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Immigration Lawyer in Skokie, Illinois
Every day thousands of people embark on a journey to the United States. Whether you are seeking a fresh start, family unification or business opportunities, our experienced immigration attorneys are here to help. Our founding attorney, Alen Takhsh, continues to provide unparalleled legal services to a variety of hopeful immigrants, including students, investors, and those who find themselves in removal proceedings. Choose the immigration attorneys Skokie IL residents trust. However small or complex your case may be, you can rely on our experience and legal acumen to help you realize your American Dream.
WHY CHOOSE US?
When you entrust your immigration case with our firm, can you expect:
- Flexible Appointments with our Principal Attorney
24/7 Phone Availability for Help with Urgent Legal Needs
- Comprehensive Guidance Throughout the Complexities of Cases
- Multilingual Services for Assyrian, Arabic, Farsi, German and Spanish Speakers
Whether you are looking to immigrate to the U.S., obtain lawful permanent residence or defend yourself in removal proceedings, it is imperative to have the benefit of an experienced and proven legal advocate. You have to feel and know that you have entrusted your future to good hands. Our principal attorney, Alen Takhsh, has an astute understanding of the immigration process, because he himself is a product of a rich journey en route to America. His first-hand experience, coupled with the firm’s proven and successful track record, has helped countless clients across the proverbial finish line. Our clients’ trust has earned us the Client’s Choice Award for Immigration Law by AVVO in 2016 and 2017 and the coveted Super Lawyers designation for Atty. Takhsh by Thomson Reuters.
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The immigration process can be complicated, confusing, and at times frustrating. Rest assured, however, that we will strive to be with you every step of the way. We pride ourselves on fighting the good fight on behalf of our clients, and we look forward to doing just that for you.
Skokie, IL IMMIGRATION Law firm
As U.S. immigration laws constantly evolve, our immigration attorneys keep up with the latest developments to offer you creative legal solutions. At Takhsh Law, P.C., we provide compassionate and in-depth legal representation to those who need assistance with immigration laws. We handle all types of immigration cases in Skokie, IL from spousal visas to applying for naturalization.
Adjustment of Status Based on Marriage
A foreign national married to a U.S. citizen or lawful permanent resident may qualify for an immigrant visa or Green Card based on marriage. For unmarried nationals, the first step to gaining entry into the U.S. is to receive approval for a K-1 or K-3 fiancée visa. Applicants can then apply for an adjustment of status (AOS) for a Green Card through marriage.
An applicant must submit documentation and records to the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) proving the legitimacy of the marital relationship. A marriage-based immigration attorney in Skokie can help you navigate the complex immigration system to apply for permanent residency.
Asylum and Withholding of Removal
The U.S. allows asylum seekers to enter or stay if they face persecution or risk of serious harm in their home country. Those who remain ineligible for asylum may seek aid through the withholding of removal process, which allows people to stay and work without legal residency. Our law firm focuses on helping immigrants seeking asylum stay safe.
An asylum application needs truthful and accurate information to minimize the chances of facing any future removal proceedings. An experienced immigration attorney in Skokie can assist you with the asylum application process to maximize your chances of entry.
A foreign national can only apply for an E-1 visa if their country has a treaty with the U.S. The visa is available to wealthy individuals who want to start a business, practice, or office in the U.S. An E-2 visa does not grant permanent residency but allows an employer to extend the visa indefinitely.
We recommend investors with at least $100,000 to apply for an E-2 visa. Since applications require approval from the U.S. Consulate, the process can take two weeks to four months. Our skilled immigration attorneys in Skokie, IL will guide you through the E-2 visa application process to help you start a new business in the U.S.
F-1 Visa for Academic Students
An F-1 visa allows international students to enter the U.S. and continue their studies at an accredited university. Applying for a student visa requires meeting certain stipulations, including English proficiency, proof of funds, valid enrollment, etc. Our law firm has helped many clients successfully receive student visa approvals.
If you’re considering coming to the U.S. to study, our student visa immigration attorneys in Skokie, IL can explain the process of applying for an F-1 visa. We offer guidance through the entire process until you arrive in the U.S. and start your educational journey.
Family-based Immigration Including Immediate Relative Petitions
U.S. citizens or lawful permanent residents can file a petition for non-citizen family members to gain lawful permanent residency through family-based immigration. A U.S. citizen’s immediate relatives include their spouse, parents, unmarried children younger than 21, and adopted orphans. The USCIS provides immediate relatives visa priority with an average approval time of one year.
A family-based immigration attorney in Skokie, Illinois can assist you with the necessary paperwork and applications to bring family members back to the U.S. We can also file for family preference immigrant visas for more distant relatives.
K-1 and K-2 Visa for Fiancées and Spouses
The K-1 visa is for people who want to marry a U.S. citizen, while the K-3 visa allows married couples to live together while waiting for approval. Upon issuance of a K-1 visa, the fiancée’s foreign national visa is valid for six months, and the visa allows one entry into the U.S. The wedding must take place within 90 days.
Our K-1 and K-3 visa attorneys in Skokie, IL will fill out the application and collect documentation to apply for a fiancée visa. After marriage, we can help you apply for an adjustment status to make your new spouse a permanent resident.
Naturalization and Citizenship
Individuals who meet the requirements of the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA) can receive U.S. citizenship by completing the naturalization process. Applicants must have a lawful permanent resident status for five or three years if married to a U.S. citizen. Those born abroad to a U.S. citizen parent or have served in the U.S. military also qualify.
Allow an experienced immigration attorney in Skokie, Illinois to work with you through the lengthy citizenship process. All applicants must pass two naturalization tests. We will prepare you for the personal interview and complete the naturalization application with the supporting documents.
Removal and deportation cases in Skokie rank high as complicated immigration matters. Did you discover a mistake in your visa application, enter the country illegally, or have an expired Green Card? Regardless, individuals have the right to an attorney for removal proceedings set by the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE).
It’s common for immigrants to appear before a judge in immigration court for removal or deportation. If you have any arguments to make on your behalf, consider hiring a knowledgeable immigration attorney to present them persuasively. We can offer legal advice and will work hard to represent you to prevent deportation.
Renewal or Replacement of Green Card
To reside and work in the U.S., you must always have a valid Green Card with up-to-date information. You must apply for a replacement if the card has incorrect information or you have made biographic changes, such as a name change. Our law firm can help you apply for a replacement card based on theft, damage, or loss.
Green cards require a renewal every ten years. Whether you’re a conditional permanent resident, a resident of another country, or have an expired Green Card, we can help. Our professional immigration attorneys in Skokie, Illinois will walk you through applying for a renewal or new Green Card.
Takhsh Law, P.C. serves clients throughout Illinois, including: Arlington Heights, IL | Buffalo Grove, IL | Des Plaines, IL | Evanston, IL | Edgewater, IL | Glendale Heights, IL | Glenview, IL | Hoffman Estates, IL | Lincolnwood, IL | Morton Grove, IL | Mount Prospect, IL | Niles, IL | Northbrook, IL | Palatine, IL | Rogers Park, IL | Schaumburg, IL | Skokie, IL | Streamwood, IL | West Ridge, IL | Wilmette, IL | |Waukegan, IL | Wheeling, IL
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