Top Cohoes Immigration Lawyers - New York

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...

  • 1734 Western Avenue Albany NY 12203 42.68847 -73.86132

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  • 60 Railroad Place ,Suite 100 Saratoga Springs NY 12866 43.081654 -73.78766

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  • 695 Dutchess Tpke,Suite 201 Poughkeepsie NY 12603 41.698807 -73.88263

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  • 3 Neptune Road,Suite A15 Poughkeepsie NY 12601 41.643078 -73.923225

    Bankruptcy and immigration attorney dedicated to obtaining the best outcome for each client's specific case by providing the client with trustworthy, reliable legal advice. Each client is a priority and treated fairly and seriously during some of the most trying times of their life.  Bankruptcy practice includes discharging individual and business clients of their debts through chapter 7 and...

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    158 Orange Avenue Walden NY 12586 41.553272 -74.189705

    At Jacobowitz and Gubits, LLP, in Walden, New York, we provide legal services in over 35 practice areas, including estate planning. As we like to say, we take care of our clients’ families by taking care of their assets. We are proud to be celebrating our law firm’s 50th anniversary of giving superlative legal advice, counsel and representation to our clients in the Hudson Valley and...

  • 320 Robinson Avenue Newburgh NY 12550 41.513573 -74.01956

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  • 33 Crane Avenue White Plains NY 10603 41.041466 -73.76467

    Pouyan Darian, attorney at Darian Law, provides dedicated immigration law assistance to clients seeking permanent residence, citizenship, and employment authorization in the United States. From his law office in White Plains, New York, Mr. Darian helps people navigate the visa and citizenship processes in the United States and communicates with consular offices abroad to obtain permission to...

  • 333 Butternut Drive,Suite 106 Syracuse NY 13214 43.040173 -76.059395

    Effective Personal Injury And Immigration Legal Services In Syracuse At Nichols Law Offices, PLLC, in Syracuse, New York, we devote our time and resources to delivering the highest level of advocacy and support possible to those facing serious immigration issues, as well as to those who suffered an injury or loss as the result of someone else's negligence. We realize you have a lot of options...

  • 300 Hamilton Ave.,Suite 401 White Plains NY 10601 41.034115 -73.767845

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  • 170 Hamilton Ave.,Suite 301 White Plains NY 10601 41.033447 -73.77089

    At Bikkal & Associates PC, our tradition of protecting individual rights under the rule of law gives us a special understanding of our clients' interests in immigration matters ranging from fiancé and relative visas to the defense of non-citizens in removal proceedings. We also help businesses and employees with entry visas, documentation, and status issues. Our past...

  • 199 Main St.,4th Floor White Plains NY 10601 41.032787 -73.767365

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  • 50 Main St. ,3rd Floor White Plains NY 10606 41.0314 -73.7736

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  • 984 North Broadway,Ste. 401 Yonkers NY 10701 40.968212 -73.88415

    At the Law Office of Donald H. London in North Yonkers, New York, clients find an attorney who actually returns phone calls. Whether helping a prestigious company obtain work visas for its employees or assisting an individual to file for Chapter 7 bankruptcy, Mr. London offers personalized service, attention and dedication to results. Clients meet with him, not with a paralegal or assistant, and...

  • 7 Bayview Avenue Northport NY 11768 40.900555 -73.35192

    Results-driven, our attorneys at the law firm of Russo, Karl, Widmaier & Cordano, PLLC, in Northport, New York, work closely with you. Building a relationship with you enables us to provide you with legal recommendations responsive to your unique legal needs. We offer personal attention and aggressive representation in full range of legal matters, including those cases involving: Injuries...

  • 15 Glen Street,Suite 302A Glen Cove NY 11542 40.8641 -73.631

    The attorneys at Davidson Law Group, P.C., are dedicated to helping companies, financial institutions, colleges and individuals with immigration and naturalization legal issues. Our law firm is located in Glen Cove, New York, and we strive to find the best solution to address your immigration issue.   Our law firm has three lawyers who have extensive experience handling a variety of...

  • 2555 Grand Concourse Bronx NY 10468 40.863964 -73.89657

    Bretz & Coven, LLP, is a full service immigration law firm specializing in deportation defense, immigrant and non-immigrant visa processing (both in the United States and internationally), naturalization, corporate and business immigration, and federal litigation. We have successfully represented thousands of clients before the Department of Homeland Security ("DHS"), the U.S....

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    656 East Fordham Road Bronx NY 10458 40.85771 -73.88341

    Jacoby & Meyers is America's largest full-service consumer law firm, founded in 1972 with the goal of making top-quality legal representation available to everyone. Up until that time, only the wealthy could afford lawyers, while the poorest were provided with legal aid. This left the majority of everyday working people with very few options. Today our New York and New Jersey offices represent...

  • 738 Smithtown Bypass,Suite 203 Smithtown NY 11787 40.850414 -73.16543

    Known as an honest and consummate legal professional, Judith C. Garcia handles bankruptcy, real estate, Social Security Disability, unemployment and immigration issues on behalf of people in Smithtown and throughout Long Island, New York. She has two law offices conveniently located so clients are able to secure the representation they need as they navigate these highly personal and often complex...

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    1001 Hawkins Ave. ,Unit 1294 Lake Grove NY 11755 40.852074 -73.11424

    Stephen C. Giametta & Associates, P.C. services clients in New York and Connecticut .  The Firm is headed by Stephen C. Giamett, Esq., who brings to the firm 16 years of experience in the following practices areas: Civil Litigation (any civil matter, including contract disputes and personal injury), Elder Law (Guardianships, Wills, Trusts, Estates, Medicaid), Immigration , Collections ,...

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    300 Rabro Drive,Suite 134 Hauppauge NY 11788 40.81237 -73.215164

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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.