Top Westlake Immigration Lawyers - Texas

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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The law firm of Harrison-Donaldson, Attorney at Law, is a boutique law firm focused primarily on the field of business and family based immigration.  Founder, Attorney Kimberly Harrison-Donaldson is known for determining creative solutions to the broad range of your immigration-related legal needs.  She is licensed to practice law in the state of Ohio, where she has been a member of the...

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The Law Office of Alfonso Venegas provides experienced counsel in immigration and naturalization matters in both the United States and Mexico. As an immigrant who navigated the citizenship process himself, Alfonso Venegas is pleased to represent immigrants seeking citizenship in the U.S. or in Mexico. Providing legal services in fluent English and Spanish, our clients are assured of clear...

  • Whatever difficulty you face - criminal defense, divorce, personal injury, or any of our 13 practice areas - the law firm of Bailey & Galyen, in Bedford, Texas, has but one mission: solving your legal puzzle. TM Across the Dallas/Fort Worth area, one consumer law firm stands out for its breadth of services and its knowledge of the legal problems Texans face: Bailey & Galyen. Our practice...

  • The Law Office of Juan A. Aguirre, PC, in Lewisville, Texas, offers exceptional legal advocacy and support in a variety of practice areas to help you with virtually any legal issue affecting your family, your livelihood and your future. Serving clients throughout Denton County and the surrounding areas of North Texas, attorney Juan A. Aguirre has more than 12 years of experience fighting for the...

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  • * Nick Chavez - Board Certified, Immigration and Nationality Law - Texas Board of Legal Specialization - Legal Advisor to the Mexican Consulate General in Dallas, TX - Member of the AILA National Amicus Committee for the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit * Martin Valko - Honorary Consul of Slovak Republic to Texas - Legal Advisor to the Embassy of the Slovak Republic and the Mexican...

  • At the Albarado Law Firm, P.C., in Denton and Gainesville, Texas, we are committed to providing the highest level of service in representing clients with criminal defense, family law, immigration law and personal injury needs.  Our understanding approach to legal representation is rooted in founding attorney, Emmanuel Albarado's philosophy, that "YOU ARE NOT YOUR MISTAKES" (guilty...

  • For the affordable, effective representation you need for virtually any legal challenge affecting your life, your family, your business or your future, you can turn to The Law Office of Emem O. Akpabio, PLLC, in Dallas, Texas, for help. Serving clients throughout the Greater Dallas metro region and the surrounding areas of northeastern Texas, attorney Emem O. Akpabio and the legal professionals at...

  • As our young leadership guides us into the future, our timeless values and standards will continue to be the benchmark by which we measure our success: integrity in all things, service to our community, a keen responsibility to our clients and colleagues. Underwood, Wilson, Berry, Stein & Johnson, P.C. ("Underwood") has been providing legal services to the people of Texas since 1912....

  • Whatever difficulty you face - criminal defense, divorce, personal injury, or any of our 13 practice areas - the law firm of Bailey & Galyen, in Bedford, Texas, has but one mission: solving your legal puzzle. TM Across the Dallas/Fort Worth area, one consumer law firm stands out for its breadth of services and its knowledge of the legal problems Texans face: Bailey & Galyen. Our practice...

  • In the Arlington, Texas, area is a consumer law firm with a strong focus on motor vehicle accidents, but whose success is no accident: the nationwide firm of Bailey & Galyen, Attorneys at Law. Bailey & Galyen knows personal injury law. Indeed, many of our personal injury lawyers are certified by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization as specialists in the area. We work on the full spectrum of...

  • The Law Office of Andy Nguyen, PLLC , provides clients in Arlington, Texas, and surrounding areas with responsive, caring assistance for immigration, bankruptcy and many other legal issues. Our two attorneys provide accessible, hands-on, personal legal representation. We help clients with complicated legal situations to understand their rights, advise them about their options, and continue to make...

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    As a general practice, the Law Office of Martin I. Muizers, PC, provides individualized representation in civil and criminal law matters. From offices in Arlington, Texas, our caseload includes: • Family law: divorce, child custody, domestic violence and child support • Criminal law: DUI/DWI, drug crimes, sex offenses and white collar crimes • Personal injury: car and truck...

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    From our law office in Plano, Texas, the attorneys at Cook Nguyen & Ressler, PLLC, represent the needs, rights and interests of a diverse range of clients across our region. We strive to provide the highest level of advocacy, counsel and support for virtually any legal need you may ever face. Serving clients throughout Dallas, Tarrant, Rockwall, Denton and Collin counties and the surrounding...

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    At Meaders Law PLLC in Dallas, Texas, we are fully prepared to help you protect your rights, liberties and entitlements in the face of serious and complex legal challenges that affect your immigration status, your freedom and your future. To that end, our law firm offers exceptional advocacy, counsel and support in all areas of immigration law and criminal defense. We serve a diverse range of...

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    I am immigration attorney Jae Lee, and from my law firm in Plano, Texas, the Law Office of Jae Lee, I strive to provide the highest level of advocacy and support to help you achieve your dream of living and working legally in the United States. Serving clients throughout Collin, Dallas and Denton counties and all of the surrounding areas, I have years of experience in many areas of immigration...

  • The Law Office of Rosa Maria Berdeja focuses on immigration law matters including family based immigration, removal defense, deferred action for childhood arrivals, naturalization, and visas under the Violence Against Women Act....

  • The law firm of Bailey & Galyen is a nationwide law firm based in Texas. At our Grand Prairie, Texas, office the practice focus is on bankruptcy and family law. In these times, more people are turning to Chapter 7 and Chapter 13 than ever before. Declaring bankruptcy is losing its stigma. Divorce, medical bills and unemployment have caused thousands to seek debt relief. If you are having trouble...

  • The law firm of Bailey & Galyen is a nationwide law firm based in Texas. At their Fort Worth family law offices, the focus is on effecting equitable divorces and agreements on custody, visitation and financial support that are in the children's best interests. A Bailey & Galyen attorney can educate you about the requirements of the law and will be on the lookout for your best interests. If you...

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.