Since 2008 Kenneth Levine has proudly represented numerous internationally prominent chess players for O-1 “Extraordinary Ability” work visas and EB1 “Extraordinary Ability” green cards. Kenneth has represented numerous FIDE Grandmasters, International Masters, Woman Grandmasters, Woman International Masters and FIDE Masters from Russia, Ukraine, India, Georgia, Zambia, Nigeria, The Philippines, Ecuador, Venezuela, Canada, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Spain, Colombia, Israel, Mongolia, Lithuania and Poland.
Kenneth has also represented numerous chess players who compete on tier one scholarships for the top collegiate chess programs in the United States, including Texas Tech, University of Texas Rio Grande Valley (UTRGV) and the University of Texas at Dallas (UT Dallas). As well, Kenneth has represented several prestigious chess coaching academies in Texas and New York, NY to obtain O-1 work visas for their chess coaches. Since 2013 Kenneth has served as exclusive immigration counsel to Chess NYC, a nationally renowned chess coaching company utilized by the 1.1 million NYC school system and frequent partner in high profile chess events.
Kenneth is deeply committed to representation of international chess players and maintains an impressive approval record. He possesses an in-depth knowledge of the chess sport and has used this knowledge to successfully overcome an EB1 green card denial in U.S. Federal Court:
PLEASE CONTACT KENNETH FOR AN IMMIGRATION CASE EVALUATION IF YOU ARE:
- A nationally or internationally prominent chess player;
- A nationally prominent chess player that competes for a U.S. collegiate chess program on a “tier 1” scholarship; or
- A chess instruction academy seeking to hire a foreign chess coach.
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"Ken is a lifesaver and ... was completely different and had no qualms about my case, and assured me that it would work out. I was not disappointed" - Avvo Review
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"Ken was very helpful and diligent with the work. Got me an L1B, then a H1B visa renewed 2 or 3 times, and finally a green card. Great work!" - Avvo Review
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