Top Ossining Immigration Lawyers - New York

Pouyan Darian, attorney at Darian Law, provides dedicated immigration law assistance to clients seeking permanent residence, citizenship, and employment authorization in the United States. From his law office in White Plains, New York, Mr. Darian helps people navigate the visa and citizenship processes in the United States and communicates with consular offices abroad to obtain permission to...

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At the Law Office of Donald H. London in North Yonkers, New York, clients find an attorney who actually returns phone calls. Whether helping a prestigious company obtain work visas for its employees or assisting an individual to file for Chapter 7 bankruptcy, Mr. London offers personalized service, attention and dedication to results. Clients meet with him, not with a paralegal or assistant, and...

  • 370 Lexington Avenue,Suite 505 New York NY 10017 40.750698 -73.97699

    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...

  • 192 Lexington Avenue,Suite 208 New York NY 10016 40.745083 -73.98105

    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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    69-06 Grand Avenue Maspeth NY 11378 40.72529 -73.89644

    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...

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    158 Orange Avenue Walden NY 12586 41.553272 -74.189705

    At Jacobowitz and Gubits, LLP, in Walden, New York, we provide legal services in over 35 practice areas, including estate planning. As we like to say, we take care of our clients’ families by taking care of their assets. We are proud to be celebrating our law firm’s 50th anniversary of giving superlative legal advice, counsel and representation to our clients in the Hudson Valley and...

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    118-21 Queens Boulevard,Suite 409 Forest Hills NY 11375 40.71512 -73.831474

    Forest Hills, NY (3865373) At the law firm of Gehi & Associates, located in Forest Hills, New York, we assist immigrants in Queens, Brooklyn and other parts of Nassau County with obtaining legal status. For over two decades, we have concentrated exclusively on this area of law, which qualifies our team to handle highly complex cases. To help our clients receive the advice and aid they need, we...

  • 7 Bayview Avenue Northport NY 11768 40.900555 -73.35192

    Results-driven, our attorneys at the law firm of Russo, Karl, Widmaier & Cordano, PLLC, in Northport, New York, work closely with you. Building a relationship with you enables us to provide you with legal recommendations responsive to your unique legal needs. We offer personal attention and aggressive representation in full range of legal matters, including those cases involving: Injuries...

  • 12510 Queens Blvd,Ste 302 Kew Gardens NY 11415 40.712185 -73.826866

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  • 3 Neptune Road,Suite A15 Poughkeepsie NY 12601 41.643078 -73.923225

    Bankruptcy and immigration attorney dedicated to obtaining the best outcome for each client's specific case by providing the client with trustworthy, reliable legal advice. Each client is a priority and treated fairly and seriously during some of the most trying times of their life.  Bankruptcy practice includes discharging individual and business clients of their debts through chapter 7 and...

  • 400 Garden City Plaza #432` Garden City NY 11530 40.736244 -73.615295

    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...

  • 139 Centre Street,Suite 810 New York NY 10013 40.717464 -74.00083

    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...

  • 305 Broadway,Suite 100 New York NY 10007 40.71556 -74.0056

    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....

  • 299 Broadway,Suite 810 New York NY 10007 40.71516 -74.00591

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    299 Broadway,Suite 1400 New York NY 10007 40.715054 -74.00582

    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...

  • 1103 Stewart Avenue,Suite 200 Garden City NY 11530 40.736217 -73.59332

    At the law firm of Russo, Karl, Widmaier & Cordano, PLLC, in Garden City, we provide New Yorkers with the legal representation they need throughout their lives. Our office excels at providing services to clients on a personal basis, building relationships that can last generations. It is that level of personalization that enables us to help you weigh your options to determine which ones best...

  • 2 Wall Street, 6th Floor New York NY 10005 40.707726 -74.01131

    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...

  • 80 Pine Street,33rd Floor New York NY 10005 40.70616 -74.00682

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    104-05, Liberty Avenue Ozone Park NY 11417 40.68216 -73.83668

    Forest Hills, NY (3865373) At the law firm of Gehi & Associates, located in Forest Hills, New York, we assist immigrants in Queens, Brooklyn and other parts of Nassau County with obtaining legal status. For over two decades, we have concentrated exclusively on this area of law, which qualifies our team to handle highly complex cases. To help our clients receive the advice and aid they need, we...

  • 186 Joralemon Street,Suite 1202 Brooklyn NY 11201 40.69237 -73.99187

    For more than 25 years, our attorneys at the law firm of Russo, Karl, Widmaier & Cordano, PLLC, have served the legal needs of clients in New York and throughout the Hauppauge area. We can help you in a wide variety of matters, including: Wills, trusts and estates Civil litigation Criminal defense Personal injury Residential and commercial real estate You can count on us to provide you with...

  • 320 8th Avenue,Suite 2R Brooklyn NY 11215 40.66902 -73.97687

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  • 695 Dutchess Tpke,Suite 201 Poughkeepsie NY 12603 41.698807 -73.88263

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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.