a united states immigration law firm
Edgecomb Law LLC
Immigration Services Offered
We offer a number of immigration-related services at a reasonable price for our clients, including both business and family immigration services. Please feel free to contact us for a consultation.
Business and Family Immigration
Our firm offers a wide range of immigration services to meet the diverse needs of our clients. Whether you are living in the US already or hoping to visit for the first time; whether you’re planning a temporary visit to the US or a permanent move; and whether your goals involve working, studying, investing, or reuniting with loved ones in the US, we will work with you to determine the best course of action to achieve your goals. Even if you are uncertain of your immigration status or do not believe you qualify for a visa, please do not hesitate to contact us, as we might be able to work together to formulate the right plan for you. We also understand that not every immigration case fits into a neat category, so please feel free to contact us if you have a complex immigration problem requiring a creative solution.
Green Cards and Permanent Residency
Qualifying individuals whose goal is an extended stay in the US or a stepping stone to US citizenship might want to apply for a green card, which signifies permanent resident status in the US. There are a number of ways to obtain a green card, and we would be happy to discuss these options with you. Our office handles green card petitions for family members of US citizens and permanent residents, investment-based green card petitions for entrepreneurs, asylum-based green cards, and employment-based green card petitions for priority workers, professionals, and certain other categories of skilled and unskilled workers. If you qualify for a green card under multiple categories (such as family-based and employment-based), we will discuss your options and find out which type of petition best fits your needs and background.
Naturalization and Citizenship
If you are qualified and ready to take the exciting step of becoming a US citizen, we are here to help. Permanent residents who have lived in the US for a certain amount of time (usually 5 or 3 years, depending on the basis for permanent resident status) are generally eligible to apply for citizenship. The application process entails demonstrating that you are a person of good moral character, have a basic knowledge of the US government, have a continuous residence and physical presence in the US, and can read, write and speak basic English. You may also be entitled to an appeal if your naturalization petition has been rejected. Our firm is available to guide you through the challenging process of applying for naturalization and to assist you in working toward the ultimate goal of citizenship.
Temporary nonimmigrant visas allow individuals who are not US citizens or permanent residents to stay in the US for a limited amount of time. Depending on the visa issued to you, the amount of time you are allowed to stay can last anywhere from a few hours to several years. We assist clients with a number of non-immigrant visa petitions, including but not limited to the following:
E Visas for Treaty Investors and Merchants
F-1 Visas for Students
H-IB Visas for Specialized Workers
I Visas for Foreign Media Professionals
J-1 Visas for Exchange Visitors
J-1 Visa Waivers
K Visas for Fiances and Spouses of US Citizens
L-1 Visas for Intracompany Transfers
O-1 Visas for Aliens of Extraordinary Ability
P Visas for Internationally Recognized Athletes, Entertainers or Performers
TN Visas for NAFTA Professionals
Corresponding Visas for Spouses and Children of Temporary Visa-Holders
Edgecomb Law LLC offers a particular focus on immigration petitions for extraordinarily talented clients. We have assisted several individuals working in the arts, sciences and business to obtain visas based on their past achievements. We work closely with our clients to ensure that all petitions we file bring out the very best in their resumes, and that our clients' outstanding skills and abilities be appropriately highlighted. We have successfully assisted clients working in the graphic and culinary arts; in the motion picture and television industries; in journalism, entrepreneurship, and the fashion industry; and in many different scientific disciplines.
Asylum status in the US may be available to you if you have faced persecution or fear of persecution in your home country on account of your race, religion, nationality, political opinions, or membership in a particular social group. Asylum can be used as a defense to a removal proceeding or through an affirmative petition filed with US Customs and Immigration Services. Once asylum has been granted, you may be entitled to apply for work authorization and, after a year has passed, permanent resident status. You may also be able to petition to bring your spouse and children to the US once you have been granted asylum.