Top Roseville 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...

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    1215 K Street Sacramento CA 95814 38.57852 -121.489525

    At the Liviakis Law Firm in Sacramento, California, we have one goal: to create a better picture of financial health for people facing bankruptcy, debt or similar concerns. With more than a decade of experience, we have helped families, businesses and individuals navigate: • Credit card debt • The threat of foreclosure • Chapter 7 and Chapter 13 bankruptcies • Medical debt We...

  • 2414 16th Street,Suite 6 Sacramento CA 95818 38.562553 -121.49233

    I offer a flat $50 for first time consultation special.  Free initial consultations for probate....

  • 2390 Maritime Drive,Suite 110 Elk Grove CA 95758 38.411366 -121.482475

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  • 2701 East Hammer Lane,Suite 110 Stockton CA 95210 38.02157 -121.282036

    It is important to work with an experienced lawyer. At the law office of John Nguyen, Attorney at Law, I focus on immigration law. Whether you are interested in family-sponsored immigration or employment-based immigration, whether you are seeking green card status or citizenship, or if you are facing deportation, I can help. I also help immigrants and others with divorce and family law issues....

  • 1990 N. California Blvd.,8th Floor Walnut Creek CA 94596 37.906937 -122.06597

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  • 1207 13th St. #1 Modesto CA 95354 37.644554 -121.00022

    In this challenging economy, many people are experiencing financial trouble for the first time. They have questions about bankruptcy and do not know where to turn for answers. The Thomas Hogan Law Office in Modesto, California, is a law firm committed to providing the help you need during this difficult time.  Experienced bankruptcy attorney Thomas Hogan will take the time to learn the...

  • 1315 Tenth Street,Suite 200 Modesto CA 95354 37.643612 -121.00469

    It is important to work with an experienced lawyer. At the law office of John Nguyen, Attorney at Law, I focus on immigration law. Whether you are interested in family-sponsored immigration or employment-based immigration, whether you are seeking green card status or citizenship, or if you are facing deportation, I can help. I also help immigrants and others with divorce and family law issues....

  • 4319 Piedmont Avenue,2nd Floor Oakland CA 94611 37.829468 -122.24881

    Founded in 2003, Bohbot & Riles is a woman-owned law firm based in Northern California. Bohbot & Riles specializes in representing the employee in discrimination, harassment and wrongful termination cases. We help employees strike back against employers who discriminate, harass and retaliate. Our lawyers also practice personal injury litigation and provide immigration services. Bohbot...

  • 1440 Broadway,Suite 811 Oakland CA 94612 37.804756 -122.2706

    From their Oakland, California, location, the Law Offices of Jorge Rodriguez-Choi represents people in a wide range of immigration matters. The firm has a reputation for its knowledgeable staff members who understand the laws and how to protect the rights of clients. Following an initial consultation, they will immediately start working on a plan to reunite your family, secure your work visa or...

  • 110 Eleventh Street Oakland CA 94607 37.799366 -122.26441

    The process of securing legal residency in the U.S. can be fraught with complexities. Serving clients in Oakland, California, our attorneys at the law firm of Bean + Lloyd LLP provide immigration assistance. Our partners are certified specialists in immigration and nationality law by The State Bar of California Board of Legal Specialization. Our team has guided people and families through a range...

  • 1900 Embarcadero,Suite 310 Oakland CA 94606 37.783104 -122.24265

    At Landerholm Immigration, A.P.C., in Oakland, California, we are ready to help you realize your dreams of living and working legally in the United States. Serving a diverse range of clients throughout the Bay Area and Northern California, and across the globe, the attorneys at our law firm possess decades of combined legal experience in immigration law, and we have become one of the area's...

  • 601 Montgomery Street ,Suite 1114 San Francisco CA 94111 37.794838 -122.40352

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  • 300 Montgomery Street ,Suite 660 San Francisco CA 94104 37.79237 -122.40247

    Law Office Of Peter Duong   Located in San Francisco, California, the Law Office of Peter Duong offers clients compassionate and committed legal assistance in matters of immigration law. While other firms may divert their attentions between numerous practice areas, our firm is dedicated exclusively to helping clients seeking asylum or dealing with other immigration law issues. As an immigrant...

  • 369 Pine Street,Suite 725 San Francisco CA 94104 37.79195 -122.40204

    Amie Miller is a strong believer in immigrant rights and works hard to ensure that her clients receive fair treatment under the law. Ms. Miller is certified by the State Bar of California as a Specialist in Immigration & Nationality Law , and was named a Northern California "Super Lawyer" (2009). Certified Specialists are officially recognized by the State Bar of California as attorneys with a...

  • 369 Pine St.,# 725 San Francisco CA 94104 37.791805 -122.40196

    At the Law Office of Ruby Lieberman in downtown San Francisco, we guide you through the immigration process with caring and effectiveness.  Since 1994, our law firm has been reuniting families, helping individuals obtain citizenship, protecting individuals from deportation, and helping thousands of individuals from all over the world gain legal immigration status.  Our small office consists of two...

  • 369 Pine Street,Suite 218 San Francisco CA 94104 37.791805 -122.40196

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  • 580 California Street, 12th Floor San Francisco CA 94104 37.79297 -122.40414

    The Law Offices of Derek Lim in San Francisco, California, is the law firm of choice for members of the Asian community seeking the best personal injury and immigration services the East Bay area has to offer. The fact that we speak Chinese, Thai and Lao as well as English assures our clients that we will perfectly understand their stories, their problems and their situations. Our San Francisco...

  • 220 Montogmery St.,Ste. 1400 San Francisco CA 94104 37.791286 -122.401924

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  • 555 California Street,Suite 4925 San Francisco CA 94104 37.79206 -122.403694

    Immigration issues are always serious, which is why the staff at the Law Offices of Jorge Rodriguez-Choi devotes personalized attention to every case. Serving people in San Francisco, California, and the East Bay area, the firm is able to address any matter, including citizenship, visas, deportation defense, asylum, adjustment of status and removal waivers. When handling your case, the staff...

  • 180 Sutter Street, 5th Floor San Francisco CA 94104 37.790005 -122.40368

    Van Der Hout, Brigagliano & Nightingale is a full service immigration and nationality law firm founded by Marc Van Der Hout in 1980. Offices are currently located in San Francisco and Palo Alto, California. The firm has developed a national reputation for work in a broad variety of immigration-related cases, ranging from family and employer sponsored visa matters to removal, naturalization, asylum...

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.