01 Jun 2022

Teleconference: L1A/L1B Overview

An overview of nonimmigrant L1A/L1B options as well as tips for filing and responding to requests for evidence (RFEs) are provided by Murthy Law Firm attorneys in this teleconference.Employers and their representatives are invited to participate in the teleconference scheduled for June 01, 2022 –...

19 May 2022

Can I file my I-485 from India?

Answer In order submit an I-485 application, one needs to physically be in the United States at the time of filing. If you wish to apply for a green card from India, the application normally would be submitted for consular processing (i.e., applying for an immigrant...

19 May 2022

I was issued a 221(g) by the consulate and asked to submit a few additional documents. What is the processing time for 221(g) cases?

Answer On average, it takes the consulate about four-to-eight weeks to process a 221(g) case. Note that some dropbox applicants are being asked to schedule follow-up 221g interviews. (18.May.2022)Sheela Murthy and other senior attorneys provide guidance that clarifies the law. For information on our FREE online...

19 May 2022

My L-1 petition was filed for premium processing, and the online case status shows an RFE was issued. As of yet, however, we have not received the RFE. What should I do?

Answer This has become a common issue, especially for cases filed with the Texas Service Center. To resolve the matter, we generally send an eMail to the Texas Service Center to request that the RFE be reissued. (18.May.2022)Sheela Murthy and other senior attorneys provide guidance that...

16 May 2022

MurthyAudio: Litigation Trends

Recent immigration litigation trends, including how litigation strategies are changing, are the topics discussed by Murthy Law Firm attorneys in this podcast from 04.May.2022.The MP3 is available here, and will soon appear in the archive of our teleconferences and podcasts on iTunes. Copyright © 2022, MURTHY...

12 May 2022

A few months ago, I applied for a B-1/B-2 visa to attend a specific conference. The visa was issued, but there was then a change in plans and I did not attend the conference. I now wish to get to the U.S. to attend a different conference. Can I use the existing B-1/B-2 visa, or do I need to reapply?

Answer Although a person may apply for a B-1/B-2 visa for a particular purpose (e.g., to visit family) or a particular event (e.g., attending a specific conference), the B-1/B-2 visa normally is not tied to any specific activity or event. Rather, as long the visa remains...