Top Harrisburg Immigration Lawyers - Pennsylvania

The Law Office of Troy J. Mattes, P.C. is an experienced full service immigration and nationality firm representing clients throughout central/eastern Pennsylvania. It is a well-established local firm with the requisite expertise and staffing to meet diverse client's needs and is known for competitive fees and personalized service. The firm has over 10 years experience, fluent Spanish, French,...

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...

Attorney Tanner graduated Summa Cum Laude from Quinnipiac University and commenced her legal career in the state of Connecticut. She attended the University of Connecticut School of Law where she was a member of the Student Trial Lawyers Association and a ranked National Mock Trial competitor. She assisted many clients who could not otherwise afford legal services through her association with the...

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  • 1515 Market St.,Suite 1200 Philadelphia PA 19102 39.95298 -75.16621

    May Law Group, a Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, New York immigration law firm, was founded by Valerie May, an accomplished immigration attorney. May Law Group is dedicated to representing individuals, families and corporations in their immigration law needs. Unlike many law firms that practice immigration law as part of a larger practice, May Law Group is exclusively devoted to the practice of...

  • 1500 Market Street,12th Floor Philadelphia PA 19102 39.952393 -75.16619

    Business Counsel For The Global Marketplace® The Bayne Law Group, LLC, is a New Jersey-based law firm representing global investors, entrepreneurs, professionals and businesses of all sizes in a broad range of industries. Our main office is in Princeton, New Jersey, and we have regional offices in New York City and Philadelphia. Domestic And International Commercial Business Law We serve...

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    1764 Crocker Lane Jamison PA 18929 40.24906 -75.108536

    The law firm of Howard M. Hyman, Attorney at Law is known and respected by judges, mortgage lenders, health care providers and special interest groups throughout the Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and Cherry Hill, New Jersey areas. Clients appreciate our personalized attention, commitment to results, and our thorough and detailed contracts and documents. Our most important concern is doing what the...

  • 718 Arch St.,Ste. 701N Philadelphia PA 19106 39.952915 -75.15234

    Surin & Griffin, P.C.: Experienced, Knowledgeable And Dependable Representation In Immigration And Nationality Law At Surin & Griffin, P.C., we understand the challenges facing individuals, families and businesses as they attempt to navigate the U.S. immigration system. Whether attempting to bring a loved one to the United States, addressing removal or deportation proceedings or advancing...

  • 2 Park Lane,Suite 108 Feasterville PA 19053 40.146584 -75.00466

    We provide skilled assistance to individuals, businesses and families regarding their immigration law matters. Whether you need help fighting removal proceedings or wish to bring a family member to the United States, we will provide you with the answers to your immigraion law questions. Contact us today if you need immigration legal assistance....

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    626 S. State Street Newton PA 18940 40.220074 -74.933685

    Law Offices Of Richard R. Fink: Experienced And Knowledgeable Criminal Defense Services Attorney Richard R. Fink has been representing the criminally accused in Langhorne, Doylestown and throughout eastern Pennsylvania for decades. With years of experience and in-depth knowledge of the criminal justice system, Mr. Fink knows firsthand the local laws, courts, prosecutors, police and judges. This...

  • 52 South Ninth Street Indiana PA 15701 40.61156 -79.14606

    When people in Indiana, Pennsylvania, need knowledgeable representation for a wide array of legal concerns, including criminal matters, they turn to Thomas A. Kauffman Law Offices. Our firm provides defense for charges ranging from minor traffic violations to the most serious crimes, including murder. We also represent clients with driving under the influence allegations and drug violations....

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.