Top Valdese Immigration Lawyers - North Carolina

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...

The Law Offices of Lyndon R. Helton, PLLC, is a North Carolina law firm dedicated to providing aggressive advocacy and caring legal service to clients in Hickory and throughout the surrounding areas. Our lawyers have decades of combined legal experience in a wide range of practice areas, including: Personal injury - We represent those injured in motor vehicle accidents, premises liability...

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    Staffed with a team of some of the most talented and dedicated legal minds in the profession, the Latorre Law Firm in Hickory, North Carolina, provides unmatched advocacy and support in immigration law, personal injury, workers' compensation, criminal defense and traffic violations. Originally founded in 1996 by experienced attorney Stefan Latorre, our law firm now has 11 total offices across the...

  • Attorney Anthony Burts II is the founder of our Charlotte and Hickory law firm, Burts Law, PLLC. Since founding our firm, Mr. Burts has focused his efforts on representing the interests of clients from throughout southwestern North Carolina who have legal needs in the following areas: Criminal law Family law Personal injury law Mr. Burts chose our law firm's practice areas because he believes...

  • The Law Offices of Lyndon R. Helton, PLLC, is a North Carolina law firm dedicated to providing aggressive advocacy and caring legal service to clients in Hickory and throughout the surrounding areas. Our lawyers have decades of combined legal experience in a wide range of practice areas, including: Personal injury - We represent those injured in motor vehicle accidents, premises liability...

  • Here at Kelli Y. Allen Immigration & Elder Law in Charlotte, North Carolina, we are fully prepared to help you with all of the pressing and sensitive legal issues you may have regarding immigration, elder law, and mediation. Serving a diverse range of clients throughout Mecklenburg County and the surrounding areas as well as immigrants from all over the world, our law firm's founder, attorney...

  • It can be overwhelming to try to handle an immigration issue on your own. The team at the Herman Legal Group, LLC appreciates that you may feel concerned, nervous and even afraid. They strive to put your mind at ease as soon as you walk in the door for a free initial consultation. Clients in Akron, Summit County and across the country who have worked with the firm in the past have echoed that...

  • Deportation and Removal defense . If you have been charged by the Department of Homeland Security, Immigration Customs Enforcement, United States Citizenship and Immigration Services or Customs and Border Protection with a deportable or removable offense, DO NOT HIDE. Contact me immediately. You have rights, and I know how to defend them. U.S. Citizenship . Innocent people often run into trouble...

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  • At our Charlotte, North Carolina, law firm of Rawls, Scheer, Clary & Mingo, PLLC, we provide individuals and businesses thorough legal representation in multiple practice areas, including personal injury and criminal defense. Victims and their families deserve the best medical coverage and compensation possible when they are recovering from catastrophic injuries or coping with the loss of...

  • Decades of Immigration Experience Working for You Alan Gordon Immigration Law is located in Charlotte, North Carolina. We help clients from all across the United States, and around the globe, to resolve immigration and naturalization issues. Whether you are a business or an individual, we can help you navigate the immigration process. Business Based Immigration  We routinely help businesses...

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    Serving all of Mecklenburg County and the surrounding areas from our office in Charlotte, North Carolina, the Latorre Law Firm provides exceptional advocacy and support to a diverse range of clients to help them with the important, complex and sensitive legal issues affecting their lives, their freedom and their future. Established in 1996 by experienced attorney Stefan Latorre, our law firm has...

  • Our goal at Marcellino & Tyson, PLLC, in Charlotte, North Carolina, is to resolve your legal concerns as quickly as possible. Our lawyers practice family law, personal injury law, disability law and business litigation. Whether your legal concerns surround your health, your disabilty, your family, your employment, your immigration status or your business, we are prepared to help. If you have...

  • Let Us Be Your Passport To The World Of Immigration Established in 1997, Garfinkel Immigration Law Firm is one of the largest immigration practice in Charlotte and one of the largest in the Southeastern U.S. Three of our lawyers are NC board-certified specialists, more than any other North Carolina firm. Altogether, our attorneys have more than 60 years of combined experience. Our law firm is also...

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    From our law office in Charlotte, North Carolina, the attorneys at The Fogle Law Firm are prepared to help you with any legal challenge affecting you as an individual, your family or your company. Founded in 1991 by experienced immigration law attorney H. Glenn Fogle, we have become one of the country's top immigration law litigation firms, and we have four total offices in select markets...

  • Attorney Anthony Burts II is the founder of our Charlotte law firm, Burts Law, PLLC. Since founding our firm, Mr. Burts has focused his efforts on representing the interests of clients from throughout southwestern North Carolina who have legal needs in the following areas: Criminal law Personal injury law Mr. Burts chose our law firm's practice areas because he believes clients facing challenges...

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    Located in Monroe, North Carolina, the Latorre Law Firm provides exceptional advocacy and support for the serious and complex legal issues you have involving immigration, personal injury, workers' compensation, criminal defense and traffic violations. Since first opening our doors in 1996, we have grown to include 11 total law offices in North Carolina, South Carolina and Florida, and we are proud...

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    From our office in Greensboro, North Carolina, the attorneys at the Latorre Law Firm are fully prepared to help you resolve your conflicts and find the solutions you need for the serious and complex legal issues affecting your life, your livelihood, your freedom and your future. To that end, we provide exceptional representation to a diverse range of clients throughout Guildford County and across...

  • The Culbertson & Associates law firm is located in Greensboro, North Carolina and offers a full range of legal services to help residents throughout the state with all of their legal needs. Through our office in Greensboro, we serve clients in the Piedmont Triad region, including Winston-Salem and High Point, and the surrounding areas who have legal needs related to any of the following...

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  • North Carolina Real Estate, Criminal Law & Family Law Attorneys Serving Individuals and Businesses in the Triangle Maitland Law Firm, PLLC was founded by Rob Maitland. Our law firm's attorneys are University of North Carolina graduates, committed Tar Heels fans, and local community boosters. We are volunteers on committees and local boards for a number of community and non-profit organizations...

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.