Top Staten Island Immigration Lawyers - New York

Thank you for visiting the West Legal Profile of Polizzotto & Polizzotto, LLC, Attorneys at Law. With offices in Brooklyn , Staten Island , and Garden City we best represent individuals and businesses in both New York and New Jersey . Our areas of practice include: Estate Planning and Administration Financial Planning Tax Planning Medicaid Planning Retirement Planning Investment Planning...

Founded in 1977, Corash & Hollender, P.C. is one of the oldest firms in Staten Island. The firm takes pride in its reputation of providing highly personalized service to its clients, and to succeeding generations of clients.  Attorneys, Accountants, and other Professionals regularly refer clients to us for our particular areas of expertise.  Client satisfaction is our objective, and...

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    1200 South Avenue,Suite 201 Staten Island NY 10314 40.60926 -74.17812

    New York City Immigration Attorney Stephen Santucci, Attorney at Law, was born and raised in Queens, NY and currently resides in New Jersey. He is married with four children. His wife is a naturalized U.S. citizen from Moscow, Russia. Stephen Santucci graduated from Fordham Law School in New York, where he earned his J.D. degree. He earned his B.A., cum laude, from State University of New York at...

  • 1200 South Avenue Staten Island NY 10314 40.609833 -74.178825

    Founded in 1977, Corash & Hollender, P.C. is one of the oldest firms in Staten Island. The firm takes pride in its reputation of providing highly personalized service to its clients, and to succeeding generations of clients.  Attorneys, Accountants, and other Professionals regularly refer clients to us for our particular areas of expertise.  Client satisfaction is our objective, and...

  • 7317 13th Avenue Brooklyn NY 11228 40.62084 -74.00642

    Founded in 1977, Corash & Hollender, P.C. is one of the oldest firms in Staten Island. The firm takes pride in its reputation of providing highly personalized service to its clients, and to succeeding generations of clients.  Attorneys, Accountants, and other Professionals regularly refer clients to us for our particular areas of expertise.  Client satisfaction is our objective, and...

  • 6911 18th Avenue Brooklyn NY 11204 40.616413 -73.99251

    Thank you for visiting the West Legal Profile of Polizzotto & Polizzotto, LLC, Attorneys at Law. With offices in Brooklyn , Staten Island , and Garden City we best represent individuals and businesses in both New York and New Jersey . Our areas of practice include: Estate Planning and Administration Financial Planning Tax Planning Medicaid Planning Retirement Planning Investment Planning...

  • 729 Kathleen Place Brooklyn NY 11235 40.588127 -73.96122

    The majority of my clients are immigrants from the former Soviet Union and the Caribbean. The two main types of cases I handle are 1) family-based cases, where one member of a family sponsors another family member and 2) naturalization cases, where a client has a green card and is applying for citizenship. I have also handled numerous political asylum cases, with uniformly successful outcomes....

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    2677 Coney Island Ave. Brooklyn NY 11235 40.59142 -73.96048

    Our team at The Law Office of Robert Tsigler PLLC provides dedicated legal counsel to people in Brooklyn, New York, and throughout the New York metro area who have been charged with DWI, drug-related crimes, sex offenses and white collar crimes. Our two law office locations allow us to serve clients throughout Manhattan, Queens and Brooklyn, as well as on Long Island. Customizing our strategies to...

  • 320 8th Avenue,Suite 2R Brooklyn NY 11215 40.66902 -73.97687

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  • 186 Joralemon Street,Suite 1202 Brooklyn NY 11201 40.69237 -73.99187

    For more than 25 years, our attorneys at the law firm of Russo, Karl, Widmaier & Cordano, PLLC, have served the legal needs of clients in New York and throughout the Hauppauge area. We can help you in a wide variety of matters, including: Wills, trusts and estates Civil litigation Criminal defense Personal injury Residential and commercial real estate You can count on us to provide you with...

  • 2 Wall Street, 6th Floor New York NY 10005 40.707726 -74.01131

    Cyrus D. Mehta & Associates, P.L.L.C. (CDMA) represents corporate and individual clients in complex and routine immigration law matters.  The firm has a growing group of extremely talented lawyers and support staff who work closely with clients in the areas of business immigration, labor certifications, removal defense, waivers, federal court litigation, citizenship, and related...

  • 80 Pine Street,33rd Floor New York NY 10005 40.70616 -74.00682

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    1776 Nostrand Avenue Brooklyn NY 11226 40.64248 -73.949005

    If you need a skilled lawyer for your intellectual property matter, schedule a consultation with an attorney at the Brooklyn, New York, office of CoffyLaw LLC. Our law firm offers the full range of services needed to establish and protect the value of intellectual property assets. It is our goal to provide the exceptional service you need from start to finish in the legal process. A Full Service...

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    299 Broadway,Suite 1400 New York NY 10007 40.715054 -74.00582

    From our locations in Brooklyn and New York, New York, our attorneys at The Law Office of Robert Tsigler PLLC provides aggressive criminal defense representation to people living throughout the New York metro area, including in Manhattan, Queens, Brooklyn and on Long Island. For the convenience of those we represent, our law office offers free initial consultations and accepts credit card...

  • 299 Broadway,Suite 810 New York NY 10007 40.71516 -74.00591

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  • 305 Broadway,Suite 100 New York NY 10007 40.71556 -74.0056

    Bretz & Coven, LLP, is a full service immigration law firm specializing in deportation defense, immigrant and non-immigrant visa processing (both in the United States and internationally), naturalization, corporate and business immigration, and federal litigation. We have successfully represented thousands of clients before the Department of Homeland Security ("DHS"), the U.S....

  • 139 Centre Street,Suite 810 New York NY 10013 40.717464 -74.00083

    At the Law Offices of Raymond Lo, LLC, you will find that you are treated as an individual, not a case file. You will meet directly with Mr. Lo and his staff that will handle your case. We will take the time to carefully listen to your concerns and address them accordingly. Whether this is your first time or tenth time dealing with immigration proceedings, we take the time to carefully analyze and...

  • 192 Lexington Avenue,Suite 208 New York NY 10016 40.745083 -73.98105

    Dana T. Davidson is the principal of Davidson Law Group, P.C. With offices in New York City and Glen Cove, Long Island, the firm focuses exclusively on all aspects of immigration and nationality law, including employment based immigration, family based immigration and matters involving consular practice worldwide. Davidson Law Group represents a variety of clientele, including multinational...

  • 370 Lexington Avenue,Suite 505 New York NY 10017 40.750698 -73.97699

    When people need legal assistance with a complex family matter, they turn to The Mandel Law Firm. From our office in New York, New York, we are there to counsel clients and, if necessary, represent them in trial. We handle issues including divorce, child support, custody and visitation, maintenance and domestic violence. Additionally, our attorneys provide niche family law services for the LGBTQ...

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    555 Fifth Avenue New York NY 10017 40.755753 -73.9792

    Located in New York, New York, the law firm of Warshaw Burstein, LLP, offers comprehensive legal services in a variety of practice areas to meet the needs and goals of a diverse range of clients. Originally established in 1927, our law firm has served the citizens and businesses of New York City for the past 90 years. Today, our team of dedicated and experienced attorneys continues our tradition...

  • 230 Park Avenue,Suite 1000 New York NY 10169 40.754124 -73.97618

    Business Counsel For The Global Marketplace® The Bayne Law Group, LLC, is a sophisticated law firm serving global clients operating in the United States. Our headquarters is in Princeton, New Jersey, and we offer regional offices in New York City and Philadelphia. Businesses do not have to go it alone, unprepared and undefended in today’s competitive global economy. Our attorneys will work with...

  • 230 Park Avenue,3rd Floor West New York NY 10169 40.75447 -73.97596

    Serving clients in New York and nationwide, The Law Offices of Elsa Ayoub, P.L.L.C., concentrates exclusively on business immigration and naturalization law. Clients range from overseas investors and multinational corporations to individual professionals seeking permanent residency in the U.S. The firm is particularly qualified to assist clients with temporary work visas, including the E-1...

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.