Top Scotts Valley 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...

  • 111 North Market Street,Suite 300 San Jose CA 95113 37.254494 -121.86125

    At The Law Offices of John B. Renwick the client comes first. Every effort is made to treat each client with respect and compassion. From first entry into the offices, through the entire case the client is greeted by a warm and friendly staff. Mr. Renwick himself takes great care in patiently listening to the each individual's situation, with a view to understanding all of the circumstances, and...

  • 95 S Market Street,Suite 410 San Jose CA 95113 37.333775 -121.891396

    The Law Offices of Sweta Khandelwal is a U.S. immigration and nationality law firm based in the San Francisco Bay Area with offices in San Jose and San Francisco. We serve individuals, families,  business in California, across United States and overseas.  If you wish to work in the United States, hire a foreign worker, invest in the US, or reunite with your family in the US, we will...

  • 31 N. 2nd Street,Suite 321 San Jose CA 95113 37.33711 -121.89035

    I am attorney Ronald A. Cabanayan, and I established my law firm in San Jose, California, the Law Office of Ronald A. Cabanayan, with a mission to deliver the highest level of advocacy and support to clients throughout the Greater San Jose metro region and the surrounding areas of Northern California. Dedicated to protecting the rights and entitlements of those I serve, I provide the personalized...

  • 1816 Tully Rd.,#280 San Jose CA 95122 37.32218 -121.823296

    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....

  • 1155 North First Street,Suite 210 San Jose CA 95112 37.357323 -121.90692

    If you desire to live and work in the United States lawfully, the Yew Immigration Law Group in San Jose, California, can help you understand your options and work toward those goals. Serving clients throughout Santa Clara County and around the world, our law firm offers comprehensive services and effective advocacy, and support to those seeking better opportunities in America. Our founder,...

  • 1630 Oakland Rd.,Ste. A203 San Jose CA 95131 37.381634 -121.89444

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  • 5201 Great America Parkway,Suite 320 Santa Clara CA 95054 37.40601 -121.97676

    Litwin & Smith, A Law Corporation specializes in the esoteric and complex area of Immigration and Nationality Law.  The Firm is nationally known for its expertise and notably high success rate, and has the privilege of representing a number of large, multi-national companies.  However, approximately 40% of its clientele are individual clients.  The Firm's diverse services...

  • 306 Capitol St.,Suite 102 Salinas CA 93901 36.67275 -121.66027

    At The Moreno Law Group in Fresno, California, we provide exceptional advocacy and support to help you address all of the serious and complex legal issues affecting your immigration status as well as unmatched criminal defense counsel to help you fight the felony and misdemeanor charges against you and preserve your freedom. Our law firm's founder, attorney Ruben Moreno, has more than 25 years of...

  • 369 Main Street,Suite M5 Salinas CA 93901 36.67222 -121.65438

    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...

  • 3100 Mowry Avenue,Suite 204 Fremont CA 94538 37.55407 -121.983345

    At The Law Offices of Derek Lim in Fremont, California, we have been advocating for personal injury victims and for immigrants for over 20 years. During this time, we have helped thousands of immigrants and nonimmigrants, not just in Fremont, but also in San Francisco, San Jose and across the United States. The fact that we speak Chinese, Thai and Lao as well as English makes us particularly...

  • 1290 Howard Avenue,Suite 300 Burlingame CA 94010 37.577553 -122.34552

    Integrity and Commitment combined with Experience and Friendliness best describe our service. At the Law Offices of Haitham Edward Ballout we work hard to serve each and every client. We are family oriented hard working professionals. We view our clients as friends, and we genuinely try to help them in solving not creating problems. You can always count on a friendly, relaxed and professional...

  • 1435 Huntington Ave., Suite 336 South San Francisco CA 94080 37.642677 -122.41987

    Litwin & Smith, A Law Corporation specializes in the esoteric and complex area of Immigration and Nationality Law.  The Firm is nationally known for its expertise and notably high success rate, and has the privilege of representing a number of large, multi-national companies.  However, approximately 40% of its clientele are individual clients.  The Firm's diverse services...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 404 Bryant Street San Francisco CA 94107 37.782913 -122.39413

    At the Law Office of Sweta Khandelwal, we handle immigration issues pertaining to people and businesses in San Francisco, California, and the Bay Area. We assist clients in achieving a wide array of goals, whether they want to work, invest or study in the United States. Our principal attorney and team also help people visit the U.S. with temporary or nonimmigrant visas and reunite families....

  • 211 Gough Street,Third Floor San Francisco CA 94102 37.77533 -122.4229

    The Tour-Sarkissian Law Offices, LLP represent American and foreign individual and corporate clients in a wide variety of legal matters. The firm concentrates in business, family, probate and estate planning, immigration, private international law, and real estate matters. It provides general civil litigation expertise and handles transactions locally, in Europe, and in the Middle East....

  • 870 Market St.,Suite 570 San Francisco CA 94102 37.785183 -122.40728

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  • 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...

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

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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.