Top Rancho Palos Verdes Immigration Lawyers - California

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...

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...

If you have dreams of living and working in the United States but need assistance with obtaining the proper documentation, or if you or a loved one were detained by immigration officials and face deportation and don't know where to turn, the Law Office of Vivian N. Szawarc can help. From our law office in Los Angeles, California, attorney Vivian N. Szawarc represents clients throughout Southern...

The Law Office Of David M. Paz Soldan is based in Los Angeles, serving the San Fernando Valley and Los Angeles Counties, as well as Orange, Riverside, Santa Barbara, San Bernardino and San Diego counties of Southern California. We regularly represent immigrants from Mexico, Nicaragua, Guatemala, other countries of Central America and South America, and throughout the world....

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    7546 Stewart and Gray Road Downey CA 90241 33.93843 -118.151535

    At the Law Office of Gianfranco De Girolamo in Downey, California, we practice only immigration law. Why? Because attorney De Girolamo is proud to be an immigrant, a U.S. citizen and a licensed California attorney representing clients throughout Los Angeles County, and the United States in whatever immigration issues they currently face. Having walked the immigration walk himself, attorney De...

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    724 South Spring,Suite 302 Los Angeles CA 90014 34.04381 -118.252594

    Located in Los Angeles, California, The Fogle Law Firm provides exceptional advocacy and support to individuals, families and businesses with all their important and pressing immigration law needs. Established in 1991 in Atlanta, Georgia, our law firm has grown to include four total offices across the United States. During that time, we have successfully handled over 10,000 immigration-related...

  • 12631 Imperial Hwy.,Ste. A113 Santa Fe Springs CA 90670 33.917736 -118.06259

    Immigration and Naturalization Immigration and Naturalization Our firm recognizes that immigration laws and regulations are constantly evolving creating confusion and causing problems to those who wish to comply with the law. Whether the goal is deportation defense, obtaining permanent residency through family or work, employing immigrants, or achieving naturalization/citizenship, we represent...

  • 617 S Olive Street,Suite 311 Los Angeles CA 90014 34.047695 -118.25447

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  • 606 S. Olive St.,Ste. 1140 Los Angeles CA 90014 34.04768 -118.25413

    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...

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    4929 Wilshire Blvd.,Suite 820 Los Angeles CA 90010 34.062645 -118.338104

    If you have dreams of living and working in the United States but need assistance with obtaining the proper documentation, or if you or a loved one were detained by immigration officials and face deportation and don't know where to turn, the Law Office of Vivian N. Szawarc can help. From our law office in Los Angeles, California, attorney Vivian N. Szawarc represents clients throughout Southern...

  • 800 W. 6th Street,Suite 1420 Los Angeles CA 90017 34.050114 -118.25793

    The Law Office Of David M. Paz Soldan is based in Los Angeles, serving the San Fernando Valley and Los Angeles Counties, as well as Orange, Riverside, Santa Barbara, San Bernardino and San Diego counties of Southern California. We regularly represent immigrants from Mexico, Nicaragua, Guatemala, other countries of Central America and South America, and throughout the world....

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    3580 Wilshire Blvd.,Suite 900-5 Los Angeles CA 90010 34.061123 -118.30282

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  • 633 West 5th Street,Suite 2800 Los Angeles CA 90071 34.05129 -118.25426

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    355 S. Grand Ave.,Suite 2450 Los Angeles CA 90071 34.052105 -118.252846

    Reliable Legal Representation Founded in 2011, Wang IP Law Group in Los Angeles, California, has become the trusted source for entrepreneurs, inventors and business owners seeking to protect their important ideas and commercial interests. Likewise, those wanting to work in the United States can rely on our law firm to receive effective assistance and support for all aspects of employment-based...

  • 201 S Santa Fe,Ave #101 Los Angeles CA 90012 34.04684 -118.23304

    There is no room for mistakes when an immigration issue is confronting you, your loved ones or your business. Turn to the highly skilled and experienced Los Angeles immigration attorneys of the Law Office of Judith L. Wood for the help you need. We serve clients throughout California as well as nationwide. Immigration issues have the ability to add to or challenge our most intimate relationships....

  • 1601 Vine Street Los Angeles CA 90028 34.099907 -118.326904

    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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    3311 W. Macarthur Santa Ana CA 92704 33.702194 -117.91326

    Jafari Law APC p rovide legal services and representation concerning estate planning to clients residing in Santa Ana, California, and throughout Orange County. We understand how important it is for you to protect your interests and those of your family, so we make sure that you remain involved in every decision and action that is taken on your behalf. From your free initial consultation to the...

  • 10950 Moorpark Street Studio City CA 91602 34.150238 -118.36975

    The Law Offices of Paul N. Medved provide comprehensive legal services in all areas of immigration and nationality law to individuals, employers, and commercial entities. We are experienced professionals who are committed to providing you with quality legal representation in which you can have the highest degree of trust and confidence; we take great pride in our ability to develop responsive and...

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    1400 N. Harbor Blvd.,Suite 601 Fullerton CA 92835 33.884113 -117.92486

    GK Legal Group in Fullerton, California, provides unmatched representation to those who have suffered injury or loss as the result of others' negligence. The firm also provides invaluable counsel to those seeking to realize their dreams of living and working legally in the United States. Established in 2013 by experienced attorney George Karpouzis, the law firm has quickly become a trusted source...

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    13252 Garden Grove Blvd.,#222 Garden Grove CA 92843 33.77388 -117.90174

    We have received over $2,000,000 in benefits for our clients since 1988. Have you been injured at work? Have you been denied benefits? Have your pleas for help gone unanswered? You need assistance to obtain the benefits you deserve. At the Law Offices of Norman J. Homen we are here to help you. We have assisted the injured workers and the disabled since 1988. We have litigated over thousand of...

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    100 N Brand Ave,#401 Glendale CA 91203 34.14652 -118.25474

    For several years, the law office of Pondeva & Sohrab, APC, has been there to assist husbands, wives, mothers and fathers with complicated family issues in all of Los Angeles County. Attorneys Rozanna Pondeva and Saloomeh Sohrab use their diverse experience and knowledge to handle even the most complex of divorce cases. Beyond dissolution, they are able to assist clients with other issues that...

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    15760 Ventura Blvd.,Suite 700 Encino CA 91436 34.154976 -118.47633

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  • 888 W. Santa Ana Blvd.,Suite 160 Santa Ana CA 92701 33.747646 -117.87603

    Orange County, California, Immigration Law Firm At the Law Offices of Fabian A. Serrato, in Santa Ana, California, we help people facing legal problems with immigration, criminal, and personal injury issues, in Santa Ana, all of Orange County as well as Los Angeles, and Southern CA. We are bilingual, representing both Spanish and English speakers. The legal system can be a frightening experience....

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    11100 Valley Blvd.,Suite 224 El Monte CA 91731 34.073586 -118.03373

    Suffering an injury at work or due to another's negligence is something no one should ever experience. For over 30 years, the Law Offices of Norman J. Homen has helped people in El Monte, California, move through the unthinkable. Our team efficiently handles matters in Riverside, San Bernardino, Los Angeles and Orange County that include: Workers' compensation and Social Security Disability...

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.