Lisa Ellen Seifert

Lisa Ellen Seifert

  • Immigration Law
  • Washington
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In more than 24 years of practice, Lisa Seifert has built Seifert Law Offices into a firm nationally and internationally renowned for its skill and knowledge in immigration and nationality law. Ms. Seifert is admitted to the Washington State Bar Association, the U.S. District Court, and the U.S. Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals. Ms. Seifert is an active member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) both regionally and nationally. She was awarded the AILA Joseph Minsky Award for outstanding contributions in the field of Immigration and Nationality Law. She is a regularly featured writer and speaker at AILA conferences in the Northwest. Ms. Seifert frequently presents lectures to business, community and legal groups on immigration topics regarding family, deportation, and “know your rights” topics. She was recently selected for inclusion in Best Lawyers in America and was counsel in the precedent case before the Ninth Circuit Court: Castro-Cortez v. INS(Castro-Cortez v. INS, F3d., No. 99-70267 (Jan. 23, 2001)). Since 1989, Seifert Law Offices has helped employers obtain work permits for their executives and has assisted thousands of people in coming to the United States to become permanent residents, advance their educations, work, and pursue other opportunities offered in the United States. Our work includes preparing and filing necessary petitions and supporting documentation to government agencies and also submitting administrative appeals and motions. Our clients come from every country around the world, from every walk of life, and range from governmental and corporate agencies to children, spouses and fiancés. Seifert Law Office’s talented team handles every kind of immigration situation. MEMBER OF: AILA (American Immigration Lawyers Association) ACLU (American Civil Liberties Union) WSBA (Washington State Bar Association) TCBA (Thurston County Bar Association) (Listed in the Best Lawyers of WA since 2004) Immigration Wo

Practice Area
    Immigration Law
    Asylum, Citizenship, Deportation Defense, Family Visas, Green Cards, Immigration Appeals, Investment Visas, Marriage & Fiancé(e) Visas, Student Visas, Visitor Visas, Work Visas
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
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9th Circuit
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  • English: Spoken, Written
Professional Experience
Seifert Law Offices
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William Mitchell College of Law
J.D. (1987) | Law
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University of Saint Thomas
B.A. (1983) | English Literature and Japanese Studies
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Professional Associations
American Immigration Lawyers Association
President - Washington State Chapter
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Activities: AILA is the only lawyers association dedicated to immigration policy advancement and protection of the public. AILA also provides continuing education for its members, which include all serious lawyers who work in this complicated field.
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American Immigration Lawyers Association
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Washington State Bar  # 18345
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1 Questions Answered
Q. After finalization of wisconsin divorce, must I wait 6 months to start filing my fiance visa to bring my fiance here?
A: The 6 month period might be a Wisconsin law? You can marry whenever, according to the law where you got your divorce, that your divorce is considered final, and you have a decree of divorce. I do not know the law in that state. If you are free to marry, then you can make a petition for your fiance, if he is not here. You do not need to marry if you use the fiance visa. You should read more about this kind of visa, and consult with an experienced immigration in your area, so that you have the right information before making any decisions.
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Seifert Law Offices PLLC
626 Columbia St NW, Suite 1-A
Olympia, WA 98501
Telephone: (360) 357-7087
Fax: (360) 705-1163
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