Richard is hands down the best immigration lawyer!! Today we had our interview and Richard came all the way down to San Jose to be there with us. From the beginning he made us feel so confident that my hubby will get a green card and indeed he did! We literally talked to multiple lawyers in San Jose and San Francisco and they all said his case was too complex. Richard made it seem so easy! I love you Richard!! Oh and Richard is a good looking lawyer too. Lol double plus!"
I've hired other "lawyers", and one took my payment and left the country! Other one was real state attorney who was doing "immigration"! Those never finished work, and I was very skeptical when it comes to hiring a great immigration attorney.Richard changed my perspective by actually getting things done in 3 months!! He's very much like cut to the chase lawyer who helped me sort out my complicated situation.
"Hands down amazing! Charges a flat fee, no making up hourly rates as you go along. He gives it to you straight, no sideways talk. Always honest, and cherry on the sundae he has a great sense of humor. Impressed is an understatement."
"Richard has been my immigration lawyer since January 2005 I got my permanent residence through him and am now applying for my US citizenship. He is very efficient and courteous and kept me well informed as to the process. I have recommended him to several people and will continue to do so. I have heard horror stories about other lawyers and am glad I found Richard, his rates are very reasonable and knows his stuff."
"Richard is an excellent lawyer! He is kind, fast and very organized. He explained the immigration process with simple words and he was always available to answer my questions. He will guide you step by step through the process in person, by email or by phone. I keep recommending him to all my friends."
"I have heard a lot of horror stories in the Irish community about how bad their immigration lawyer messed up. One person was then sent to Richard and was told straight up the problems, and how to fix it. I heard about him from a German friend, and recently used him for a green card. Professional, friendly, and very organized. He'll give you a list of the things you need to get together, he'll go over what you need to do in the interview, and he'll be there with you every step of the way. It is not that much money for his services, and WORTH IT!! Best there is! Use him!"
"Very courteous, efficient and competent. Referral was from a friend who told me the same, and i have never been happier with a lawyer. Good work, Richard.
"A review here that mentioned problems with Irish related immigration lawyers rang bells with me so I called Richard. He spoke with me on the phone for a good 15 - 20 minutes, free of charge, and gave me excellent advice. I am very impressed by his professional manner, his kindness and courteousness. This is a clear headed, focused lawyer who sees the problem and not the money. He has given me peace of mind and gets my business from now on."
Seeking the help of an immigration attorney can be a daunting and expensive proposition.
However, my rates are very reasonable, and I offer payment plans to make it more affordable. I also accept major credit cards. You don't have to go through this process alone — let us help you navigate the complex world of immigration law. Contact us today to set up a consultation. We'll go over your individual case and come up with a plan that's right for you.
People who are considering immigrating to the U.S. often have many questions and concerns.
The process can be complex and confusing, and it's important to make sure you have all the information you need before moving forward. That's why we offer free consultations for potential clients. During our meeting, we'll discuss your individual situation and we'll answer any questions you have, give you an overview of the immigration process, and let you know what to expect every step of the way.
If you're looking for experienced help with your immigration status, look no further than Richard Kolomejec.
With over 20 years of experience, Attorney Kolomejec has assisted hundreds of individuals and families obtain legal status in the U.S. He has a proven track record of success, and he can help you navigate the complex immigration process. Whether you're applying for a visa, green card, or citizenship, he can provide the experienced assistance you need.
United States immigration law determines who is eligible to come into the U.S., how long they can stay, the rules and procedures for becoming a citizen, etc. In addition, U.S. immigration law dictates the consequences of visa overstays, what happens when a foreign national commits a crime, and detention and removal proceedings.
The U.S. Congress has the authority to legislate all immigration areas.
The mainstay of immigration law lies in the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA). But, there are countless other pieces of legislation that affect immigration law. The agencies charged with administration and enforcement include ICE, USCIS, and CPP. All of these are under the umbrella of the Department of Homeland Security.
Family-based immigration must involve either a permanent resident or a U.S. citizen, also called a green card holder.
Citizens and permanent residents have the right to sponsor a foreign citizen family member to lawfully immigrate to the United States.
Although immigration law magnanimously allows for family members to be united in America, it does not make it an easy process. Depending on the type of relation, this process can range in duration and difficulty, which is why legal assistance from the experienced, knowledgeable, and compassionate legal team at Richard Kolomejec is essential to a successful outcome.
This depends on the category to which you are applying. In the Immediate Relative (IR) category, there are an unlimited number of visas available. This means that processing can begin immediately upon approval of the initial petition.
From start to finish, IR visas typically take from six to nine months or longer, depending on the circumstances. In the Family Preference category, there are annual numerical limits, and applicants may have to wait several years for a visa to become available.
Sponsors must be U.S. citizens or lawful permanent residents (LPRs) who are at least 21 years of age or older. Sponsors must also have domicile in the United States or a U.S. territory. If a sponsor lives abroad, they must show proof that their residence abroad is temporary, and their permanent domicile is in the U.S. Sponsors must prove their family relationship with the applicant/beneficiary and meet certain financial requirements as well.
There are two general types of U.S. citizens: citizens by birth and naturalized citizens. Those who were born in the United States and born to U.S. citizens abroad receive automatic citizenship. All others obtain citizenship through what is known as the naturalization process. In general, lawful permanent residents (LPRs) can apply for naturalization if they have maintained continuous residence in the U.S. for three or five years, depending on the circumstances.
The new immigration law that was recently passed does not affect green card holders. Green card holders are still able to live and work in the United States legally. However, there are a few changes that green card holders should be aware of.
Additionally, the new law makes it more difficult for green card holders to bring family members to the United States. Overall, however, green card holders are not significantly affected by the new immigration law.