Top Le Roy 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...

Protect Your Rights And Protect Your Status With Representation From An Immigration Attorney: Slepian Law Slepian Law is a full-service law firm providing clients all over the world with counsel and representation in matters of U.S. immigration law. Whether you are planning to pursue employment in the U.S., or wish to secure a visa to visit family, we have the experience necessary to help you...

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    460 State Street,Ste. 408 Rochester NY 14608 43.16174 -77.6204

    Our Firm's Success Is Defined By Our Clients: Slepian Law At the Slepian Law, we are a full-service firm providing experienced representation in matters of U.S. immigration law to individuals and families all over the world. We understand that navigating immigration matters can be intimidating. That is why we have dedicated our practice to providing attentive, personalized representation that...

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    8555 Main St Williamsville NY 14221 42.964764 -78.674225

    At the Law Office of Nevin F. Murchie, PLLC, in Williamsville, New York, we are fully prepared to help you find solutions for all of the important and pressing legal issues you have affecting your life, your business and your future as well as your right to live and work in the United States legally. To that end, our law firm offers exceptional representation to a diverse range of clients...

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    3407 Delaware Avenue Kenmore NY 14217 42.976692 -78.8713

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    156 Delaware Street Tonawanda NY 14150 43.014816 -78.87345

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  • Downtown Buffalo-Key Center Buffalo NY 14202 42.889824 -78.87374

    It can be overwhelming to try to handle an immigration issue on your own. The team at the Buffalo, NY, law office of 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 Buffalo and Erie  County and across the country who have worked with the...

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    14 Lafayette Sq.,Ste. 1800 Buffalo NY 14203 42.886192 -78.87345

    Protect Your Rights And Protect Your Status With Representation From An Immigration Attorney: Slepian Law Slepian Law is a full-service law firm providing clients all over the world with counsel and representation in matters of U.S. immigration law. Whether you are planning to pursue employment in the U.S., or wish to secure a visa to visit family, we have the experience necessary to help you...

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    286 Delaware Avenue,Suite B Buffalo NY 14202 42.89222 -78.87646

    From his law office in Buffalo, New York, attorney Frank M. Bogulski, Esq., provides exceptional representation and support in a variety of practice areas in order to help his clients with virtually any legal matter affecting their lives, their families, their freedom and their future. Serving a diverse range of clients across Erie and Niagara counties and throughout western New York, Mr. Bogulski...

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    Main Place Tower Buffalo NY 14202 42.884228 -78.87551

    Bouvier, O'Connor, LLP is a full service, general practice law firm which has been serving the legal needs of Western New Yorkers since 1952. Through the years, we have chosen to maintain our practice as a midsize firm because we believe this is the best environment for providing you with a full range of expert legal services, as well as maximum personal attention and service at a reasonable...

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    97 Lake Street Hamburg NY 14025 42.719536 -78.83876

    From his law office in Buffalo, New York, attorney Frank M. Bogulski, Esq., provides exceptional representation and support in a variety of practice areas in order to help his clients with virtually any legal matter affecting their lives, their families, their freedom and their future. Serving a diverse range of clients across Erie and Niagara counties and throughout western New York, Mr. Bogulski...

  • 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...

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.