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Top Erwinville Immigration Lawyers - Louisiana

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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Preparing our clients for the challenges of today and tomorrow As the attorney at Bruce S. Gordon Your Family Lawyer LLC, I offer estate planning services to people in Southport, Connecticut, and throughout the surrounding area. Providing legal counsel to families through all the stages of life, I help clients prepare for the unanticipated and the inevitable changes of age and the future, and deal...

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...

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    At the law firm of Clary Suba & Associates, we offer a full range of legal services, with two offices serving the greater Baton Rouge area, downtown Baton Rouge and Zachary, Louisiana, in a variety of practice areas to help our clients with virtually any legal challenge they may face. With two offices in Louisiana, the attorneys at our law firm serve a diverse client base throughout the state...

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  • Gordon McKernan Injury Attorneys, founded in the early 1980s, provides dedicated personal injury and immigration services to people in Zachary, Louisiana, and throughout the state. Our law firm has grown significantly over the years, but our devotion to helping those injured through no fault of their own recover fair compensation has never wavered. For the convenience of our clients, we accept...

  • 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...

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  • If you have suffered a catastrophic injury, you need help - and you need it right away. At Gordon McKernan Injury Attorneys in Denham Springs, Louisiana, we waste no time in putting our decades of experience to work for you. The attorneys at our law firm have consistently returned significant verdicts and settlements in matters that involve car accidents, nursing home abuse, premises liability,...

  • Since opening our doors, Gordon McKernan Injury Attorneys has successfully advocated for personal injury victims. Our law offices in Gonzales, Louisiana, and across the state hold a reputation for being a source of compassion and support for people during some of their darkest moments. We will literally hold a client's hand as they share their story. Then, we get to work. We take a highly detailed...

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    At Gordon McKernan Injury Attorneys, we simply get the job done. With law offices in Lafayette, Louisiana, and across the state, we successfully advocate for plaintiffs who have suffered wrongdoing and related incidents such as: Car and truck accidents Premises liability and defective products Wrongful death issues Workers' compensation and Social Security Disability Nursing home abuse Class...

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    If you are out of a job and being harassed by creditors, disabled and unable to work or seeking to be reunited with loved ones overseas, the Derren Johnson & Associates, APLC, law firm is your home for bankruptcy, Social Security Disability and family-based immigration solutions. During our more than 30 years of successful service to clients in Baton Rouge and surrounding areas, our...

  • Preparing our clients for the challenges of today and tomorrow As the attorney at Bruce S. Gordon Your Family Lawyer LLC, I offer estate planning services to people in Southport, Connecticut, and throughout the surrounding area. Providing legal counsel to families through all the stages of life, I help clients prepare for the unanticipated and the inevitable changes of age and the future, and deal...

  • Aggressively advocating for those injured by the negligence or carelessness of others, we provide dedicated personal injury services at Gordon McKernan Injury Attorneys in Hammond, Louisiana. From our offices in Hammond, Baton Rouge, Shreveport, Lafayette, Alexandria, Gonzales, Denham Springs, Lake Charles, Zachary and Monroe, our law firm proudly represents clients throughout the state. Over the...

  • In Alexandria, Louisiana, and across the state, Gordon McKernan Injury Attorneys is recognized as a leading practice in personal injury matters. Our law firm has recovered more than $1 billion on behalf of people who have been left with physical, emotional and financial losses due to someone else's negligence. We are committed to securing every dollar possible for our clients while holding...

  • 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 Ceballos Legal Consulting, LLC nothing is more important to us than our clients. We are a law firm that takes pride in the quality of service we provide. In our practice, we enjoy helping people through the complex area of immigration law. After successfully helping a client through a case, their smile is extraordinarily satisfying for us. Ceballos Legal Consulting, LLC in New Orleans,...

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    Advising people in the New Orleans, Louisiana, area, our staff members at The Law Office of James A. Graham LLC are dedicated to finding cost-efficient and responsible solutions to family law issues. Combining real-world experience with legal savvy, our team guides clients through the particularly difficult decisions that child custody, divorce and child support battles create. We offer free...

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    Although our primary focus is on federal and state litigation (from litigation avoidance to trial up through any appeals), David W. Nance Law Firm, LLC  is a general practice law firm with extensive experience in many areas of the law including business, contracts, Internet, entertainment, media, commercial, construction, and eminent domain law. While the primary goal is to help clients avoid...

  • At Sudduth & Associates in Lake Charles, Louisiana, we devote our efforts to protecting the rights of individuals and families facing tough and complex legal challenges. Serving Calcasieu Parish and the surrounding communities of southwestern Louisiana, the attorneys at our law firm deliver the personalized assistance and effective support our clients deserve when dealing with legal issues...

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.