The Law Offices of Rashmi N. Patel provides a wide range of immigration services for our clients. Our office guides you throughout the process and sees it through from start to finish. We pride ourselves on the communication and accessibility we provide our clients throughout their immigration cases.
We understand the vast majority of immigration laws can be overwhelming. What may seem to be a simple application can be a daunting experience, particularly for someone who is unfamiliar with the process and the various intricacies involved in immigration laws.
- Visas & Obtaining Legal Permanent Residency
– We assist individuals with obtaining visas such as visitor’s visas, O-1 visas, and P-1-E-1/E-2 visas.
- Family Based Petitions
– We assist individuals with applying for their relatives, spouses, and step-children who are either in the United States or abroad.
- Student Visas
– We assist individuals with obtaining student visas upon legal arrival. We also assist with applying for a change of status from a particular type of visa to a student visa.
- Marriage-Based Petitions
– We assist individuals with applying for their spouses either currently in the United States or abroad. We assist with preparing the package for submission as well as in the consular process.
- U Visas
– We assist victims of such crimes as sexual assault, domestic violence, and human trafficking with obtaining visas to remain in the United States. According to volume nine of the Department of State Foreign Affairs Manual, up to 10,000 people can be granted U visas each year, as of November 2009.
– VAWA is the acronym for the “Violence Against Women Act,” which protects victims of abuse who are not citizens of the United States. We assist individuals who are victims of domestic violence or certain victims of abuse who are not citizens to obtain lawful status without having to rely on their abusers to petition.
– We assist individuals through the process called asylum, which provides legal protection afforded by the United States government to individuals who can demonstrate a “well-founded fear of persecution” based on race, religion, nationality, political opinion, or membership in a particular social group. Those individuals who can demonstrate a credible fear of returning to their home country due to past persecution based on any of the five protected grounds may receive asylum status in the United States.
- Deportation & Removal Defense
– We assist individuals with avoiding the struggles of deportation and provide them with aggressive and knowledgeable representation at all times. Our office has extensive experience representing immigrant clients before federal courts, immigration courts, the U.S. Bureau of Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), the Board of Immigration Appeals (BIA), and the U.S. Court of Appeals. Our offices represent individuals throughout the United States, if necessary. We represent immigrants who are currently being detained in various immigration detention centers. If you believe you are in danger of being deported or have received a notice from immigration court or USCIS, call us today.
- Citizenship & Naturalization
– The USCIS Citizenship Manual best describes the benefit of becoming a United States citizen - “The United States has a long history of welcoming immigrants from all parts of the world. The United States values the contributions of immigrants who continue to enrich this country and preserve its legacy as a land of freedom and opportunity.” Our office assists each individual with achieving this personal goal.
We maintain offices in Stamford and Hartford, near Immigration Court in the Federal Building. Our office can speak to clients in several languages: Spanish, Hindi, Gujarati, Urdu, and English. If you need a dedicated immigration lawyer, give us a call!