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EB1- Bharatnatyam Dancer

EB1 Green Card Success: One of the things we love most about working in the EB1 field of aliens of extraordinary ability is that we get to work with very creative people whether they are in the arts or business. As we work with them we get to discover their amazing portfolio of accomplishments. Jay, as we call her is no different. Jay is a true artist and an excellent ambassador of the Bharatnatyam art form. The passion that Jay expresses in her dance is quite infectious even for those who would not normally come in contact with Indian dance. For us it was her joy for dance that we found so inviting. Sometimes, when you watch dance you feel very much a spectator but with Jay you feel something quite different. We would like to thank Jay for choosing the Law Offices of Chris M. Ingram to represent her. We certainly had a great time working this case and now having won we can celebrate knowing her whole family can now settle in the US giving Jay plenty of opportunities to spread Bharatnatyam dance to all communities.

EB1 Green Card Success: One of the things we love most about working in the EB1 field of aliens of extraordinary ability is that we get to work with very creative people whether they are in the arts or business. As we work with them we get to discover their amazing portfolio of accomplishments. Maya, as we call her is no different. Maya is a true artist and an excellent ambassador of the Bharatnatyam art form. The passion that Maya expresses in her dance is quite infectious even for those who would not normally come in contact with Indian dance. For us it was her joy for dance that we found so inviting. Sometimes, when you watch dance you feel very much a spectator but with Maya you feel something quite different.

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We would like to thank Maya for choosing the Law Offices of Chris M. Ingram to represent her. We certainly had a great time working this case and now having won we can celebrate knowing her whole family can now settle in the US giving Maya plenty of opportunities to spread Bharatnatyam dance to all communities.

Maya’s Story

 I am Maya and I come from India, a country well known for its culture and various classical forms of Dance and Music. I am Bharatnatyam dancer and I have been pursuing this art form for the last 21 years and still counting with joy. I got recently married to a person who is completely supportive and very much interested in me teaching and pursuing Bharatnatyam. I moved to the US in March 2014 and I am all excited that my EB1 green card petitioner was recently approved.

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I am also a television artist down in South India and have appeared in reality shows in Star Vijay Television.

I am a first timer to the USA. Like everyone, I was also way too excited when I knew I am going to move to the US after marriage. So basically marriage was the reason for me to be here as my husband was already working for his masters.

As I have mentioned before, my husband is really interested in me pursuing Dance as my career. Having that in mind we researched opportunities for me to work legally in my field. We had options like P-3 visa which is temporary and other options like O-1B visa which is exclusively for people with Extra-ordinary abilities in the field of performing arts. However filing of O-1B visa requires you to be sponsored by an organization or employer which was very difficult.

Screen Shot 2014-10-23 at 11.04.10 AMWhen I almost lost hope on this, my husband was the one who came up with EB1 green card which can be directly filed by the individual as the petitioner. As I had various achievements in the field of Bharatnatyam like having some major Awards, Judging competitions, and working with other celebrity television artists gave me the confidence  pursue the EB1 green card option.

The entire EB1 petition process was an amazing experience. We first discovered the Law Offices of Chris M Ingram by way of Google search, then we read the excellent content on their website and their success stories. I should thank my husband Sanjay for finding such a reputable law firm. Once I called them we organized a telephone consultation.  During the consultation they went over my profile and the best part was they did not say yes immediately, but instead they wanted to thoroughly review my profile and only then did they confirm that I would make an ideal EB1 green card candidate.

I really enjoyed working with Chris and his team, I always felt confident and once thought of giving up.  Chris and his team developed my case in such a detailed manner and that kept me motivated.

Screen Shot 2014-10-23 at 11.20.13 AMThey are so friendly and anytime available for you. They understand your situation and work hard to make you satisfied. I am really glad and thank god (and of-course my husband) for making me choose CHRIS INGRAM. I became lucky. Lindsey was the paralegal and EB1 specialist who was handling my case. She was so optimistic about my case until right through the 14 day USCIS processing period and getting the approval itself. I used to email her bugging her to share her thoughts about what the outcome might be and she was so motivating and positive. The results proved it all.

Immigration received my case on Oct 6th and sent me a receipt on Oct 7th. I applied with premium processing and was expecting a result on or before Oct 21st. It was like waiting for my exam results. I was terribly excited and nervous during those 15 calendar days. It was on Oct 17th, Friday (4 days before my 15th day).

Screen Shot 2014-10-23 at 11.17.35 AMThe time was 9:15 PM and I was traveling to NJ for weekend. I received an email saying USCIS. My heart was pumping faster and I could actually feel it. Then I saw the word “APPROVED” and I was like OMG!!!! It is such an important thing to me as well as my husband and we made it. We bought sweets and we are still holding our celebration for the Green Card step to have it in a big way!!

I am so excited that I am going to follow my passion throughout my life-time here. This is enormous and I am thoroughly looking forward for it.

My tips for anyone reading this would be to first-of-all do a complete research on your own profile using the Law Offices of Chris  M. Ingram’s EB1 checklist videos and analyze whether you are set to go for EB1. If yes, close your eyes and choose Attorney Chris Ingram because they are the best in this field. I was impressed by the detailed way they argued my case so professionally.  Attorney Chris has so many success stories in the EB1 category and now you can count me as one of them. I would wish you good luck in your process and again I’d say trust this law firm completely.

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