Do you need an experienced Immigration Lawyer in Portland Oregon?
Are you looking for a Portland Oregon Immigration Lawyer?
When searching for the best Portland Immigration Lawyer, look no further than attorney Mario Musil. Mr. Musil has over 10 years of experience of dealing with immigration issues, helping create new families, reunite old ones and keep together existing ones.
An experienced Portland Oregon Immigration Lawyer can assist you will all reas of immigration law including: Marriage Visas, Green Cards, US Citizenship, Fiance Visas, Deportation Defense, Business Visas, Employment Visas and More.
Immigration Law is one of the most complex areas of law, second to maybe US Tax laws. The rules and laws change sometimes on a weekly basis and keeping up with the changes is essential to a successful immigration application. Attorney Mario Musil keeps himself updated with daily changes so that you do not have to stress about the successful outcome of your case.
An Experienced Portland Immigration Lawyer
With the experience of assisting hundreds upon hundreds of clients and filing thousands of applications over a span of more than 10 years, Portland Immigration Attorney Mario Musil has the knowhow and the experience to deal with complex cases and to avoid issues that cause problems for immigrants. Feel free to call attorney Mario Musil with any questions related to immigration.
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Portland Family Immigration Attorney
A Portland Immigration Lawyer can assist you in reuniting your family or helping you create a new one. When it comes to family based immigration, clients in Portland have many different options. For example, petitioners may apply for their immediate family members through Fiance Visas, Spousal Visas, visas for children and visas for parents.
If the applicants are not already in the United States, the process begins with the filing of an application with USCIS, normally the form I 129F for the Fiance Visa or the Form I 130 for spouses, children and parents. Once the initial application is approved at the USCIS level, the case is then transferred to the National Visa Center, or the NVC. This is where your immigration lawyer will assist you with the next leg of processing that includes another set of applications and document submissions. Dealing with the NVC can often be unintuitive and stressful and having an immigration lawyer can be a great deal of help during this step. Once the documents and applications are approved at this stage, the case is deemed Documentarily Qualified. The case is then sent to the embassy for interview and medical exam scheduling. After the interview, the applicant receives a visa and may enter the United States.
If the applicants are already in the USA, they may be eligible to go through a process called Adjustment of Status. Adjustment of Status, allows most applicants to remain in the United States while their application is in processing. Your immigration lawyer can also help your family apply for a work (Employment Authorization Document ) and travel permit while they wait for their green card. This permit allows applicants to obtain their social security number and to become employed. The travel permit allows them to leave the country and return during the application process, without abandoning their adjustment of status application.
For most of the immediate relative categories, the process normally takes between 6-18 months depending on case volumes and the complexity of the case, with most petitions taking about a year to complete. There are no limits on the number of green cards that can be issued to immediate relatives of U.S. citizens.
When it comes to non-immediate relatives – brothers, sisters, adult children, the process can take significantly longer as there is a numerical limit on these relatives based on a preferential category as outlined below:
- Family first preference. Unmarried people, any age, who have at least one U.S. citizen parent.
- Family second preference. 2A: Spouses of green card holders and unmarried children under age 21; 2B: unmarried sons and daughters (who are over age 21) of green card holders.
- Family third preference. Married people, of any age, who have at least one U.S. citizen parent.
- Family fourth preference. Sisters and brothers of U.S. citizens where the citizen is over 21 years old.
The processing times and waiting periods for these relatives can be reviewed on the State Department’s Visa Bulletin Page.
If your relative is getting a green card as a preference relative and they are married or have unmarried children below the age of 21, their spouse and children can get green cards as accompanying relatives by proving their family relationship and filling out some applications of their own—it takes only one Form I-130 visa petition to start the process. If, however, they qualify as an immediate relative, they cannot. Ordinarily, this doesn’t cause problems—for example, a U.S. citizen petitioning his or her spouse can simply file separate visa petitions for each child (on Form I-130) so that they don’t have to ride on their parent’s visa application.
There are also other types of family-related immigration petitions that a Portland Immigration Attorney can assist you with. For example, abused spouses of US Citizens may be eligible to self petition for a green card, as well as the widows and widowers of US Citizens.
If you would like to explore whether you or your relative qualify for a green card, schedule a free initial consultation with us today!
Many Satisfied Immigrant Clients:
Check out just some of the reviews from our past clients:
I real can't thank him enough... I hired the Musil Law Firm for charges of battery placed on me by the state of Fl on October... read moreMarcus3/24/2014
Mr. Musil is simply great at what he does and I wish him much success in his career. He’s very... read moreMaria B3/15/2016
Work Permit and Green Card Mario guided us through my husband's Green Card application and walked us through every step. He accompanied my husband to... read moreJill7/27/2016
Immigration Perfection Attorney Musil advised us at the very first meeting what timetable to expect and what documents/information would be needed. He... read moreEdward10/19/2017
God sent We want to thank you for your diligent, hard work in this lengthy process of immigration, where it's easy for... read moreMonday4/02/2019
Great Immigration Lawyer - would hire again Mr. Musil really takes his work seriously, is dedicated to help, and went well beyond what I expected in our... read moreAnne9/15/2015
Mario did a wonderful job in my petition to become a US Citizen he handled all the paperwork required and... read moreBarry Johnson11/15/2019
Awesome Attorney!!! Mr Musil had faith in me when no one else did. He helped me get into the diversion program for... read moreStephanie7/12/2012
VOP My son had a VOP charge and Attorney Mario took the case and kept both my son and I constantly... read moreAnonymously7/09/2012
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Portland Oregon Immigration Lawyer FAQs
Yes, our immigration lawyer offers free initial consultations to determine your particular situation, answer your questions and help devise a strategy to assist you with your immigration goals.
Our fees are set on a Flat Fee Basis for the vast majority of immigration cases. You can review our pricing on our transparent price list – Immigration Lawyer Fees.
An experienced immigration lawyer will be up-to-date on many of the constant changes in immigration law and help you avoid the common pitfalls that many self-filers fall into. For example, improper filing can cause delays in the petition process as well as denials and even bans. Having an immigration lawyer assist you, will help minimize the chances of denials or delays.
One of the common questions is, who is the best immigration lawyer or how do I find the best immigration lawyer near me. The simple answer is that it depends on the case and the client. An immigration lawyer should be competent and diligent, but should also be personable and be able to develop a good relationship with his clients. One way to determine this, is to look at the immigration attorney’s prior client reviews. You can view ours on many websites such as avvo.com or google.com.
Immigration Lawyer Near Me
Is it important to find the Best Immigration Lawyer Near Me? The reality is, that for the vast majority of cases, it is not required to have a local immigration lawyer. Immigration law is Federal Law and the application of it, doesn’t vary too much from state to state. For example, a Portland Immigration lawyer can represent a client in Washington or California. Sometimes, however, clients prefer to meet their lawyer in person and having the best lawyer near you may be preferable. Also a local immigration attorney will be better able to handle deportation defense cases as well as attend immigration interviews in more complex cases. If you are looking for an immigration lawyer near you in the Portland, Oregon metro, we can help!
Immigration Lawyer Free Consultation
One of the more common request we receive is to provide a free initial consultation. Our office believes in free consultations, because quite often we receive calls and inquiries from immigrant clients that either have very limited ways of fixing their situation or have no way of realistically addressing their issues. A quick consultation will give you an idea of what can be done in your situation. More complex cases may require research or a lengthier consultation beyond the initial free one.
Portland Immigration Lawyer Fees
If you are looking to obtain a quote for your immigration needs in Portland Oregon, please check out our Price Chart here : Immigration Lawyer Fees.
Portland Oregon Legal Information:
Portland, Oregon is Oregon’s largest city with an estimated population of 653000 people . It is located in Multnomah County. Although it is not the capital, Portland is essentially the heart and life of Oregon. The city is well known for its cultural wealth, including parks, bike paths, gardens, museums, beer breweries and great restaurants. It is a great place to visit and a wonderful place to live. No wonder many immigrant families chose the Portland Metro as their home in the United States.
Portland Oregon Immigration USCIS Office:
1455 NW Overton Street,
Portland, OR 97209
Portland Oregon Immigration Court House
1220 SW 3rd Avenue,
Portland, OR 97204
Check your Portland Immigration Court Case Status:
To check the status of your removal case at the Portland Immigration Court, you can call the US Immigration Court 800 number at 1-800-898-7180 . When prompted, be sure to provide your Alien number – A number and you will be provided with your next court date as well as your case status.
Portland Oregon Immigration & Customs Enforcement (ICE)
Field Office Location:
1220 SW 3rd Avenue,
Portland, OR, 97204
Phone: (503) 326-2059
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Portland Oregon Points of Interest:
If you are considering immigrating to the United States and Portland Oregon is your ultimate destination, you may be interested in exploring some of the following places of interest in our wonderful city:
4033 Southwest Canyon Road, Portland, Oregon
Portland’s Washington Park contains many tourist attractions, including the famed International Rose Test Garden, a zoo, and museums. The Rose Garden is where many varieties of roses are grown. Roses continue to flower here into autumn and visitors can catch an annual Rose Festival in May and June.
NW 29th Avenue and Upshur Street to Newberry Road, Portland, Oregon
Forest park is home to thousands of acres of forest within the city. It is filled with miles of hiking and walking trails and serves as a natural escape for the bustle and hustle of city life in Portland Oregon.
Oregon Museum of Science and Industry
1945 SE Water Avenue, Portland, Oregon
The OMSI is a wonderful facility that includes a planetarium a Navy Submarine, and hundreds of exhibits for visitors of all ages.