Immigration is a very confusing area of the law. Many people applying for any type of naturalization, immigration, or visa know very little about the process. Our firm is able to assist you with your immigration issues and our lawyers have the experience you need. We can explain the process step-by-step and we work with you to provide the correct paperwork to the correct agency.
What is Naturalization?
Naturalization is a legal process which allows a person to become a United States Citizen. The Naturalization process includes fingerprinting, paperwork, an interview, and a test. Our firm will assist you in every single step of the process. We will complete all of your paperwork. We will attend the interview with you and make sure you are prepared. We will also provide review questions to help you study for the Citizenship test. Our favorite part is attending the swearing in ceremony with our clients.
What is a Visa?
A visa is a document provided by the United States that allows someone who is not a citizen of the United States to come here temporarily. People can be granted visas to come and visit (tourist visas), to come and study in the United States (student visas), or to come and work in the United States (work visas). The requirements for visas depend on the type of visa you are requesting. Additionally, the country in which someone lives in also plays an important role regarding the number of visas that are given out each year and what restrictions there may be on a visa.
The United States does not require a visa for all people travelling to the United States. Most citizens of the following countries belong to the United States Waiver program. This means that you may travel to the United States for a short visit without a visa.
- Czech Republic
- New Zealand
- San Marino
- South Korea
- United Kingdom
Citizens of Canada and Bermuda generally do not need visas for tourism and visits.
What is Human Trafficking?
Human trafficking is a modern-day form of slavery involving the illegal trade of people for exploitation or commercial gain. Many victims do not come forward to seek help because of language barriers, fear of the police, and/or fear of the traffickers. Traffickers use force, fraud, or coercion to lure their victims and force them into labor or commercial sexual exploitation. Many of the victims are foreign and this makes them vulnerable to traffickers because the victims are far away from their family, they have little to no money, they have no one to turn to or help them, and they have nowhere to go. Our firm passionately assists victims of human trafficking. We are able to explain the process and discuss what your options are for either remaining in the United States or returning to your country of citizenship.
Do I need an attorney to represent me in my immigration case?
Each person filing an immigration petition has a right to represent him or herself; however, the use of an attorney is strongly recommended. Using an experienced attorney provides you with someone who is familiar with the language, the process, and the requirements as set forth by the government. Ignorance of the law may cost an individual far more than an attorney’s fee. Our firm has successfully assisted clients in naturalization, visas, and human trafficking petitions.