Top Austin Immigration Lawyers - Texas

In Austin, Texas, The Díaz Firm, PLLC, represents residents who face legal issues related to immigration, deportation, asylum, deportation defense, Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) detention, family based migration, naturalization and immigrant and non-immigrant visas. The attorneys at The Díaz Firm, PLLC are also experienced in criminal law, family law, personal injury,...

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At the Law Offices of Jonathan A. Bartell in Cleveland, Ohio, our attorneys represent clients nationwide in all immigration law matters. Do you want to come to the U.S. on a family visa or another type of visa, or do you need help bringing someone to the U.S.? Are you a current permanent resident interested in establishing citizenship? No matter how challenging your immigration law matter may...

The Law Office of Alfonso Venegas provides experienced counsel in immigration and naturalization matters in both the United States and Mexico. As an immigrant who navigated the citizenship process himself, Alfonso Venegas is pleased to represent immigrants seeking citizenship in the U.S. or in Mexico. Providing legal services in fluent English and Spanish, our clients are assured of clear...

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    1607 Nueces St. Austin TX 78701 30.279898 -97.74437

    When people need aggressive and unbiased criminal defense for misdemeanor or felony allegations in Austin, Texas, they turn to Morales & Sparks. At our law office, co-founder Mark Morales uses his previous experience as an Assistant District Attorney to give clients knowledgeable representation. With a deep understanding of the justice system, he is able to develop strong defensive strategies...

  • 11754 Jollyville Rd.,Suite 102 Austin TX 78759 30.420044 -97.75351

    In Austin, Texas, The Díaz Firm, PLLC, represents residents who face legal issues related to immigration, deportation, asylum, deportation defense, Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) detention, family based migration, naturalization and immigrant and non-immigrant visas. The attorneys at The Díaz Firm, PLLC are also experienced in criminal law, family law, personal injury,...

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    921 New Hope Dr.,Ste. 702 Cedar Park TX 78613 30.52974 -97.845245

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    824 S. Austin Ave. Georgetown TX 78626 30.635859 -97.67823

    Whether a person is charged with drunk driving or resisting arrest, the legal and personal consequences can be severe. At our law office, Morales & Sparks, we help clients in Georgetown, Texas, and the rest of the Austin metropolitan area when they are confronted with the prospects of life-altering penalties and jail time. Even when the allegations are as serious as murder or felony assault, our...

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    824 S. Austin Ave. Georgetown TX 78626 30.635859 -97.67823

    Getting charged with a crime is a stressful situation well before a person is convicted. At Morales & Sparks, our law office in Georgetown, Texas works tirelessly to reduce or drop allegations and avoid the possibility of a jury verdict. In the event we have to defend a client in litigation, we are valuable assets in the courtroom. Equipped with previous prosecution experience, our attorneys know...

  • 611 South Church Street Georgetown TX 78626 30.637802 -97.67576

    Finding The Best Solutions For Our Fellow Texans The attorneys at the Law Offices of Kelley F. Whalen, P.C., combine more than 65 years of experience in providing personalized legal advocacy to our fellow Williamson County residents. We strive to give them peace of mind during life-changing times that cause anxiety and concern. Specific areas of our practice include the following: Family law,...

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    1920 Corporate Dr.,Suite B205 San Marcos TX 78666 29.864086 -97.95844

    At Morales & Sparks, we are dedicated to defending the rights of people charged with crimes with knowledgeable representation. From our law office in San Marcos, Texas, we take cases across the Austin metropolitan area and surrounding cities. Having worked previously as an Assistant District Attorney, our co-founder, Mark Morales, leverages his experience in prosecution to create powerful...

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    111 East Jackson Street Burnet TX 78611 30.75634 -98.2269

    At Vana & Vana in Burnet, Texas, our law firm is devoted to criminal defense, family law and immigration. We are proud to represent clients not only in and around Burnet but also in Marble Falls, Bertram and throughout Burnet County. We are dedicated to providing honest, ethical and creative advice, counsel and representation in the following areas; Criminal defense: arson, assault, burglary,...

  • 7410 Blanco Road,Suite 105 San Antonio TX 78216 29.52793 -98.50453

    Located in San Antonio, Texas, the Law Office of Juan A. Aguirre, PC, is here to help you protect your rights and interests and achieve the most favorable outcome possible for the serious and complex legal challenges affecting your life, your family and your future. Serving clients throughout Bexar County and all of South Texas, the law firm offers exceptional legal representation for all types of...

  • 5255 San Pedro Avenue San Antonio TX 78212 29.48199 -98.499535

    More than 25 years ago, attorney David Dilley founded our full-service San Antonio law firm, the Dilley Law Office, in order to assist the residents in and around San Antonio, as well as those living throughout central and south Texas, with all of their legal needs. Serving a diverse range of clients, including private citizens, businesses and military personnel, our law firm offers...

  • 8023 Vantage Dr. Suite 400 San Antonio TX 78230 29.511086 -98.55126

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  • 206 E. Locust Street San Antonio TX 78212 29.445707 -98.49262

    The San Antonio law office of Trevino Immigration Law was established to help the individuals, families and employers who were struggling to navigate the complex and ever-changing U.S. immigrations process. The events of September 11, 2001, resulted in the creation of the Department of Homeland Security, and strict, new immigration policies that were designed to make us safer, but also made the...

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    310 S. St. Mary's,Suite 865 San Antonio TX 78205 29.422945 -98.48883

    Attorneys Jason Rogers, Albert Garcia and Joseph Patton are the partners in our San Antonio law firm, Rogers Garcia Patton, PLLC. When they founded our firm, they did so with the goal of providing a wide range of high-quality legal services to the residents of San Antonio and the surrounding areas in Texas Hill Country. In the time that has passed since our firm's doors first opened, we have...

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    Leon Valley Executive Center,6502 Bandera Road, Suite 110 San Antonio TX 78238 29.490856 -98.61353

    Located in San Antonio, Texas, the Law Office of Rafael J. Borras provides exceptional advocacy and support to foreign nationals seeking a better life in the United States. Serving clients throughout Texas, across the country and around the globe, our law firm has helped hundreds of individuals, families and employers meet their legal challenges head-on and achieve the favorable outcomes they seek...

  • 2717 Commercial Center Boulevard,Suite E200 Katy TX 77494 29.740059 -95.77499

    Proud to serve Houston area individuals and businesses with immigration law needs as well as clients seeking estate planning or family law services, I am dedicated attorney Zara Ali. From conveniently located Houston law offices, I serve immigration clients already in Texas as well as those still in other countries planning to immigrate to the U.S. My clients look to me for help obtaining...

  • 2219 Sawdust Road,Suite 1104 The Woodlands TX 77380 30.13271 -95.47303

    Attorney Courtney Kaisand founded Kaisand Law, PLLC, located in The Woodlands, with the primary goal of helping the residents of Harris and Montgomery counties and the surrounding areas in Texas' Gulf Coast region overcome delicate family law challenges. Ms. Kaisand's secondary goal was to offer representation that is flexible, accessible and diligent. Today, thanks to her continuous efforts, our...

  • 8303 Southwest Freeway,Suite 260 Houston TX 77074 29.688402 -95.52868

    The Law Office of Alfonso Venegas provides experienced counsel in immigration and naturalization matters in both the United States and Mexico. As an immigrant who navigated the citizenship process himself, Alfonso Venegas is pleased to represent immigrants seeking citizenship in the U.S. or in Mexico. Providing legal services in fluent English and Spanish, our clients are assured of clear...

  • 1808 Antoine Dr. Ste. D Houston TX 77055 29.803555 -95.475075

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  • 6666 Harwin Dr.,Suite 490 Houston TX 77036 29.720163 -95.49929

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  • 6060 Richmond Ave.,Ste. 240 Houston TX 77057 29.732172 -95.48677

    Salinas Law Firm practices the full range of immigration law, assisting with citizenship/naturalization, green cards, visas, deportation defense, deferred action, asylum and other matters. In addition, Salinas Law Firm offers legal knowledge in these key areas: general business law (new businesses, contracts, general counsel), W ills, probate, and personal injury. Salinas Law Firm honors its...

What are the requirements for U.S. citizenship?

In order to naturalize as a citizen of the United States, the initial requirement for all applicants is to be a Permanent Resident (i.e. have a Green Card). Depending on your situation, you’ll need to have been a permanent resident for at least three to five years prior to applying for citizenship. In addition, you must be at least 18 years old when you file your naturalization application; be able to speak, read and write basic English; and be a person of good moral character. For many of the requirements, certain exceptions apply and it’s useful to consult with an attorney near you to see whether you qualify for requirement exemptions.

How to get a Green Card?

There are a variety of methods for obtaining a Green Card, including through marriage or employment. A Green Card permits an individual the right to permanent residency in the United States. Although marriage to a U.S. citizen is a common means of obtaining a Green Card, there are various other methods such as a family member petitioning on your behalf, seeking asylum or residency as a refugee, an employer bringing you to this country for work, etc. An attorney can help determine whether you meet eligibility criteria and guide you through the arcane application procedures of immigration law.

How long does I-140 processing take?

In the United States, there are two USCIS service centers which process the I-140 immigration form. The time it takes to process will vary slightly depending on the service center. However, in general, the form takes an average of six months to process. Premium processing is a service offered by USCIS which guarantees processing of your I-140 within two weeks. This service requires an additional fee of over $1200. If USCIS is unable to process your form within 2 weeks, it will refund your money and continue with expedited processing. An immigration attorney will be able to provide you with much more specific information and can advise you on the best course of action with regards to filing your I-140.

What is the H1B to Green Card process?

During the Green Card application process, which can be lengthy, it is critical that you maintain lawful immigration status. Under certain circumstances, you can request an extension of your H-1B status in one-year increments while your Green Card application is being processed. H-1B extension processing time usually averages around 2-3 months although USCIS doesn’t offer any time guarantees. Working with an attorney to ensure timely and proper filing while remaining in legal immigration compliance is crucial to a successful adjustment of your status.

How do I choose a lawyer?

Consider the following:
Comfort Level - Are you comfortable telling the lawyer personal information?  Does the lawyer seem interested in solving your problem?
Credentials - How long has the lawyer been in practice?  Has the lawyer worked on other cases similar to yours?
Cost - How are the lawyer's fees structured - hourly or flat fee?  Can the lawyer estimate the cost of your case?
City - Is the lawyer's office conveniently located near you?

Not sure what questions to ask a lawyer?

Here are a few to get you started:

  • How long have you been in practice?
  • How many cases like mine have you handled?
  • How often do you settle cases out of court?
  • What are your fees and costs?
  • What are the next steps?

Want to check lawyer discipline?

It is always a good idea to research your lawyer prior to hiring. Every state has a disciplinary organization that monitors attorneys, their licenses, and consumer complaints. By researching lawyer discipline you can:

  • Ensure the attorney is currently licensed to practice in your state
  • Gain an understanding of his or her historical disciplinary record, if any.
  • Determine the seriousness of complaints/issues which could range from late bar fees to more serious issues requiring disciplinary action.