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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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  • Serving clients in New York and nationwide, The Law Offices of Elsa Ayoub, P.L.L.C., concentrates exclusively on business immigration and naturalization law. Clients range from overseas investors and multinational corporations to individual professionals seeking permanent residency in the U.S. The firm is particularly qualified to assist clients with temporary work visas, including the E-1...

  • Business Counsel For The Global Marketplace® The Bayne Law Group, LLC, is a sophisticated law firm serving global clients operating in the United States. Our headquarters is in Princeton, New Jersey, and we offer regional offices in New York City and Philadelphia. Businesses do not have to go it alone, unprepared and undefended in today’s competitive global economy. Our attorneys will work with...

  • The focus of Urban & Thier P.A. / Urban & Thier Rechtsanwalte is on providing consultation, transactional and litigation support in all areas of Contract Law, Business Law, Corporate Law, International Tax Law, Commercial Law, Collections Law, Creditor's Rights Law, and Real Estate Law. With offices in the United States and Germany , the firm is uniquely suited to efficiently and effectively...

  • When people need legal assistance with a complex family matter, they turn to The Mandel Law Firm. From our office in New York, New York, we are there to counsel clients and, if necessary, represent them in trial. We handle issues including divorce, child support, custody and visitation, maintenance and domestic violence. Additionally, our attorneys provide niche family law services for the LGBTQ...

  • At the law office of Ahmed & Yau, LLP, we work hard to provide reliable and responsive legal representation. We are a boutique law firm with an international focus. Our attorneys can handle both domestic and international cases, and we have the resources to help you on a global scale. We want you to feel welcome and also know that we can help you with your international legal needs. We...

  • Over 30 years of practicing law, if we have learned anything it is that employing "preventative law" is essential to the success of our clients' cases. Using preventative law means to accurately assess the needs of our clients, the facts surrounding their cases and to properly apply the correct legal principles to these facts. Although preventative law is not a new concept, too many...

  • Dana T. Davidson is the principal of Davidson Law Group, P.C. With offices in New York City and Glen Cove, Long Island, the firm focuses exclusively on all aspects of immigration and nationality law, including employment based immigration, family based immigration and matters involving consular practice worldwide. Davidson Law Group represents a variety of clientele, including multinational...

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  • At Judith C. Garcia in Jackson Heights, New York, clients facing a range of civil issues meet with an experienced and knowledgeable attorney. From bankruptcy and real estate issues to Social Security Disability, immigration and unemployment matters, this law office has a reputation for exceeding clients' expectations both in terms of results and in personalized representation. With two locations,...

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    Law Office of Lyaman F. Khashmati, P.C., specializes in Immigration, Real Estate, Personal Injury, Business Transactions, Family Law and Criminal Defense matters. We believe that our clients deserve the most professional and respectful treatment and we will promptly return your calls to address your specific legal concerns. Our main goal is to provide high quality, but cost effective legal...

  • 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...

  • 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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    From our locations in Brooklyn and New York, New York, our attorneys at The Law Office of Robert Tsigler PLLC provides aggressive criminal defense representation to people living throughout the New York metro area, including in Manhattan, Queens, Brooklyn and on Long Island. For the convenience of those we represent, our law office offers free initial consultations and accepts credit card...

  • Cyrus D. Mehta & Associates, P.L.L.C. (CDMA) represents corporate and individual clients in complex and routine immigration law matters.  The firm has a growing group of extremely talented lawyers and support staff who work closely with clients in the areas of business immigration, labor certifications, removal defense, waivers, federal court litigation, citizenship, and related...

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  • At the Toscani Law Firm, P.C. our attorney Richard C. Toscani provides aggressive criminal defense legal services from our Garden City and New York offices. Mr. Toscani believes in the importance of building and maintaining client relationships in order to provide each client with the strongest criminal defense representation possible. We believe in the importance of client communications. We...

  • Thank you for visiting the West Legal Profile of Polizzotto & Polizzotto, LLC, Attorneys at Law. With offices in Brooklyn , Staten Island , and Garden City we best represent individuals and businesses in both New York and New Jersey . Our areas of practice include: Estate Planning and Administration Financial Planning Tax Planning Medicaid Planning Retirement Planning Investment Planning...

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.