Immigration Guides2020-10-09T00:45:43-05:00

Guiding Our Clients Achieve a Better Life

We are always thrilled when cases work out well for our clients, but immigrant success stories are especially meaningful to us being true advocates of diversity. Designated as a best lawyer in the field of immigration law by U.S. News & World Report, Richard Herman and his team of immigration lawyers in Columbus, Cleveland and Detroit treat their clients like family. Our caring approach is combined with aggressive and proven representation to give each client the best fighting chance at success… and ultimately a safe and prosperous life in America.

How to Prepare for the Marriage Green Card Interview (I-130, I-751)

By |October 16th, 2020|Categories: Immigration Guides|Tags: , , |

Our office often receives calls from people who seek permanent residence in the United States but have messed up the marriage green card interview and have done significant damage to their case. Those damages can sometimes be irreparable. In many cases, making any severe risk is avoidable with a bit of preparation and understanding of how the interview will go.

Immigration Laws for Changing to a Nonimmigrant F or M Student Status

By |October 5th, 2020|Categories: Immigration Guides|Tags: , , , |

Many B-1 and B-2 nonimmigrant visa holders may wish to change their status to F-1 student status. Holders of other nonimmigrant visas, such as J-2 exchange visitors, H-1B nonimmigrant visa holders (and spouses – H4 visas) may also want to switch. The desire to change has become more prevalent due to the COVID-19 healthcare crisis.

How to Win a Spousal I-130 or I-751 After RFE or NOID

By |September 19th, 2020|Categories: Immigration Guides|Tags: , , , , , |

Sometimes, immigration law can be a rugged territory to cruise on. All those filing forms, fees you need to pay, evidence you have to submit, interviews to undertake can make you feel trapped in your immigration case. Therefore, it is advisable to hire a lawyer from the first beginning to lead you through the whole process.

Best Practices For Extending or Changing To B-1 and B-2 Visitor Status

By |September 19th, 2020|Categories: Immigration Guides|Tags: , , |

Many people who have either a B1 visa or a B2 visa may want to extend those visas. People with other types of visas may seek to change their status to a B-1 visa or a B-2 visa. These extensions and status changes are becoming even more desirable and even necessary to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Immigration Information and Resources for Columbus, Ohio

By |August 22nd, 2020|Categories: Immigration Guides|Tags: , , |

As the 14th largest city in the United States, you would expect the Columbus immigration scene to be vibrant and full of life. And it is, with over 150,000 people, or about 8 percent of the total population of Columbus, having been born overseas. Ultimately, of course, nearly all Columbus residents can trace their ancestry back to an immigrant.

Immigration Information and Resources for Chicago, Illinois

By |August 6th, 2020|Categories: Immigration Guides|Tags: , |

Chicago is known as a “Rust Belt'' city that has suffered economically and demographically from the shift in the United States economy from manufacturing to information technology. But the wave of immigration that took place in the 1990s added population and vitality to US cities as diverse as Portland, Columbus, and St. Paul, says Richard Herman, prominent US immigration lawyer and founder of the Herman Legal Group. The same process could happen in Chicago.

What Do I Do? I Have a Green Card or Visa, and Have Just Been Charged With a Criminal Offense?

By |July 17th, 2020|Categories: Immigration Guides|Tags: , , |

Sometimes, it is in human nature to make mistakes or make decisions that we later regret in life. However, all of your hard work in obtaining that visa might go down the drain the moment you decide to commit a crime or violate US law.

Immigration Information and Resources for Cleveland, Ohio

By |July 14th, 2020|Categories: Immigration Guides|Tags: , |

If you consider moving to Cleveland, a city that each year welcomes close to 3,000 people who decide to become new citizens, you probably want to find out what this city and the state of Ohio can offer to newcomers.

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