One of the most common ways to get a green card (U.S. permanent residency) is through a family member. Family members of United States Citizens (USCs) and lawful permanent residents (LPRs) may obtain legal permanent residence in the United States. Applying for a green card will also allow you to obtain a work permit (EAD). Generally, someone who wants to apply for a green card must have a petition approved by the USCIS (filed by the USC or LPR) before they can immigrate to the United States.
A citizen of a foreign country who seeks to enter the United States generally must first obtain a U.S. visa. Whether you are coming to study, visit, work, or stay permanently Rumsey Law Firm has the experience to help you navigate the complex immigration system.
Rumsey Law Firm can also handle you Investor's Visa (EB5), which eventually leads to Permanent Residency (a Green Card) in the United States.
If you, or someone you know, are in removal proceedings (deportation) in the Las Vegas Immigration Court, Rumsey Law Firm can assist you with these proceedings. Please contact us to discuss your options.
Diplomatic Visa (A2) to Student Visa (F1): A client came to us having been denied her request to change status from a dependent of a Diplomat to student. This is a complex process that requires getting an endorsement from the U.S. Department of State (DOS) before USCIS will approve the change. The DOS had denied her endorsement and therefore USCIS denied her change request. We first successfully petitioned the DOS to change its mind and endorse our client. We then successfully petitioned USCIS to reopen the case and grant her the benefit she sought. She is now finishing her degree here in the U.S.
Visitor Visa (B2) to Student Visa (F1): A client came to us with a 4-page request for evidence (RFE) from USCIS. He had applied to change his status from visitor to student and USCIS requested a substantial amount of additional evidence, only giving him 30-days to reply. We jumped on it, gathered the requested documents, drafted a 4-page brief carefully answering USCIS' questions, and our client received approval for his change of status.
Visitor Visa (B2) to Business Visa (B1): A client came to us with only a 30-day stay on a visitor visa and wanted to stay longer to attend a few business conferences. We jumped to action to file a change of status application with USCIS, successfully arguing business purpose, ties to his home country and financial support, and our client received approval for 6 months of stay here in the U.S. on B1 status.
Fixed-Fee Basis - We understand the need to know how much you are going to spend on legal services. It's how most of the world typically works. We have designed several of our immigration services on a fixed-fee basis, so you will know exactly what our services will cost you. No worrying about your legal bill racking up over time - know the locked-in price, up front!
Hourly-Fee Basis - Some legal services do not work so well on a fixed-fee basis. For these types of services we charge a reasonable hourly rate. We will estimate the amount of time it would typically take us to complete the services, and we usually come in pretty close to our predictions.
Limited-Scope Services - Sometimes you don't need us to do everything for you. Sometimes all you need is some help with a piece of the puzzle. We offer several Limited-Scope services designed to give you flexibility in how you use our legal services. These types of services are usually fixed-rate services.