Top San Marcos 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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Your Choice Of Immigration Attorney Matters! Superior Immigration Lawyers is a full-service immigration law firm operating from San Diego and serving all of Southern California. Immigration lawyer Matt Springmeyer assists immigrants and non-immigrants with every kind of immigration problem. We assist with applying for citizenship, reuniting families, obtaining lawful residence for spouses and...

The Law Offices of Jan Joseph Bejar, A P.L.C. is located in downtown San Diego, California, near the Immigration Court and the offices of the Immigration and Naturalization Service and the federal courthouse. Our practice is concentrated in immigration law. We deal in immigrant and non-immigrant visa processing as well as representing clients in removal proceedings and in appellate work. We pride...

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,...

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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...

  • 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...

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

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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...

  • 888 Prospect St,Suite 200 La Jolla CA 92037 32.84671 -117.27579

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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,...

  • 8555 Aero Drive,Suite #210 San Diego CA 92123 32.809013 -117.14344

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  • 1940 Garnet Avenue,Suite 260 San Diego CA 92109 32.80149 -117.23447

    Our law firm assists clients throughout the United States and in more than 150 countries!   Our founding attorney, Lawrence R. Holmes , has been practicing immigration law since 1991. Since then, he has developed a reputation as a highly focused lawyer with in-depth knowledge of the fiancé(e) visa application process. Our law firm handles more K-1 visa applications than any other law...

  • 2221 Camino Del Rio S,Suite 201 San Diego CA 92108 32.766594 -117.14128

    At Feldman Feldman & Associates, we focus our practice on immigration law. With more than 40 years of combined experience, the bilingual attorneys at our law office in San Diego, California, are able to assist with a wide array of matters. We work with clients and help them avoid obstacles whether they are looking to gain entry, permanent residence or citizenship in the United States. Some of...

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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...

  • 3230 Fifth Avenue,Suite 100 San Diego CA 92103 32.73921 -117.16041

    The Law Offices of Jan Joseph Bejar, A P.L.C. is located in downtown San Diego, California, near the Immigration Court and the offices of the Immigration and Naturalization Service and the federal courthouse. Our practice is concentrated in immigration law. We deal in immigrant and non-immigrant visa processing as well as representing clients in removal proceedings and in appellate work. We pride...

  • 2305 Historic Decatur Rd,,Suite 100 San Diego CA 92106 32.734188 -117.21648

    Your Choice Of Immigration Attorney Matters! Superior Immigration Lawyers is a full-service immigration law firm operating from San Diego and serving all of Southern California. Immigration lawyer Matt Springmeyer assists immigrants and non-immigrants with every kind of immigration problem. We assist with applying for citizenship, reuniting families, obtaining lawful residence for spouses and...

  • 227 3rd Avenue Chula Vista CA 91910 32.64374 -117.080734

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  • 333 H Street,Suite 5000 Chula Vista CA 91910 32.634384 -117.07847

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  • 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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    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...

  • 19800 MacArthur Blvd.,#900 Irvine CA 92612 33.655262 -117.85999

    Representing clients on simple to complex intellectual property law cases, Roland Tong is known for bringing out expedient and effective solutions. Mr. Tong has an Avvo “Superb” rating and has been listed as a Super Lawyer. More importantly, he has the experience to help clients ascertain their needs, protect their rights and go to federal court when necessary. Roland Tong advises...

  • 38 Corporate Park Irvine CA 92606 33.688786 -117.8274

    Located in Irvine, the law firm of Kring & Chung Attorneys LLP offers a broad range of services to clients in California. Our experienced attorneys focus in the areas of corporate business law, employment law, real estate law, construction law, employment law, family law and more. We also handle additional legal practice areas in California and Nevada. One of our main focuses is on...

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    1 Park Plaza,Suite 660 Irvine CA 92614 33.679066 -117.83924

    Ashkan Yekrangi Law - Irvine, California, Immigration Lawyer Ashkan Yekrangi Law is located in Irvine, California, and provides immigration legal services for individuals, families and businesses throughout the Los Angeles metropolitan area and Southern California. The law firm practices exclusively in the area of U.S. immigration and deportation defense. Clients get the benefit of working...

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.