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The CLG fixed fee covers all legal services up to the approval of the employment (immigrant) visa, regardless of the attorney time spent. The following illustrates the typical legal services undertaken by CLG during the employment (immigrant) visa process.

Initial Consultation

Fact finding, identification of potential issues, advice regarding the employer’s options and explanation of the employment (immigrant) visa process and timeline.

USCIS Processing of Immigrant Petition

Information and Document Collection

Online collection of the employer and employee’s information and the relevant documentation required for filing of the immigrant petition.

Information and Document Review

Review of the information and relevant supporting documentation provided by the employer and employee.

Immigrant Petition Drafting

Drafting of the immigrant petition and assembly of documentation for the employer and employee’s final review and signatures.

Immigrant Petition Filing

Filing (by courier) of the immigrant petition and documentation with the USCIS Service Center and acceptance of case receipt notices.

Case Monitoring

Monitoring of the case progress using scheduled online status inquiries and automatic email updates provided by the USCIS Service Center to ensure expeditious processing.

Communication

Responding promptly to USCIS Service Center requests for evidence and making certain that the immigrant petition is forwarded in a timely manner to the U.S. Consulate (if required).

Status Update and Advice

Providing clients with real time updates of changes in case status as well as advice and response to client questions.

USCIS Processing of Permanent Residence Application

Foreign Worker Inside U.S.

Information and Document Collection

Online collection of foreign worker’s biographic information and the relevant documentation required for filing of permanent residence applications.

Information and Document Review

Review of the biographic information and relevant supporting documentation provided by the foreign worker.

Permanent Residence Applications Drafting

Drafting of the permanent residence applications and assembly of documentation for the foreign worker’s final review and signatures.

Permanent Residence Applications Filing

Filing (by courier) of the permanent residence applications and documentation with USCIS Service Center and acceptance of case receipt notices.

Case Monitoring

Monitoring of the case progress using scheduled online status inquiries and automatic email updates provided by the USCIS Service Center to ensure expeditious processing.

Communication

Responding promptly to USCIS Service Center requests for evidence.

Status Update and Advice

Providing clients with real time updates of changes in case status as well as advice and response to client questions.

National Visa Center (NVC) Processing

Foreign Worker Outside U.S.

Case Monitoring

Continued monitoring of case progress, ensuring that the NVC completes the background check of the foreign worker, issues immigrant visa invoice and forwards the approved immigrant petition to the appropriate United States embassy or consulate.

Immigrant Visa Application Drafting

Drafting of immigrant visa application(s) for foreign worker’s final review.

Status Update and Advice

Continued real-time updates of changes in case status (at the NVC level) as well as advice and responses to client questions.

United States Embassy or Consulate Processing

Packet Preparation

Advice and specific instruction regarding the foreign worker obtaining a medical examination at a designated facility, the documentation to be presented at the interview and payment of the USCIS immigrant fee.

Interview Preparation

Preparation of the foreign worker for the immigrant visa interview including document review, embassy or consulate protocol, sample interview questions to expect and identification and resolution of potential issues.

Case Monitoring

Continued monitoring of case progress using direct communication with the United States embassy or consulate to ensure expeditious issuance of the immigrant visa(s).

How to Retain CLG

Free Consultation

If you are seriously considering the immigrant petition process, please schedule a free consultation with a CLG attorney. The consultation consists of fact finding, identification of potential issues, advice regarding options, explanation of the process and timeline and discussion of fees. You may also wish to read “Why CLG?”