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We’ll be your closest advisors for navigating the paths of U.S. immigration.

Personable. Professional. Present.

We’ll be your closest advisors for navigating the paths of U.S. immigration.

A woman-owned immigration law firm serving the Pacific Northwest
in practice areas of work visas, PERM and employment-based permanent residency, citizenship, and marriage-based immigration.

How Can We Help You Today?

Christoffersen Law provides individualized US immigration solutions to Northwest businesses and professionals. We are invested in our clients and are proud to represent many foreign nationals from their first US work visa to US citizenship. Clients include:

Corporations & Professionals

& Professionals

Students, Entrepreneurs, Researchers & Artists

Students, Entrepreneurs, Researchers & Artists

Individuals & Families

& Families

Recent Immigration News

October Visa Bulletin

EB1 is backed up for everyone. The priority date is April 1, 2017 for all areas except China and India, which are backed up to June 1, 2016.  For individuals who are interviewed at USCIS during this time, post-interview the file will be sent to the National Benefits Center awaiting a current visa number.  The September Visa Bulletin suggested that little forward movement is anticipated before December. The October 2018 visa bulletin jumped forward in EB2 as is common at [...]

September 13th, 2018|

Accrual of Unlawful Presence for F, J, and M Students and Exchange Visitors

On August 9, 2018, USCIS implemented a revised policy memorandum entitled “Accrual of Unlawful Presence and F, J, and M Nonimmigrants.” Under this memo, individuals in F, J, or M status begin to accrue unlawful presence at the earliest of the following dates: The day after they no longer pursue the course of study or authorized activity The day they engage in unauthorized activity The day after completing the course of study or program, including practical training and any authorized [...]

September 11th, 2018|

Temporary Suspension of H-1B Premium Processing

On August 28, 2018, USCIS announced that premium processing will continue to be suspended for FY2019 H-1B cap (lottery) cases and in addition, starting September 11, 2018, premium processing will be suspended for H-1B portability (change of employer) petitions. These suspensions are predicted to remain in effect until February 19, 2019.  Note that due to the increase in RFEs for H-1B cases and an increased rate of denials, it is possible that some new hires who are transferring from another [...]

September 10th, 2018|

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What Our Clients Have To Say About Us

“Lisa is fantastic. My current position is my fourth company I’ve used Lisa as our immigration attorney. I was new to immigration the first time I used Lisa and she walked me through everything. She is patient, knowledgeable and timely. More importantly she is extremely honest. You can speak freely with her and I get the same in return.”
– Seattle Human Resources Manager