Attorney Seth Finberg

Attorney Seth Finberg

Attorney Seth FinbergAbout the Author

Attorney Seth Finberg is a 2005 graduate of the University of Georgia School of Law and is a member of the Georgia Bar and the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA). He is the owner and founder of Finberg Firm PLLC (located in Ft. Lauderdale, FL), and he represents clients nationwide in the areas of business- and family-based immigration. Mr. Finberg is an active member of the Miami Asylum Office Committee for AILA South and Central Florida, and he serves as a legal captain in pro bono clinics for Temporary Protected Status and Citizenship. Seth has been recognized for his outstanding pro bono service by the South Florida chapter of the American Immigration Lawyers Association, winning their 2021 Pro Bono Champion award. He can be reached by phone at (954) 249-6603 or by email at seth@finbergfirm.com at his Weston office currently, or at his new Hollywood office starting in February 2022.

Attorney Seth Finberg

Frequently asked Questions on Premium Processing

What exactly is Premium Processing?   Premium processing is a service, where available, for an extra fee employers can get a decision from the USCIS much more quickly on certain employment-based visa petitions.   This usually costs $2,500 and you should get a decision in 15 (or 45) calendar days depending on the visa classification.  The premium processing service is an optional additional filing …

Frequently asked questions on OPT, STEM OPT and H-2B’s

I am an international student on an F-1 visa and I am about to graduate from my University in May.   How can I stay in the US and work?  The most important piece of advice I give to all of my clients and potential clients is to “maintain your immigration status”.  Your F-1 visa is only valid while you …

Rapid Fire Changes Come to the World of Immigration

Frequently asked questions on B’s and H-1B’s

By Seth Finberg I was told that some registrants in the H-1B lottery have a better chance of selection.  Is this true? The H-1B lottery is a random lottery and is therefore nationality neutral.  Unlike the “Green Card Lottery” (Diversity Visa Lottery) or the Immigrant Visa Bulletin, the H-1B lottery does not consider where you were born or even what …

Marriage-Based Green Cards

One of the most frequently asked questions from clients is “How can I get a green card?” The two most common pathways to becoming a green card holder are 1) getting sponsored by a spouse/ immediate family member, OR 2) getting an employer sponsorship. The employment-based green card process is more challenging and much more difficult to obtain, as it …

Immigration Solutions for Entrepreneurs

Immigration Solutions for Entrepreneurs

If you are an entrepreneur and are looking to come to the United States to form a startup, there is a new program called International Entrepreneur Parole (IEP) that you may want to consider. IEP allows startup founders to legally move to the United States to work for and grow their company. Since there is no specific “startup visa,” this …

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Are you extraordinary? O-1 visas for persons of extraordinary ability

I recently had a consultation with Vikram, a film director from India, who was studying advanced film production and technology in the United States.   Often clients will come with a specific visa in mind.   Vikram had done some research and was interested in an O-1B visa for persons of extraordinary ability in the arts (specifically the category of movies and …

International Student (F-1) Visas and Employment:

International Student (F-1) Visas and Employment:

At any given time, there are more than one million international students studying in the United States and the vast majority come to study in the U.S. on an F-1 visa.   The typical international student attends an American college or university to complete a Bachelors, Masters, or PhD program.  However, students can also apply for an F-1 visa to …