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Miguel Serrano

Miguel Serrano

Expert Immigration Lawyers in Alexandria, Virginia | Metro area- Washington, DC
  • Immigration Law
  • District of Columbia, Florida, Maryland
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Biography

The Law Office of Miguel Serrano is a small law firm providing expert immigration advice and total client dedication. Clients are our number one priority.

We represent families seeking a green card through marriage and those seeking to reunite with visas.

Our business clients include employers, academics, scientists, artists, and athletes. The firm represents many seeking an EB-1 visa, an L visa and an EB-2 for business start-ups. We provide employment immigration services for businesses that want to hire employees from abroad. We acquire labor certifications for foreign national employees and ensure compliance with the I-9 process.

We are closely monitoring President Biden’s immigration reform plan and provide frequent updates on our website.

Contact us for help with temporary nonimmigrant visas, Permanent Residency through employment visas, and naturalization applications.

Miguel A. Serrano earned a B.S. from the University of Florida in 1986 and a Juris Doctor degree from Suffolk University Law School in Boston, Massachusetts in 1992. He is admitted to the Bar in the District of Columbia, Maryland and Florida. He is also admitted to practice in the United States District Court for the District of Columbia and throughout the federal court system on immigration matters.

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
Video Conferencing
  • Zoom
Fees
  • Free Consultation
    Visit our website at serranolegal.com and click on the contact button to set up your free initial telephone consultation.
  • Credit Cards Accepted
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
District of Columbia
District of Columbia Bar
ID Number: District of Columbia Court of Appeals
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Florida
The Florida Bar
ID Number: Supreme Court of Florida
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Maryland
Maryland Court of Appeals
ID Number: Maryland Court of Appeals
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All Immigration Courts in the United States
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United States District Court for the District of Columbia
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Languages
  • English: Spoken, Written
  • Spanish: Spoken, Written
Education
Suffolk University Law School
J.D. (1992) | Law
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University of Florida
B.S. (1986) | College of Journalism & Communications
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Honors: Bickel Scholarship
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Professional Associations
Bar Association of the District of Columbia
Current
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Hispanic National Bar Association
Current
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American Immigration Lawyers Association
Current
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International Bar Association
Current
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American Bar Association
Current
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Maryland State Bar
- Current
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District of Columbia Bar
Member
- Current
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The Florida Bar
- Current
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Websites & Blogs
Website
Legal Answers
2 Questions Answered
Q. Marriage to US citizen on ESTA and change of status
A: You may be eligible to obtain Permanent Residency through Marriage to a United States Citizen. You would be filing for Adjustment of Status and your spouse would need to file a petition for you by completing Form I-130. You should file all the required petitions and include the supporting documentation as soon as possible upon obtaining a marriage certificate. If you want to pursue this path, then you must not fly home to New Zealand. Instead, once you have married, you will file for adjustment and also apply for a travel permit. You cannot leave the US once your petitions have been filed and until your travel permit is granted. Good luck!
Q. Can I file adjustment of status form I-485 after my visa waiver deadline date?
A: Yes, you may adjust your status by filing the I-485. Your spouse would file the I-130 Petition. Because you made a legal entry into the U.S., you are eligible to adjust your status. This is true notwithstanding the fact that you file a week after your visa expires. However, there are risks involved in being out of status. You should get in touch with an experienced immigration status as soon as possible. Good luck!
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Contact & Map
201 North Fairfax Street, Suite 22
Alexandria, VA 22314
Telephone: (202) 330-6290
Monday: 9 AM - 6:30 PM
Tuesday: 9 AM - 6:30 PM
Wednesday: 9 AM - 6:30 PM
Thursday: 9 AM - 6:30 PM
Friday: 9 AM - 6:30 PM
Saturday: Closed (Today)
Sunday: Closed
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