Top Woodruff Immigration Lawyers - Arizona

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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    3850 E. Baseline Road,Suite 111 Mesa AZ 85206 33.379593 -111.749435

    Trying to handle an estate planning or asset protection issue alone can be confusing and even overwhelming. At the Brown Naegle Crider & Jensen in Mesa, Arizona, we take the burden off clients through providing counsel and support. Our attorneys know how the state and federal laws apply to these issues and can work with clients to customize a strategy for moving forward. Having decades of...

  • 101 W. Main St. Mesa AZ 85201 33.4147 -111.83438

    Located in Mesa, Arizona, Branham Law Offices, P.C., offers a full range of services aimed at protecting the rights and entitlements of its clients. Serving residents in Maricopa and Pinal counties as well as throughout Arizona, the law firm provides high-quality, professional representation in the following practice areas: Personal injury Motor vehicle accidents Family law Immigration Criminal...

  • 6991 E. Camelback Rd.,Suite D300 Scottsdale AZ 85251 33.50142 -111.93141

    At Baybik Law Group in Scottsdale, Arizona, our goal is to assist people throughout the United States and abroad with their immigration matters and to make their immigration dreams a reality. Making Immigration Easier Immigration doesn’t have to be difficult. With the help of Attorney Erena Baybik, you can have the peace of mind that comes with knowing your case is in good hands. We...

  • 2999 N. 44th St.,Suite 130 Phoenix AZ 85018 33.482437 -111.986336

    When you need experienced representation for a business, real estate or other legal matter, do not hesitate to schedule a consultation with an attorney at Munger Chadwick. Our lawyers are available to discuss your matter at length at our Phoenix office or by other means if travel is not possible. Global Knowhow — Personal Care With the benefit of more than 40 years of service, the lawyers at...

  • 3100 West Ray Road,Suite 201 Chandler AZ 85226 33.320854 -111.89566

    Located in Chandler, Arizona, the law office of Landerholm Immigration, A.P.C., is here to help you and your family with all of the serious and pressing legal issues you have that are affecting your immigration status. With a primary focus on deportation defense, we can help you assert your rights, preserve your liberties and obtain the most favorable outcome possible for your situation. In...

  • 531 E. Thomas Rd.,Suite 101 Phoenix AZ 85012 33.479862 -112.066

    Welcome to the Website of Coughlon Law Firm, PLLC., Immigration Lawyer in Phoenix, Arizona. We appreciate you taking the time to visit. We hope that you will find this website interesting and informative. If you need help with your immigration case, we would consider it a privilege to have the opportunity to speak with you. Over the years, we have helped many immigrants from all walks of life, and...

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    5119 North 19th Ave.,Suite K Phoenix AZ 85015 33.5122 -112.09938

    Clifford Levenson, Attorney at Law, is located in Phoenix, Arizona. He and his law firm focus on criminal defense, family law, personal injury, immigration issues and bankruptcy, all of which types of issues often create life-changing circumstances for his clients facing them. Attorney Levenson prides himself on providing people in the Phoenix metroplex, especially those who feel they have no...

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.