Top Camp Lejeune Immigration Lawyers - North Carolina

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...

At the E.A. Wood Law Firm in New Bern, North Carolina, we are totally devoted to helping you realize your dreams of living and working in the Unites States free from fear and prosecution. Along with providing comprehensive immigration law services, our law firm offers exceptional advocacy and support to those going through divorce, and we also deliver solid estate planning solutions to help you...

  • 3282 Wellons Blvd. New Bern NC 28562 35.104954 -77.09553

    At the E.A. Wood Law Firm in New Bern, North Carolina, we are totally devoted to helping you realize your dreams of living and working in the Unites States free from fear and prosecution. Along with providing comprehensive immigration law services, our law firm offers exceptional advocacy and support to those going through divorce, and we also deliver solid estate planning solutions to help you...

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    19 S. Kerr Avenue Wilmington NC 28403 34.241352 -77.8894

    Since 1996, the Latorre Law Firm has provided unmatched legal advocacy and support to a wide range of individuals and families who are dealing with complex, serious and pressing legal matters involving immigration, personal injury, workers' compensation, criminal defense and traffic violations. Our law office in Wilmington is one of 11 we have throughout North Carolina, South Carolina and Florida,...

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    3901 Capital Blvd.,#115 Raleigh NC 27604 35.834854 -78.58578

    Devoted to helping you protect your rights and interests in the face of serious and pressing legal challenges, the attorneys at the Latorre Law Firm in Raleigh, North Carolina, are ready to fight zealously on your behalf in order to increase your chances of obtaining the favorable outcomes you expect and deserve. Founded in 1996 by experienced attorney Stefan Latorre, our law firm has achieved...

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    4400 Falls of Neuse Road,Suite 102 Raleigh NC 27609 35.841667 -78.61147

    Through our office location in Raleigh, North Carolina, the Frasier & Griffin, PLLC, law firm is dedicated to protecting the rights, liberties and interests of our clients. Serving the Raleigh metro area, the Triangle region and all of North Carolina, our law firm can help you with any legal issue you face related to any of the following: Criminal defense against felony and misdemeanor...

  • 7200 Falls of Neuse Road,Suite 200 Raleigh NC 27615 35.88232 -78.62552

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  • 4819 Emperor Boulevard,Suite 400 Durham NC 27703 35.88002 -78.84241

    Deportation and Removal defense . If you have been charged by the Department of Homeland Security, Immigration Customs Enforcement, United States Citizenship and Immigration Services or Customs and Border Protection with a deportable or removable offense, DO NOT HIDE. Contact me immediately. You have rights, and I know how to defend them. U.S. Citizenship . Innocent people often run into trouble...

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    100 East Parrish Street,Suite 350 Durham NC 27701 35.99533 -78.9001

    The law firm of Frasier & Griffin, PLLC, in Durham, North Carolina, offers a full range of services in a wide variety of practice areas to meet the legal needs of our clients. Serving residents in the Durham metro area, as well as throughout the Triangle region and across the state, our law firm provides dependable, effective representation for those with legal needs related to any of the...

  • 817 North Mangum Street Durham NC 27701 36.002354 -78.89534

    North Carolina Real Estate, Criminal Law & Family Law Attorneys Serving Individuals and Businesses in the Triangle Maitland Law Firm, PLLC was founded by Rob Maitland. Our law firm's attorneys are University of North Carolina graduates, committed Tar Heels fans, and local community boosters. We are volunteers on committees and local boards for a number of community and non-profit organizations...

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    2000 Avondale Drive,Inside Compare Foods Durham NC 27704 36.018307 -78.886116

    At the Latorre Law Firm in Durham, North Carolina, we help our clients protect their rights and interests and increase their chances of obtaining the favorable outcomes they deserve for the serious and complex legal challenges affecting their lives, their freedom and their future. In practice since 1996, our law firm has grown to become one of the Southeast's largest and most-respected legal...

  • 2 Couch Road Chapel Hill NC 27514 35.93245 -79.03089

    North Carolina Real Estate, Criminal Law & Family Law Attorneys Serving Individuals and Businesses in the Triangle Maitland Law Firm, PLLC was founded by Rob Maitland. Our law firm's attorneys are University of North Carolina graduates, committed Tar Heels fans, and local community boosters. We are volunteers on committees and local boards for a number of community and non-profit organizations...

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.