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Looking for an immigration lawyer in Houston, TX? N.S. Law Firm is passionate about finding a solution that best fits your immigration needs. We are prepared to navigate you through every step of the immigration process. Whether your ultimate goal is US citizenship or finding business opportunities, we will provide you with honest and empowering advice. We aim to be your go-to Immigration Lawyer in Houston, TX! We speak fluent Arabic.
In addition to immigration services, N.S. Law Firm is experienced at drafting various types of business agreements, including residential contracts, property or equipment leases, service contracts, non-disclosure agreements, and employment contracts.
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N.S. Law Firm Immigration Services
Assistance with B1 Visa, B2 Visa, Employment Visas, Investor Visas, Student visas, K1 and K3 Visas, L1A and L1B visas, Green Card Applications, USCIS appeals, Deportation Defense, and Citizenship and Naturalization.
ABOUT THE FIRM
Nadine Sheta, Esq.
My name is Nadine Sheta and I am the founder of N.S. Law Firm, PLLC. A highly accomplished immigration attorney, I prepare complex applications and represent individuals in sensitive cases. I am passionate about finding a solution that meets your immigration needs. I take the trust my clients put in me personally and will navigate you step by step through the complexities of the immigration system. I aim to be the most reliable immigration lawyer in Houston, Texas! Fluent in Arabic. Please feel free to contact me at email@example.com or set up a consultation at (713) 909-0752. I’m here for you 24/7.
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Immigration Lawyer in Houston, TX
We offer consultation to certain companies and individuals who seek to retain a law firm but have a number of questions before making a final decision. Our consultation service allows our prospective clients to contact us and understand what legal services we can offer them. This is an opportunity for our prospective clients to learn about their immigration options. If you're looking for an immigration lawyer in Houston, TX, we're the firm for you!
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1. I am a United States Citizen or Lawful Permanent Resident (LPR), which family members may I sponsor for permanent residence?
Not all familial relationships may serve as a basis to apply for permanent residency. Under the Immigration and Naturalization Act, there are two primary categories
(a) immediate relatives and
(b) preference immigrants.
Immediate relatives are not subject to numerical limitations. They include:Spouses of US citizens;
Minor unmarried children (under 21); and
Parents if the petitioner is at least 21 years of age.
Preference immigrants are subject to preference provisions that specify the number of immigrant visas allotted to each of the family preference categories. The category affects the waiting period for each type of immigrant. The categories include:
(1)First Preference: unmarried sons and daughters of US citizens who are 21 yrs of age or older;
(2)Second Preference: spouses or children of LPRs (2A) and unmarried sons and daughters of LPRs (2B);
(3)Third Preference: married sons or daughters of US citizens; and
(4)Fourth Preference: Siblings of US citizens, if the citizens are at least 21 years of age.
If you would like to sponsor a family member, call today at (713) 909-0752 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org to schedule a consultation.
2. I am a Lawful Permanent Resident (LPR) and I stayed outside of the United States longer than 1 year, does that mean I lost my permanent resident status?
Not necessarily. Absence of greater than one year outside the United States breaks the continuous presence requirement for naturalization. In order to reenter the United States, you must apply for a Returning Resident Visa (SB-1) at the local US consulate.
If you know you will be outside of the United States for longer than six months and still plan to apply for naturalization, the best practice would be to file for a re-entry permit and ensure it is granted prior to leaving the country. For more information regarding the requirements of returning to the United States following a one-year absence, see the link below.
If you plan on leaving the United States for a period of time extending beyond six months and call today at (713) 909-0752 or email at email@example.com to schedule a consultation.
United States Department of State: https://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/us-visas/immigrate/returning-resident.html
This one is complicated. Each situation is unique depending on the reason for the divorce and date of separation and divorce. First and foremost, the applicant will always have to prove they entered into a bonafide marriage prior to applying for naturalization. Depending on whether the application for adjustment of status was approved, it could affect the applicant’s ability to naturalize. If an applicant in still within the conditional permanent resident status stage, the applicant will still need to file an I-751 joint petition to remove the conditions on residency within a specific time period. The joint requirement may be waived as long as the applicant can show they were not at fault for failing to file a joint petition. For more information regarding the divorce and naturalization, call today at (713) 909-0752 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org to schedule a consultation.
4. Will my spouse and I be interviewed together or separately in order to determine the validity of our marriage?
In most cases, spouses are interviewed together in order to determine the validity of their marriage. In certain situations, such as missing documentation, suspicious circumstances, or if beneficiary is subject to a ground of inadmissibility, the USCIS officer may decide to interview the spouses separately. In either case, both individuals will need to be ready and able to answer specific details regarding the relationship. For more information regarding the adjustment of status and interview process, call today at (713) 909-0752 or email at email@example.com to schedule a consultation.