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Silmi Law is a result-oriented immigration law firm

Offering a full range of legal services to professionals, organizations, and businesses in the United States and throughout the world seeking opportunity and uniquely tailored strategies to meet their immigration needs. We represent clients in various fields such as software, hardware, and product engineering, data science, AI/ML, biotechnology, energy, logistics, semiconductors, medical research and medicine, journalism, education, visual and performing arts, music, entrepreneurship, start-ups and more! Our primary objective is to deliver optimal results for our clients and put them in a position to succeed in their lives and professions.

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Our videos are not promotional advertisements, rather we are interested in providing useful and valuable information that will educate you about U.S. immigration law.

Our videos also do not constitute legal advice nor form client-attorney relationships.

Our Services

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EB1A Green Card Petition

Understanding EB1A and its approach is more art than science. The adjudication of the EB1A is highly dependent on the petition demonstrating qualitative expertise in a hyper specialized area of endeavor. The EB1A requires one to demonstrate they are at the apex of their particular field of endeavor.

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National Interest Waiver Green Card

The National Interest Waiver (NIW) is a second category employment-based petition. The beauty of the NIW is it is one of the few pathways to a Green Card that exist within the US employment based immigration categories that allows one to self-petition. To be clear, you do not need an employer sponsor to file a national interest waiver and with an approved national interest waiver you do not need a job offer, present employment or even a prospective employer.

EB1B Green Card Petition

An EB1B visa is a visa classification for extraordinary researchers and professors. To qualify for such a visa, you must show international acclaims in a specific academic field. As well as showing that you have 3 or more years’ experience in such a field. Also, you must show proof that you will be working for an institution of higher education or that you are working as a researcher for a private company.

The advantages of applying for an EB1B visa is that you are not required to have a labor certification. Your employer can skip that process and offer the job directly to you through the EB1B visa.

Please note that an EB1B must be filed by your employer. The U.S. employer will be the petitioner for you and you will be the beneficiary.

E2 Business Investor Visa

E2 Visa grants a person who has a great number of funds to invest to enter America for the sole purpose of setting up a business. However, this visa does not give you permanent residency but one advantage of the E2 visa is that you can be extended if the business is still viable. The investor can either invest in a new or existing company, but the company can not be used to make a job only for an individual investor. The investor must employ at least 3-5 others to qualify.

EB1C Green Card Petition

An EB1C Green card is an employment-based petition for a permanent residence. The EB1C was made for the most skilled foreign executive and manager. One of the great benefits of an EB1C is that you do not need the PERM Labor Certification. A U.S Employer must file for the petition for the transferee. The petition must include a statement from the employer stating all requirements, including the description of the employee’s duties they will perform while in the united states as well as what job duties the employee has done while abroad.

L1A Visa (Multinational Executives & Managers)

The L1A visa is a nonimmigrant visa for transferee executives and manager. This visa is issued by the U.S Citizenship and USCIS for foreign executives or managers being transferred to their company located in the United States. Some conditions must be met for an individual to be eligible. For example, there are certain expectations you must be responsible for supervising professional-level employees as well as lower-level employees. Must be able to make huge decisions with minimal overlook.

Our Testimonials

The love and support from our clients is what keep us going!

Sharif Silmi Is The Guru Of Green Card!

Attorney Sharif Silmi is The Guru of Green Card! He is the ultimate attorney for all of your USA immigration needs. He is my attorney of counsel for life. He liberated me from all my USA immigration uncertainties. I wish I meet him 15 years ago.

Sep Fri 30 2022

Rockstar Immigration Attorney

Attorney Sharif is an immigration guru. You should definitely consult with him if you are looking for an intelligent, honest, and trustworthy immigration lawyer. Compared to other immigration firms/lawyers, working with Attorney Sharif’s team was so refreshing and impressive. He and his team are highly reliable, approachable, and helpful. He maintains a really high bar for quality. Attorney Sharif would go above and beyond to make you successful. He has a lifelong customer in me.

Ashish X
Oct Fri 7 2022

World-Class Expert on EB1A!

Mr. Sharif is all you need to make your immigration case, especially EB1A successful. Not only does he bring world-class expertise in the subject, but he is also strategic, methodical, and professional. We have naturally retained Mr. Sharif’s team for the AOS and future phases.

Altaf H.
Oct Fri 7 2022

Results-Oriented And An Awesome Problem Solver

Silmi Law has assisted not for profits in our region for a while. Their professionalism and understanding of legal services has provided solutions and support to many small businesses.

Sharif is a results-oriented and an awesome problem solver. He thinks beyond the current structure of any organization and can help mitigate risks timely.

Z. Ansari
Oct Fri 7 2022

Super EB1A Attorney

While searching for a credible EB1A lawyer I came across Mr. Sharif’s videos on YouTube on the topic and liked the fact that he doesn’t have a cookie-cutter approach towards preparing EB1A petitions. If I were to use just one word for him, I would call him a ‘SUPER-EB1A-Attorney.’

Oct Fri 7 2022

Best In Baltimore

The best lawyer in Baltimore city; a professional in what he does. I recommend Sharif. He is excellent, without any doubts.

R. Lantigua
Oct Fri 7 2022

Predominant Master for EB1A – Highly Recommend

After reading many reviews, recommendations and listening to various podcasts, I knew that Sharif would be the best lawyer to handle my EB1A case. Sharif has the right recipe for EB1 cases. It was indeed all my pleasure to have Sharif retained as my attorney. During the case preparation, he was very professional and guided me throughout the process. It was definitely a second-to-none and hassle-free experience working with this highly experienced lawyer.

Moiz A.
Oct Fri 7 2022

The Guru of Green Card- Best Immigration Specialist Attorney.

Attorney Sharif Silmi is the Guru of Green Card! He is the ultimate attorney for all of your USA immigration needs. He is the best, you can’t expect or get better than him. He is my attorney of counsel for life. He liberated me from all my USA immigration uncertainties. I wish I meet him 15 years ago. He will fight for your rights and give justice to what you deserve by all possible means. He is brilliant, honest, committed, and determined to get you the best result!

Oct Fri 7 2022

Sharif is a Perfectionist and EB1A Champion!

After watching a series of informative EB1A videos from Sharif, I contacted the Silmi Law Group for my EB1A case. Like lots of folks from India, I was stuck in the EB2 queue since April 2011. He did a very in-depth evolution of my case and was very confident that I could apply in the EB1A category. He is exceptionally collaborative and open to suggestions. Be open, be honest, and Sharif will guide you. If someone is looking for an expert perfectionist, then I highly recommend Sharif and his team.

Abhishek S.
Oct Fri 7 2022

Highly Recommended For Obtaining Green Card

I hired Sharif Silmi for preparing and filing my Green Card application in EB1A category. Sharif Silmi is extremely knowledgable, very insightful and compassionate Immigration lawyer. He ensured that the whole process of EB1A and NIW application is a smooth happy journey for me. He paid close attention to my overall achievements , helped find out the unique qualifications and provided most valuable recommendations. Mr. Silmi skillfully painted the entire picture of permanent residency, unfolded the great possibilities and always boost the morale. He was very prompt in arranging follow up sessions and quick in updating the status with appropriate follow-up actions. He made most sincere efforts to highlight my capabilities and prove my eligibility in order to secure the Green card approval. Overall, Mr. Sharif is offering a great service both to the immigrants by helping them realize the dream of gaining permanent residency and also to the nation as a whole by helping retain the best talents in USA. So I will highly recommend Mr. Sharif for any type of Green Card related consultation.

Oct Fri 7 2022

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