Sunnyvale Immigration Law

Immigration Lawyer in Sunnyvale

Over Two Decades of Legal Experience

Many will try to tell you that immigration is an impossible task because of the associated legal hurdles, financial costs, and time requirements. But at the Law Offices of Timothy D. Widman, we have helped countless individuals and families achieve their immigration goals in an efficient manner.

At our firm, our Sunnyvale immigration lawyer is deeply committed to providing our clients with the individualized experience of a small law firm. We offer this experience alongside the power and extensive resources of a larger law firm.

To learn more about how our Sunnyvale immigration lawyer can assist you, call (408) 780-1684 today.

Handling Business- and Employment-Based Immigration

Historically referred to as the Land of Opportunity, the U.S. has a host of programs that open doors to foreign nationals with skills that benefit American employers. If you are an employee looking to work in the U.S., or you are a U.S. employer who needs to hire outside of the country, you have a wide variety of options, and we will help you determine which option will work best for your situation.

Here are just a few business-related visa cases we handle on a regular basis:

  • H-1B for specialty workers
  • L-1 for manager/executive transferees
  • O-1 or EB-2 for those with exceptional/extraordinary abilities
  • EB-1 for priority workers
  • EB-3 for skilled workers/professionals
  • EB-4 for certain special immigrants
  • EB-5 or E-1/E-2 for investors
  • TN NAFTA Professional for certain workers with prearranged business activities

Typically, your employer or collaborating companies will be involved in this process. No matter your unique circumstances, we will consider your short- and long-term goals before recommending the most appropriate path for you.

Assisting With Family-Based Immigration

Many of the immigrants in the U.S. have yet to reunite with their families. Fortunately, our country offers a few sponsorship methods you can use to come to the U.S. or bring your family. Typically, this involves an adjustment of status (i.e. obtaining permanent residency, or a green card).

Essentially, a lawful permanent resident or citizen of the U.S. can sponsor a relative, so long as they can prove they have the resources to support the sponsored immigrant.

The Immigration and Nationality Act provides two main categories of family-based visas:

  • Immediate Relative Immigrant Visas for spouses, adopted orphans, unmarried children under 21, and parents if the sponsor is 21 or older. Sponsors for these visas can only be U.S. citizens.
  • Family Preference Immigrant Visas for non-immediate family relatives. Depending on the type of relative, sponsors can be citizens or permanent residents. These visas, however, are limited.

Other Types of Immigration Cases

If you are already a permanent resident, you have the opportunity to apply for citizenship. This is an extensive process that takes time and commitment, but we look forward to serving and representing you every step of the way.

If you cannot achieve the immigration status you need through a family member or employer, you still have options. If, for example, you came to the U.S. to escape violence, warfare, or persecution, you could qualify for asylum. You could also apply for a waiver if you are here unlawfully due to extreme hardship.

Benefits of Hiring an Immigration Attorney in CA

Some benefits of hiring an immigration attorney in California include: 

  • Faster Processing Times: Immigration lawyers can potentially expedite the processing of immigration applications, leading to quicker outcomes for individuals seeking visas or residency in the U.S. 
  • Expertise in Navigating Complexities: An immigration attorney specialized in employment-based immigration possesses the expertise to navigate the complexities of these cases effectively, providing insight and guidance through the legal processes 
  • Error Avoidance and Experience: Immigration attorneys can help applicants avoid costly mistakes, leverage their experience in immigration matters, and adeptly handle permits and regulations, ensuring a smoother application process 
  • Assistance with Paperwork and Permits: Immigration attorneys offer assurances that paperwork is accurately completed, assist in obtaining permits, present various immigration options, and draw from their experience in handling similar cases to guide clients effectively 
  • Knowledge of Local Laws and Processes: Immigration lawyers in California possess in-depth knowledge of state-specific immigration laws and procedures, such as work permits, marriage licenses, and citizenship applications, which can streamline the immigration process for clients.

These benefits highlight the valuable assistance and expertise that immigration attorneys can provide to individuals navigating the complex legal landscape of immigration in California.

Immigration Takes Time—Contact Us Today

Because so many people apply each year to live or work in the United States, wait times for some processes can be months or even years. The sooner you get started, the sooner you can accomplish your immigration goals, and the Law Offices of Timothy D. Widman is more than prepared to help make this process as painless as possible.

Begin with an initial consultation or call us directly at (408) 780-1684 today.

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