We have offices in Cleveland, Ohio.
Can your firm represent me in an immigration matter if I am physically located outside the state of Ohio?
Yes. While our attorneys are licensed in Ohio, immigration is governed by federal law. We regularly take cases and can represent clients throughout the United States and around the world.
An authorization issued by a U.S. consulate permitting a person to come to a U.S. port or inspection point to apply to be admitted to the U.S. for the purpose of the particular visa.
A non-immigrant visa allows a foreign national to visit and temporarily remain within the United States for a particular purpose. These include, among others, visitors for pleasure (tourists) college, graduate and medical students, and au pairs.
An immigrant visa is given by a U.S. consulate to an individual after qualifying for permanent residence, usually through employment or family-based visas.
The process of making a person a citizen of the United States who is not born with that status is known as naturalization.
Certain benefits through the Constitution are provided only to U.S. citizens, which include voting, traveling with a passport, and avoiding deportation/removal.
There are certain requirements that must be met in order to become a U.S. citizen, which include:
- 18 Years Old
- Lawfully Admitted
- Five Years Of Continuous Residence Or Legal Permanent Resident (LPR); Three Years If LPR Status Obtained Through Marriage
- Must Be Physically Present In U.S. For Half Of The Time
- 3 Months In Uscis District When Application Filed
- Good Moral Character
- English And Civics Knowledge