Top River Forest Immigration Lawyers - Illinois

At Metcalf & Associates, P.C., we employ many strategies to resolve an immigration or criminal defense case. Our law firm in Hoffman Estates, Illinois, offers a team of diverse attorneys with impressive backgrounds. We bring a sincere passion of helping people to our practice, whether we are applying for a visa or appealing an immigration decision. More importantly, we are equipped with the...

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The Law Offices of Azita M. Mojarad, P.C. is a multi-service law firm established in 2000 in Chicago, Illinois. Our firm focuses its practice in immigration and naturalization law, family and divorce law, commercial and business law, and criminal law. We pride ourselves on our ability to provide clients with care, consideration, and dedication, as well as quality legal work. Following these...

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...

A Knowledgeable Divorce, Probate and Immigration Lawyer In DuPage County If a legal concern involves your family, your financial security, your freedom or all of these, it matters to me. I am Monika Blacha, an attorney practicing in Illinois since 1999 who will treat you with care and respect as we help you achieve your most vital family-related personal and financial goals. Every working day, I...

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    7100 16th Street Berwyn IL 60402 41.857613 -87.8015

    At Diaz Case Law in Chicagoland and surroundings, we provide exceptional legal counsel and support in a variety of practice areas in order to help you with virtually any legal issue affecting your life, your family, your business and your future. Serving a diverse range of clients throughout Cook County, our law firm’s team of dedicated attorneys has more than 15 years of combined...

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    5240 West Irving Park Road,Unit B Chicago IL 60641 41.953514 -87.75891

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  • 4037 West 26th Street Chicago IL 60623 41.844025 -87.72597

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  • 2021 Midwest Road,Suite 200 Oak Brook IL 60523 41.84818 -87.972336

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    One Oakbrook Terrace,Suite 802 Oakbrook Terrace IL 60181 41.84655 -87.981766

      Criminal Defense And Personal Injury — Serving Oakbrook Terrace And DuPage County The Sutter Law Group, LLC, is a full-service law firm located in Oakbrook Terrace, Illinois. With an additional office in downtown Chicago, the law firm provides high-quality legal counsel and representation to clients throughout DuPage, Kane and Cook counties with their legal needs related to the...

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    One Lincoln Centre,18W140 Butterfield Road, Suite 1500 Chicago IL 60601 41.84683 -87.98409

      Criminal Defense And Personal Injury — Serving Chicago And Suburbs Located in downtown Chicago, the Sutter Law Group, LLC, offers a full range of legal services for a diverse base of clients. With an additional office in Oakbrook Terrace, the law firm represents individuals, families and business owners throughout Cook, DuPage and Kane counties who have legal needs in any of the...

  • 155 North Wacker Drive,Suite 4250 Chicago IL 60606 41.88501 -87.6363

    Serving Clients Throughout The Cook County Area At the law firm of Larson Law, we provide experienced and skilled legal representation for clients facing complex legal concerns. Our attorneys believe every case and client is unique, which is why we strive to develop legal solutions custom tailored to their individual needs and objectives. Our lawyers and staff employ our experience and vigorous...

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    900 E. Roosevelt Rd. Lombard IL 60148 41.86112 -87.99521

    Experienced attorney Steven H. Mevorah founded our Lombard law firm, Mevorah Law Offices LLC, with the goal of providing a wide range of high-quality legal services to the people of northeastern Illinois. Today, our firm's 11 attorneys continue to strive toward his original goal by representing the interests of clients from Lombard, Bloomingdale, Joliet, St. Charles, Chicago and the surrounding...

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    105 W. Madison St.,Suite 2200 Chicago IL 60602 41.881847 -87.63121

    In a city like Chicago where there are hundreds of attorneys, only a few law firms truly stand out. Mevorah Law Offices LLC is one of those firms. Highly respected attorney Steven H. Mevorah founded our Chicago law office in 1979, and, for over 35 years, our peers and our clients have recognized us as a northeastern Illinois legal leader thanks to our dedicated approach to the following legal...

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    6316 N Western Ave. Chicago IL 60659 41.99645 -87.689926

    Newland & Newland, LLP, is located in Arlington Heights, Illinois. Our attorneys draw on more than 50 years of combined experience providing quality representation. As brothers, our lawyers share a dedication to a client-focused philosophy that informs our practice as well as our perspectives on law and life. Let our family help yours. We provide legal services in a wide range of practice...

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    Three First National Plaza Chicago IL 60602 41.878113 -87.6298

    The Law Offices of Azita M. Mojarad, P.C. is a multi-service law firm established in 2000 in Chicago, Illinois. Our firm focuses its practice in immigration and naturalization law, family and divorce law, commercial and business law, and criminal law. We pride ourselves on our ability to provide clients with care, consideration, and dedication, as well as quality legal work. Following these...

  • 180 N. Stetson Ave.,Fl. 47 Chicago IL 60601 41.88542 -87.6227

    Walker Morton LLP is a premier full-service law firm serving the United States and beyond. We are a boutique law firm with a multifaceted approach to protecting the interests of businesses, stakeholders, entrepreneurs and individuals. Our lawyers have earned reputations throughout the country for our focused representation, personal service and integrity.  The attorneys at Walker Morton LLP...

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    201 East Delaware Street,Unit 310 Chicago IL 60611 41.899006 -87.62161

    The law firm of Newland & Newland, LLP, is located in Chicago, Illinois. Our attorneys, who are brothers, draw on more than 50 years of collective experience assisting clients in a wide range of legal matters. Our firm combines quality legal service with a client-focused philosophy that informs our perspectives on law and life. When you need experienced legal guidance, let our family help...

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    401 West Irving Park Road Itasca IL 60143 41.971718 -88.018166

    The law firm of Newland & Newland, LLP, is located in Itasca, Illinois. Our firm offers high-quality legal services in a wide range of practice areas. Additionally, we rely on a client-focused philosophy that informs our perspectives on law and life.  Over more than 50 years of practicing law, our attorneys — who are brothers — have obtained millions of dollars in verdicts and...

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    134 N. Bloomingdale Rd. Bloomingdale IL 60108 41.96073 -88.08207

    Highly respected attorney Steven H. Mevorah is the founder of our Bloomingdale law firm, Mevorah Law Offices LLC. When he established our firm in 1979, he did so based on his belief in the power of dedication and aggressive representation. Today, over 35 years later, the reputation of our firm reflects the power of being committed to clients' needs. We proudly assist people from Bloomingdale,...

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    121 South Wilke Road,Suite 301 Arlington Heights IL 60005 42.080887 -88.00314

    Newland & Newland, LLP, is located in Arlington Heights, Illinois. Our attorneys draw on more than 50 years of combined experience providing quality representation. As brothers, our lawyers share a dedication to a client-focused philosophy that informs our practice as well as our perspectives on law and life. Let our family help yours. We provide legal services in a wide range of practice...

  • 1320 Tower Rd. ,Suite 147 Schaumburg IL 60173 42.05704 -88.046455

    Providing Help. Creating Hope. Changing Lives. Professors, researchers, artists, medical doctors and other professionals from around the world coming to the United States need someone to help them navigate employment-or family-based immigration process. Serving Chicago, Illinois, as well as Madison and Milwaukee, the Francis Law Center puts you, as a professional in need of immigration services,...

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    525 West Higgins Road,Suite 101 Hoffman Estates IL 60169 42.047592 -88.09447

    At Metcalf & Associates, P.C., we employ many strategies to resolve an immigration or criminal defense case. Our law firm in Hoffman Estates, Illinois, offers a team of diverse attorneys with impressive backgrounds. We bring a sincere passion of helping people to our practice, whether we are applying for a visa or appealing an immigration decision. More importantly, we are equipped with the...

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.