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I became an immigration attorney to help preserve this country's legacy as a land of opportunity and freedom. With my hard work, perseverance, and a strong advocate by their side, my clients were able to achieve the American Dream.
- Immigration Law
- Credit Cards Accepted
Visa or MasterCard (Surcharge Applies).
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
- District of Columbia
- District of Columbia Bar
- New York
- English: Spoken, Written
- Founder & Principal Attorney
- Legacy Immigration, L.L.C.
- - Current
- USILAW, Inc.
- Patel Law Group (Chirag V. Patel, P.A.)
- American University Washington College of Law
- J.D. (2007) | Law
- American University
- B.S. (2001) | Biology (Minor in Criminal Justice)
- State Bar of New York # 4607222
- Federal Bar Association
- - Current
- District of Columbia Bar, International Law Section
- - Current
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146 Questions Answered
- Q. I am on H-4 and soon going to start my PhD. Can I do RA (Research Assistanship) and there by earn money while on H-4?
- A: It is not advisable to work on an H4 without an H4 EAD. Usually the J1 or H1B are the most common visas for researchers. Our firm may consider an H3 but you would have to contact our firm for a consultation to check your eligibility.
- Q. What to do if my father didn't renew my green card and I'm about to turn 18
- A: Most likely. Just because you have an expired card does not mean that you no longer has LPR status. Your green card is an investment. Please meet with an immigration attorney.
- Q. What is the process to apply for remission? Is there an application to complete?
- A: If you mean, "application for readmission", yes, there is a form and a fee. You should have been provided instructions.
- Q. how to maintain L1 status on valid l1b visa after h1b with cos is approved
- A: You cannot have 2 status at the same time. If you have an L-1, it will remain in place until your H-1B status begins (as noted on the H-1B approval notice).
- Q. I have applied for my adjustment of status based on marriage to a US citizen. I was using a joint sponsor
- A: Since you are applying based on marriage, IF you get your green card, you can work anywhere. Note that USCIS will not count your wages if you worked "without authorized employment." Any income you earned must be with an EAD card or other authorized employment status. Hopefully your sponsor qualifies...otherwise your case will be denied.
- Q. Company A sponsored me for an H1B, I'm waiting for Oct 1. What happens if Company B wants to sponsor me for a GC?
- A: Speak to company B's immigration attorney or have employer B contact us (if employer B does not have an immigration attorney).
- Q. My fiancé/father of 2 was deported 12/14 to Col after serving 4 yrs for alledged fed crime. Options to return to US?
- A: It is a long shot. One way is to see if he qualifies for an immigrant waiver, and if so, go the green card route. The alternative is to file a nonimmigrant waiver and have him try and enter on a nonimmigrant visa. Our firm would review the criminal conviction to see if there is any possibility to reunite your family.
- Q. Filling for siblings
- A: You are eligible to adjust status, but the problem is that a sibling petition is 4th preference. So you could not file your green card application until a visa number is available. Right now, it's a 12 year wait minimum (could be longer depending on your country of birth). I would suggest that she petitions for your parents and once they have a green card, one parent can file for you. An attorney can help with this.
- Q. I'm a citizen , bring widowed mom here on her current visitors visa ,sponsor for green card once here?
- A: You can do this, but hire an attorney to make the process go smoothly. I can assist you with this matter.
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