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If you are contemplating a H-1B filing, please contact the Atlanta immigration law attorneys at Antonini & Cohen today. Our attorneys can assess your circumstances and help file timely H-1B petitions and also review H-1B alternatives. To schedule a consultation today, call us at 404.850.9394.

The H-1B visa is the most frequently used temporary work visa by US companies for their professional foreign employees. An employer may file a H-1B visa petition to fill jobs requiring a Bachelor’s degree or higher in a particular specialty (e.g. fields in the science, technology, engineering, mathematics, education, business, health care industries). It’s now time to start preparing applications given the H-1B filing deadline and lottery system.

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Complying with tax obligations is oftentimes important to successfully processing an immigration case. Taxes are necessary in many types of cases.

Complying with tax obligations is oftentimes important to successfully processing an immigration case. Taxes are necessary in many types of cases.

For example:

1. Family-based residency status: A petitioner must show that they can provide support to the relative they are petitioning for. This sponsorship requires the petitioner to show that he or she makes 125% more than the poverty guidelines. If the petitioner is employed, immigration authorities expect to review up to three years of income taxes before making the determination. Petitioners who do not meet the required income can provide the proof of income for a co-sponsor and that co-sponsor, if employed, will also be expected to present up to three years of income taxes. Petitioners who cannot comply with the sponsorship requirements can have their case denied.

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If you need additional assistance with your immigration case, contact the immigration law attorneys at Antonini & Cohen today. Call us at 404.850.9394.

When deciding if you would rather go to an experienced immigration attorney or a notario publico, think about if you would rather go to a doctor for your surgery or an unlicensed, untrained neighbor who dabbles in surgery? Every week at Antonini & Cohen, we meet with people who have used notario services to file immigration paperwork. The majority of these consultations are filled with regret that a person did not seek competent counsel sooner.

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It is extremely important for foreign nationals in criminal proceedings to seek the advice of an immigration attorney. As illustrated below, in many instances a favorable plea in a criminal case can have disastrous immigration consequences.

It is extremely important for foreign nationals in criminal proceedings to seek the advice of an immigration attorney. As illustrated below, in many instances a favorable plea in a criminal case can have disastrous immigration consequences. 

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