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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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Aug
12

September 2014 Visa Bulletin – EB-2 India Again Moves Forward by Four Months; EB-3 Philippines and FB-2A Also Advance Significantly

August 12th, 2014 | by D.M. | Category: Articles, News, Visa Bulletin

The U.S. State Department has just released the September 2014 Visa Bulletin which is the twelfth and last Visa Bulletin for the FY2014 fiscal year.   The major headline in the upcoming month’s Visa Bulletin is the continued notable forward movement in EB-2 India and EB-3 Philippines and the lack of movement in any of the other EB categories.   Also, very notable is the significant (and long overdue) forward movement in the FB-2A category.

Read more on September 2014 Visa Bulletin – EB-2 India Again Moves Forward by Four Months; EB-3 Philippines and FB-2A Also Advance Significantly…

Aug
10

F-1 OPT Cap-Gap Allows Employment Only Until September 30th

August 10th, 2014 | by D.M. | Category: Articles, F-1, H-1B, News

This year’s busy H-1B cap season included many H-1B employee candidates who hold F-1 status and who are employed in the U.S. pursuant to F-1 optional practical training (OPT) status.    Out of these F-1 visa holders, many rely on the OPT cap-gap rule to continue working in the U.S. after the post-April 1st expiration date of the OPT and for as long as the H-1B cap petition is not denied or rejected by USCIS.   However, the OPT cap-gap rule allows OPT extension only until September 30th, leaving possibly some H-1B candidates in a period of unauthorized employment.

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Aug
7

Current PERM Processing Times (August 4, 2014)

August 07th, 2014 | by D.M. | Category: Articles, DOL, 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 benefit of our clients but also to be able to predict longer-term trends in PERM processing.

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Aug
7

Case Processing Statistics from the Department of Labor (FY2014 Q3)

August 07th, 2014 | by D.M. | Category: Articles, DOL, H-1B, News, PERM

The Department of Labor has provided some updates for the third quarter of the Fiscal Year 2014 (April 1, 2014 to June 30, 2014) 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.

Read more on Case Processing Statistics from the Department of Labor (FY2014 Q3)…

Jul
24

Visa Processing System Experiencing Problems – Global US Visa and Passport Processing Delays Possible

July 24th, 2014 | by D.M. | Category: Articles, News, Travel, Visa Processing

We are getting updates from the U.S. Department of State and from other sources that the global visa processing system used by the Department of State to process U.S. visa applications and passports is experiencing technical problems — as a result, U.S. Consulates around the world are unable, at least temporarily, to complete visa application processing.

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Testimonial K.J., Denmark (June 15, 2014). "[Attorney Dimo Michailov] has now helped my family for more than 3 years and has handles all cases to perfection, thank you."
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