Jane Orgel P.C.
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  • August 2017 Updates
    We have had 64 O-1 approvals through August 15 2017, mostly for artists and designers who work as independent contractors and use an agent-petitioner for filing purposes. Some of them have foreign employers as well. Many applicants were on student visas. Recent approvals include first- time three- year O-1 visas for the Filipino composer, Joshua [...]
Jane Orgel P.C.
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  • O-1 and H-1B Visas
    We are continuing to get swift O-1 visa approvals from USCIS, about two to three weeks with standard processing at the Vermont Service Center. We have not experienced any negative effects since the new administration took over. We have also not experienced problems at the various U.S. consulates regarding visa issuance. We filed 76 O-1 [...]
Jane Orgel P.C.
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  • April 2017 update
    Contrary to popular expectations, we continue to experience smooth processing for visas and Green Cards for all nationalities.  We recently received an approval for an H-1B which no other lawyer wanted to take. The Italian-Iranian national had gotten an H-1B four years ago and was laid off about 6 weeks later. Thereafter, she just stayed [...]
Jane Orgel P.C.
Jane Orgel P.C.
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  • News for November 2016
    Work Policy Our strategy for all visa applications is to prepare the application as carefully and thoroughly as possible so it is approved immediately. As of November 2016, we had have not received a single Request for Evidence (“RFE”) for any of the O-1 visas that we filed in 2016. That means that all fifty-seven [...]
  • News for October 2016
    Current processing time for the O-1 petitions at the Vermont Service Center is three to four months. We have however had a string of approvals over the last couple of months. We believe the Vermont office may be settling down on the O-1 front as we have not received any RFEs since February of this [...]
  • News for January 2017
    We are continuing to receive good news for our O-1 visa clients. Recent approvals include an O-1 visa for a Brazilian photographer, as well as for Venezuelan wedding photographer, Diego Velazquez. (See Diego’s comments below.) Additional approvals were obtained for a Japanese music producer, a Chinese arts coordinator applying for her first O-1 visa; a [...]
  • Immigration News Bites
    USCIS Fees Increase  U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services has announced an increase in fees by about 20%. This is required for most immigration applications and petitions. The new fees will be effective on December 23, 2016.   Visa Stamping  Many people do a change of status in the US and then wonder if they really [...]

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