US Immigration & US Visa Lawyers in Barcelona, Spain
Other Offices: San Francisco (CA)
Law Firm OverviewSurowitz Immigration, PC is an experienced law firm with offices in Barcelona, Spain and the San Francisco Bay Area. We are dedicated to helping our clients navigate the complex rules of United States immigration law and developing the most appropriate strategies for their needs, on an individual, customized basis. We help institutions and individuals settle permanently in the United States, and assist those who require a more flexible and international structure or lifestyle.
Our law firm represents clients throughout the State of California, the United States, and all throughout the world. We have been engaged as U.S. immigration counsel for citizens of over 100 countries on every inhabited continent. Our clients include public and educational entities, small companies and larger multinational corporations, as well as families and individuals.
We counsel and assist our clients through every phase of the immigration process, from matters before consular authorities abroad, to the final adjudication of each petition and application, and through each entry into the United States. Our firm was founded on and remains steadfastly committed to the principle of providing premium service with quick turnaround time while meeting our clients’ budgetary requirements. We utilize advanced office technologies for case management, document creation, research, and communications including our electronic on-line case tracking and form filling systems.
Year this Office was Established: 2004
Languages: Spanish; English.
Areas of Law
Areas of Law Description
Surowitz Immigration, PC provides a full range of high quality, flat fee immigration legal service and a broad compliment of related services including:
Immigration Lawyers help individuals and businesses from countries outside of the United States obtain both temporary and permanent visas, and also U.S. Citizenship. They assist in many different situations, including helping to bring spouses and family members to the United States, obtaining visas for work, school, travel, investment and other purposes, and defending individuals accused of immigration fraud, unlawful presence, and other alleged violations.
- Green Card
Foreign nationals can obtain permanent residence, or their green card, through a number of different bases, including through employment, investment, marriage, family relationships, protection from persecution (asylum), and several others. When a person applies for their green card inside the United States that application is usually something termed “adjustment of status”. The term for a “green card” application outside of the United States is “immigrant visa application”. These are generally applied for through a U.S. Embassy or Consulate abroad, but often the process still initiates within the United States.
The non-immigrant visa classification covers a broad range of visas used to enter the United States for work, pleasure or study. Some visas are considered 'dual status'; you may attempt to obtain permanent residency (a green card) while under that classification. Most non-immigrant visas, however, require you establish the demonstration of non-immigrant intent. This means you should demonstrate that you have a permanent residence in your home country that you have no intention of abandoning. The duration of time you may spend in the U.S. can range from a few days to several years, depending on the visa. In most situations, your spouse and unmarried children under the age of 21 may accompany you on a derivative visa.
- Employment Immigration
Permanent immigration is the ultimate goal of many people entering or planning to enter the United States. Lawful permanent residency offers individuals a multitude of benefits, including the freedom to live and work permanently in the U.S. Potential immigrants should be as informed about the laws as possible. That's why our firm is dedicated to providing you with a complete online database of immigration information.
- Family Immigration
U.S. Citizens and Permanent Residents can petition for certain family members to obtain permanent residence (their “green card”) in the United States. Immigrant Petitions for family members are generally filed on Form I-130, Petition for Alien Relative. Fiancé Visa Petitions, however, are generally filed on Form I-129f, Petition for Alien Fiancé.
- U.S. Citizenship & Naturalization
To apply for United States Citizenship through Naturalization, and individual must generally first be a Lawful Permanent Resident. An Application for Naturalization is filed on Form N-400, and a Lawful Permanent Resident must ordinarily be at least 18 years old to apply. Foreign nationals can apply for Citizenship through Naturalization after having resided in the U.S. for five years subsequent to becoming a Lawful Permanent Resident (“green card” holder). However, foreign nationals who are married to a United States Citizen can Naturalize after only three years provided the spouse of the foreign national has been a U.S. Citizen for at least three years, they have been married for at least three years, and the foreign national is living with, as husband and wife, the U.S. Citizen spouse.
- Immigration Defense
Surowitz Immigration, P.C.’s immigration defense attorneys have a longstanding record of positive outcomes in relation to immigration defense. A number of different circumstances can arise that can put an individual or family in a position in which they feel they need to defend themselves from the United States immigration or embassy authorities. Immigration defense can be used by individuals placed in deportation or removal proceedings, those who are subject to fraud investigations, those who have been denied visas to the United States, and others.
- Immigration Appeals
Certain adverse immigration related determinations can be appealed. These include determinations related cases involving the following: The Board of Immigration Appeals (BIA) has jurisdiction to review appeals based on final decisions of an Immigration Judge (IJ) in exclusion, deportation (removal) and certain other matters, appeals based on decisions in deportation or exclusion proceedings related to cancellation of removal applications, adjustment of status applications and appeals of certain other matters that arise before an Immigration Judge, appeals denied family-based preference petitions (Form I-130), appeals related to bond and detention determinations in removal proceedings, and other matters.
- Waivers of Inadmissibility/Excludability
Certain foreign nationals are not considered to be eligible to enter the United States, or to apply for certain forms of relief if in the United States, including Adjustment of Status to Permanent Residence, if they are determined to be ‘inadmissible’. Some grounds of inadmissibility can be “waived”, meaning through application, an individual that would ordinarily be barred from entering the United States or Adjusting Status to Permanent Residence can receive special permission, on a case-by-case basis, to enter the U.S. or Adjust Status notwithstanding the ground of inadmissibility.
Mr. Joshua M. Surowitz
Green Cards, Immigration, Naturalization and Citizenship, Visa, Work Permit
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