Our attorneys can represent you in U.S. immigration matters regardless of where you are located because U.S. immigration law is federal: you can be in any state, or in any country in the world.

Contact Us | About Us

521 Fifth Avenue, Suite 1700, New York, NY 10175, U.S.A., Telephone: (212) 488-6899

Family Based

U.S. Embassies and Consulates Resume Accepting I-130 Immigrant Visa Petitions Under Certain Conditions

The U.S. Department of State (DOS) announced on 3/21/07 that U.S. Embassies and Consulates will now resume accepting petitions for immediate relative immigrant classification from American citizens who are resident in their consular districts, under certain conditions.  The DOS announcement appears below.

I-130s Pending at Embassies and Consulates Should Not be Re-Filed

The USCIS has advised that I-130s which are pending at U.S. Embassies and Consulates should not be re-filed.  The USCIS notice was issued in the wake of the enforcement of the Adam Walsh Protection act which prevents U.S. Embassies and Consulates from processing I-130s.  The relevant portion of the USCIS notice appears below:  

U.S. Embassies and Consulates Can No Longer Accept Form I-130 Petitions

U.S. Embassies and Consulates can no longer accept Form I-130 petitions because U.S. Consular officials can not perform the necessary background checks required by the Adam Walsh Protection act.  Therefore, new I-130 petitions must now be filed with the USCIS.  Note that I-130 petitions which were previously filed with a U.S. Embassy or Consulate may be subject to a different temporary rule.  The State Department cable to U.S. Embassies and Consulates regarding this matter follows:

American Embassy in Japan Can No Longer accept I-130 Immigrant Visa Petitions

In the wake of the enforcement of the Adam Walsh Protection Act , the American Embassy in Japan, as well as all other Embassies and Consulates, can No Longer accept I-130 Immigrant Visa Petitions.

Search for H1B Visa Employers

You can search for "H1B Visa Employers" using this database, which was compiled by Antao & Chuang, Attorneys at Law from government sources. This database identifies those U.S. employers who have filed for H-1B visas in the past, or who have at least started the process by filing for the LCA. If you find an employer you are interested in, you can then contact them to inquire as to whether they have any current job openings in your field. Please tell your friends about this valuable resource.

Use this form to search for H1B Visa employers.

"FMG Friendly" Employers

Foreign Medical Graduates ("FMGs") should be aware that there are "FMG Friendly" employers, and "FMG Unfriendly" employers. This database (compiled by Antao & Chuang, Attorneys at Law from government sources) identifies those U.S. employers who have filed for H-1B visas for foreign medical graduates in the past (or at least started the process by filing for the LCA), and who can therefore be deemed "FMG Friendly". Please tell your colleagues about this valuable resource.

Use this form to search for "FMG Friendly" employers in a given state.

Recent comments

Antao & Chuang

AntaoandChuang.com

© 1996-2014 Antao & Chuang, Attorneys at Law

Important Notices/Disclaimers

This website located under the world wide web domain "AntaoAndChuang.com" ("website"), and any subdomains, are owned, and maintained by Antao & Chuang, Attorneys at Law, whose practice includes U.S. Immigration Law. Since U.S. Immigration Law is federal in nature, Antao & Chuang, Attorneys at Law, serves clients who are located throughout the U.S. and the world in U.S. immigration matters, from their offices located at 521 Fifth Avenue, Suite 1700, New York, N.Y. 10175. Antao & Chuang, Attorneys at Law’s attorneys are licensed attorneys in the states where they practice. However, since said states do not recognize any specialization in U.S. immigration law (attorneys in said states are simply licensed in said states to practice law in general), Antao & Chuang, Attorneys at Law does not claim any such specialization, and nothing on this site should be deemed to constitute any such claim. Antao & Chuang, Attorneys at Law does not claim expertise in the laws of states other than where our attorneys are licensed. This website is an advertisement. This website is provided as a public service and not intended to establish an attorney client relationship. Antao & Chuang, Attorneys at Law does not accept clients on the strength of advertising materials alone but only after following our own engagement procedures. Any reliance on information contained herein is taken at your own risk. The information contained on this site is intended to educate members of the public generally and is not intended to provide solutions to individual problems. Readers are cautioned not to attempt to solve individual problems solely on the basis of information contained herein and are strongly advised to seek competent legal counsel before relying on information on this site. See Terms of Use.