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The Capitol Immigration Law Group PLLC is a boutique law firm based in Washington, DC specializing exclusively in U.S. immigration and nationality law. We serve corporate and individual clients throughout the U.S. and internationally. We are proud to be able to offer practical, prompt and professional immigration and employment compliance legal advice to our clients.

Because of our focus on business immigration law, we are able to handle competently all of our individual and corporate clients’ needs in this area. Our ability to provide quality and practical legal advice lies not only in our devotion and competency in immigration law, but also in our efforts to understand our clients’ business and to act as immigration-related business advisors.

We take great pride in the quality of our work, in our professionalism and in our expertise. We provide regular client updates on important developments in immigration and compliance law and are often invited speakers to relevant business community and other labor and immigration events.

We offer free and confidential initial evaluations and we offer competitive flat fee rates for our services. Our goal is to provide stability to our clients’ immigration and compliance needs by ensuring a combination of high level of service and predictable and transparent billing arrangements.

Our typical clients are small and mid-size companies doing business in a variety of sectors, non-profit organizations, universities and foreign investors. We consider our size an asset allowing us to provide loyal, intimate and personal legal services. In addition to corporate clients, we also represent foreign nationals from over 40 countries on individual employment-related immigration matters.

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Mar
3

Very Short and Busy H-1B Cap Filing Season Expected: April 1st to April 7th (Five Business Days); H-1B Lottery Likely; Last Call for H-1B Cap Filings

March 03rd, 2015 | by D.M. | Category: Articles, Employers, H-1B, News

As we are going into the peak of the H-1B cap season, our office receives many inquiries about the duration of the H-1B filing season this year or, in other words, when will the H-1B cap be reached?      So far we have been able to compare demand with prior H-1B filing seasons and we knew that this would be a busy and very short H-1B filing season.     According to our sources (which includes clients, peer law firms and government agencies), we expect that the H-1B cap be reached in the first five business days of April with the number of filings over the first five business days far exceeding the available number of H-1B visas.  This means that there is almost a guarantee that there will be a random lottery to allocate the  available H-1B visas (65,000 regular cap in addition to 20,000 U.S. master’s degree or higher cap)  among all filings received in the first five business days of April.

Read more on Very Short and Busy H-1B Cap Filing Season Expected: April 1st to April 7th (Five Business Days); H-1B Lottery Likely; Last Call for H-1B Cap Filings…

Feb
26

Notes from USCIS Conference Call on H-4 Spouse EAD; Recording Available for Download

February 26th, 2015 | by D.M. | Category: Articles, H-4 EAD, News, USCIS

Our office just completed participation in the very-busy USCIS conference call to discuss and answer questions about the upcoming H-4 Spouse EAD rule.   We are happy to share our immediate notes and reactions from the call to our readers.   We also have upcoming engagement options for our attorneys to provide more information and answer further questions about the process.

Read more on Notes from USCIS Conference Call on H-4 Spouse EAD; Recording Available for Download…

Feb
25

H-4 Spouse EAD Rule – Online Chat and Webinar Q&A Opportunities

February 25th, 2015 | by D.M. | Category: Articles, H-1B, H-4 EAD, News

Since the H-4 Spouse EAD rule announcement yesterday, our office has been receiving a number of questions and inquiries about the rule.  the rule.  For example, many people are interested to know whether the approved I-140 petition, which is one of the eligibility factors, must be from a current employer or it can be from a former employer.    Our office has been analyzing the full rule text and comments and we have been utilizing our resources to gather more information about this and other questions regarding the rule.

Read more on H-4 Spouse EAD Rule – Online Chat and Webinar Q&A Opportunities…

Feb
24

Final H-4 Spouse EAD Rule Announced – Becomes Effective May 26, 2015

February 24th, 2015 | by D.M. | Category: Articles, H-1B, H-4 EAD, News

After months of waiting and anticipation, USCIS has finally announced that effective May 26, 2015, USCIS will begin accepting applications for I-765 Employment Authorization Document (EAD) applications by certain H-4 dependent spouses of H-1B nonimmigrants who are seeking employment-based lawful permanent resident (LPR) status.

Read more on Final H-4 Spouse EAD Rule Announced – Becomes Effective May 26, 2015…

Feb
18

How to File an H-1B Cap Petition When the Current Degree is Still in Progress?

February 18th, 2015 | by D.M. | Category: Articles, Employers, H-1B, News, Students

DiplomaAs the H-1B cap filing season is well underway and as the filing day of April 1st is approaching fast, a common question by H-1B employers or H-1B candidates is whether an H-1B cap petition can (or should) be filed when the foreign national employee is still completing their degree program and when the degree will not be completed by April 1st.   The short answer is that while the H-1B regulations require a degree be completed in order to be used for H-1B filing, there are ways to use previous or partially-completed degree to qualify for the H-1B cap.   This option becomes increasingly important as we are facing a situation where, due to high demand, many H-1B candidates will not be selected under the H-1B cap lottery and being able to file a few times, over two or three H-1B cap seasons, becomes a critical advantage.

Read more on How to File an H-1B Cap Petition When the Current Degree is Still in Progress?…

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2015 H-1B Cap Opens April 1st

H-1B Quota Countdown 24 days until the H-1B cap opens.
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H-4 Spouse EAD

H-4 Spouse EAD Countdown 79 days until H-4 spouse EADs can be filed with USCIS. Details of the rule.
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Topic: The New H-4 Spouse EAD Rule - Details, Mechanics and Challenges
When: Tuesday, March 3 @ 1:00 pm ET. Register.

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Testimonial N.S., India (October 30, 2014). "“I found [the Capitol Immigration Law Group] when my green card application had major issues because of the last attorney that I hired. I was really impressed how they handled my case professionally and helping me by applying the best of the knowledge. The attorneys are very approachable, quick to respond and always there to provide options to their clients and help them."
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