Immigration Matters We Handle in Philadelphia
At Maney | Gordon | Zeller, P.A., our immigration attorneys can help with any matters involving nationality law.
Listed below are some of the common cases we handle:
The prospect of removal can be terrifying for documented and undocumented immigrants alike. If you’ve received a notice of removal, make sure you have an experienced attorney who can help defend your right to stay in the United States. Our immigration lawyers can argue for you in court and help you request relief from removal.
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Immigrants can become U.S. citizens if they either complete a process known as naturalization or if they qualify through parents who are U.S. citizens. Our attorneys can help you figure out which option might fit your case and aid your petition for either the application for naturalization (Form N-400) or the application for certificate of citizenship (Form N-600). We can also help you complete all other necessary steps.
There are many different types of immigrant visas that people might be eligible for. Our immigration attorneys help people apply for visas when they are fiancé(e)s, employees who have been offered jobs in the United States, families of employees, and other individuals. In order to qualify for a visa, a U.S. citizen must sponsor you. Visas also only allow you to stay for a predetermined period of time, after which you can petition for an extension. To learn more about immigrant and non-immigrant visas, call us today.
Learn More about Visas
- Business and investor visa
- Work visa
- Family visa
- Permanent residence visa
- Student visa
- Additional types of visas
A Green Card gives an immigrant permanent resident status. In order to qualify, however, you must either have family in the United States, be employed in the country, be a refugee or applicant for asylum, or be a person who “wins” a Green Card in a lottery. Green Card holders have many of the same rights and privileges as U.S. citizens do.
Visiting the United States
If you just want to visit the United States, you will need to file for a non-immigrant visa. Different visas meet specific needs, such as visas for tourism, study abroad programs, and foreign business investors.
One of the ways a person becomes a U.S. citizen is through naturalization. In order to apply for this, you must follow the rules set forth in the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA). To begin the process, you will have to fill out and submit Form N-400, the application for naturalization. After filing, you will have to pass a naturalization test. You might be able to qualify for citizenship by naturalization if you have been a permanent resident for at least five years, are able to read, write, and speak English, and meet other requirements that can be explained by a Philadelphia immigration lawyer at our firm.
Are you or someone you love going through a complex immigration matter? Call Maney | Gordon | Zeller, P.A. at (215) 515-7132 today.