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Silvia Raviola, Attorney at Law

Citizenship Lawyer | Serving Novato, CA

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866-435-5831

Exclusively Practicing Immigration Law Since 1993
First-hand experience in the immigration process, having immigrated to the U.S. in 1982
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Immigration attorneys specialize in immigration law and can help win your case and avoid complications, simplifying the immigration process. Many people turn to government agencies for assistance with immigration advice. This can be a mistake because these agencies do not take the responsibility for the information that they give out, which is sometimes not applicable to a …

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Law Offices of Jorge Rodriguez-Choi

Citizenship Lawyer | Serving Novato, CA

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415-748-51114

San Francisco Immigration Law Firm Offices in San Francisco & Oakland

I am a solo practitioner who, for more than ten years, has offered caring yet aggressive legal services for immigrants and their families in Central and Northern California. I am a native Spanish speaker who immigrated from Chile in the late 70's. I have been practicing immigration law since 1997. I started my career at Catholic Charities Immigration Program in San …

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Law Offices of Robert P. Gaffney

Citizenship Lawyer | Serving Novato, CA

323-407-8506

36 Years of Experience in Immigration and Naturalization Law. Call us today!”

Established in 1982, the Law Offices of Robert P. Gaffney has over 36 years of experience counseling a wide range of corporate and individual clients in areas of employment- and investment-related immigration matters. The firm has developed significant expertise in the representation of E-1 and E-2 treaty traders and investors, H-1B professionals, L-1 intra-company …

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Kaufman & Kaufman

Citizenship Lawyer | Serving Novato, CA

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Personal Attention from Experienced Immigration Attorneys

With immigration cases it is critical for people to work from the beginning with an attorney who is knowledgeable about immigration law. It will make the process easier and will help to avoid making the mistakes that cause delays and create difficulties as you go through the process. Our lawyers have a collective 40 years of experience and are able to bring a level of …

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How to Become a U.S. Citizen

Becoming a U.S. Citizen is an important step in many people's lives. There are multiple ways to become a U.S. Citizen, including: being born in the United States; acquisition at birth; deriving citizenship through the naturalization or U.S. birth of a parent; posthumous citizenship through death while on active duty service; after 3 years of lawful permanent residence based on marriage to a U.S citizen, or 5 years of lawful permanent residence (along with other requirements).

Do You Need Citizenship Lawyer to Become a U.S. Citizen?

There are many naturalization and citizenship programs that you may fall under and every naturalization program has its own eligibility requirements. When applying for naturalization, some issues may make you ineligible, such as criminal arrests or convictions, selective service compliance, good moral character, lengthy absences from the United States and false claims to citizenship. It's best to consult with a Novato immigration attorney who handles citizenship and naturalization cases to facilitate and assist in your case.

What sort of issues can I seek legal help with?

Specialized legal help is available for most legal issues. Each case is unique; seeking legal help is a smart first step toward understanding your legal situation and seeking the best path toward resolution for your case. An experienced lawyer understands the local laws surrounding your case and what your best legal options might be. More importantly, there are certain situations and circumstances - such as being charged with a crime - where you should always seek experienced legal help.

What to Expect from an Initial Consultation

  • Seek to determine whether the attorney can represent you. There is no one-size-fits-all legal solution and it may turn out your needs are better served by an attorney in a different specialization.
  • It's important to find a legal ally who is both competent in the law and someone you can trust to protect your interests.
  • Discuss how the practice's billing works and discuss possible additional charges or fees that may arise during or after the resolution of your case.

An attorney consultation should provide you with enough information so that you can make an informed decision on whether to proceed with legal help.

Points to Consider Before Hiring a Lawyer

Experience. Regardless of the type of legal matter you need help with, an experienced attorney will usually be able to get you better results.

Competence. Determine an attorney's expertise by asking about their track record for the issue you need help with resolving.

Fit. There are plenty of good attorneys out there; make sure you find one you are comfortable working with.

Common legal terms explained

Plaintiff - a person or party who brings a lawsuit against another person(s) or party/parties in a court of law. Private persons or parties can only file suit in civil court.

Judgment - A decision of the court. Also known as a decree or order. Judgments handed down by the court are usually binding on the parties before the court.

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