Top Cleveland Immigration Lawyers - Ohio

At Tanya M. Linetsky & Associates LLC, we provide each of our valued clients with excellent, individualized representation in immigration matters. From our Ohio office, attorney Tanya Linetsky works directly with her clients nationwide and ensures that they receive personal attention and consistent case updates. Our immigration law firm is devoted to assisting clients with immigration needs...

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...

It is often said that many of the best qualities of the United States stem from its willingness throughout history to accept immigrants from around the world. Since 9/11, however, public sentiment has shifted somewhat, and many laws regarding immigration and naturalization have become more restrictive and complex. The attorneys at Rodriguez Bell & DiFranco Law Office, LLC, in Worthington,...

Devoted to helping you, your family and your company with all of your immigration law needs, the Law Office of Irina Vinogradsky, LLC, in Cleveland, Ohio, provides superior counsel and support to a diverse range of clients throughout the greater Cleveland metro area as well as all across the country and around the world who are dealing with legal matters involving any of the following: Family and...

  • 2800 Euclid Ave.,Suite 335 Cleveland OH 44115 41.502018 -81.66899

    It is often said that many of the best qualities of the United States stem from its willingness throughout history to accept immigrants from around the world. Since 9/11, however, public sentiment has shifted somewhat, and many laws regarding immigration and naturalization have become more restrictive and complex. The attorneys at Rodriguez Bell & DiFranco Law Office, LLC, in Worthington,...

  • 600 Superior Ave E,Suite 1300 Cleveland OH 44114 41.50078 -81.68116

    The immigration process represents the most significant legal process of one’s life. Maneuvering through the complex system of U.S. immigration laws requires the help of a lawyer who has experience and proficiency in the area. Contact Shihab & Associates Co., LPA , and begin working with an accessible and competent team of attorneys regarding your immigration matter. Shihab &...

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    3150 Chester Avenue Cleveland OH 44114 41.50413 -81.665504

    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...

  • 815 Superior Avenue,Suite 1225 Cleveland OH 44114 41.502445 -81.689354

    More than 50 years of combined experience is the reason the team at the Cleveland, Ohio, law firm of Herman Legal Group, LLC, has had widespread success handling immigration cases in Akron, Summit County and across the country. The legal professionals collaborate and share their skills in order to find a lasting, expedient solution for a variety of issues.   The law firm is a comprehensive...

  • 5001 Mayfield Road,Suite 316 Lyndhurst OH 44124 41.52045 -81.49953

    At Tanya M. Linetsky & Associates LLC, we provide each of our valued clients with excellent, individualized representation in immigration matters. From our Ohio office, attorney Tanya Linetsky works directly with her clients nationwide and ensures that they receive personal attention and consistent case updates. Our immigration law firm is devoted to assisting clients with immigration needs...

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    27600 Chagrin Blvd.,Suite 420 Beachwood OH 44122 41.4618 -81.48341

    Devoted to helping you, your family and your company with all of your immigration law needs, the Law Office of Irina Vinogradsky, LLC, in Cleveland, Ohio, provides superior counsel and support to a diverse range of clients throughout the greater Cleveland metro area as well as all across the country and around the world who are dealing with legal matters involving any of the following: Family and...

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    24 Public Square Willoughby OH 44094 41.639668 -81.40714

    At the Law Offices of Ann S. Bergen in Willoughby, Ohio, we are a full-service law firm with a focus on family law. We serve clients throughout northeast Ohio, including a number of pro bono clients who otherwise would be without legal representation. Our law office's mission is to provide excellent client services in a professional, accessible, efficient, responsive and cost-efficient manner. We...

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    168 East High Street Painesville OH 44077 41.72335 -81.23978

    Your immigration-related case requires the efforts of knowledgeable, experienced legal professionals. From the Painesville, Ohio, law office of Herman Legal Group, LLC, a skilled team has time and again helped people like you obtain student visas, become citizens or battle deportation. The firm has had success in Akron and throughout Summit County, as well as across the country, and it has seven...

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    8872 E. Market St. Warren OH 44484 41.23756 -80.730194

    Backed by more than 200 years of combined legal experience, the attorneys at the Ford, Gold, Kovoor & Simon, Ltd., law firm are fully prepared to handle all of your legal needs affecting your life, your freedom, your business and your future. Serving clients throughout Northeastern Ohio from our law office in Warren, our lawyers deliver the highest level of advocacy and support possible to...

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    30 West Main Street Norwalk OH 44857 41.242043 -82.61697

    At the Herman Legal Group, LLC, a team of skilled professionals treats you like family as you navigate immigration issues. From the Norwalk, Ohio, location of the law firm, the staff serves people in Willard, as well as in Akron and Summit County. Having more than 50 years of combined experience, the team speaks more than a dozen languages and is capable of tackling cases that involve deportation,...

  • 3660 Shirley Road Youngstown OH 44502 41.06142 -80.63126

    It can be overwhelming to try to handle an immigration issue on your own. The team at the Herman Legal Group, LLC appreciates that you may feel concerned, nervous and even afraid. They strive to put your mind at ease as soon as you walk in the door for a free initial consultation. Clients in Akron, Summit County and across the country who have worked with the firm in the past have echoed that...

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    5055 Enterprise Blvd. Toledo OH 43612 41.70961 -83.52005

    At Herman Legal Group, LLC, in Toledo, Ohio, a diversified group of immigration law professionals is committed to your case from the moment you have your free initial consultation. The law firm has on staff an attorney who formerly provided Bulgaria’s government with legal counsel, as well as a lawyer who earned her license in a high court in Bombay, India. The practice’s founder, Richard Herman,...

  • 1690 Woodlands Dr.,Suite 200 Maumee OH 43537 41.587135 -83.68458

    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...

  • 2641 Oakstone Drive Columbus OH 43231 40.09799 -82.94667

    It is often said that many of the best qualities of the United States stem from its willingness throughout history to accept immigrants from around the world. Since 9/11, however, public sentiment has shifted somewhat, and many laws regarding immigration and naturalization have become more restrictive and complex. The attorneys at Rodriguez Bell & DiFranco Law Office, LLC, in Worthington,...

  • 100 East Campus View Boulevard,Suite 250 Worthington OH 43235 40.11841 -83.0139

    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...

  • 1415 East Dublin-Granville Road,Suite 112 Columbus OH 43229 40.086742 -82.97921

    As a co-founder of Go Global Cleveland, Richard Herman has long been an advocate for immigrants’ rights. At the Columbus, Ohio, law office of Herman Legal Group, LLC, he and his team serve people across the country and in Summit County, including Akron. Their hard work and community involvement are important reasons why the practice is widely regarded as a reliable source of information, support...

  • 4249 Easton Way,Suite #125 Columbus OH 43219 40.047695 -82.91266

    The law firm of Harrison-Donaldson, Attorney at Law, is a boutique law firm focused primarily on the field of business and family based immigration.  Founder, Attorney Kimberly Harrison-Donaldson is known for determining creative solutions to the broad range of your immigration-related legal needs.  She is licensed to practice law in the state of Ohio, where she has been a member of the...

  • 65 E State Street,Suite 1550 Columbus OH 43215 39.959946 -82.99823

    The immigration process represents the most significant legal process of one’s life. Maneuvering through the complex system of U.S. immigration laws requires the help of a lawyer who has experience and proficiency in the area. Contact Shihab & Associates Co., LPA , and begin working with an accessible and competent team of attorneys regarding your immigration matter. Shihab &...

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.