out Michael online and thought I was taking a chance with a unknown law firm. To my pleasant surprise, Michael offered a quick intro call to introduce his services and the re=entry permit application process. He was open and honest and was... very transparent with his service fees. I simply filled out an application and had Michael submit it on my behalf.. The scheduled biometric appointment went smoothly and 3 months later my re-entry permit was approved. I would highly recommend Michael for this service as it was hassle free and cost effective vs trying to do it on your own.read more
Yesha Goswami
13:45 25 Oct 19
I had a great experience working with Michael. Eventually I found his details via google search and after having a quick phone call, I decided to go ahead with him in order to apply for my parents reentry permit applications. Working with him was... pretty straight forward and easy going. I live in New jersey and he is based of California, but I never felt that distance was an issue. I pretty much sent all the required documents via email and/or post. I could call/message him if I had any doubts and he would get back to me immediately. Our process was successful and eventually we did receive the Reentry permits in the time line that he had given. I would recommend his services to anyone who wants to apply for Reentry permits or any other immigration services.read more
avner madar
12:04 20 Oct 19
I had the best experience with Ashoori law office, Michael Ashuri is so kind and professional!! got an amazing service, and felt that he really cares for me and did everything to get things done in a way that I never experienced with any other... lawyer Thank you very much!!read more
Bruno Casas
16:18 07 Oct 19
Great service! I totally recommend hiring Michael. He has been present every step of way. If needed further assistance, I would contact him again. Keep up the good service!
Erdal Caba
18:27 05 Oct 19
“I hired Michael Ashoori to help my mother submit a re-entry permit form so that she could stay in Turkey for an extended duration. This process can be confusing and Michael made the process so much easier. What started out as a routine submittal... for which we were charged a very reasonable amount turned out to be much more involved due to our specific circumstances. Michael and his firm bent over backwards to resolve issues until we finally got our re- entry permit without any additional charges. I would recommend Michael and his firm to anyone.”read more
Mostafa Hilal
15:43 23 Sep 19
Michael is a very good lawyer. He took care of me throughout the process, he answered all my questions and provided me with all the information i need. He was very patient and professional with me when i had many requests. I would totally recommend... him as your immigration lawyer and definitely would hire his services again in the future. Thanks Michael!read more
Majken Karoline Jensen
12:05 23 Sep 19
Michael Ashoori has handled my case very professionally and quickly. After one quick phone call he grasped my situation, beyond what I even felt able to explain, and quickly set up the necessary steps to initiate my travel permit for green card. It... has worked seamlessly with Ashoori Law and working with Michael made me feel safe to know that everything would be handled the right way. Highly recommend them and would work with them in the future again.read more
Sajan Varghese
09:33 19 Sep 19
Michael is a highly professional immigration lawyer dependable for any sort of immigration work. His dedication and passion in his work is highly appreciable. He was ready to answer for any of my queries without any hesitation. Whenever I wrote to... him a reply will be in my inbox instantly. I have approached him for my re entry permit processing and it was done it meticulously. As an immigration lawyer, his passion and professionalism is exemplary. A very easily accessible gentleman at any time round the clock. I wish him all the best and recommending you for any sort of immigration work.read more
Smitha Sivakumar
01:58 19 Sep 19
I approached Michael to apply for my reentry permit, He was very professional and fast at replying all my questions with expertise. He had explained the timeframes and never gave any false promises. I am very happy with his services and got my... reentry permit approved within 2 months. I would highly recommend Michael and his law firm and I would definitely use his services again.Thank you Michael for all your help.read more
Paul Aleo
22:41 09 Sep 19
Michael is a professional and dependable Immigration Lawyer who was a pleasure to work with. He took the time to answer any questions I had through the process and was readily available. I hired Michael to help me obtain a TN Work Visa in the United... States and my application was successfully approved. I highly recommend Michael as an Immigration Lawyer.read more
Umang Kumar
16:14 14 Aug 19
I stumbled upon Michael Ashoori's law firm (and its online presence) via a google search. Some finds are lucky finds. Michael attends to each communication personally - he is prompt, professional and clear. All expectations, timelines, costs are... spelled out ahead of time. He filed my Reentry Permit in a thorough and professional manner - and he was exacting about details like the resolution of a scanned document, say. I saw the form he filled out on my behalf and I realized he put in just the right amount of information required - I had given him a slightly more (emotional) verbiage to utilize, if needed. He kept me updated about the progress of the filing and in the end sent me a cheery email I was waiting for announcing the USCIS approval of my filing. He also will ship the approved document to wherever in the world you may be, which is a big help. Highly recommended, just for sheer accessibility and affability - and efficiency! Umang Kumarread more
Mudassar Jawad
08:20 04 Aug 19
Thanks Michael for all your help and assistance. Really appreciate your prompt replies to all my inquiries as well, It was pleasure working with you. I strongly recommend Michael for his professional services.
Ritesh Chutani
19:29 21 Jul 19
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 3 months since the application... process started. I highly recommend his services.read more
Janny Chen
01:28 17 Jul 19
Mr. Michael Ashoori represented me to apply re-entry visa. It was my first time to look for a lawyer on the internet and he happens to be at a different time zone.The reason why I did that because my local lawyer who used to represent me in the... past didn’t response to my email for more than 2 weeks. After several trials, I was forced to look for someone to help me.Honestly, I was a bit worried at the beginning. But after sending the first email request to Mr. Michael, I got a phone call and an email from him in less than 12 hours. After that, every time when I had a question, Michael always have a response in 24 hours. And all my questions always get answered immediately. I have never needed to ask the same question twice before getting an answer from him.After the biometric appointment, that waiting period felt like forever. But because of Michael’s professionalism, I had a peace of mind. I know that once he finds out the status, he will let me know right away.I highly recommend if anyone needs any professional help in immigration, Mr. Michael Ashoori is the person to go to.As always, Michael, thank you very much for your help.read more
Bluesky
14:45 02 Jul 19
re entry permit:my case has been followed from the beginning to the end.i had success, i got the re entry permitgreat job
nibbur
09:39 30 Jun 19
My immigration matter recently got resolved, and very thankful to Michael for making it happen! At the very first consultation, Michael understood the situation, provided insights based on his experience with other similar cases, and suggested a... clear plan of action. Now, a few months later, I have a successful outcome, without having to stress during the application processing time.Very appreciative of his patience, and always promptly following through. Michael understands how stressful these matters can be, and has a calming and steadying presence.My highest recommendation, and I will gladly work with him for any future matters.read more
Priyank Patel
20:37 29 Jun 19
Micheal is a great immigration lawyer - please, look no further! Not only he is extremely knowledgeable and experienced in immigration field, he is super attentive and dedicated and will treat your case/problem as his own and will never give any... false promises to take you in confidence. He is always available via email or phone, answers all the questions in details, and during meetings - he is always prepared and will spend extra time with you. He is calm even when resolving smallest of confusion while guiding you thru the whole process until full success.I am very glad I chose Ashoori Law and would highly recommend if you need help in your immigration process.Priyank Patelread more
Masoud Shahidi
07:18 21 Jun 19
I have previously worked with several immigration attorneys but the service that I received from Michael Ashoori and his law firm was exceptional. I am so grateful for his passion, dedication, and professionalism and would like to express my... profound appreciation for his assistance and prompt responses. Thank you Michael.read more
ADe Bell
12:49 15 Jun 19
Michael was perfectly ready and perfectly timely responsive. It was the easiest process ever. This is the first time I use services from Ashoori Law and I can describe the experience in one simple word- PLEASURE to deal with professionals like this.
Nick Wallingford
19:54 11 Jun 19
I was researching about how to complete an I131 travel document for my wife online and hands down the best explanation on how to do so was written by Michael Ashoori. I felt my case wasn’t clear-cut and I didn’t want to take any chances doing it... myself so I reached out to Michael and to my surprise he wrote me back that same day. I also thought his price was reasonable, especially in comparison to other lawyers in my area. He has always answered my emails quickly and most importantly my wife’s travel document was approved just as he said it would be in the timeframe he presented to us in he beginning. If you’re someone who is looking for a professional, timely, and easily accessible immigration lawyer to help you or your spouse with immigration matters, I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend Michael Ashoori as your attorney.read more
Sunil Timothy
13:52 11 Jun 19
Michael's advice has been truly helpful during my effort to procure an L1A visa for myself. He patiently answers the queries and gives excellent working advice for a successful result. Thanks a lot!
Elizabeth Tran
20:38 28 May 19
Michael Ashoori is an excellent immigration attorney! I was impressed with how efficient and effective he is in communicating with his clients and supporting them on their investor visa cases, as he pays careful attention to each case no matter how... complicated they could be.read more
Muhammad Naeem Ayoubzaada
21:47 21 May 19
I was so lucky to select Ashori Law and Thanks to Mr Ashori for being responsive for my all questions . Anyone who need an Immigration lawyer it is my honor to recomand Mr Ashori.
Suresh Ravi
09:36 21 May 19
I had to apply for a travel document, and in perusing the web for information, I came across Michael's Blog post, which was very detailed in explaining the intricacies of the travel document process and how best to approach each situation. I... contacted Michael and he was very forthcoming with information regarding the process and was able to answer all my questions. I applied for my travel document, I-131, through Michael and am thoroughly satisfied with his professionalism, availability and knowledge of the entire process including the timing for each step of the process that paved the way for my I-131 to be approved.I would highly recommend Michael Ashoori for your immigration needs.read more
Swati Jain
20:26 16 May 19
We spoke to Michael regarding some advice on the naturalization process. He was a pleasure to interact with, patient with our questions, and very thorough with his advice. He is extremely responsive and flexible in accommodating his clients. I would... recommend him to anyone who needs advice regarding immigration matters.read more
Mirza Baig
06:54 16 May 19
What an exceptional experience I had with immigration attorney Mr. Michael Ashoori. The way and in a very short time of period Mr. Ashoori prepared and even submitted my application for my reentry permit to immigration, is amazing and unbelievable... , but the fact is, he did it! Just in one day ! My wife and two young kids , a boy 2 years and a girl 4 year old currently live in Canada I need to spend sometime with them as my boy was sick for long time getting cold badly and I needed to be with for longer time so I needed the reentry permit and hired Mr. Ashoori. Mr. Ashoori had given me a timeline on how the process would take place , and 100% correct he was! I did get my reentry permit last week and every thing happened just as he had explained. He is very efficient and quick in response . He answerd my all emails, messages and calls in a very short time . I would say he does work 24 hours! I highly recommend Mr. Michael Ashoori for any immigration need. Thank You Michael for your help . Mirza Baigread more
Admin Admin
23:33 15 May 19
Michael was quick, extremely easy to work with, professional, and always reachable. The entire process was straightforward. Thank you for making it so easy for me, Michael!
Miguel Lozano
14:45 02 May 19
If you want a world-class, take-you-by-the-hand service (and results), search no more…And let me explain real quick the 3 reasons why I say this about Ashoori Law:1. Clarity. At first, I wasn’t even sure if the service was the right fit for me.... Heck, I didn’t even have the slightest idea of how the whole Visa process worked… NOT a problem.Michael had me on a call where he took his time to explain in detail everything I needed to know about how the process worked, my eligibility for the Visa, and every other question I had that I threw at him.BIG Bonus for me: there were some questions Michael didn’t have the answer to right there and then and he simply took some time to research and got back to me later on with the answers… instead of just coming up with BS (like some do).2. Communication. NEVER did I have a single call or email I didn’t receive a response to in less than 24 hours.You don’t want someone you have to be constantly chasing working on your case, do you?I can’t even imagine how frustrating that would be…With Michael, communication was ALWAYS clear and fast, just as you would expect from an expert.3. Certainty. There was absolutely no point during the process where I felt an ounce of doubt about whether I was doing the right thing or not.You know those buying decisions you start regretting the second after the purchase is made? Know that feeling?Well, this is not one of them.Michael and his team are so knowledgeable in their field that they have fool-proof systems in place that help you complete your paperwork and applications quickly and with ease.Since our first interaction, I felt I was dealing with people who knew their stuff.And those are the reasons why I feel comfortable recommending Ashoori Law…They took care of me as a mother takes care of her newborn.Thank you, Michael!read more
Ali Kasa
21:09 28 Apr 19
Mike is competent, prompt and diligent immigration attorney. He worked on our E2 case and what appeared to be a difficult case, he and his team got it approved. Thank you Mike for the great work.
Ilya Krasik
18:25 23 Apr 19
Michael is very diligent and responsive, was pleasantly surprised by the latter-- his email replies were quick and on point on any given day. Got my documents faster than expected, 5 star service!
Zahra Baharloo
21:11 09 Apr 19
Mr Michael Ashoori is very knowledgable, he was always available to answer my question, his fee was very reasonable.I highly recommend him and promise that You don’t regret.
Alfred Ohanyan
21:33 01 Apr 19
Quick, simple, effective. Michale took care of everything and after 2 months I am approved. Thank you Michael. You are doing a great job. Thank you.
María Verónica Misle
16:40 26 Mar 19
I found out about Michael Ashoori Law Firm through the internet, when I started looking for advice regarding US Immigration Law. It called my attention that in its official website it was posted important, comprehensive information on different... matters, and it invites customers to ask for direct responses. I decided to write a couple of emails about my personal situation, immediately responded by Michael at no cost. After having received those responses, I asked Michael for a quotation of legal services, which I compared to three more. In the end, I decided to hire Michael because his offer inspired me to trust and it was very competitive, and I definitely made the right choice. Michael was quite diligent when analyzing my case, filed the petition quickly and kept me posted about its evolution. My case was resolved favorably! That is why I have no hesitation in recommending Michael´ services for US Immigration Law. Maria Misleread more
Temesghen Ghde
08:01 26 Mar 19
After being fed up with the lack of expertise and lack of ease of communication at the previous law office I was handling my case, I have come to know Michael when I googled "Best Immigration Law in my area". I can guarantee you, Google wasn't... misleading this time. Michael gave me a definite answer to my question and assured me that my case is possible, a question where previously I wasn't able to get an answer more than a "Maybe". And he delivered what he assured me. I am sure many lawyers also deliver, however, I am also sure that no lawyer is as easily accessible as Michael. I have never seen a lawyer who promptly responds to client messages at 11:30 pm. This guy is a pioneer in a Client-Attorney communication style. He re-invented the way how easily clients can call, text, email, and easily reach out their lawyer at any time to get a quick response. A business style other law firms should encourage applying.read more
shinobu matsumoto
03:43 19 Mar 19
Micheal is a great lawyer!I really recommend him to anyone
Myunghwan Kim
23:07 10 Mar 19
I was not certain about writing the crucial document, but most of local attorneys were not taking my case or even very hard to make appointments to get consulting.In that situation, Michael was very friendly and easily accessible through online... tools available in this era. Furthermore, he was very committed and responsive to our questions. We finally got approvals about our cases from USCIS and deeply appreciate all of his interactions with us.read more
Richard Srikureja
13:14 19 Feb 19
Michael was a great help to me and my parents. He’s very professional and very fast at replying all my questions with expertise. I am very happy with his services and if I ever needed legal consultation again, I would definitely use his services... again. Highly recommended!read more
Nasrin Nabipoor
01:17 12 Feb 19
I have a great experience with Michael. He helped to get a re-entry permit for my mother. During the process Michael was extremely attentive and offered considerable amount of his time to help us. He is absolutely professional and knowledgeable. My... mother received her re-entry permit in less than 2 months in a situation that was not promising. The fee was reasonable and I strongly recommend Michael Ashoori.read more
Mohammad Al Nahedh
17:50 21 Dec 18
We had a great experience with Mr. Ashoori. His responses were quick and professional. He was always helpful in giving updates and answers
Suparna D
19:26 11 Nov 18
Michael is a very knowledgeable and helpful lawyer. My husband and I used his law firm for an NIV US visa application, and Michael made the entire process hassle free and smooth. He was always available to answer any questions that we had, and... guided us through the entire process. I recommend him!read more
Sanjeewa Ranatunga
16:04 26 Oct 18
I came to know Michael Ashoori through one of his YouTube videos as I needed information on applying for a travel document. That was the best video or source of information I could find online. I contacted Michael 3 months ago. I was running out of... time. He was prompt to act and filled my case within a couple of days. It was easy to work with him, and he was quick to respond to any question. His fee was extremely reasonable. I contacted several other lawyers, and their fees were much higher than his. Overall, I'm impressed with his work ethic. More importantly, my case got approved within three months, and I already have my document. If you have any immigration related issue, please do not hesitate to contact Michael. Thank you, Michael, for keeping things simple and getting things done in time.read more
Emma Wallace
08:08 15 Oct 18
Michael was extremely helpful in assisting my re entry permit application. He made the whole process very easy and straightforward. As I was based overseas we mostly corresponded by email and he always responded extremely promptly. I’ve recommended... Michael to a friend and would recommend him for immigration assistance and legal advice. Thanks for your help, Michael!read more
Dawa Torbert
14:37 01 Aug 18
Michael offers exceptional customer service. He did a great job helping me with my re-entry permit. He always kept me updated on the progress both via email and by phone. The entire progress took less than 2 months. I highly recommend Ashoori Law.
CEDRIC PAOLO JUAN
20:59 23 Jul 18
He replies attentively and from the messages he sends, it shows how accommodating and concern he really is about any issues you have or information you need. Definitely worth every penny!
Yogesh Kandlikar
20:57 20 Jul 18
Thanks Michael for your help. It was pleasure working with Michael, i strongly recommend Michael to anyone who is looking to apply for re entry permits.
addy 2373
11:41 12 Jul 18
It was indeed an eye opening consultation I had with Michael. He was very patient and well versed with the L1 Visa option I discussed with him. I truly endorse him for his services as an immigration Attorney and I wish him success in his future... endeavors.read more
Muhammad Fahad Ashraf
00:14 26 Jun 18
Like any foreign investor to make his dream come ture, I was looking for the best yet the most-affordable Lawyer with E2 specialization to ensure the visa approval at the very 1st attempt. Not being satisfied with local legal firms especially for... E2 Visa, we were referred to MICHAEL ASHOORI; known to be a Subject Matter Expert in E2. Our whole relation with Michael was over the phone but we NEVER felt at-distance due to his professional communication and collaboration skills. We were really impressed with his subject-related knowledge and his exceptional approach.At very 1st engagement with him over the phone,he walked us step-by-step through the standard process for E2 submission and answered all of our questions till our full satisfaction. Upon his analysis of our case, he customized his approach as per our legal situation and reccommended us the best fit-solution for our investment goals. He made the preparation of business/invetment documentation super-easy for me by providing the customized and easy-to-use templates. Him and his team frequently reviewed our documents and provided professional assistance to make appropriate enhancments as needed per USCIS standards. I have never experienced anyone as prompt professional towards his clients as he was. No matter, what time (business/after-business hours) I called him, received immediate & welcoming response. Michael kept me posted with status updates till I received Approval Notice from USCIS :)I am Glad MICHAEL represented me for my case. I WOULD RECCOMMEND MICHAEL TO ANYONE WHO WANTS SUCCESS IN E2 VISA APPROVAL AT THE VERY 1ST ATTEMPT.read more
ABIJIT AJI
01:40 25 Jun 18
I took a consulting session from Michael, and he was simply spectacular. I found him very knowledgeable about the whole L1 process and about the options available for individuals who are interested to go via this option for their immigration. He... clearly highlighted the challenges and opportunities regarding my case and pitfalls that need to be avoided. He took this call on a Sunday! I would recommend these guys for any of your L1 related work. Do try out the consulting session he offers so you get first hand view of them.read more
ניסים חסיד
03:29 19 Jun 18
I would highly recommend him, he responds timely and very polite. Michael explains everything in easy to understand terms and will go over anything you do not understand. My process was taken care of faster !than I had expected. Great person to work... withread more
Guru Kalle
17:13 06 Jun 18
Mr. Michael Ashoori is a great professional and immigration lawyer. Mr. Michael is knowledgable and advised me regarding my immigration situation. He was able to understand my case and he offered to contact my employer and help with my immigration... matter. He is very professional and persistent.read more
Matthew Khalili
01:06 04 Jan 18
Outstanding law firm. The attorney Michael Ashoori helped get a TN visa approval for me very smoothly. Michael was extremely attentive and offered considerable amount of his time to help me understand the process. He is not only extremely talented... and knowledge in the field of immigration, he is also a great work ethic and integrity .read more
Arleo Dordar
18:15 27 Dec 17
Michael is thorough, patient, and puts in extra time to make sure you get approved. He works purely for results. I have a great experience with Michael and would recommend everyone to work with him.
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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 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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