It's normal to have plenty of questions for a legal professional, especially considering that most of our clients will be dealing with individualized legal issues for the first time. Below are the most common questions asked, but feel free to call us if you need clarification on anything.
The short answer is YES. You may be able to qualify for 245(i) if you filed an immigration petition on or before April 30, 2001; or a law called "Parole in Place," if you have a family member who has served in the US military; or you may be eligible for a waiver. Contact Us, we will gladly walk you through your options!
In our many years of experience we have come to learn that even the most simple case can quickly turn into a nightmare. Whether the nightmare is because of incompetent/rude government workers, or because of certain hidden or complicated facts is irrelevant. The purpose of having an immigration attorney is that the (a) attorney will know the correct people/agency to contact to receive the answers you need; (b) having an attorney gives you more "power" in the eyes of Immigration; and most importantly (c) when you have a GOOD attorney, that attorney will do the stressing for you, leaving you worry free.
You should remember that although having an attorney may not speed up the case process, the ease in which the case is approved is worth the price.
Processing times will vary, depending on how backed up immigration is, the category you are filing under, and the Immigration Service Center that is adjudicating your file. The best thing to do is to click on this link: Immigration Processing Times, this will give you a general idea of how long your application will take.
It depends. There are many factors to be taken into consideration, including but not limited to:
When you have the answer to the first five questions, call us - we'll be happy to determine whether or not you are eligible for benefits. Remember there are options. You can always try "post-conviction relief," which means that we would open up your previous criminal record and try to amend the charges so that you can receive immigration benefits.
There are many ways that you can stay in the United States after arriving as a visitor. Among them are the following:
The one thing to keep in mind is that you cannot change your status from a visitor to another category without first waiting ninety (90) days from your date of entry. The process of changing your status is complicated and riddled with pitfalls and is best handled by a qualified immigration attorney who can help walk you through the process.
If you need assistance in filing your citizenship paperwork or preparing for the civics test at the interview, call us, we will be happy to help.
i.e. Can my kids go to school and can I work in the USA?
There are multiple programs for investors, each with different benefits:
Investment visas can be tricky, call us, we'll be happy to discuss the ins and outs with you!
Not to worry, our office staff is trained at preparing people of all races and ages on how pass the civics test. For a small fee we offer one on one tutoring, teaching the applicant how to answer interview questions, how to read and write the commonly asked questions, and the required amount of American history. Attorney Sungina J. Vachhani will then accompany the Applicant to the interview, making sure that all goes smoothly. Our office staff speaks Hindi, Gujurati, Urdu and Sindhi. We also have the availability to reach Spanish translators in the event that such is needed.