Immigration Frequently Asked Questions

Advice from Our Philadelphia Immigration Attorney

Immigration is becoming an increasingly complex legal issue. As such, it is important to have an attorney who understands numerous matters as it pertains to immigration law. The Law Office of Matthew Archambeault takes the time to thoroughly understand each case that we handle, and we strive to provide our clients with effective legal solutions that serve their interests and needs. Our Philadelphia immigration lawyer has answered some of the common questions we receive at our firm.

Does marriage to a U.S. citizen automatically grant me residence?

Marriage to a U.S. citizen does not automatically grant you residence. Although obtaining a Green Card is significantly easier as an immediate relative, the process can take up to several months to complete.

What is the Green Card lottery?

The green card lottery is a system that serves to make the immigration process a diverse one. The available visas are distributed among six geographic areas to include immigrants from countries with low rates of immigration to the United States.

Can I get a visa inside the United States?

You can get a visa inside the United States. Foreign nationals are required to apply for a visa at the U.S. embassy or consulate that is located outside of the United States.

How do I adjust my immigration status?

You can adjust your immigration status when your visa becomes available. When it becomes available, the National Visa Center will send a letter inquiring on your plans. If you say that you wish to adjust your status, they will hold your file until it is handled by the USCIS.

How can the Law Office of Matthew Archambeault help me?

Our team strives to utilize our more than 10 years of experience to help our clients reach the favorable results they desire. We gather every detail necessary to build your case. We will help you understand the process, as well as requirements to which you must adhere. Our goal is to put you in the most favorable position to have a successful case in a seamless manner.

The Law Office of Matthew Archambeault would love to answer any questions that you have. By choosing us, you choose a quality of representation that has helped clients facing immigration matters in Philadelphia for more than a decade. Call our office at (215) 649-7535 for caring legal service that you can trust.

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