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Did you fall in love with someone from another country?  We know starting a new life with someone can be overwhelming, and we do not want the green card process to be another burden.  Our immigration marriage lawyers help people from all over the world get green cards, and we want to share some information with you.

Getting a green card for your loved one so they can live and work in the United States can be a difficult and frustrating process, especially because of the Trump Administration’s “extreme vetting” process.  The current administration has created serious delays in processing times for marriage visas.  Cases that used to take four or five months can now take up to a year or longer.  In light of these delays, you will want to ensure that you have a flawless application to avoid further delays or even denial.  A great immigration marriage attorney can help you get approved as quickly as possible by ensuring that you have a comprehensive and strong marriage visa application.  So even though President Trump has implemented deceptive policies that are making it extremely hard for you to get your loved one a green card, you do not have to worry if you have the right immigration attorneys representing you. 

Do I need a lawyer for a marriage visa? 

We get this question often.  The short answer is no, you do not need a lawyer to get your spouse a green card.  However, an immigration marriage lawyer can make the process smooth and increase your chances of success.  This is important because hiring an immigration lawyer in San Diego for this service is very cheap compared to the costs of delays and denials.  Why is it important to hire an immigration attorney?  Well, for starters, every case is different and scrutinized meticulously under the Trump Administration.  Rejections and denials are becoming more and more commonplace for those who attempt the process without a skilled immigration attorney.  There are lots of forms and documentations involved in the green card process, and a small mistake can cause your application to be significantly delayed, or even worse, denied.  We have the best immigration marriage attorneys who have helped countless clients prevent denials in the past and receive green cards.

What can an immigration marriage lawyer do for you?  Yes, anyone can fill out a few forms.  But obtaining a green card through marriage requires more than that.  An immigration lawyer can help you prove that your marriage is bona fide, meaning that you are not getting married for the green card.  This is a big issue in newer marriages, especially where the couple has not known each other for too long.  To get a green card through marriage, your immigration attorney will help you develop a record that demonstrates your marriage is genuine.  This requires that you work closely with your immigration attorney to have the best case possible. 

Is that all?  No.  Developing the record is half the battle.  In recent years, the government has been issuing more Requests for Evidence and Notices of Intent to Deny.  If the government does investigate your case, you do NOT want to handle the government’s investigation of your case on your own, as an inadequate and unpersuasive response likely will result in a denial.  The best immigration marriage lawyer could help you avoid a Request for Evidence and overcome a potential denial. 

True, while you can save money by trying to apply on your own or through a nonlawyer, the costs of significant delays and a denial heavily outweigh the cost of hiring a knowledgeable immigration marriage attorney from the beginning.  A denial will result in you having to pay the government twice, and these costs will be more than the cost of hiring an immigration marriage lawyer who can get you an approval the first time.  In addition to saving money, hiring an immigration lawyer will save you significant time, which is priceless for those seeking to immigrate quickly.

Our immigration marriage lawyers have helped clients obtain green cards and overcome allegations of marriage fraud.  Santos Khoury, LLP, has the best immigration marriage lawyers in California and our firm’s top priority is ensuring that your case is flawless so that you can get your green card as soon as possible.  We are experienced in handling these cases and we use software that streamlines the process so that you can focus on starting your life with your spouse, and let us deal with your immigration matter.

Here are a few things that we believe make us the best immigration attorneys in California:

  1. Flexibility:  Our immigration lawyers are immigrants and were raised by immigrants.  Because our immigration attorneys come from immigrant families, they understand it can difficult to afford an attorney.  This is why our firm offers the most affordable and competitive payment plans in the market.  The attorneys’ fees should be the last of your worries.  We do everything we can to create a plan that works for your unique situation.
  2. Family:  Our immigration attorneys treat their clients like family.  This means that we are fully transparent and honest with our clients, so they are fully aware of all the risks involved.  Our immigration lawyers also go above and beyond for their clients, offering unparalleled service as they would for their own family members.  When you hire our immigration lawyers, you are not just hiring a lawyer, you become part of a family.
  3. Communication:  If you have ever dealt with an immigration lawyer, you likely know that many immigration attorneys do not answer their phones or keep you updated about your case.  Santos Khoury, LLP, does things differently.  When you hire our firm, you have unfettered access to our immigration lawyers.  You receive their direct lines, so you do not have to talk to a secretary or be placed on hold for hours.  I mean, you are hiring a lawyer right?  You should be able to call the lawyer you hire, not speak with a representative who can’t answer your questions.  Also, our immigration attorneys update you about your case whenever something happens and they answer their phones whenever you call.

If you have questions about your specific case or how the green card process in general, feel free to book a FREE CONFIDENTIAL CONSULTATION with our immigration marriage lawyers.  Even if you want to apply on your own, you might as well get some free advice from our immigration lawyers.    



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