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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

2804, 2016

H-1B Alternatives: What Are The Available Visa Options?

By Dimo R. Michailov, Esq.|April 28th, 2016|Categories: Articles, Employees, Employers, H-1B, News|

Many of our readers are aware that as of April 7, 2016, USCIS had received a sufficient number of H-1B cap-subject petitions to fill the annual H-1B quota.  This year’s number of filings (236,000) is at an all-time high, meaning that about 1 in 3 H-1B cap applications will be selected for review.   As USCIS is starting to issue receipt notices for the H-1B cap cases which are being selected for processing, we wanted to provide an overview of the alternative visa options for those H-1B employers and employees whose H-1Bs did not get selected under the H-1B cap […]

2804, 2016

Current PERM Processing Times (April 7, 2016)

By Dimo R. Michailov, Esq.|April 28th, 2016|Categories: Articles, News, PERM|

Our office handles many ETA Form 9089 – Permanent Labor Certification (“PERM”) applications and we are closely monitoring the current PERM processing times not only for the benefit of our clients but also to be able to predict longer-term trends in PERM processing.

The Department of Labor (“DOL”) has provided an update on the current PERM filing and processing statistics in addition to the processing dates as of April 7, 2016. […]

2104, 2016

The University of Northern New Jersey Story and Importance of Good F-1 Student Habits

By Dimo R. Michailov, Esq.|April 21st, 2016|Categories: Articles, F-1, News, Students|

Many of our readers are aware of the University of Northern New Jersey story from early April 2016 where federal agents arrested and charged a number of individuals described as brokers, recruiters and employers with conspiracy to commit visa fraud, among other charges.    The university, which turned out to be a fake institution set-up by federal authorities, was shut down and a multitude of enrolled F-1 foreign students were left without status in the United States.      This article seeks to describe the lessons and the importance for F-1 students seeking to maintain status, especially under the F-1 CPT program.


1204, 2016

Alert: FY2017 H-1B Cap Demand Among Highest Ever; Random Lottery Just Completed

By Dimo R. Michailov, Esq.|April 12th, 2016|Categories: Articles, H-1B, News, News Alert|

Our office just learned that the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Service (USCIS) has completed the intake and processing of all of the fiscal year (FY2017) H-1B cap petitions.    According to USCIS, there were over 236,000 H-1B cap petitions filed during the April 1st-7th filing period.   This indicates that the number of H-1B cap filings this year is almost the same as the number of H-1B cap filings during last year’s cap season (233,000); nonetheless, this marks historically high H-1B cap demand.

The Lottery Has Been Completed

USCIS also just announced that they have just completed the computer-generated random selection process, or lottery, […]