staff has provided answers to frequently asked immigration
questions. We assist clients with temporary visas, employment- and
family-based immigration, permanent residency, naturalization,
deportation, and many other matters involving immigration law. Some
frequently asked questions about immigration include:
How does a U.S. citizen or permanent resident sponsor a relative for
- How does a U.S. citizen or permanent resident
sponsor a relative for U.S. immigration?
- How do I find the closest USCIS office?
- Can traveling outside the United States affect
my permanent resident status?
- What can I do about a denied visa?
citizen or permanent resident must file a visa petition (Form I-130,
Petition for Alien Relative) at the local United States Citizenship and
Immigration Services (USCIS) office closest to their place of U.S.
residence. If living abroad, the sponsor files a petition at
a U.S. consulate or embassy in the country where he or she
The sponsor must also provide proof of his or her relationship to the
How do I find the closest USCIS office?
Go to the USCIS Service and Office Locator
page and enter the zip code
of your place of residence in the
search area—or click on the map at the bottom of the page.
Can traveling outside the United States affect my permanent resident
permanent residence in the United States is necessary for verifying a
permanent resident status. If you travel or reside outside
the United States for more than 6 months, immigration officials may
question your U.S. residency status, which may also result in denial of
U.S. citizenship during the naturalization process.
What can I do about a denied visa?
cases, you can appeal a denied visa or application. The
denial notice you receive in the mail provides information about the
appellate jurisdiction that would hear your appeal and the time limit
for appeal submission.
Contact the Frager Law Firm for experienced and skilled representation