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EB1 – Kuchipudi Dancer Neelima

EB1 Success Story: Neelima celebrates Dancing her way to an EB1 green card. Neelima came to the US to study for a PHD in Bio-Technology but all of her life she has been a Kuchipudi dancer having been trained by the best Gurus in India. In the Kuchipudi world Neelima is quite a celebrity. We decided to see if we could share all of Neelimia’s accomplishments in dancing with US Immigration to see if they would consider giving her an EB1 green card based on her extraordinary abilities in dancing and having put the case together to our delight they said yes. We could not be happier for Neelima as she is an awesome person and a great dancer who can bring a lot to the cultural diversity to America and bring joy to those who are very familiar with this art form and introduce new dancers to this art form too. We wish her all the very best. If you’d like us to consider your talents for an EB1 green card please call us today on 310 496 4292.

EB1 Success Story: Neelima celebrates Dancing her way to an EB1 green card. Neelima came to the US to study for a PHD in Bio-Technology but all of her life she has been a Kuchipudi dancer having been trained by the best Gurus in India. In the Kuchipudi world Neelima is quite a celebrity. We decided to see if we could share all of Neelimia’s accomplishments in dancing with US Immigration to see if they would consider giving her an EB1 green card based on her extraordinary abilities in dancing and having put the case together to our delight they said yes. We could not be happier for Neelima as she is an awesome person and a great dancer who can bring a lot to the cultural diversity to America and bring joy to those who are very familiar with this art form and introduce new dancers to this art form too. We wish her all the very best. If you’d like us to consider your talents for an EB1 green card please call us today on 310 496 4292.

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Neelima’s Story

My name is Neelima and I am from India. I am a performer of Kuchipudi (Kuchipudi, is a dance/theatre performance tradition from the South Eastern part of India). In addition, I also have a master’s degree in Bio-Technology from India and a PhD from the United States in Genetics.

After receiving my PhD in 2011, I wanted to seriously pursue my performance career in the US. Since I was with a student visa (F1), I had certain restrictions with pursuing a professional career in performance in the US. Without a permanent resident status, I would not be eligible for certain performance opportunities in art festivals, as well as grants. I also had restrictions with the amount of international travel I could undertake with my F1 Visa status. I decided to pursue for a Green Card in the EB1 Category in the Performing arts. Finding a law firm with experience in, applying in the Performing arts Category was the biggest caveat. The performing arts category is very difficult to satisfy and also requires a good Attorney who can present a very convincing case. It is one thing to have achievements, but another to present them as a clear, succinct, unique and a convincing story for the immigration officials. I spent almost about 6 months looking for Attorneys and law firms which had processed cases like mine. I found Attorney Ingram’s Law Firm on one of my searches on the Internet. After reading the success stories of other clients, I was convinced and retained them.

EB1 Success Story – Neelima Celebrates Dancing her way to an EB1 green card. Neelima came to the US to study for a Phd in Bio-Technology but all of her life she has been a Kuchipudi dancer having been trained by the best Gurus in India. In the Kuchipudi world Neelima is quite a celebrity. We decided to see if we could share all of Neelimia’s accomplishments in dancing with US Immigration to see if they would consider giving her an EB1 green card based on her extraordinary abilities in dancing and having put the case together to our delight they said yes. We could not be happier for Neelima as she is an awesome person and a great dancer who can bring a lot to the cultural diversity to America and bring joy to those who are very familiar with this art form and introduce new dancers to this art form too. We wish her all the very best. If you’d like us to consider your talents for an EB1 green card please call us today on 310 496 4292

It’s not possible to put into words the significance of getting a green card. Getting an EB1 green card is for life, which means it can never be taken away unless you leave the US for more than a year without giving USCIS notice or if you commit serious crime(s). Since no self-respecting EB1 green card winner would ever do that you never have to worry about US Immigration again. After five years in green card status it gets better because you can apply for US Citizenship and even then sponsor immediate relatives over to the US. The best part about having an EB1 green card, we think, is that you never have to worry about finding anyone to sponsor you for anything you’re completely free to live the American Dream you’re way.

Right from the beginning, the process and communication from the law firm was very organized. The case is processed electronically, so that the client is also involved in the process. It is very transparent and interactive. When I was hearing stories of case rejections from my friends, I was a bit worried, if I had taken the correct decision by applying in the EB-1 Category. Lindsey Laird, from the law firm who was handling my case would always say that my case was a strong one. I was not fully convinced then, but after the approval I am strongly convinced about their assessments regarding my case.

All the members were very professional and interacted in a very courteous manner.Most of the daily meetings and information exchange was between me and Lindsey, and I have interacted with her the most. I really don’t know how to thank her for all the timely help she has provided. She really made sure that I was aware of the finer points which the immigration officer would want to look at. The tabular format which they provided was very objective so that I could upload the information in the right place. 
Attorney Chris Ingram was very clear, concise and gave me the correct advice regarding the filing of my case, based on my unique set of requirements. He also presented a very convincing case highlighting all the points making my case unique for the immigration officer. In the end, my case, breezed through the immigration process and I received my acceptance in exactly 3 months of submission without any RFE.
I just finished dinner and I got a call from Lindsey, asking me if I had checked my mail. Expecting the worst, I was silent. She broke the good news that my case has been approved. My initial reaction was utter disbelief and I was not convinced and kept asking her if there was any mistake, and the name on the notice of approval was really mine. After talking with her, I was scared to check online, but after a few minutes I gathered the courage to look it up. I was very happy and then broke the news to my family in the US and India.

I am in the process of registering a small dance/ theatre ensemble. I am excited about the new opportunities for participation in the festivals. I am also looking forward to engage in teaching activities.

For immigrants considering an EB1 process, I would strongly recommend Attorney Ingram’s Law Firm for processing their visa applications. For others who are already in the process, I would strongly recommend they collect all the information of their achievements, and present them in a concise manner. It is always good to have a good interactive process with the Case workers, so that they can present a great case for the immigration officers.
Thank you very much.
Neelima

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