Immigration and Nationality Law Firm in San Francisco and Benicia

When you need to hire an immigration attorney certified as a specialist by the State Bar of California, the Law Office of Geri N. Kahn is the name you can trust. We guide individuals and business clients through the complex process of U.S. immigration law. From our law offices in San Francisco and Benicia, we help clients achieve their immigration goals in compliance with federal regulations.

Immigration lawyer in San Francisco and Benicia

California-Based Immigration Attorney

Understanding U.S. immigration and nationality law can be challenging. With various categories of visas, including over 20 types of non-immigrant visas for a temporary stay, you need a law firm with a focus on policy changes and a firm grasp of the rules. Our immigration lawyer will help you navigate the complexities of the immigration system, securing legal status in the United States.

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Naturalization, also known as acquiring citizenship, is the process of becoming a U.S. citizen. Hiring a California immigration lawyer can help you through the application process, overcoming the common reasons that applications are denied.

Most individuals may apply for citizenship after five years of living in the United States. However, becoming a permanent resident and getting a green card comes before the naturalization process. Geri Kahn and her legal team can guide you through each stage, ensuring that eligibility criteria are met.

Employment Visas

For those looking to work in the United States, we assist with employment-based immigration for a range of clients. California’s business sectors attract talented workers from around the world, and companies must ensure compliance with United States immigration law. Our attorney counsels individuals and businesses throughout the process of securing appropriate employment visas and non-immigrant visas.

We can advise on the eligibility requirements and processing times for visas, including H-1B visas for skilled workers, L-1 visas for employment relocations, as well as temporary work visas.

Family Visas

Certain individuals may immigrate to California based on family relationships. However, to navigate the process of filing a family visa petition, it is important to hire an immigration attorney certified as a specialist by the State Bar of California. The Law Office of Geri N. Kahn helps parents, spouses, children, or the fiancé/fiancée of U.S. citizens secure permanent residence in the United States.

While spouses, children and parents of U.S. citizens are considered to be “immediate relatives,” other types of relationships fall into what’s referred to as “preference categories,” and must follow different processing requirements. We can advise on all types of family visas, and minimize friction in gaining permanent resident status.

Political Asylum

Political asylum and refugee status provide legal protections to individuals who cannot return to their home country due to safety concerns. As a law firm experienced in dealing with naturalization and citizenship matters, we can help you escape persecution and build a new life in California. We diligently evaluate your case, then build a strong asylum petition to help you secure legal status.

With an extensive history in immigration law, we assist with cases related to race, religion, nationality, political opinion, and/or membership in a social group (e.g., LGBTQ identity).

Removal Proceedings

Each year, countless individuals face the threat of removal from the United States. Removal proceedings may be initiated when an individual doesn’t have a visa, their visa has expired, there is doubt over the legitimacy of a marriage, as well as other reasons. However, these challenges can be faced head on with our assistance.

If you are placed in removal proceedings, contact our San Francisco or Benicia offices as soon as possible. Geri will carefully assess your case and fight deportation proceedings using her many years of experience.

Common Questions About Immigration Law

Having an immigration lawyer brings a clear understanding of immigration law to your case. There are many hurdles to overcome before an individual can secure legal resident status, and a lawyer will be your close ally throughout the process.
The visa and naturalization process can be extensive, and therefore applications should be made as soon as possible. Contacting an immigration attorney at the earliest available opportunity is the best course of action.
Among the many benefits of achieving permanent resident status are the ability to work and reside in the United States, the ability to petition for family members to join you – and to be protected by U.S. law.

Our San Francisco and Benicia Immigrant Law Firm Can Help You

The Law Office of Geri N. Kahn helps clients from all over the world with a broad range of immigration law matters. From citizenship and employment visas to political asylum and removal proceedings, we are waiting to speak with you. For advice and representation, call our San Francisco office at (415) 397-5446 or our Benicia office at (707) 746-1813, or request a legal consultation now.

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