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Immigration Law

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Immigration Law Firm in San Jose

Get 20+ Years of Experience Behind Your Case

Timothy D. Widman is committed to providing our clients with the best immigration representation in Silicon Valley. Our immigration attorney, Mr. Widman, has over two decades of experience in immigration law and has helped thousands of clients solve their immigration issues. Attorney Widman has a complete understanding of all immigration laws and can supply you with the direction and advice you need.

Our firm provides comprehensive representation to corporations in all immigration matters, acknowledging immigrants with required skills and reunifying families.

So, suppose you need to apply for permanent residency (green card), file for asylum, or need Immigration Court protection and fight deportation. In that case, the Law Office of Timothy D. Widman are here for you.

Navigating the Complexities of Immigration Law

Immigrating to a new country can be a complex and overwhelming process. At Law Office of Timothy D. Widman, we understand the challenges you may face and are here to provide you with invaluable immigration counsel in Cupertino, CA.

With over 20 years of experience in immigration law, our team of skilled attorneys has successfully handled a wide range of immigration cases. Whether you are seeking family-based immigration services, employment-based nonimmigrant visas, or naturalization and citizenship, we have the knowledge and expertise to guide you through the entire process.

Our immigration services include:

When you choose our firm, you can trust that your case will be handled with the utmost care and attention to detail. We are dedicated to providing personalized and tailored solutions to meet your specific immigration needs.

Don't navigate the complexities of immigration law alone. Schedule your consultation with Law Office of Timothy D. Widman and let us help you achieve your immigration goals.

You will not find a more dedicated attorney than at the Law Office of Timothy D. Widman. Mr. Widman's legal experience is coupled with a work ethic that doesn't stop until your case is resolved successfully. Contact him for assistance by dialing (408) 780-1684.

Marriage-Based Immigration

In addition to corporate immigration, the firm handles a substantial number of individual cases for non-employer sponsored immigration benefits. These include immigration to the United States through marriage, typically involving a U.S. citizen sponsoring his or her fiancee for a K-1 visa, then marrying within 90 days of the fiancee’s entry to the United States on the K-1 visa and thereafter applying for adjustment of status; or where the couple have already married, filing an I-130 petition, either separately or concurrently with an application for adjustment of status, depending on whether the non-citizen spouse is already residing in the United States or is living abroad, to establish the family relationship.

In some cases, the immigrating spouse will need a waiver of inadmissibility due to prior immigration violations or certain crimes. The firm will work closely with the client to build a case showing that the U.S. citizen petitioner meets the extreme hardship test for approval of an I-601A unlawful presence inadmissibility waiver or I-601 waiver of other grounds inadmissibility.

In marriage-based cases where the spouse receives a two-year conditional resident card, because the marriage was less than 2 years old at the time of adjustment of status, the firm can help the spouse and U.S. citizen petitioner file a joint petition to remove the conditions on residence, or in cases where the marriage no longer survives, a petition by the non-citizen spouse requesting USCIS to approve a waiver of the joint filing requirement based on a bona fide marriage or other grounds.

Other Family-Based Immigration and NVC Processing

In non-marriage cases, The Law Office of Timothy D. Widman routinely assists U.S. citizen clients in filing I-130 immediate relative petitions on behalf of their parent or child, for purposes of obtaining legal resident status in the United States.

The firm provides assistance with the green card process when the immediate relative is located outside the United States, through the submission of paperwork to National Visa Center (NVC), who will process an immigrant visa application and schedule the family member for an interview at a U.S. Embassy or Consulate abroad.

Naturalization and Citizenship

A large number of returning clients seek help from Attorney Widman with applying for U.S. citizenship through a process called naturalization, which generally requires the applicant to have been a lawful permanent resident for at least 5 years and demonstrate good moral character. The Law Office of Timothy D. Widman can guide clients through the citizenship process, from filing the naturalization application with USCIS to accompanying these clients to their naturalization examination and interview at the local USCIS office.

We welcome clients from all across Santa Clara County and surrounding areas, including San Jose, Mountain View, Sunnyvale, Palo Alto, Santa Clara, Milpitas, and Fremont.

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    Employment-Based Nonimmigrant Visas


    The firm’s practice focuses on assisting companies to petition for nonimmigrant classification, or work visas, on behalf of employees, permitting them to be admitted to the United States for a specific purpose — such as H-1B specialty occupation workers or L-1 intracompany business transfers — and for a temporary period of time, thereby obtaining lawful status authorizing residence and employment.

    Attorney Widman also provides strategic counsel to his corporate clients when their employees wish to immigrate to the United States before the expiration of the employee’s nonimmigrant status, through a multi-step process involving one or more federal agencies, including Department of Labor (DOL) and U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), culminating in the employee being admitted for lawful permanent residence, i.e., receiving a green card.

    PERM Labor Certifications and Green Cards

    The  represents employers in PERM filings which request DOL to certify that no U.S. worker is available for the employee’s position. Once DOL has approved the labor certification, Attorney Widman will assist the employer with the next step of filing the I-140 immigrant visa petition with USCIS, to establish that the employee qualifies for an immigrant visa based on the company’s offer of employment.

    Attorney Widman has also successfully filed I-140 petitions for clients where no DOL certification was required, because the employee is eligible to immigrate under an employment preference category which does not require the employer to conduct a test of the U.S. labor market (e.g., EB-1 Multinational Manager or Executive, EB-1 Outstanding Researcher, EB-1 Person of Extraordinary Ability, or EB-2 National Interest Waiver).

    At the last step, the firm handles adjustment of status applications for individuals already residing in the United States, by direct filing of an I-485 application with USCIS, and attending the adjustment of status interview with the employee at the local USCIS office, with the objective of converting the employee’s nonimmigrant status to that of a lawful permanent resident. The firm can file concurrent I-140 petitions and I-485 adjustment of status applications for those employees whose priority dates are current and who need an EAD.

    Providing Invaluable Immigration Counsel in San Jose

    Attorney Widman is available to represent you and serve as a resource to you as you pursue citizenship. He has represented individuals, families, businesses, tech startups, as well as large corporations who are in need of immigration counsel. He can collaborate with HR staff and help businesses achieve their staffing needs with the best and brightest across the globe. Whatever your immigration goals are, he is ready to serve you.

    Commonly Asked Questions

    What types of work visas can the Law Offices of Timothy D. Widman help with?

    The firm can assist with petitions for nonimmigrant classification, such as H-1B specialty occupation workers or L-1 intracompany business transfers, permitting employees to be admitted to the U.S. for a temporary period of time.

    What is a PERM labor certification, and how does it relate to green cards?

    A PERM certification is a request to the DOL to certify that no U.S. worker is available for a particular position. Once approved, the firm can assist with filing an I-140 petition and adjustment of status applications to establish eligibility for an immigrant visa.

    Can the Law Offices of Timothy D. Widman assist with immigration for individuals and families?

    Yes, Attorney Widman has experience representing individuals and families in immigration matters as well as businesses and corporations.

    What is the role of the Department of Labor and USCIS in the immigration process?

    The DOL certifies that no U.S. worker is available for a particular position, while USCIS handles the filing of petitions and adjustment of status applications for immigration.

    Schedule Your Consultation Today!

    Since being admitted to the California Bar in 1997, Attorney Widman has filed thousands of immigration petitions and applications for corporate and individual clients in business immigration, family immigration, and citizenship matters. He has an A+ rating with the BBB® and he is actively involved in several different memberships, including the American Immigration Lawyers Association and the Santa Clara County Bar Association.

    Your future begins the moment you call Attorney Widmanget in touch with a San Jose immigration attorney today!

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