Top Baytown Immigration Lawyers - Texas

Helping You Protect What Is Most Important. When difficult family law issues arise, it can disrupt every aspect of your life. What once was a source of stability and comfort becomes stressful and worrisome. My name is Donald E. Robinowitz and I am the leading attorney of The Robinowitz Law Firm, P.C. Since 1990, I have helped individuals and families in the Houston, Texas, area, including those in...

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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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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 offices of Bailey & Galyen, near Houston's NASA Space Center, offer a full menu of consumer law practices, including criminal defense, family law, immigration, bankruptcy, estate planning, Social Security, business law and more. For nearly 30 years, our nationwide firm has been solving clients' legal puzzles. Our office places a special emphasis on personal injury and wrongful death cases....

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    Your Legal Team For Life The Gonzalez Law Group, PLLC, is a go-to law firm in Texas for a reason: We provide personal, caring attention and knowledgeable representation in all the important areas of life. Whether you are accused of a crime, injured in an accident, served with divorce papers or worried about deportation, our Houston attorneys can make a difference for you. We are the team you can...

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  • The Farias Law Firm in Houston, Texas, provides legal counsel to individuals, families and businesses in the Houston area. Our law firm focuses on family law, criminal law, personal injury, immigration law and business litigation and formation. We also provide mediation services. We communicate with clients in English or Spanish, and we do not rely on translators. In our family law practice, we...

  • At Torres Law, P.C., we work hard to protect the rights of clients from throughout the Houston, Texas, region. Our firm can assist you with your family law needs, your personal injury case and your criminal defense case. Whatever your situation, the law provides you with options, but those options are time-sensitive. For that reason, we at Torres Law, P.C., urge you to contact us as soon as...

  • Helping You Protect What Is Most Important. When difficult family law issues arise, it can disrupt every aspect of your life. What once was a source of stability and comfort becomes stressful and worrisome. My name is Donald E. Robinowitz and I am the leading attorney of The Robinowitz Law Firm, P.C. Since 1990, I have helped individuals and families in the Houston, Texas, area, including those in...

  • The law firm of Coane and Associates was founded by Bruce A. Coane in 1983. The firm consists of attorneys, legal assistants, and other support staff, all working as a team to provide the highest quality of legal services. Our diversity, coupled with our belief in team work, ensures that effective, comprehensive services are provided to each client. We seek to maintain responsibility, integrity,...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • The Law Office of Reynaldo P. Morin, PLLC, in Nacogdoches, Texas, provides representation in criminal law matters to clients throughout eastern Texas. Attorney Reynaldo Morin has nearly 20 years of experience in legal practice and is committed to providing excellent legal service to his clients. During his career, Mr. Morin has successfully represented clients accused of a wide range of...

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.