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    Our main focus on business immigration allows us to bring unparallelled depth of knowledge, expertise and level of service.

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Immigration Law Professionals

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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News and Recent Articles

1308, 2015

17-Month STEM OPT Rule Vacated by District Court; Effective Date February 12, 2016

By Dimo R. Michailov, Esq.|August 13th, 2015|Categories: Articles, F-1, H-4 EAD, News, Students|

In an opinion dated August 12, 2015, the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia vacated the Department of Homeland Security’s 2008 rule which extended the post-graduation optional practical training (OPT) by 17 months for eligible STEM students on F-1 visas.   The rationale was that DHS did not follow the normal rulemaking process which includes public comment period.   The court, however, ordered that the rule remain valid until February 12, 2016 in order to avoid substantial hardship to employers and F-1 STEM OPT workers and to allow DHS time to engage in a proper notice-and-comment rulemaking process. […]

1208, 2015

September 2015 Visa Bulletin – EB-2 India and China Major Retrogression; EB-3 Advances Nicely; Last Visa Bulletin for Fiscal Year

By Dimo R. Michailov, Esq.|August 12th, 2015|Categories: Articles, EB-2, EB-3, News, Visa Bulletin|

The U.S. State Department has just released the September 2015 Visa Bulletin which is the last Visa Bulletin for the FY2015 fiscal year.   The major headline in the upcoming month’s Visa Bulletin is the major retrogression in EB-2 India and EB-2 China and the notable forward movement for almost everyone in EB-3.

Summary of the September 2015 Visa Bulletin – Employment-Based (EB)

Below is a summary of the September 2015 […]

3007, 2015

Current PERM Processing Times (July 9, 2015)

By Dimo R. Michailov, Esq.|July 30th, 2015|Categories: Articles, News, PERM|

Our office handles a substantial number of ETA Form 9089 – Permanent Labor Certification (“PERM”) applications and we are closely monitoring the current PERM processing times not only for the […]

3007, 2015

PERM, H-1B and Prevailing Wage Case Processing Statistics from the Department of Labor (FY2015 Q3)

By Dimo R. Michailov, Esq.|July 30th, 2015|Categories: Articles, H-1B, News, PERM|

The Department of Labor has provided some updates for the third quarter of the Fiscal Year 2015 (April 1, 2015 to June 30, 2015) on their processing of PERM, H-1B LCA and prevailing wage determination cases and we are happy to share them with our clients and readers.

DOL Processing Statistics (Third Quarter, 2015 Fiscal Year)


According to the PERM case report, during the quarter, there were 20,289 new cases received (an increase of 5% from the prior […]