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Visas are a complicated process, with rules that are constantly changing. Keeping up with new requirements and staying up to date is a full-time job- that’s why you should hire an experienced immigration attorney to assist with your application or renewal.

Working together, we can help get your visa application processed and approved. Let's connect so we can help you.
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Immigration Visa Application & Renewal Services
Located in Manhattan, NYC

How I Help

Many people are frustrated by the visa application and renewal process, partly because it can be very confusing and partly because the rules surrounding the visas are constantly changing. As an immigration attorney, it is my job to ensure that you apply for the appropriate visa and that you receive that visa in the appropriate time.

I am knowledgeable about all existing options when it comes to obtaining or renewing a visa. My goal in this area is to help you avoid spending money on an application that will get denied due to a technicality.

My firm will provide direct support throughout the entire process to ensure that it is properly filled out and complies with the latest regulations.

I have helped many foreigners live and work in the United States. It is my honor to assist these immigrants in creating a life within the United States. I’d like to help you, too.

A Legal Team Working for You

The Grotas Firm is comprised of experienced legal professionals that share a common goal: to do everything in our power to keep families together.

Our objective is to see your visa application/renewal processed smoothly, without delay, and to the outcome that you expect.

In the event of a complication, our team is prepared to defend your case to the fullest extent possible. This is where our experience really shines: we know which avenues to take, and what actions are most likely to result in success.

What is a Visa?

There are two types of visas: immigrant visas which will directly lead to a green card and non-immigrant visas which will not. Nonimmigrant visas comprise every type of visa which does not lead to a green card such as a visitor visa, business visa, or any of the visas listed below:

  • (B-1 “Business Visitor”
  • E-1 “Trader and Investor”
  • E-2 “Investor”
  • E-3 “Australian Investors”
  • EB-5 “Immigrant Investor”
  • H-1B “Specialty Workers”
  • H-1C “Registered Nurse”
  • H-2B “Temporary Non-Agricultural Workers”
  • H-3 “Temporary Trainee”
  • J-1 “Exchange Visitor Program”
  • L-1 “Intracompany Transferee Executive or Manager”
  • O-1 “Individuals With Extraordinary Ability or Achievement”

Nonimmigrant/Visitor Visas

Our office has worked on many different types of immigrant visas and determining which visa is correct for you requires a consultation. My goal is to provide you with personal service. In order to do so, I need to learn your goals and objectives.

Immigrant Visas

In general, to be eligible to apply for an immigrant visa, a foreign citizen must be sponsored by a U.S. citizen relative(s), U.S. lawful permanent resident, or by a prospective employer, and be the beneficiary of an approved petition filed with U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS).

  • More Information About Successful Petitions – Following the approval of a petition, I can assist you with preparing your affidavit of support, the required application documents as well as to prepare you or your loved one for the necessary interview process.In my experience, each client’s case is different, which means a course of action must always be tailored to suit each client’s specific circumstances. Our first phone call is just an opportunity to find out more information about what I can to do to help you develop a plan that will allow you to achieve the best possible outcome for you and your family.

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Helping You Determine Your Path Forward

Most people enter the USA using a visa, but you can change your status by obtaining a green card or naturalizing and obtaining citizenship.

Visas vs Green Cards vs Citizenship

Some people have a misconception that an immigration visa is the same thing as a green card or full citizenship. While an immigration visa will allow you to live and work in the United States, it is not a permanent arrangement– a visa is a temporary permit, whether it’s for several months or several years. It must be renewed regularly.

A green card is your authorization to live and work in the United States permanently. Unlike a visa, if you are a green card holder, you will not need to renew or reapply. You can also sponsor members of your family to come to the United States, whereas this is not possible with a visa. Green cards must be renewed every 10 years (the process is very simple). Learn more about obtaining your green card.

Obtaining citizenship is the highest level of residency someone in the United States can have. As a citizen, you cannot be subject to deportation and are able to vote in elections. You can obtain your citizenship after being a green card holder in good standing for at least five years. Learn more about obtaining citizenship.

Immigration Legal Services for Families

Detention & Deportation Defense

Minor infraction or conviction, even if it occurred decades ago, could trigger deportation or removal proceedings. The U.S. government does not forget. In fact, they are actively arresting people even if they have been living in the U.S. their entire lives. I provide passionate and zealous immigration defense for those who the U.S. government wants to deport.

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Getting Your Citizenship

When applying for citizenship, the application process can be fraught with technicalities, unfair immigration officials, and delays. Our entire immigration and criminal history. Guidance from an experienced immigration attorney is crucial to ensuring that you are not only approved, but that you don’t suddenly wind up in deportation proceedings. Also, an immigration attorney can save a case which has been delayed.

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Visa Applications & Renewals

During our initial consultation, I will work with you to determine which visa is right for you or your loved one. I have represented many immigrants who have applied for a wide range of visa applications. I have worked on renewal cases for individuals and their family members, including change of status, marriage and fiancé visas, family petitions, as well as many others.

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Obtaining Your Green Card

The first step for someone immigrating to the U.S. on a permanent basis is to obtain lawful permanent residence; commonly known as a “Green Card.” The steps to obtaining your Green Card can vary greatly depending on your specific circumstances. There are numerous ways to obtain a green card and every client’s situation should be evaluated specifically.

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Helping Relatives Immigrate

If you are a citizen or lawful permanent resident of the United States and are looking to help bring a relative into this country, it is important that all of the required documentation be submitted correctly on the first attempt and within the allotted time frames. I can assist you with all of the necessary paperwork, supporting exhibits and the eventual interview.

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Federal Litigation

Many immigration judges and state judges make mistakes. And many attorneys are satisfied with unsatisfactory rulings. Most do not want to upset a judge by challenging his or her decision, nor do they want to spend more time appealing the same case at a federal level. However, it is my strong belief that when a judge passes an unfair verdict that could ultimately devastate or destroy a person’s life, it is my responsibility as his or her attorney to do everything in my legal power to prevent that from happening. Taking a case before a federal judge is a serious and time consuming endeavor, but if successful can result in the reversal of a previous decision made by either an immigration or state judge.

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Vacating Guilty Pleas

Vacating Guilty Pleas: Many clients find themselves in deportation proceedings after entering a plea of guilty to a crime on the advice of their criminal attorney. Unfortunately, their attorney never tells them that their guilty plea will result in their deportation. This can lead to disastrous consequences. In this scenario, it is my job to handle damage control and keep my client in this country and out of jail.

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Minor infraction or conviction, even if it occurred decades ago, could trigger deportation or removal proceedings. The U.S. government does not forget. In fact, they are actively arresting people even if they have been living in the U.S. their entire lives. I provide passionate and zealous immigration defense for those who the U.S. government wants to deport.

Learn More

When applying for citizenship, the application process can be fraught with technicalities, unfair immigration officials, and delays. Our entire immigration and criminal history. Guidance from an experienced immigration attorney is crucial to ensuring that you are not only approved, but that you don’t suddenly wind up in deportation proceedings. Also, an immigration attorney can save a case which has been delayed.

Learn More

During our initial consultation, I will work with you to determine which visa is right for you or your loved one. I have represented many immigrants who have applied for a wide range of visa applications. I have worked on renewal cases for individuals and their family members, including change of status, marriage and fiancé visas, family petitions, as well as many others.

Learn More

The first step for someone immigrating to the U.S. on a permanent basis is to obtain lawful permanent residence; commonly known as a “Green Card.” The steps to obtaining your Green Card can vary greatly depending on your specific circumstances. There are numerous ways to obtain a green card and every client’s situation should be evaluated specifically.

Learn More

If you are a citizen or lawful permanent resident of the United States and are looking to help bring a relative into this country, it is important that all of the required documentation be submitted correctly on the first attempt and within the allotted time frames. I can assist you with all of the necessary paperwork, supporting exhibits and the eventual interview.

Learn More

Many immigration judges and state judges make mistakes. And many attorneys are satisfied with unsatisfactory rulings. Most do not want to upset a judge by challenging his or her decision, nor do they want to spend more time appealing the same case at a federal level. However, it is my strong belief that when a judge passes an unfair verdict that could ultimately devastate or destroy a person’s life, it is my responsibility as his or her attorney to do everything in my legal power to prevent that from happening. Taking a case before a federal judge is a serious and time consuming endeavor, but if successful can result in the reversal of a previous decision made by either an immigration or state judge.

Learn More

Vacating Guilty Pleas: Many clients find themselves in deportation proceedings after entering a plea of guilty to a crime on the advice of their criminal attorney. Unfortunately, their attorney never tells them that their guilty plea will result in their deportation. This can lead to disastrous consequences. In this scenario, it is my job to handle damage control and keep my client in this country and out of jail.

Learn More
Paul Grotas, Managing Attorney

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