Top Hackensack Immigration Lawyers - New Jersey

At The Law Offices of Franklin S. Montero, LLC, in Passaic, New Jersey, we have two main focuses: immigration law and bankruptcy law. As we like to tell our clients throughout Passaic County and New York, don't go at it alone; we are here to help you. This advice applies not only to our immigration and bankruptcy clients, but also to our clients who have suffered an injury in an auto accident or...

Whether you have been charged with a crime or you have immigration concerns, you are likely facing one of the most pivotal moments of your life. The outcome of your case will affect you, your family and your future.  Let me help. I am New Jersey attorney Eric M. Mark, and I am passionate about pursuing the best possible outcome for every client I represent. You can count on me to treat you...

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...

The Law Firm of Bastarrika, Soto, Gonzalez & Somohano, L.L.P. was founded in 2000 by founding partner Jose I. Bastarrika. The Firm's extraordinary growth and success was accelerated with the merger of the Civil Practice Group brought by Partner Franklin G. Soto. The latest merger with Partner Jerard A. Gonzalez brings a nationally recognized Immigration Group and the promotion to Partner of...

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Dornbaum & Peregoy is considered one of the preeminent speciality law firms in the State of New Jersey, with a practice limited to immigration and nationality matters. The firm's emphasis is on employment and family based immigration. Dornbaum & Peregoy enjoys a national reputation and regularly and expertly handles complex matters nationwide. The firm has achieved Martindale-Hubbell's highest...

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    Ruiz Doolan Law Firm, LLC, is a Hackensack law firm that offers powerful legal representation to individuals, families and businesses throughout New Jersey and nationwide. Our lawyers are licensed to practice law in New Jersey, Washington, D.C., and New York. We focus on providing expedient, cost-efficient services while keeping our clients' interests in the foreground at all times. We also...

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    Ballon Stoll Bader & Nadler, P.C. is a mid-size law firm located in Hackensack, NJ that represents both individuals and companies in matters touching all aspects of the law.  Ballon Stoll is unique in that we offer the focused, cost-effective approach of a mid-sized firm with the resources, flexibility, and accommodation of a much larger practice.  Unlike boutique law firms, Ballon...

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    At The Law Offices of Franklin S. Montero, LLC, in Passaic, New Jersey, we have two main focuses: immigration law and bankruptcy law. As we like to tell our clients throughout Passaic County and New York, don't go at it alone; we are here to help you. This advice applies not only to our immigration and bankruptcy clients, but also to our clients who have suffered an injury in an auto accident or...

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    At the law firm of Sobel Han, LLP located in Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey, we have a simple mission to provide the highest level of representation possible to our clients. This allows us to deliver the innovative, customized and effective legal solutions they need to resolve complex legal challenges. Serving a diverse range of clients throughout Northern and Central New Jersey, our attorneys are...

  • I am attorney Thomas Carroll Blauvelt. My firm, Thomas Carroll Blauvelt, LLC, works diligently to serve injured individuals and those facing criminal charges in Fort Lee and throughout New Jersey. With 25 years of legal experience and a background as both a public defender and prosecutor, I understand how the other side operates. I develop effective strategies that meet the unique needs of those I...

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  • Whether injured in an accident or facing criminal charges, it is important that you have on your side an experienced attorney who will fight for you. I am attorney Thomas Carroll Blauvelt. My law firm has been providing personal injury and criminal defense representation for over 25 years. I serve clients in East Brunswick, as well as those throughout New Jersey and New York. Whatever your legal...

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    Attorney Ciro A. Spina, III, is the head of the legal team at the Clifton location of The Law Offices of Jef Henninger, Esq. Mr. Spina, who manages our firm's New Jersey-northern region, uses his nearly 15 years of legal experience to the benefit of clients from Passaic County and the surrounding areas in New Jersey's Gateway region. He and the firm's other attorneys work together to find legal...

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    Here at the law office of Winograd and Schwartz, Attorneys at Law, P.C., in West New York, New Jersey, we are fully prepared to help you with all of the serious and pressing legal issues affecting your family, your finances, your property and your future. To that end, the attorneys at our law firm provide exceptional representation and support to a diverse range of clients throughout Hudson and...

  • At the Law Offices of Raymond Lo, LLC, you will find that you are treated as an individual, not a case file. You will meet directly with Mr. Lo and his staff that will handle your case. We will take the time to carefully listen to your concerns and address them accordingly. Whether this is your first time or tenth time dealing with immigration proceedings, we take the time to carefully analyze and...

  • The Law Firm of Bastarrika, Soto, Gonzalez & Somohano, L.L.P. was founded in 2000 by founding partner Jose I. Bastarrika. The Firm's extraordinary growth and success was accelerated with the merger of the Civil Practice Group brought by Partner Franklin G. Soto. The latest merger with Partner Jerard A. Gonzalez brings a nationally recognized Immigration Group and the promotion to Partner of...

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    During his time as Chief Assistant Prosecutor from the Passaic County Prosecutor's Office, Salvatore Bellomo worked in a number of units. He started his career in 1986 and was initially assigned to the juvenile section of the office, later transferring to the trial section. He was assigned to the trial section for approximately four years before being re-assigned to help with the critical work of...

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    As one of New Jersey's most populous cities, there is no shortage of law firms in Jersey City. Even with so much competition, The Law Offices of Jef Henninger, Esq., retains its position as one of the Gateway region's leading firms by offering high-quality legal services delivered with honesty, integrity and a dedication to ethics. Thanks to our outstanding reputation and long record of success,...

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    Whether you have been charged with a crime or you have immigration concerns, you are likely facing one of the most pivotal moments of your life. The outcome of your case will affect you, your family and your future.  Let me help. I am New Jersey attorney Eric M. Mark, and I am passionate about pursuing the best possible outcome for every client I represent. You can count on me to treat you...

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    When our founder, Jef Henninger, decided to open a law office in New Jersey's most populous city, he did so with the goal of ensuring the residents of Newark and the surrounding Essex County area had access to a wide range of legal services. Today, clients from throughout the Gateway region put their trust in The Law Offices of Jef Henninger, Esq., because of the reputation our legal team has...

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.