Top Rancho Mirage Immigration Lawyers - California

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...

Each immigration matter is unique, and each client's goals are individually shaped. To best meet our clients' goals, the lawyers at Wilner & O'Reilly strategically partner with the businesses and individuals we counsel to develop a representation strategy. Our approach allows us to build an in-depth understanding of your business objectives — tailoring the representation we provide to...

Southern California Immigration Attorney The U.S. Law Center is a nationwide, full-service immigration law firm that provides large corporations, small businesses and individuals with a full range of immigration processing and placement services. From Southern California offices in Orange County and Riverside County, our attorneys travel throughout the United States to meet with our clients. We...

  • 777 East Tahquitz Canyon Way,Suite 200-77 Palm Springs CA 92262 33.822876 -116.54068

    U.S. Immigration and Nationality Law is the only area of law that we practice. The firm is located in the Hollywood area of Los Angeles, California. With a diverse clientele from around the globe, including Europe, South America, Africa, Australia, the Middle East, and Asia, Bolour Immigration Group has the expertise to analyze your personal situation, advise you of all your options, and recommend...

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    473 E. Carnegie Drive,Suite 200 San Bernardino CA 92408 34.067825 -117.27469

    At the Law Office of Ronald L. Freeman in San Bernardino, California, my firm focuses on three areas of the law: criminal defense, family law and immigration. I am dedicated and strongly committed to protecting the rights of Southern Californians in Orange, Riverside, San Bernardo and San Diego counties and throughout the Inland Empire. I firmly believe that each of my clients deserves my respect,...

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    225 W. Hospitality Ln.,Ste. 204 San Bernardino CA 92408 34.065254 -117.28842

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  • 555 North D Street,Suite 110 San Bernardino CA 92401 34.109493 -117.29179

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    314 Melrose Drive,Suite 207 Vista CA 92081 33.191612 -117.25237

    Vista, CA The Law Office of Steven Medearis is there for people in Vista, California, and North San Diego as they tackle the intimidating and sensitive processes of divorce and other family law matters. With several decades of combined experience, our attorneys have helped clients successfully resolve the most complex of conflicts related to child custody, child support and military divorce. We...

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    11801 Pierce St.,Suite 200 Riverside CA 92505 33.901596 -117.49359

    At the Law Office of Ronald L. Freeman in Riverside, California, my clients expect and deserve skilled, personalized legal services when they face criminal, family law and immigration issues. That is exactly what my office provides. As an experienced attorney of many years, I have a thorough understanding of the courts and their practices throughout the Inland Empire, including Orange, Riverside,...

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    3633 Inland Empire Boulevard Ontario CA 91764 34.069847 -117.57062

    Located in Pasadena, California, the law firm of Russakow & Tan offers a wide range of services for a diverse client base. Serving residents in the Los Angeles metro area, as well as throughout Southern California, we represent business owners, individuals and families who have legal needs in any of the following practice areas: Business law, including commercial litigation Employment law Family...

  • Riverside County Office,4230 Green River RD. Corona CA 92880 33.87853 -117.64767

    Southern California Immigration Attorney The U.S. Law Center is a nationwide, full-service immigration law firm that provides large corporations, small businesses and individuals with a full range of immigration processing and placement services. From Southern California offices in Orange County and Riverside County, our attorneys travel throughout the United States to meet with our clients. We...

  • 10650 Scripps Ranch Blvd.,Suite 201 San Diego CA 92131 32.912254 -117.11059

    The attorneys at the Marcus Family Law Center, PLC, in San Diego, California, are fully prepared to help you with all of the serious and sensitive legal matters affecting your family, your finances and your future. To that end, their law firm provides unmatched representation and personalized support in virtually all areas of family law so that you can find the quality, effective solutions you...

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    405 East Lexington Avenue,Suite 200 El Cajon CA 92020 32.792492 -116.95714

    At Alejandro O. Campillo, A Professional Law Corporation, in El Cajon, California, we represent the rights and entitlements of clients throughout San Diego County, across Southern California and all around the world who wish to live, study and work legally in the United States. Along with assisting immigrants in achieving their American dreams, we also work with employers seeking to hire foreign...

  • 11682 El Camino Real,Suite 100 San Diego CA 92130 32.928925 -117.2386

    Kring & Chung Attorneys LLP was established more than 25 years ago and offers clients a broad range of legal services. Located in San Diego, we handle matters involving business and commercial law, real estate law, intellectual property law, family law, construction law and more. We serve a diverse range of clients throughout California, including business owners, corporations, design...

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    5755 Oberlin Drive,Suite 301 San Diego CA 92121 32.892612 -117.194176

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    400 N. Mountain Ave. ,Ste. 101 Upland CA 91786 34.098454 -117.66832

    Estelle & Kennedy APLC is a California full-service law firm with offices conveniently located in Upland, downtown Los Angeles and Irvine. We serve clients in family law and a number of other areas, including criminal, business law, employment/labor and administrative law, probate, wills and trusts, civil litigation, landlord/tenant law and immigration. Our attorneys have more than 30...

  • 4413 Riverside Drive,Suite G Chino CA 91710 34.01845 -117.708885

    At the P & N Law Firm in Chino, California, we provide personalized family law guidance and representation. Serving people throughout San Bernardino, Riverside and Los Angeles counties, our team offers counsel on matters, including divorce, alimony, and child custody and support. It is our goal to help our clients navigate some of the most trying experiences of their lives, so they and their...

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    4909 Murphy Canyon Rd.,Suite 400 San Diego CA 92123 32.82889 -117.11921

    Whether people are applying for a temporary work visa or are seeking permanent residency in San Diego, California, our law firm, Kazmi & Sakata is there to streamline the immigration process. For more than 10 years, we have helped individuals and companies apply for and secure all required paperwork necessary to work and live across country boundaries.   When it comes to foreign workers,...

  • 120 Vantis,Suite 353 Aliso Viejo CA 92656 33.578945 -117.7299

    Valdez Immigration Law Firm is a full-service immigration firm that handles a broad range of matters, from complex business immigration issues to family-based immigration.  The firm prides itself in providing client-centered services designed to make the immigration process as simple as possible for the client.  Assessiblity, reliability, and effeciency are key qualities of the...

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    4225 Executive Sq.,Ste. 600 La Jolla CA 92037 32.87382 -117.21566

    At San Diego Biz Law in La Jolla, California, we focus our practice exclusively on the matters that affect your company the most, and we strive to deliver the quality counsel and customized solutions you need quickly, effectively and affordably to help your company stay on track for the future. Serving clients throughout San Diego County and the surrounding areas of Southern California as well as...

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    15615 Alton Parkway,Suite 450 Irvine CA 92618 33.656254 -117.753426

    At The Law Office of Sunita Boddu in Irvine, California, we are committed to providing personal, high-quality client service and legal solutions regarding immigration and naturalization. Sunita Boddu brings 15 years of experience in immigration and naturalization law to each of her client's case.  Her goal is to offer effective, responsive and affordable representation. Our clients are...

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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.