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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...

Experienced and motivated, our team at Dunham & Jones in Austin, Texas, has a proven track record of protecting clients who have been charged with a crime. In every case that comes to our law office, our goal is a dismissal. We have done just that in matters that include the following: DWI Family violence Threats Felonies and misdemeanors Theft  We have 15 law offices across the state...

  • It can be overwhelming to try to handle an immigration issue on your own. The team at the Dallas-Plano area immigration 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 Dallas, Plano and McKinney Texas  and across the...

  • Whatever legal challenge you face - DUI/DWI, a difficult divorce, an injury in a truck accident or any of our 13 practice areas - the law firm of Bailey & Galyen in Plano, Texas, has one mission: solving your legal puzzle.™ In the Plano area, one all-purpose law office distinguishes itself with its scope of practice and depth of legal experience: Bailey & Galyen. Our law office works to...

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    I am immigration attorney Jae Lee, and from my law firm in Plano, Texas, the Law Office of Jae Lee, I strive to provide the highest level of advocacy and support to help you achieve your dream of living and working legally in the United States. Serving clients throughout Collin, Dallas and Denton counties and all of the surrounding areas, I have years of experience in many areas of immigration...

  • From our law office in Plano, Texas, the attorneys at Cook Nguyen & Ressler, PLLC, represent the needs, rights and interests of a diverse range of clients across our region. We strive to provide the highest level of advocacy, counsel and support for virtually any legal need you may ever face. Serving clients throughout Dallas, Tarrant, Rockwall, Denton and Collin counties and the surrounding...

  • At the Albarado Law Firm, P.C., in Denton and Gainesville, Texas, we are committed to providing the highest level of service in representing clients with criminal defense, family law, immigration law and personal injury needs.  Our understanding approach to legal representation is rooted in founding attorney, Emmanuel Albarado's philosophy, that "YOU ARE NOT YOUR MISTAKES" (guilty...

  • * Nick Chavez - Board Certified, Immigration and Nationality Law - Texas Board of Legal Specialization - Legal Advisor to the Mexican Consulate General in Dallas, TX - Member of the AILA National Amicus Committee for the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit * Martin Valko - Honorary Consul of Slovak Republic to Texas - Legal Advisor to the Embassy of the Slovak Republic and the Mexican...

  • Bringing substantial experience to our law firm, our team at Flowers Davis, PLLC, in Longview, Texas, skillfully handles civil litigation issues ranging from banking and business law to immigration and real estate transactions. The attorneys at our practice also take on cases involving mortgage lending, commercial and general business law, creditor representation in bankruptcy cases, insurance...

  • Whatever problem you are dealing with - traffic tickets, divorce, workplace injury or any of our 13 practice areas - the law firm of Bailey & Galyen, in Dallas, Texas, has one mission: solving your legal puzzle.™ In the Dallas/Fort Worth area, a single consumer law firm stands out for its breadth of practice and its experience with the legal problems Texans most often face: Bailey & Galyen....

  • For the affordable, effective representation you need for virtually any legal challenge affecting your life, your family, your business or your future, you can turn to The Law Office of Emem O. Akpabio, PLLC, in Dallas, Texas, for help. Serving clients throughout the Greater Dallas metro region and the surrounding areas of northeastern Texas, attorney Emem O. Akpabio and the legal professionals at...

  • At Mark A. Perez, P.C., located in Dallas, Texas, we are skilled and accomplished criminal defense attorneys. With our extensive experience in defending those charged with a criminal offense, we are well-positioned to assist you in your drug-related or violent crime defense, including sex crimes . We represent clients throughout the cities and surrounding areas of Dallas, McKinney, Sherman, and...

  • From the Tyler, Texas, location of Flowers Davis, PLLC, our attorneys handle oil and gas law, immigration, business law and real estate law matters. As a full-service law firm, we provide representation and counsel through additional issues, including the following: • Intellectual property • Estate planning • Professional liability • Insurance defense • Defense of...

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    At Meaders Law PLLC in Dallas, Texas, we are fully prepared to help you protect your rights, liberties and entitlements in the face of serious and complex legal challenges that affect your immigration status, your freedom and your future. To that end, our law firm offers exceptional advocacy, counsel and support in all areas of immigration law and criminal defense. We serve a diverse range of...

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  • At the Albarado Law Firm, P.C., in Denton and Gainesville, Texas, we are committed to providing the highest level of service in representing clients with criminal defense, family law, immigration law and personal injury needs.  Our understanding approach to legal representation is rooted in founding attorney, Emmanuel Albarado's philosophy, that "YOU ARE NOT YOUR MISTAKES" (guilty...

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    From our law office in Irving, Texas, the attorneys at John W. Lawit deliver unmatched legal counsel and support to clients seeking a better life in the United States. With an additional office in Albuquerque, New Mexico, we have become one of the region's leading legal practices for immigration law. We promise to work diligently toward helping increase your chances of obtaining the favorable...

  • At Flowers Davis, PLLC, in Dallas, Texas, our priority is to deliver the best possible representation in every case. The practice areas at our law office are diverse and include the following: real estate law, professional liability, business and corporate law, oil and gas law, estate planning, eminent domain, immigration, employment law, insurance defense and the defense of government entities....

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  • Whatever difficulty you face - criminal defense, divorce, personal injury, or any of our 13 practice areas - the law firm of Bailey & Galyen, in Bedford, Texas, has but one mission: solving your legal puzzle. TM Across the Dallas/Fort Worth area, one consumer law firm stands out for its breadth of services and its knowledge of the legal problems Texans face: Bailey & Galyen. Our practice...

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.