Immigration Lawyers in Northern Virginia
From offices in Fairfax, Fredericksburg and Manassas, our experienced immigration lawyers represent clients throughout Virginia and across the United States.
Immigration law is, to the say the least, a complicated area, involving multiple agencies and a large number of federal rules and regulations. Our experienced immigration lawyers can navigate your application for permanent residence, citizenship, or a visa through these bureaucratic waters.
If you are seeking a green card, temporary visa, or citizenship, it is important that you consult with an experienced immigration attorney early in the process. Whether you are immigrating with the help of your employer or through a family member, the process of immigrating to the United States can take years.
Also, very little is automatic in the field of immigration. For example, just having a spouse who is a U.S. citizen does not mean that you have permission to remain in this country. Your spouse and you must file the correct paperwork with the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) before you are authorized to remain in the United States. Similarly, temporary visas such as H or L visas do not lead automatically to green cards even after living and working in the United States for many years.
Likewise, if the government institutes removal proceedings against you—i.e., attempts to deport you from the country—then it is critical that you seek legal counsel from an experienced immigration attorney immediately. Our immigration lawyers can help you identify and apply for any available forms of relief, e.g., Asylum, Withholding of Removal, Cancellation of Removal, Temporary Protected Status, or Voluntary Departure.
Explore the following links to learn more about immigration law:
Please also review our Immigration Legal Fees page for a list of flat fees for many common immigration cases.
Our Immigration Attorneys
Jennifer Varughese is the lead immigration attorney at Livesay & Myers, P.C. She has received national recognition in both the legal community and in the press for her wide-ranging work in the field of immigration law. Ms. Varughese has experience arguing before both federal and state courts, resulting in three published opinions. She is a leading authority on the topic of the immigration consequences of criminal convictions.
Susannah Nichols is an experienced immigration lawyer whose practice covers family-based and employment-based green cards, temporary visas, and citizenship. Ms. Nichols has a special focus on deportation cases, and has written extensively on the available forms of relief from deportation, including cancellation of removal and asylum. She is the author of numerous articles on immigration law, including same-sex immigration benefits.
Our attorneys are supported by Spanish-speaking paralegal Maria Ornelas, who immigrated to the U.S. from Mexico at the age of 13, and has worked in the field of immigration law since January 2001.
Our immigration team represents clients in Virginia, Washington, DC and across the United States. Contact us to schedule your consultation with one of our experienced immigration lawyers today—in person, over the telephone, or via webcam on Skype or Google Hangouts.
What Our Clients Are Saying
“We were recommended to contact Jennifer Varughese for a personal immigration matter from a family friend. After contacting her we had no doubt that she has immense knowledge in US Immigration law… We were kept informed of all actions and progress through emails, mails and phone calls. It was never hard to reach her and she replied our questions promptly. Recently I contacted her again for another immigration matter and was again impressed by her professionalism, honesty, and empathy with clients…” - TJ
“Susannah Nichols and Maria did a great job. My husband is American and I’m French, they helped us very efficiently with all the paperwork. We were scared to have to wait for long months before being able to live together and I recently invested in the USA with a special visa so I really needed to adjust my situation. We avoided a cruel and ruining situation like being away from each other with the huge cost of living apart in 2 expensive cities: Paris and Washington DC. I recommend them for all your immigration needs.” – Veronique D.C.