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Law Offices of Jorge Rodriguez-Choi

Citizenship Lawyer | San Francisco, CA

Se Habla Español

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 | San Francisco, 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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Silvia Raviola, Attorney at Law

Citizenship Lawyer | Serving San Francisco, CA

Se Habla Español

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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Kaufman & Kaufman

Citizenship Lawyer | San Francisco, 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 San Francisco immigration attorney who handles citizenship and naturalization cases to facilitate and assist in your case.

When to Hire a Lawyer

It is in your best interest to get legal help early on in addressing your situation. There are times when hiring a lawyer quickly is critical to your case, such as if you are charged with a crime. It may also be in your best interest to have a lawyer review the fine print before signing legal documents. A lawyer can also help you get the compensation you deserve if you've suffered a serious injury. For issues where money or property is at stake, having a lawyer guide you through the complexities of the legal system can save you time, hassle, and possibly a lot of grief in the long run.

Top Questions to Ask a Lawyer

  • What is the usual process to resolve my case? How long will it take to resolve this?
  • What are likely outcomes of a case like mine? What should I expect?

An experienced lawyer should be able to communicate a basic "road map" on how to proceed. The lawyer should be able to walk you through the anticipated process, key considerations, and potential pitfalls to avoid. Once you've laid out the facts of your situation to the lawyer, he/she should be able to frame expectations and likely scenarios to help you understand your legal issue.

How to Find the Right Attorney

  • Determine the area of law that relates to your issue. Attorneys specialize in specific practice areas around legal issues within the broad field of law.
  • Seek out recommendations from friends, family, and colleagues. A successful attorney or practice will typically have many satisfied clients.
  • Set up consultation appointments to get a better understanding of your case as well as gauge your comfort level with different attorneys. Find the attorney who is the right fit for your needs.

Common legal terms explained

Personal jurisdiction - Requirement that a particular court have authority over a person, in order to bind that person to the judgment of the court, based on minimum contacts. International Shoe Co v. Washington is a landmark Supreme Court case outlining the scope of a state court's reach in personal jurisdiction.

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