Marriage based green card lawyers in Bay Area

Google dhdjeh
Apr 15 22 Comments

Sorry, I know the topic is "work visa" but didn't see a general immigration forum here.
Can anyone recommend a good marriage-based green card filing firm in the South Bay? I also have an EB-2 based on work but born in India so marriage based route will be faster.

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  • Dropbox systest
    Sorry I don’t have any recommendations. But please choose a small law firm/one-lawyer law firm (sole prop). Large law firms will move slowly and assign paralegals to fill up your forms, and your forms will be riddled with errors. You’ll only just be a number to them.
    Apr 155
    • Google dhdjeh
      OP
      Thanks. That's a good point..Google offers a law firm to do marriage-based green card, and this is precisely why I declined them. They treat me like just a number and worse, they know Google will continue to hire and pay them even if they botch my case
      Apr 15
    • Dropbox systest
      Is BAL the law firm? We use them at Dropbox too...
      Apr 15
    • Google dhdjeh
      OP
      Not BAL. But BAL is in-charge at Google for work related visas. Used to be nice not too long ago, current BAL staff sucks and couldn't care less about googlers as humans
      Apr 15
    • Dropbox systest
      BAL is ****.
      Since Google is offering you a law firm, could you prepare the AOS package yourself, but have them review it?
      Apr 15
    • Google dhdjeh
      OP
      I'll check. But ideally I'd steer clear of Google altogether. I can afford the legal fees and Google reimburses the govt fees anyway (they only reimburse legal ig you use BAL or the other firm I am talking about).
      Yes, BAL is a steaming pile of s*** and worse, the head at Google is a BAL who was a paralegal for 12 yrs , turned into a lawyer after working for Google as client and is drunk on the power
      Apr 15
  • Wells Fargo hsLy13
    Just curious, the intention is marriage or getting green card out of it!
    Apr 154
    • Amazon Pizza3.141
      Come on man, who does that really.
      Apr 15
    • Google dhdjeh
      OP
      Good job threadjacking and deriving humor at the expense of someone who needs help. Wishing you meet more people like you when it's time for you to ask for help
      Apr 15
    • Wells Fargo hsLy13
      Not like that madam. I have seen few cases (Indians) getting married to target green card. That’s why asked. You may not be like that but that doesn’t mean no one is doing like that.
      Apr 15
    • Google dhdjeh
      OP
      And your opinion/suspicion is relevant to this thread how? Still wishing you encounter the same behavior when you are the looking for help. Haven't gotten an apology for the threadjacking yet.
      Apr 15
  • Intel / Engbobwho?
    Are you going through IR/CR route for green card? If so then why do you need a lawyer?
    Apr 155
    • Google dhdjeh
      OP
      What is IR/CR? Trust Blind to make a simple question complicated. Of all the responses here, only one gets me so far (I need a name of a law firm based in Bay area that can process marriage based green cards).
      Apr 15
    • Intel / Engbobwho?
      I went through the process where I as a GC holder had to get my spouse to the country as a GC holder.

      If your case is simple assuming US citizen or GC holder is trying to get their spouse become a GC holder then follow visajourney.com for process.

      If you still need a lawyer then contact Indu Liladhar Hathi
      Apr 15
    • Intel / Engbobwho?
      IR= immediate Relative
      Apr 15
    • Google dhdjeh
      OP
      My husband is a green card holder. We want to go through a law firm simply to throw money at the problem and not worry about anything at our end (if we can find the right firm)
      Apr 15
    • Intel / Engbobwho?
      You just can't throw money and expect lawyers to create wonders. You and your husband need to be part of the process. Lawyer's assistants can help you organize the documentation that you give them in the first place. Thats pretty much it.

      Since you are in the country on a valid visa and married to a GC holder, you need to go through F2A route. Good news is that you can apply for I-485 with in a year and get EAD. Bad news is that it takes 2 to 2.5yrs to get GC approved(as of today) and yes Priority date similar to EB category is involved but not that long for backlogged countries including India and China.

      I applied for my wife under F2A and she was out of the country. Took me 6 months in total to bring her here from start of I-130 to Immigrant Visa. Luck plus doing the necessary homework helped.

      Suggest you to first get familiar with immigration process by going through guides at visajourney.com. Again, don't expect lawyers and their assistants to create miracles. F2A is a long process and be ready for the ride.
      Apr 15
  • Intel / Engbobwho?
    DM me for info. Can refer you to one if needed
    Apr 151
    • Google dhdjeh
      OP
      Thanks, done
      Apr 15
  • Oath / MgmtAtinlay2
    🙄
    Apr 150
  • Netflix / Engsfo8492
    I would try and find a law firm that shares a language / ethnic background with the foreign national spouse. It made it easier, since that lawyer knew exactly which government documents we needed from her home country.
    Apr 151
    • Dropbox systest
      OP is the foreign national spouse.
      Apr 15

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