Physicians

Guestbook Entry for Sree, United States

Name: 
Sree
Nonimmigrant Visas: 
Profession/Occupation: 
Country: 
United States
Comment: 

I have had my J1 Waiver transfer and H1B visas through the firm , and had a very nice and fruitful experience,J1 waiver transfer was tricky and challenging but Rena Wadell and Anna Baker handled it successfully I would specially thank Rena Wadell and Diane Lombardo for their prompt and polite service ,I would definitely recommend them to any one unconditionally.

Guestbook Entry for Hamisu, United States

Name: 
Hamisu
Profession/Occupation: 
Nonimmigrant Visas: 
State: 
Salihu
Country: 
United States
Comment: 
Mr. Khanna is the best attorney I have so far met, and believe me as a physician I have met tons of them. Mr. Khanna knows his area of expertise (immigration) so well that at the end of the 15 minutes discussion I had with him, I knew he was my best option. Of utmost importance is the follow-up, which the staff of Mr. Khanna have mastered so well. As long as Mr Khanna is in business, he will henceforth take care of all my issues relating to immigration. Without permnission from Mr. Khanna, I have already started recommending him to my colleagues. Hamisu Salihu, MD, PhD

Guestbook Entry for Paari, United States

Name: 
Paari
State: 
OK
Profession/Occupation: 
Country: 
United States
Comment: 
Me and my wife are physicians on H1B visas considering applying for a green card without labor certification requirement. We contacted Atty Khanna who graciously agreed to give us a free first time consult. Not only did he advise us about the merits and demerits of the case, but also sent extremely useful sample documents and notes. We are thankful to him for the consultation and also for helping us save a lot of money trying to apply in vain for the EB1/NIW category (unlike our friends with similar qualifications who on the advice of other attorneys applied unsuccessfully) which has become extremely stringent these days. 

Guestbook Entry for Hari & Anju Nayar, United States

Name: 
Hari & Anju Nayar
State: 
NY
Profession/Occupation: 
Country: 
United States
Comment: 
Hello, My interactions with the Law offices of Rajiv S Khanna started in Aug 2004 when I first applied for my H1 visa. Ever since, I have reached out to Mr. Khanna, Mr. Chacko and other support personnel (Ms. Mehta, Ms.Bhasin, Ms.Baker) for all my immigration related needs. This group of professionals is the best you can ever hope to find to help you navigate the complex and painfully slow immigration process. Rajiv and his team form a tremendous body of knowledge and the beauty of this group is that they provide their expertise as a ‘service’. It is true that the law firm charges fees for processing ones case, but the amounts charged are far less than what one would have to pay elsewhere for service that is typically not on par. Mr. Khanna himself has called me on numerous occasions to clarify a question or seek more specific detail….it amazes me that the seniormost attorney in the firm takes time to do this and that too without charging a single dime for a personal call. My wife and I used Rajiv’s offices to handle our Green Card application. The process was lengthy and stretched over 6 years from start to finish. I’m glad to report that the GC was granted. Without Rajiv’s group supporting this would have been a nightmare. The team that handled my case did their work in the most professional manner possible. I got prompt replies to my emails, voice messages and on occasion even emails and calls over the weekend. I have probably inundated mailboxes with questions and counter arguments…never once have I been discouraged from asking questions nor have I not gotten a clear and definitive answer for my queries. Over the green card process, Rajiv’s group renewed my Advance Paroloe and Employment applications (for my wife and I) three times. They have never sent me a bill for this, stating clearly that this falls within the overall green card application process. In my comments above, I emphasize on many occasion the financial matters related with this firm. It is also important to highlight the humane treatment you are accorded by everyone I worked with. The support staff and attorneys clearly understand the emotional stress involved in the immigration process and they treat you with respect and dignity. I have referred many friends of mine to Rajiv’s office and they all state similar commendable experience. In short, I am glad I found this group of brilliant immigration attorneys and support personnel. I’m glad they were on my side and helped me win permanent residency. I can state without any hesitation that you will not be disappointed if you choose Rajiv’s group to represent you. The level of service and support you will receive from the Law offices of Rajiv S Khanna will be far more than what you ever dream about. Many thanks to everyone at Rajiv’s office for all the hard work. If there is anything I can every do in return please let me know….

Physician in Medically Underserved Area, EB2/NIW

We have recently won a case for a physician working in several rural clinics as well as his private practice within a medically underserved area. We were retained following a denial of the I-140 petition for NIW. We filed an appeal as well as an amended (new) I-140 application to show that the physician had met the 5-year service requirements for an NIW. The applicant had moved from one medically underserved area to another while the original I-140 was pending. The issue was whether an “amendment” could have been filed in this case to notify USCIS of the move without an approved I-140.

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DOS Updates – 02/10/2010

E Visa company registrations -  It is advisable for “E” visa companies to update “registration” files at post every year although there is no specific regulation. 
 

Following-to-Join for adjustment cases - An applicant who is the principal alien and whose spouse or child now needs to follow to join can now continue to deal directly with posts in paths:

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Guestbook Entry for Nikhil Nihalani, United States

Name: 
Nikhil Nihalani
Profession/Occupation: 
State: 
GA
Country: 
United States
Comment: 

Work Done: J1 transfer, H1 and 485-finally approval of Green Card.I started working with Mr khanna's office for transferring my J1 waiver job from one state to another. His team has been extremely professional and helpful in the process. They have been helpful not only in transfer but also succesfully filing and getting my Green Card approved. I strongly recommend Rajiv's office to anyone with immigration issues. At every level I noticed special attention and exemplary professional standards that one seldom sees in todays world.I would like to thank all of your team members. Specifically Rena Waddell, Anna Baker, Heather Crump, Mark Riddick and of course Rajiv Khanna himself......
Once again Thank your such a wonderful teamwork and unique expertise provided by Rajiv in my case.
Regards...
Nik Nihalani MD.

Guestbook Entry for Bruce A. Trickel, United States

Name: 
Bruce A. Trickel
State: 
Oklahoma
Nonimmigrant Visas: 
Profession/Occupation: 
Country: 
United States
Comment: 

MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt”>I have utilized the services of Attorney Rajiv Khanna many times over the last 10 years and have 100% of the time been satisfied with the prompt, expert, and swift handling of the H1B and Green Card applications.  Most recently I took over a very complicated immigration situation when I took over as the Chief Operating Officer for CCOM Medical Group.  I was faced with an employee that was out of status and her whole immigration process had been mishandled by numerous attorney’s over several years.   Rajiv’s staff quickly put together a plan, researched all the potential obstacles we could potentially run into, and executed parallel applications for an H1B visa and green card.   The end result was obtaining an approved H1B visa for my employee and H-4 for her son along with an approved I-140 so that as her priority date comes up later this year she can get her green card.  We are all very happy and appreciative of the fine work Rajiv and his staff did for our employee and CCOM Medical Group.  In my ten year history in working with Rajiv he has never, ever, let me down and he and his staff are always conscious of ensuring I have the appropriate expected outcome in mind and am fully aware of any downside to a situation before it happens.  I like to make informed decisions and Rajiv allows me to do that.  Anyone reading my comments is more than welcome to contact me at FONT-FAMILY: Times New Roman”> (918) 683-0753. 

H-1 Approval after 5 Years of Unlawful Presence

We were recently retained by an employer who had received very poor legal advice and representation from two different lawyers because of which their employee and her children fell out of H-1 status AND were unlawfully present in USA since 2004.  It appeared almost impossible that we will be able to get her back into status after a gap of over FIVE years, but it did work out.  Today, we have received H-1 approval as well as the coveted I-94 for all family members.

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Marriage to US Citizen with EB AOS is pending

I am currently on H1B extension (7th year ; with pending I-485 under NIW, and approved Advanced Parole & EAD) dating an American citizen. We want to get married in India. If I were to leave my current job in October 2009, and go to India (for making marriage arrangements), is it advisable to: 1. First get engaged here in the US and file for fiancé Visa while I am in US (and then travel to India) in order to re-enter US on a legal status. 2. Also do we have to get married in US again in order to provide proper legal marriage documentation and to file family based I-485 as spouse.

NIW applicants get their green card based upon an expectation of employment - not employment (unless you are a physician). So, if you have a job offer in your area of expertise, your travel on AP is fairly safe.

A legal marriage in India is fully recognized in USA.

Unless the context shows otherwise, all answers here were provided by Rajiv and were compiled and reported by our editorial team from comments and blog on immigration.com

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