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Top Three Bridges Immigration Lawyers - New Jersey

New Jersey Nationality Law Attorney The immigration law firm of Gurnani & Gurnani is recognized by IT and business employers throughout southeastern New Jersey for providing effective immigration law services. We are one of the few law firms in New Jersey that concentrates exclusively in the area of successful employment and family visa immigration law. With our legal experience and advanced...

Lee and Garasia, LLC, is an immigration law office in Edison, New Jersey, dedicated exclusively to the practice of immigration and nationality law.  Areas of concentration include applications for US Citizenship; family-based petitions; hardship waivers; deportation defense; and counseling on criminal-immigration issues.  The firm also handles all types of visa applications with US...

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...

Located in Princeton, New Jersey, the VKM Law Group is here to help you and your company with all of the important and pressing legal issues you have involving immigration law and business transactional law. With an additional law office in Ashburn, Virginia, we serve a diverse range of clients all along the East Coast, and we have earned a reputation as one of the leading legal practices by...

Dornbaum & Peregoy is considered one of the preeminent speciality law firms in the State of New Jersey, with a practice limited to immigration and nationality matters. The firm's emphasis is on employment and family based immigration. Dornbaum & Peregoy enjoys a national reputation and regularly and expertly handles complex matters nationwide. The firm has achieved Martindale-Hubbell's highest...

  • The Experience Necessary To Help You Fight Back Enduring personal injuries or facing criminal charges is a frightening experience. Thomas Carroll Blauvelt, LLC, can be there for you. I am attorney Thomas Blauvelt, and I have over two decades of experience as a lawyer. I have dedicated my practice to helping people in Bridgewater and throughout New Jersey and New York. I believe that every person...

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    Attorney Jef Henninger is the founder of and the senior partner at The Law Offices of Jef Henninger, Esq. Our law firm, also home to three additional attorneys, Ciro A. Spina, III, Joe Compitello and Jaclyn Wywras, has 15 office locations throughout New Jersey that allow us to serve all of the state's residents. From our firm's office in Bedminster, we serve the residents of Somerset County and...

  • Whether injured in an accident or charged with a crime, you require an attorney who cares about your well-being and long-term success. At Thomas Carroll Blauvelt, LLC, I have been protecting the best interests of those I represent for over 25 years. A Strong Defense Against Criminal Charges Besides jail time and exorbitant fines, criminal charges can impact your personal and professional...

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    Since our firm's doors first opened, the residents of Piscataway and the surrounding Middlesex County area have put their trust in the attorneys at The Law Offices of Jef Henninger, Esq. Their trust in our firm is the result of our reputation as dedicated client advocates who provide professional legal services delivered with honesty and integrity. If you live in the Gateway region, we invite you...

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    Princeton, New Jersey, is home to countless respected institutions, and it is home to The Law Offices of Jef Henninger, Esq. While our firm may not yet have a reputation for excellence matching that of Princeton University, this is our goal. In order to reach this goal, our four attorneys, founder Jef Henninger, New Jersey-northern manager Ciro A. Spina, III, New Jersey-southern and...

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    Located in Princeton, New Jersey, the VKM Law Group is here to help you and your company with all of the important and pressing legal issues you have involving immigration law and business transactional law. With an additional law office in Ashburn, Virginia, we serve a diverse range of clients all along the East Coast, and we have earned a reputation as one of the leading legal practices by...

  • The Law Office of Marta Cruz Gold located in Lawrenceville, New Jersey, puts clients first. Whether you come to us for advice on immigration law or guidance on wills and estates, or you are facing an impending wage garnishment and need advice regarding bankruptcy, our only interest is achieving the best outcome for you. We are highly skilled and dedicated professionals. Respect for the dignity of...

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    When attorney Jef Henninger founded our law firm, The Law Offices of Jef Henninger, Esq., he did so with the goal of offering high-quality legal services to all of the residents of New Jersey. Today, our law firm has 15 locations across the state, including seven in the Gateway region. From our office in East Brunswick, we provide the people of Middlesex County convenient access to assistance with...

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    Serving Ewing, New Jersey, and the surrounding areas for more than a decade, the Law Offices of Sklar Smith-Sklar has established a reputation for being a client-focused and results-oriented legal team. We always strive to ensure our clients will find dedicated personal service and tenacious advocacy from attorneys who truly care about their success. As a full-service law firm, we take pride in...

  • Whether injured in an accident or facing criminal charges, it is important that you have on your side an experienced attorney who will fight for you. I am attorney Thomas Carroll Blauvelt. My law firm has been providing personal injury and criminal defense representation for over 25 years. I serve clients in East Brunswick, as well as those throughout New Jersey and New York. Whatever your legal...

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    When the residents of New Jersey's Delaware River region need legal assistance, many of them turn to The Law Offices of Jef Henninger, Esq., thanks to our firm's excellent reputation. Our reputation is the result of years of diligence and determination, two characteristics that have made us one of the state's leading law firms. If you live in Mercer County, you can put one of our attorneys to work...

  • New Jersey Nationality Law Attorney The immigration law firm of Gurnani & Gurnani is recognized by IT and business employers throughout southeastern New Jersey for providing effective immigration law services. We are one of the few law firms in New Jersey that concentrates exclusively in the area of successful employment and family visa immigration law. With our legal experience and advanced...

  • Lee and Garasia, LLC, is an immigration law office in Edison, New Jersey, dedicated exclusively to the practice of immigration and nationality law.  Areas of concentration include applications for US Citizenship; family-based petitions; hardship waivers; deportation defense; and counseling on criminal-immigration issues.  The firm also handles all types of visa applications with US...

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    One of our main goals at The Law Offices of Jef Henninger, Esq., is to ensure the accessibility of high-quality legal services throughout the state of New Jersey. At none of our 15 office locations are our services as accessible as at our Iselin law office. Our office's location is less than a 10-minute walk from the Metropark Rail Station, ensuring potential clients from throughout Middlesex...

  • Whether from New Jersey or New York, you can turn to the law firm of Thomas Carroll Blauvelt, LLC, for help. For more than 25 years, my office has provided stellar personal injury and criminal defense representation. I am attorney Thomas Blauvelt. As a results-driven, client-focused attorney and legal team, my goal is to provide my clients with the highest quality and most effective advocacy...

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    Throughout the state of New Jersey, The Law Offices of Jef Henninger, Esq., has a reputation for providing high-quality legal services. That reputation is firmly intact in the Skyland region, where we serve clients from two office locations, which includes our law office in Morristown. If you live in Morris County or the surrounding area, you, too, may benefit from seeking the help of our...

  • Thomas Carroll Blauvelt, LLC, is well-known and respected in New Jersey and New York as a law firm committed to providing high-quality criminal defense counsel and personal injury representation. As an attorney with 25 years of experience and a dedicated team, I offer personal attention, tenacious advocacy and compassionate representation. Help For The Injured As a seasoned litigator, I can handle...

  • Whether facing criminal charges or suffering serious personal injuries, you are facing a threat to your future. It's important to fight for your long-term interests and personal rights. At the law office of Thomas Carroll Blauvelt, LLC, you can find the help you need to effectively confront any type of criminal charge or locate possible compensation concerning your injuries. I am attorney Thomas...

  • 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....

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.