EB-1 Visa application approved for an extraordinary violinist from Moscow, Russia. USCIS approved his green card application within two months of filing, well in advance of the posted USCIS processing time. She and her husband received their green cards within days of approval of the petition. The client was thrilled with the quick approval time and was able to make plans to visit her family during the holiday season. Thorough preparation and documentation of this client’s credentials facilitated the immigration officer’s review and eventual approval.
EB-1 Visa application approved for an extraordinary violinist from St. Petersburg, Russia. Before hiring Ms. Goldenberg, the client’s job offer from an orchestra in Florida evaporated. The orchestra refused to assist with filing an O-1 petition. Unable to quickly locate an employer who would sponsor an O-1 visa application, the client returned home to avoid overstaying his current student status.
Believing that the client was eminently qualified for EB-1 status, (which does not require an employer in some situations) Ms. Goldenberg prepared an EB-1 petition. USCIS approved the application nine months after filing and the client and his wife are free to work for any employer they choose after they arrive.
EB-3 Green Card
EB-3 Visa application approved after the client’s first attorney improperly documented a petition for a software engineer from India. The client retained Ms. Goldenberg after receiving a “Notice of Intent to Deny,” generally referred to as a “NOID.” Usually, at this point, USCIS is intent on denying the application. USCIS gave the client one last opportunity to prove his case.
Ms. Goldenberg rehabilitated the existing file, obtained additional supporting documentation and wrote a legal memorandum about why the case should be approved. After supervisory review, USCIS approved the petition. After years of uncertainty, the client and his family finally have closure and the security of remaining in the United States to raise their daughter and continue to work.