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Since its inception, the U.S. has been a nation of immigrants. It has been built by the hard work, dedication, and inspiration of generations of immigrants from all over the world. Ware Immigration is proud to serve those who wish to contribute their talents and creativity to this country's richness. Founded in 1982 by David Ware, Ware Immigration is now the preeminent immigration law firm in the...

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...

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Based in Everett, Washington, our team at Styles Law is devoted to helping people across the state through personal injury incidents and other legal matters. We offer customized strategies that are tailored not only to match someone's goals but also his or her budget. At our law office, we provide the following: Transparent representation Honest communication Accessible professionals Clients of...

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  • At Styles Law, we are devoted to reaching solutions for clients dealing with personal injury cases. With a law office in Seattle, Washington, as well as Mountlake Terrace, Everett, Bellevue and Monroe, we take cases on behalf of people who are in vulnerable situations. We recognize that a car accident or another incident creates strain on someone physically, emotionally and financially. Our...

  • Immigration For Families And Employers  For families seeking to bring family members to the United States and for employers and employees seeking work-based immigration solutions, the most important decision involves choosing the right attorney. With the complications involved with the immigration laws and processes, it is critical to work with a lawyer who has experience helping people reach...

  • Tisocco Immigration PLLC is located in Seattle, Washington and provides practical, effective counsel and representation in many immigration areas, including removal/deportation defense and family-based visa petitions.   Not only does the firm serve the immigration needs of clients throughout the Seattle area and King County, it also helps clients in other states, as well as outside the United...

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    Based in Seattle, Washington, the law firm of Lee & Lee, PS, provides services to individuals and corporations throughout the Pacific Northwest and abroad. We assist people with a variety of legal needs, including immigration, criminal defense, civil disputes and personal injury representation. Our experienced attorneys have earned a reputation for excellence. We have accomplished this by...

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    Providing dedicated legal services in a friendly atmosphere, we serve clients in the Seattle and Bellevue areas in Washington at Amity Legal Associates, PS. Representing people in personal injury, traffic infractions, criminal defense and immigration matters, our law office is passionate about guiding clients through and helping them to understand the legal system. We accept credit cards. Having...

  • Based in Seattle, Washington, Trudeau Law is a law firm focusing on criminal defense and immigration law. As the son of a first-generation immigrant to the United States, attorney I bring a passion to the practice of immigration law. My law firm, Trudeau Law, helps bring families together, and helps people change their immigration status so they can remain in this country. Besides my private...

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  • Based in Everett, Washington, our team at Styles Law is devoted to helping people across the state through personal injury incidents and other legal matters. We offer customized strategies that are tailored not only to match someone's goals but also his or her budget. At our law office, we provide the following: Transparent representation Honest communication Accessible professionals Clients of...

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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.