FAQ


Why should I hire a lawyer for filing my Immigration case?

In order to have the most success, it is crucial to have someone on your side that can carefully document and plan everything that is needed to get your visa application approved. If there is an issue with your immigration application for agencies such as the U.S. Department of State or the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), we can help represent you. This includes compliance with the U.S. Department of Labor and other key immigration-related departments that might find a conflict with your documentation or visa application.

What happens to my immigration status if I get divorced?

If your immigration was based on a fiancé(e) or marriage visa, then your residency status may be in jeopardy if you later get divorced. One option to consider would be the Remove the Conditions of Residence as a way to maintain permanent residence. We can help you with this.

My visa has expired, what can I do?

If your visa is expired, you must apply to renew your visa.

I am in the United States on a temporary visit and wish to obtain a permanent visa, what can I do?

Many students, families, and  professionals come study and work in the United States on a temporary basis and then desire to stay. This is called change of status. Call our firm and explain your specific situation so we can explore your best options.

I have received a deportation order, is there anything I can do to avoid being deported?

There is an option to reopen an in absentia ( you were not present when the court ordered deportation)  decision or an option motion to reopen due to changed circumstances.

If arrested for a DUI last week but have no documents but must go in front of the judge. Will they find out about my status? Can they deport me? If I don’t go to court what will happen?

A criminal judge is not an immigration judge, thus this judge  cannot deport you. He/she may however inquire into your status to explain that you may have immigration consequences for convictions. If you don’t go to court then a warrant will be issued for your arrest. This would make matters worse.

How do I choose a visa category that works for me?

There are a variety of visa categories. You should pick a visa best suited to your situation. Our website has the visa options. Look through the list and call if you have any questions.

What does it mean if I received a notice to appear before an immigration court?

If you received a notice to appear, this means that you are in removal proceedings. You may, however, be eligible for relief from removal. Your best option would be to find out how to go about the case and avoid being deported. You can call our law office and we can see your specific options.

Which family members can I sponsor for immigration?

In most cases, a citizen of the United States may sponsor family like a mother, father, husband, wife, brother, sister, fiancé, fiancée, or  child for a green card. If you are not a citizen but you are a lawful permanent resident, you can also sponsor family.