The Alagiri Immigration Law Firm successfully handles a wide variety of additional immigration cases. Some of them include:
We assist individuals who either want to extend their current visa status or change their current visa status to another one. The extension of status or change of status request must occur before your authorized current stay expires.
We handle applications to either renew or replace lawful permanent resident cards (i.e., Green Card).
We handle Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) applications. Certain people who came to the U.S. as children and meet several guidelines may request consideration of deferred action for a period of two years, subject to renewal. They are also eligible for work authorization. DACA, however, may soon be unavailable. If you would like to apply for DACA or renew your DACA application, be sure to contact us to discuss its current status.
You may request DACA if you:
Anyone requesting DACA must have been under the age of 31 as of June 15, 2012. You must also be at least 15 years or older to request DACA, unless you are currently in removal proceedings or have a final removal or voluntary departure order.
A Reentry Permit allows a lawful permanent resident or conditional permanent resident (i.e., green card holders) to re-enter the U.S. after an extended stay abroad. You must be in the U.S. when you apply for the Reentry Permit, and the Permit is valid for 2 years.
A Refugee Travel Document is issued to an individual in valid refugee or asylum status who wishes to travel outside the U.S. It typically takes the place of a passport, and permits the individual to reenter the U.S.
Advance Parole Documents are issued to individuals in a number of circumstances. For example, Advance Parole Documents are issued to individuals with pending adjustment of status (i.e., green card) applications so that they may travel abroad temporarily for humanitarian or public benefit reasons, which may include a personal or family emergency or bona fide business reasons. An Advance Parole Document may also be granted to DACA recipients who are traveling outside the U.S. for educational, employment, or humanitarian purposes and may also be issued to individuals with Temporary Protected Status (TPS). Advance Parole also may be granted to individuals outside the U.S. who need to temporarily enter the U.S. for urgent humanitarian or public benefit reasons.
The Provisional Unlawful Presence Waiver application applies to immigrant visa (i.e., green card) applicants who have been unlawfully present in the U.S. Green cards cannot be granted to these applicants without a waiver of the unlawful presence. Previously, the waivers were applied for and granted outside the U.S. at an Embassy or Consulate. The new provisional waiver process allows applicants to apply for the waiver in the U.S. before departing the U.S. for their immigrant visa interview at their Embassy or Consulate. This new process was developed to shorten the time that U.S. citizens and lawful permanent resident family members are separated from their relatives.
We handle applications to Remove Conditions on Residence for Conditional Green Card holders. Conditional Green Card holders are those who receive two-year green cards through marriage to a U.S. Citizen when the marriage is less than two years old. They must apply to remove the conditions on their green card in order to become permanent green card holders.
We handle applications for a work permit (i.e., an EAD card) for those immigrants who are eligible to work in the U.S.
We can assist with the above types of applications and many more. If you have any questions about immigration or visas, we invite you to contact us for a consultation. Based in San Mateo, California, the Alagiri Immigration Law Firm provides immigration services throughout the San Francisco Bay area and worldwide. We look forward to discussing your case with you.