Immigration FAQs

Much of the stress that comes from immigration law issues is the result of simply not knowing the processes involved. At Immigration Law Office in Chicago, Illinois, we take the time to educate the people we work with. We answer every question. Here are some answers to frequently asked questions that may help you get started:

Do I Need A Lawyer To Handle My Immigration Law Issue?

Immigration law issues are extremely complex. If you venture into this territory on your own and you are not familiar with all the rules, processes and red tape, you could end up making mistakes that cost you time and money. In the worst-case scenario, these mistakes could prevent you from ultimately achieving your immigration goal. By working with a lawyer experienced in immigration law, you can avoid mistakes and position yourself for success.

How Much Does An Immigration Law Attorney Cost?

Rates may vary a great deal. At our law firm, we take pride in being value-driven. We recognize that you may have a budget, and we take the appropriate steps to work within it. In most cases, there are matters that you can handle on your own. Instead of billing you for those, we will provide you guidance and let you take care of them. We will focus on the most complex issues, ultimately leading to a reduced bill for you.

How Long Does It Take To Get A U.S. Visa?

While nonimmigrant visas may be issued in weeks or months, most immigrant visas take much longer. The exact duration will depend on the type of visa you are looking for, as well as a variety of other factors. One way that you can reduce the time it takes to get a visa is to work with a lawyer who can make certain that you follow the correct steps and provide all required information from the very start to avoid delays.

What Steps Do I Need To Take To Become A U.S. Citizen?

Legal permanent residents become citizens of the United States through a process referred to as naturalization. You must meet all eligibility requirements, including those pertaining to continuing residency in the U.S. You must also attend a naturalization interview and pass two tests: an English test and a civics test. An attorney can prepare you for the tests and the interview, and guide you through all aspects of the naturalization process.

Can I Stop A Deportation Proceeding?

The removal process may be stopped in some circumstances. Whether or not an immigrant who is up for removal will remain in the country will depend on the reason for removal. Is it a criminal conviction? Could that conviction be overcome through expungement or a waiver? We are well-versed in all options for fighting deportation, including various waivers, asylum and more. We can provide both criminal defense and removal defense.

Who Is Eligible For A Waiver?

There are several types of waivers. Among the most common are the waiver for unlawful presence and the waiver for criminal conduct. While eligibility requirements vary based on type of waiver, one factor that plays an important role is your ties to your community. We can educate you on how to position yourself for success in obtaining a waiver.

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