As an immigrant who received bad legal advice, Fernanda Inegol of Barba Inegol Law Firm PLLC knows how having the right attorney can make all the difference in the world. Fernanda opened her firm with the intention of helping clients throughout Texas. She clearly explains the options you are facing and can provide you with all of the guidance you need. She has built a reputation for being informative and professional. After reading through the list of frequently asked questions below, schedule a consultation to discuss your own concerns today. You can call her San Antonio office at 210-475-3963 or fill out her online contact form to schedule a consultation. She is fluent in Spanish, Turkish consults are available upon request.
Where can I see my immigration case status?
Regardless of your immigration matter, you can always check on your case status online through U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services. Fernanda can better help you understand where you are in the process and what your status means.
How has COVID-19 affected processing times and embassy availability?
Coronavirus changed everything. The embassies and consults have felt the strain and have caused a delay. However, they are slowly starting to tackle their backlog. Fernanda will keep you up to date on any changes in your case and always aims to resolve things as quickly as possible. The U.S. Department of State also has information about visa appointment wait times.
How long does it typically take to get a green card?
Depending on your situation, it can take anywhere from seven months to 33 months to complete the immigration process. As previously mentioned, Fernanda prioritizes communication and efficiency. Having a lawyer who can make sure the necessary forms are filled out properly is essential.
What are the requirements for filing for citizenship?
In order to avoid being deported, it is important that you file for citizenship correctly. To start, you must meet several requirements. You have to be 18 or older, be a green card holder for at least five years, show continuous residence for five years at the time of your application and prove you have been physically present for three years. Furthermore, you have to be a person of good character; read, write and speak English; pass a U.S. history test; respect the U.S. Constitution and swear an oath of allegiance to the United States.
How long does it take for USCIS to process an I-9 form?
It is important to know that employers must complete section 2 of the I-9 form within three days of the date of hire. Once the form has been sent, it usually takes U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services one business day to complete the process. Fernanda can make sure the information is properly filled out and sent off within the appropriate timeframe.