Dedicated to immigration
Watson Immigration Law is a Seattle-based law firm with immigration attorneys practicing exclusively in the area of United States Immigration and Naturalization law. We can assist you with all investment visa matters, as well as all family-based and employment-based immigration matters.
Visa for Investors and Entrepreneurs
For those who do not have a US citizen family member or a US employer to sponsor them, The EB-5 Green Card program is an alternative solution to apply for legal permanent residence in the US.
We are passionate advocates for our clients, their businesses, and their families. We are equally passionate about immigration reform and bringing change.
Tahmina’s Radio Show on Desi 1250 am
Tahmina is the host of the talk show “Immigration with Tahmina Watson” on Desi 1250AM, a local radio station that airs in the Seattle Tacoma area to the South Asian community.
Tahmina’s Book: The Startup Visa
In her book, Tahmina Watson strips away the rhetoric and uses her remarkable skills as an immigration attorney to make a compelling argument for how and why U.S. immigration policy is working against our own best interest.
At Watson Immigration Law, we all strive to meet your needs in the most efficient and dedicated manner.
recent blog posts
It was an absolute honor to appear on LSAT Blog recently. Listen to my chat with host of LSATBlog Steve Schwartz where we discuss challenges in working on the legal immigration process, legal system basics, and more. It was wonderful to remember my student days and all the pro bono work I have done both[…]
It was such an honor to be interviewed by the Saadia Khan, the host of Alien Chronicles. “The Alien Chronicles is a weekly podcast that focuses on peoples’ journeys to America, specifically in NY and surrounding areas. Every week, the podcast invites people who are unique in their own right, global citizens of sorts. People[…]
The March 2019 Visa Bulletin was released last Friday. Below are the new priority dates. It was disappointing to see that EB1 all countries is still not current, and the priority date has not advanced from last month’s bulletin. We have a number of clients in holding patterns and are monitoring this carefully as a result.[…]
Another concerning announcement coming from USCIS regarding a revised Form I-539 and new Form I-539A, including a new biometrics fee requirement of $85 for many categories of applicants, including those applying for H-4 status. Copied from USCIS: We have revised Form I-539, Application to Extend/Change Nonimmigrant Status and will publish the revised form on our[…]
News Update: USCIS Resumes Premium Processing for H-1B Petitions Filed on or before December 21, 2018
Some (rare) positive news on the H-1B front. USCIS has announced that they are resuming premium processing for all H-1B petitions filed on or before December 21, 2018. This announcement expands upon USCIS’ previous resumption of premium processing for all FY 2019 cap-subject H-1B petitions to include non-cap subject H-1B transfers and extensions (other than continuation[…]
February 2019 Visa Bulletin Commentary February 2019 For all countries except India, China, Philippines, and Mexico: F2A category priority date advances 23 days to 1 December 2016, F2B preference advances 47 days to a PD of 1 May 2012, F4 category advances 31 days to 22 June 2005; EB1 advances 61 days to 1[…]
We file a fair number of P-visa applications at our office. This news update is concerning given the arbitrary adjudications we have seen across employment-based cases. Copied from USCIS: Effective immediately, USCIS will begin accepting copies of negative consultation letters directly from labor unions relating to a current or future P nonimmigrant visa petition. A[…]
This morning at around 7:30am PST, the DHS released the final rules for changing the H1B filing procedures. While there is no ‘hurrah’ about H1Bs, it certainly will be the last year of filing H1Bs as we know it. Past administrations had discussed creating a pre-registration process by but they never got past the discussion[…]
To all our readers, listeners, colleagues and clients, We wish you a wonderful holiday season and happy new year! We started the year with our article published in the Huffington Post in January 2018 and we are ending the year with our article about gratitude published in Yes! Magazine. I hope you will read, enjoy[…]
I was recently a guest on Florida tax expert Liz Soria’s podcast Tax Advisor and Biz Coach Success Podcast. Liz is a renowned US tax expert who discusses the intersections of tax and many other disciplines. I was honored to speak about investor visa options with her. Below is our conversation. I hope you will[…]