Welcome to the Law Office of Sylvia M. Montan, PLLC

Located in New York City, the Law Office of Sylvia M. Montan, PLLC serves as immigration counsel to U.S. and foreign law firms, multi-national businesses and individual clients.

The Firm’s practice is limited to U.S. immigration and nationality law and consular practice representing its clients before the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, the U.S. Department of Labor, the Department of State and at U.S. Embassies and Consulates throughout the world. The Firm is committed to delivering personalized counsel and legal representation of the highest quality to all of our clients, whether a large multinational corporation, start-up company, or entrepreneurial individual.

The Firm has extensive experience assisting corporate clients with obtaining specialty occupation, intra-company transferee, treaty investor and other nonimmigrant work visas, including extensions of stay, changes of status and changes of employer. The Firm also provides legal assistance with alien employment certifications, employment based preference petitions, lawful permanent residence (green cards), consular non-immigrant and immigrant visa processing and naturalization applications. The Firm also assists clients in establishing compliance programs to meet immigration and labor department laws and regulations involving foreign workers.

Immigration Topics

  • REMINDER: H-1B Season Starts 4/1/2016

    REMINDER: H-1B Season Starts 4/1/2016

    The U.S. Citizenship & Immigration Services (USCIS) will begin accepting new H-1B visa petitions for professional workers that count against the 2017 Fiscal Year (“FY2017”) cap on Friday April 1 2016. These professionals will be eligible to begin H-1B employment on October 1, 2016. Employers and professionals are urged to begin the H-1B petition process now to ensure their cases are ready to be received by the USCIS on Friday April 1, 2016 , the earliest possible filing date for an October 1, 2016 start date. A high demand for …Read More »

Immigration Topics

  • USCIS Announces Revisions to Determining Visa Availability for Applicants Waiting to File for Adjustment of Status

    USCIS Announces Revisions to Determining Visa Availability for Applicants Waiting to File for Adjustment of Status

    On 9/9/2015, the USCIS announced revised procedures for determining visa availability for applicants waiting to file for employment-based or family-sponsored preference adjustment of status.  The revisions implement a key initiative part of the administrative action on immigration announced by President Obama and the Secretary of Homeland Security in November 2014 and intended to alleviate some of the hardships of lengthy immigrant visa backlogs.  The new procedures, in coordination with the U.S. Department of State(DOS), are also intended to enhance the DOS’s ability to more accurately predict overall immigrant visa demand …Read More »

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