Top Chesterfield Immigration Lawyers - Indiana

Located in Indianapolis, The Law Offices of Courtney Campbell gives individuals, families and businesses the legal representation they need in today's global community. We unite families working through the immigration process, help Indiana businesses secure foreign talent to expand their horizons and represent businesses through their formation and operation. Immigration may seem like a simple...

The law firm of Hocker & Associates LLC has two offices in Indianapolis, Indiana, to provide local residents convenient access to our high-quality legal services and an additional law office in Greenwood, Indiana, we represent clients throughout Indiana in a wide range of legal services related to the following practice areas: Family law and divorce Criminal and DUI defense Real estate...

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...

When families in Indiana face important immigration issues, Moreno & Villarrubia LLP provides practical legal advice and caring client service. Based in Indianapolis, our law firm helps individuals throughout the state and nationwide to navigate the complex system of immigration laws and obtain their legal goals. A native of Puerto Rico, attorney Tabitha Villarrubia understands firsthand the...

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    The law firm of Hocker & Associates LLC has two offices in Indianapolis, Indiana, to provide local residents convenient access to our high-quality legal services and an additional law office in Greenwood, Indiana, we represent clients throughout Indiana in a wide range of legal services related to the following practice areas: Family law and divorce Criminal and DUI defense Real estate...

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    Located in Indianapolis, The Law Offices of Courtney Campbell gives individuals, families and businesses the legal representation they need in today's global community. We unite families working through the immigration process, help Indiana businesses secure foreign talent to expand their horizons and represent businesses through their formation and operation. Immigration may seem like a simple...

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    The Keuling Law Firm is a client-focused law office providing Tax Law, Business Law, Immigration Law, and Family Law services in Indiana. Eric Keuling is the founding attorney of The Keuling Law Firm, where he practices in the areas of tax law, business law, family law, personal injury law, and immigration law. He is also accredited by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) for the...

  • When families in Indiana face important immigration issues, Moreno & Villarrubia LLP provides practical legal advice and caring client service. Based in Indianapolis, our law firm helps individuals throughout the state and nationwide to navigate the complex system of immigration laws and obtain their legal goals. A native of Puerto Rico, attorney Tabitha Villarrubia understands firsthand the...

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    Experienced attorney James Edgar founded the Indianapolis law firm, J. Edgar Law Offices, P.C., in 2000 with the goal of providing high-quality criminal defense services to the residents of Central Indiana. Today, 15 years after our law firm's doors first opened, we have built a reputation as a firm dedicated to protecting its clients' rights. This dedication is why the people of Indianapolis know...

  • Hackman Hulett, LLP offers comprehensive business and non-profit services. We are equipped to assist you with formation or dissolution of your business, contract drafting and review, non-compete agreements, and protection for your trade secrets. When working with our business clients, we often find that they either do not have an estate plan in place, or that the estate plan that they do have is...

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    At the Law Office of James M. Lieb in Indianapolis, Indiana, James Lieb offers comprehensive, high-quality legal counsel. Serving a diverse range of clients throughout the greater Indianapolis metro region and across the state, attorney James M. Lieb has extensive trial experience in both state and federal courts. He provides unmatched advocacy and support to those dealing with complex legal...

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    The Hocker & Associates LLC law firm has two convenient locations in Indianapolis, Indiana, to provide legal services to a broader range of residents and an additional office in Greenwood, Indiana, we serve clients throughout the state who need high-quality legal services in the following practice areas: Real estate Criminal and DUI defense Family law and divorce Personal injury Business...

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    Hocker & Associates LLC is a full-service law firm located in Greenwood, Indiana. Along with our two other office locations in Indianapolis, we provide high-quality legal representation and services to residents throughout Indiana in the following practice areas: Real estate Business law Personal injury Family law and divorce Criminal and DUI defense Immigration Special Needs Law Our founding...

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    Facing a financial crisis, or trying to navigate the probate process, in Bloomington, Indiana, can be overwhelming. At Racop Law Offices PC, our mission is to give clients peace of mind, regardless of their legal situation. Our practice has had successes in a variety of cases, including those involving bankruptcy, real estate, immigration and personal injury. Because the staff at our law office...

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    From our office in Terre Haute, Indiana, Racop Law Offices PC provides legal counsel and support to people for estate planning and administration, accidents and injuries, bankruptcy and debt negotiation, and other issues. Through a free initial consultation, we sit down with clients and gather information concerning their specific situation. We then explain how the laws apply to their case and...

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.