San Francisco Bay Area Immigration Attorney

Frequently Asked Questions About Our Services

1What cases can I have a free consultation for?
We offer free consultations only for the following cases (if you have already filed a petition with a federal agency or the petitioner and/or beneficiary have any criminal history this requires a paid consultation ): Adjustment of Status, Fiance Visa, Removal of Conditions (I-751 Individual & Joint), U-Visas, Family Petitions, Naturalization, Provisional Waivers, N-600 Certificate of Citizenship, 601 Waivers, and Fraud Interview Preparation & Attendance .
2What cases require a paid consultation?
Any case that has already been filed with USCIS or another agency as well as cases where the applicants have any criminal history. Also any employment related visa. If you schedule a paid consultation and then choose to hire us to handle your case, your consultation fee will be credited toward the legal fee balance for your case.
3Do you handle Employment Visas?
Yes. Consultations are $250-$300. We practice in H-1B, O-1, E-Visas, TN and Permanent Green Card Based on Employer Sponsor.
4Do you handle marriage fraud interviews?
Yes, we accompany our clients to marriage fraud interviews and help prepare for them.
5Do you handle Asylum, Deportation Defense, or Representation in Immigration Court?
No. We do not handle Asylum or Deportation/Removal Defense cases, or cases that require legal representation in immigration court. However, we can provide you a referral to legal resources that can help you with this.
6Can you help me immigrate to Canada or another country?
No. We only handle immigration to the United States.
7How much does an Adjustment of Status Case cost?
The typical range is $2500 - $3500. This is based on your individual case facts and requirements. You will be quoted with a fee before you sign a retainer with our firm.
8How much does a Fiance(e) Visa Case Cost?
The typical range is $1800 - $2500. This is based on your individual case facts and requirements. You will be quoted with a fee before you sign a retainer with our firm.
9Do you offer hourly rate service?
Our hourly rate is $400 for attorney services and $250 for paralegal services.
10Can I hire you at an hourly rate to review my forms that I filled out myself?
No, we do not offer this service due to liability issues.
11Do you offer payment plans?
Yes we can setup payment plans through automated bank account withdrawals (ACH) or Credit Cards.
12I do not live near San Francisco, can you help me with my case?
Yes, we are able to take on clients for US Immigration cases from all over the United States and the world without needing to meet with our clients in-person.
13Can you do an immigration consultation over video chat / skype?
Yes, we can do a video consultation. We can also do a phone consultation as well.
14Are you licensed to practice immigration in California?
Yes. Immigration law is not restricted by state. Ms. Leiva is a member of the Georgia Bar Association and can practice US Immigration law in all 50 states and US territories as well as handle US Immigration cases for international clients.