Raj Iyer has an extensive background in employment and family-based immigration. He handles all aspects of business immigration at the Law Offices of Carl Shusterman, working with both corporate and individual clients. Mr. Iyer has a wide breadth of experience in assisting employers with sponsoring their employees for permanent residence and temporary work visas such as H-1B, L-1, TN, O, P and E visas. His expertise covers immigrant visa petitions filed under the extraordinary ability, outstanding researcher, multinational manager and executive, and EB-5 investment categories. He also helps clients file labor certification PERM applications and national interest waivers.
In addition to helping clients obtain green cards and temporary visas, Attorney Iyer advises small and large corporations in a variety of industries on immigration issues arising from corporate reorganizations, mergers, and layoffs. He works hand-in-hand with clients to develop effective strategies for business immigration while ensuring compliance with applicable rules and regulations as required by immigration laws, the Labor Department, and USCIS.
With specialized knowledge of I-9 topics, he works closely with Human Resource personnel during the recruitment and hiring processes, performs I-9 audits for employers, and advises corporations on a variety of other worksite enforcement issues.
Attorney Iyer has participated in several seminars on employment-based immigration, and was a speaker at the American Immigration Lawyers Association Southern California Chapter Seminar “Hot Topics in PERM”.
He is a member of the State Bar of California, American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) and the Los Angeles County Bar Association (LACBA).
Born in India, Mr. Iyer is fluent in Hindi, Tamil and Malayalam.
Languages Spoken: English, Hindi, Tamil, Malayalam
Licensed since 2004
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I endorse this lawyer. I taught immigration law at the law school level for over 10 years and have 38 years of experience as an immigration attorney and can state without any hesitation or reservation that Raj is an outstanding immigration attorney.
Howard Hom Immigration Attorney
Relationship: Worked together on matter
|Award Name||Grantor||Date Granted|
|Chambers USA Guide||Chambers and Partners||2013|
|Chambers USA Guide||Chambers & Partners||2012|
|Chambers USA Guide||Chambers & Partners||2011|
|Chambers USA Guide||Chambers & Partners||2010|
|Chambers USA Guide||Chambers & Partners||2009|
|Chambers USA Guide||Chambers & Partners||2008|
|Chambers USA Guide||Chambers & Partners||2007|
|Chambers USA Guide||Chambers & Partners||2006|
|Attorney at Law||Law Offices of Carl Shusterman||2008 - Present|
|Attorney at Law||The Chugh Firm, Apc||2005 - 2008|
|Attorney||J. Sagar Associates||1998 - 2000|
|In House Counsel||ICICI||1995 - 1998|
|Association Name||Position Name||Duration|
|American Immigration Lawyers Association||Member||2008 - Present|
|North American South Asian Bar Association||Member||2005 - 2008|
|State Bar of California||Member||2003 - Present|
|EB-1 Green Card for a Software engineer (Name Withheld)||Permanent residence approved as Person of Extraordinary Ability|
|I-9 audit: Advise and Negotiation for reducing I-9 fines||Successful in reducing the fine up to 40% and favorable payment pan|
|PERM Denial reversed by successful filing of Motion to reconsider||PERM approval within 60 days after proving that the denial was based on Govt. error in interpreting and applying PERM regulation|
|Shusterman's Immigration Update||Changing Your Address? Don’t Forget to Notify the USCIS||2014|
|Shusterman's Immigration Update||Registered Nurse Upgrades from EB-3 to EB-2||2013|
|Shusterman's Immigration Update||Do I Qualify for an E-2 Investor Visa?||2013|
|Shusterman's Immigration Update||The PERM Process for Roving Employees||2013|
|Shusterman's Immigration Update||Schedule A: Employment-Based Immigration without PERM||2013|
|Shusterman's Immigration Update||Should I Apply for OPT?||2013|
|Shusterman's Immigration Update||My PERM Application was Denied, Now What?||2013|
|Shusterman's Immigration Update||Understanding the New I-94 Arrival-Departure System||2013|
|Shusterman's Immigration Update||Summary of USCIS’ New EB-5 Investor Memo||2013|
|Shusterman's Immigration Update||How to Obtain a Nonimmigrant Waiver of Inadmissibility||2012|
|National Law School of India University||Law||B.A.LLB (Hons)||1995|
|Third Annual Winter CLE Conference||From the Rough to the Green - Understanding the latest trends for PERM and PERM-based I-140 filings"||2015|
|Los Angeles PHIRA Conference||Foreign-Born Employees for Work Visas and Green Cards||2015|
|AILA Bangkok District Chapter 3rd Annual Conference||Health Care Workers: Nurses, Allied Professionals and FMGs||2015|
|State Bar of California||Guide to E-2 Visas||2014|
|State Bar of California||Guide to H-1B Visas||2014|
|City of Hope Seminar||Non-Immigrant Visas||2013|
|American Immigration Lawyers Association (So cal chapter)||Issues related to the Labor Certification under PERM Process||2013|
|Mil Mujeres Conference||Employment Based Visas: Immigrant and Nonimmigrant Visas||2012|
|I-9 Seminar||Do's and Don'ts of I-9 Verification||2012|
|I-9 Seminar||Do's and Don'ts of I-9 Verification||2011|
|Indo American Chamber of Commerce Seminar||Us Immigrant & Non Immigrant Visas||2008|