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LEIVA LAW FIRM

Soma, S.F., California, San Francisco

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EXPERIENCED & FAIR IMMIGRATION SERVICE
Leiva Law Firm specializes in immigration and nationality law in the San Francisco Bay Area. We strive to provide the best solution in helping clients navigate through their immigration issues. In doing so, we focus on superior customer service and client accessibility throughout their immigration process.

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29 December 2019

Me and my wife can't thank Scarlett and her team enough for the work they did for us. We hired them to help us with my wife's green card documents and interview. Everything was smooth, fast and worry free from start to finish. They are very knowledgeable and responsive. We highly recommend their services. More...

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14 November 2019

I am very grateful for all the help I've gotten from this firm, everyone's super courteous and helpful!The team is knowledgeable and professional, my process was quick, the experienced and informative and treats your situation as their own. I highly recommend this law firm for immigration cases. If you have doubt or questions please contact "LeivaLaw" More...

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6 November 2019

Working with Scarlett and Elysse was absolutely great. They helped me through my entire journey without any hesitations. I always get answers whenever I have questions. Will definitely work with them again on my next journey. I highly recommend them.Thank you! More...

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17 October 2019

Scarlett and her team were extremely instrumental with their guidance on a fairly complex family case. They were extremely professional, prompt and they have the expertise to take on the toughest of cases.  We can't thank them enough and they made the entire process seamless! Keep up the excellent work! More...

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27 September 2019

Leiva Law Firm has been really helpful in the process of getting my green card from the start and all the way until I got it. Attorney Scarlet is very knowledgeable and passionate in what she does, and the goals of her clients are surely on top of her priority. She provides great service and she always responds fast and in detailed manner in all our questions through e-mail. My husband and I were guided very well from providing all the requirements and every single documents needed and to be fully prepared in the interview after she walked us through everything that we need to know step by step. She also came with us in our interview and even before that, the support that we got from her really did help us a lot that is why I would definitely recommend her to everyone who are looking for a lawyer that is really good in handling any kinds of immigration situations. More...

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20 September 2019

Scarlett helped my husband and I with our application for my permanent resident status, and we had a smooth and successful experience. Thank you!

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30 August 2019

I choose the best lawyer ever!!! All the process of immigration was so smooth with Scarlett and her team. Thanks so much Scarlett to help me to become a American citizen.

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21 August 2019

Scarlett and team were super helpful and responsive through what has become a rather long and arduous immigration process. In the "post Trump" environment things have become harder than ever. Having an experienced "guide" was invaluable. More...

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18 June 2019

Scarlett and her team helped me go from Conditional Permanent Resident to a 10-year Permanent Resident and US Citizen. My green card renewal was so delayed that my PR interview and citizenship interview were combined into one appointment. Scarlett helped me with my PR renewal application and naturalization application, and she did interview prep with me before my double appointment. Everything went well and I am happy with the help I received.Unfortunately my USCIS interviews were scheduled for a time that Scarlett was unable to attend, so I went to the interview without her. She offered to request a reschedule with USCIS but I had been waiting so long (26 months) that I decided to go ahead without her present. While my situation was not 100% simple, I was prepared and the interview went well overall.One negative thing was, when I submitted my permanent resident renewal application at first, the application was returned because the check was for the wrong amount of money. I wrote the check as Leiva Law advised me so I was surprised the amount was wrong. Maybe the required fee was changed around that time? When it came back I reapplied quickly and things were fine from there, but it made my application a month later.Calling their office usually goes first to an answering service, and then they call you back. They returned my calls promptly so it was never an issue for me. Twice I had airport delays with US immigration when traveling into the US from outside the country, and Scarlett was also responsive and helpful over email when I told her about my experiences.I would recommend their services and already recommended them to one friend so far. More...

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30 May 2019

Scarlett and her team have done an impeccable job in helping me acquire my green card.   unlike the prior attorney who was handling my case, the Leiva team sincerely cared about helping me and kept me well informed of status of my interview.  they prepared me well for the interview; they were very insightful and surprisingly accurate.  i know i have asked them a lot of questions and they all were always very professional and emailed back promptly.  i now believe that there is an attorney firm that actuallly sincerely cares about their service and their clients.  I highly recommend the Leiva Law Firm to anyone who is seeking best in class attorney and legal services.Scarlett是我們找的第二位律師,第一位的就不用說了,整個過程讓我提心弔膽不說,讓我們既浪費錢又浪費時間,後來找到了Scarlett團隊,除了專業之外,還能排除我們每每遇到困境,她們總是在第一時間能回答我們所提出即將所面對的問題,再者,從在等待台灣準備面試到終於來到美國,在到等待美國面試,在從歐巴馬等到川普,**等待**的過程都讓我們身心煎熬(因為我有被退件的紀錄)很怕再次落空,但Scarlett 總是會用專業且耐心的安慰我們,叫我們不要擔心,讓我們每次糾結的心,一次又一次的放心。第一次碰面是在美國面試的那天,Scarlett 從San Francisco 來San Jose 陪我們面試。見到帶著微笑的Scarlett 讓我覺得這律師一點都沒有嚴肅或一副死要錢的樣子,道像是前來幫忙的朋友,讓我緊張到不行的心,一下放鬆了一半,Scarlett 非常專業、細心的掌握我們所有資料,英文不好的我,也會在面試官問我而緊張到不知該說什麼的時候,適時在旁邊用親切微笑的語聲提醒我,講錯話還會幫我圓場,真讓我覺得真是請對人了。順利面試過後,她還恭喜我們,祝我們幸福,後來還寄卡片給我們,再次祝我們幸福美滿從台灣開始* 跑資料*到最後美國面試結束,這句話,在這時候讓我聽起來最實在,因為一切* 總算*都結束了。有時真的還是要請律師,遇到的問題才不會像無頭蒼蠅一樣,不知是好,但也要找對律師,才不會浪費錢跟時間,畢竟不便宜。現在「我」總算是拿到綠卡了。真的感謝Scarlett 的團隊。每當只要想到這整個過程,我的腦海裡就只會出現美麗Scarlett的微笑。其他不愉快、傷心的經過我以都不記得了再次謝謝你們。 More...

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24 April 2019

Hi I had great experiance and highly recommend Leiva firm office .They are the guru in immigration law. Thank you to everyone part of the team . They did great job helping me with my i751 and RFI ms Scarlett Leiva was very knowledgeable patient and able to answer and assist me with all my complicate questions helping me to build better case .Betty was very helpful with all the paperwork making sure I have everything and is organized the right way to be reviewed easier ,20 days after my application was submitted I was approved and recieved my green card thank you very much. More...

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12 April 2019

It was a pleasure working with Scarlett and her team. They helped me tremendously with this extremely long and stressful process. Scarlett truly cares about her clients and I was grateful to have her by my side. Best immigration lawyer in San Francisco! More...

Reviewed on Yelp

1 April 2019

We would highly recommend Scarlett and team, very knowledgeable people with up to date information regarding immigration. My wife daisy and i are very grateful with Scarlett and team . Thanks a lot for helping us through the process of obtaining my residency through marriage. May god bless you and your team for helping the immigrant community, best wishes and hope to see you soon.(maybe in three years). Muchas gracias Scarlett!!! More...

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10 March 2019

Wow, so grateful for Leiva Law! They're the best!

My wife and I will forever be grateful to Scarlett and her team, Elyse and Betty, for their expertise and kindness in resolving our immigration case.

From our first meeting my wife and I knew we were in great hands. It was obvious that Scarlett really cared about us and had a clear understanding of our case. Scarlett and her team were with us every step of the way to guide us, promptly responding to our phone calls and emails. We were also most grateful that Scarlett attended our interview and was able to help smooth some of the unexpected concerns asked by the USCIS officer presiding.

I am now back in status for the first time in many years as a US Permanent Resident. My wife and I have no words to adequately express our gratitude. Simply amazing! We would certainly use Leiva Law firm again and highly recommend Scarlett and her team to anyone with immigration concerns.
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9 February 2019

Scarlett, did a amazing job in my case. She and her team did everything possible I would recommend her to anyone!
My case was about DACA, and I became Permanent Resident, her team well help you on the whole process, and be consistent with everything I highly recommend.
Immigration themselves would make it very difficult and asked for much documentation, but Levia lawfirm manage everything and professionally.
Before knowing Scarlett I went to other law firms and were overcharging just trying to make money off people. Levia had a good rate and was there to help me instead of overcharging.
AMAZING LAWYER AND TEAM!
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26 December 2018

Overall they are nice. Luckily we got green card very fast. They are more experienced with San Francisco field office. Not too familiar with South Bay office. This is actually the kind of process determined by you and your spouse 's relationship and the field officer. So that said , if your make efforts on collecting documents and prepare answers , you will be ok. More...

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10 December 2018

Scarlett and her team are truly a blessing in my family's lives. She not only helped my parents with the immigration process, but she made sure our questions were always answered and provided moral support throughout the process.

I also loved the fact that they had flexible hours. We are a military family and constantly moving but Scarlett made it easy for me to be able to do almost everything online. I recommend her to friends and family with immigration issues.
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29 November 2018

We retained Leiva Law firm for my husband's green card application process. From start to finish they were professional, responsive, and made the process seamless. Scarlett, Elyse and the entire team at Leivia law firm were a pleasure to work with. More...

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16 September 2018

My wife (a Brazilian citizen) and I have been working with Leiva throughout the process from marriage, to conditional (2 year) green card, and now to the permanent (10 year) green card. Leiva has reasonable rates (including flat fees for certain services, hourly for others) and were very helpful navigating a complex and sometimes frustrating process. More...

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13 September 2018

After reading several reviews around on Yelp, I came across the Leiva Law Firm page. I read people's comments and we decided to make an appointment (husband and myself) - and met with them. Best decision we ever made was to have Scarlett handle our immigration case.  The whole team at Leiva firm was very welcoming, and fast at giving responses. Every single question we had, was answered to us, and  Scarlett was with us till the end. If you're in a similar situation, and in look for an Immigrations Attorney, check out their website, and if they specialize in the case you need help with,  don't think it twice, and  get in touch with them. You'll be happy at the very end. In my case, I highly recommend them. More...

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13 September 2018

Best decision we ever made was to have Scarlett handle our immigration case. The whole team at Leiva firm was very welcoming, and fast at giving responses. Every single question we had, was answered to us, and Scarlett was with us till the end. If you're in a similar situation, and in look for an Immigrations Attorney, don't think it twice, and get in touch with her. More...

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9 August 2018

I recently worked with Leiva Law on my green card process, and they were truly excellent. Friendly, professional, responsive, knowledgeable. .. I've been an immigrant in this country for 17 years and have dealt with many immigration attorneys on F1s, J1s, OPT, AT, H1B, green card, etc... Leiva's services were by far the best. Rebecca and her team clearly explained the process for me, and outlined all the possible pitfalls so we could avoid them. Their process was simple, streamlined and easy to follow. Immigration processes can be anxiety-provoking, but with these folks I always felt like we were on top of things and on the right track.Also, when I first asked for their help, they even asked me to check in with my previous attorney to see if the service I needed was already covered in my earlier contract. It was not, but I was so impressed that they were willing to lose a potential client in the interest of simply being helpful to a fellow human being.I wholeheartedly recommend them! More...

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26 June 2018

These guys are the best They helped me with my immigration process for the green card and got it done quickly I worked with Elyse and Scarlett Very knowledgeable people and make the process look really easy Highly recommended! !!!  Coming back here with any immigration help !!!! More...

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11 March 2018

Scarlett helped us apply for a green card through marriage for my husband (which we just received a few weeks ago!). It was so nice to have a lawyer there for us throughout the process, from filing the initial paperwork to accompanying us to the in-person interview. Everything went very smoothly and Scarlett was always knowledgeable, friendly and responsive. She and her law firm made it stress-free for us - we would absolutely recommend them to anyone starting the green card application process! More...

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7 March 2018

Scarlett, Elyse and Betty were all very helpful during my adjustment of status application (green card through marriage). The whole process was very smooth and they were very effective . I had to reschedule my interview at first because I was traveling and was a bit stressed about it but they made the whole process so easy! Scarlett helped us prepare prior to the interview and accompanied us for the interview in the SF office. She made us feel very comfortable and everything went smoothly. I definitely recommend Scarlett and her team! More...

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2 March 2018

Scarlett is an amazingly talented and compassionate attorney.

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6 February 2018

Scarlett managed the immigration process for my wife and me, including the I-485 (legal permanent resident) application. And we recently received the approval letter!We moved from California to Hawaii about four months into the process, and Scarlett took care of making sure everything was routed to our new address with no problems. We never missed a single piece of paperwork.If you are looking for an attorney to ensure your immigration process is smooth, I highly recommend Scarlett and Leiva Law Firm. More...

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8 January 2018

Scarlett and her firm have done an incredible job! I have worked with many lawyers in the past, and have never had a better experience than with Leiva Law Firm. They are people you can trust. From beginning to end, their team works hard to make you feel taken cared of. We live in Southern California so dealing with a long distance firm felt like a bad idea at first, but everything was smooth sailing. We had perfectly written emails that had step by step of what we had to do on our end, and someone ready to assist us on the phone. Scarlett truly goes above and beyond the extra mile to help you fully understand the immigration process. She doesn't just have you sign paperwork, but also shares her knowledge and makes it a goal for you to understand what everything means. To me, this is a real professional's work. Nothing but positive praise for Scarlett Leiva. She is super professional and above all: trustworthy. Take it from me, a person that has never met her in real life, but trusts her enough with my entire family's immigration petitions ranging from: advance parole, FOIA, marriage, and sibling petitions. 5 stars well earned! More...

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8 January 2018

5 estrellas muy bien merecidas para la Abogada Scarlett. Es una mujer emprendedora que hace su trabajo con mucha dedicación y pasión. Me inspira mucha confianza por su profesionalismo y su perfil publico. No es de esos abogados que desaparecen de la nada o que se hacen llamar abogados cuando en realidad solo son Notarios Públicos. Scarlett es una abogada con credenciales y mucha experiencia en el campo de Inmigración. La recomiendo por ser una persona buena y honesta con excelente ética en el trabajo, moral, valores y sobre todo honestidad! Muchas gracias Scarlett por luchar día a día por nuestros "Dreamers" y el resto de la comunidad indocumentada. No solo es su trabajo, pero también es su pasión. Gracias! More...

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29 November 2017

Great service, really helpful. They really care about their clients and made what is otherwise a stressful experience into a bearable one. Definitely recommended! I can see why there are so many other great reviews! More...

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26 November 2017

I worked with Scarlett last year for my wife's immigration process. She was extremely helpful and responsive throughout the entire process. We began filing in Sacramento County and mid way through we relocated to the East Coast. Scarlett helped us during the transition and even found us representation in our new county. My wife had no issues receiving her permanent residence status. We were very happy with the service and we highly recommend! More...

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9 November 2017

Scarlett helped us with a very professional and straight to the point approach, which resulted in the desired outcome. Scarlett and this law firm helped us to be fully prepared. I strongly recommend her! and we would work with her and her team again. More...

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30 September 2017

Randall & Scarlett were a great team to work with for the immigration needs we were looking for (marriage/fiance). They were very responsive, were well informed and were very organized in guiding us throughout the process. We felt very comfortable working with them and were confident the whole time on their abilities to help us achieve our goals. We would certainly recommend them to our friends / use them for any needs in the future. More...

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16 August 2017

It was a difficult and long process getting someone from Europe to the US. Claude & Leiva was there at every step, answering all the questions we had and supported us through the process. We are completely satisfied with them. Their support made the final goal possible. We would recommend them to everyone, we are fully satisfied. Thank you Scarlett & Leiva More...

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6 July 2017

Attorney Leiva is one of the best immigration lawyers in the area.  I accompanied my friend for consultation and she expertly explained the immigration situation my friend was in and also thoroughly discussed the possible solutions to his immigration problem.   She is genuinely sympathetic with her clients who have immigration issues.  Her lawyer's fee is reasonable and my friend chose her to handle his immigration case.  I highly recommend this lawyer for your legal immigration problem. More...

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16 June 2017

Scarlett helped us out with a green card application for my wife. I am a GC holder myself so the whole process took longer that it does for US Citizens. It took about 2 years for us to get the interview and get the green card. Scarlett was there since the beginning guiding us through the process and answering any questions we had. We even met in person a few times during that time when we had to gather and submit more documents.When we finally got an interview, Scarlett met up with us beforehand to go through all the documents we needed to present, prepare us for the interview, and on the day of the interview she came with us to the immigration office!! That made the entire process a lot less stressful and we were super happy to have someone like Scarlett with us!!Having a good immigration lawyer is important I feel as the document preparation and in general application process is confusing and it's very easy to make mistakes that could delay everything or even get you rejected.We were lucky enough to have Scarlett by our side helping us along the way :) Thanks, Scarlett! More...

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6 June 2017

Scarlett is the most amazing, professional, and above all: TRUSTWORTHY attorney I have ever met in my life. She is passionate about her career, and it shows in her work. She is detail-oriented and will walk you through step by step. I have worked with many lawyers in the past, and none compare to Scarlett. She shares her knowledge of immigration and cares about educating those of us that don't. I throughly understood my immigration process from beginning to end, and every penny I spent was worth it. Her prices are very competitive. I was actually surprised a lawyer THIS GOOD could be affordable. 5 Stars well earned!! More...

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2 June 2017

Husband's (Randy) review:Being the US citizen and wanting to bring my bride to be over to the states, I started looking for an attorney that I could trust to get the job done. Having no experience with attorneys with the horrid exception of the ones representing my ex wife, I was wary. As you can imagine, yelp is full of lawyers that promise this and that, wanting to get you in the door and pay the retainer as fast as possible. It got to the point that I felt like I was dealing with pushy salesmen from a car dealership than from someone who had passed the BAR. After about a dozen or so conversations with various firms I finally looked up and contacted Randall & Scarlett. From the start you can tell that they are truly wanting to help. With my fiance still overseas, they provided me the information I needed to fell comfortable enough to pull the proverbial trigger. As the process continued, Scarlett especially was there every step of the way. I'm the type that has about a billion questions like "will my military service have an impact to the outcome?" to "I haven't seen the USCIS website update since I checked it last night, is something wrong?". I'm sure Scarlett had more emails from my fiance and I about small, miniscule questions than there are fish in the ocean. However Scarlett answered every single one. Even if the self manifested fear we dreamed up made us panic and email her yet again, Scarlett took the time to make sure that our concerns were addressed and ultimately put to rest. (in addition to reminding us to stay off certain immigration websites that provide plenty of horror stories)Once Macy was with me in the states, Scarlett sat with us at their office and we went over the next steps, documents to prepare as well as welcoming Macy to California (which I thought was an amazing personal touch). Once we had our interview with USCIS, we were confident that the outcome would be a favorable one. However we didn't realize that we would recieve notification the very next day that our case was approved. As I write this it's been 72'ish hours from the interview (May 31st)and 24'ish since the approval (June 1st). There is simply no way this could have gone so amazingly without Randall and Scarlett's help. I know many people traverse the immigration system themselves and I wish all the best to those who can do it on their own. However with results like what we have received and the comfort of knowing a highly skilled team has your back, I wouldn't have done it any other way. A life long and heart felt thank you to Randall, Scarlett and the rest of the team for everything you have done and most importantly allowing me to spend every day next to the woman I love. Randy D. Wife's (Macy) review: We began the whole process when I was on the other side of the world, which made it nerve wracking to say the least, but Randall, Scarlett, and the staff at the firm eased my worries time and time again. They gave us sound advice throughout each step of the way, and they were on top of every single detail. Even though I pestered them with incessant emails (Sorry again, Scarlett!), they were always incredibly patient and kind, in addition to being quick to answer my questions.This ordeal would have been painstakingly difficult without the help of Randall, Scarlett, and the rest of the team. I've never been a fan of lawyers, to be honest but this law firm is different; I felt their genuine concern about our case, and there were definitely instances where I saw that they went out of their way just to help. I'm sure Randy is writing a lengthy review so I'll wrap mine up: we had our interview on May 31, and received our confirmation the next day! Woot woot! Sure, there are tons of people who go through the process without a lawyer, but I'd have gray hairs if we decided to do so...or I'd be unhealthly going around Visa Journey for answers. With Randall and Scarlett's guidance, we were able to have some peace of mind and that sort of thing is priceless, if you ask me. I'm deeply grateful to the firm for keeping this immigrant's dream alive, and ultimately, for helping keep this couple from two different continents together.  Macy D. More...

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18 May 2017

One word to describe this law firm: AMAZING ! Thank you Ms. Leiva for your dedication .

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18 May 2017

Awesome skilled immigration attorney, after having a really hard time getting my husband to the U.S. we are now just waiting to be approved. Thank you for helping us be a family. More...

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18 May 2017

I don't know how to start .. so thankful for this law firm. Scarlett is amazing and so caring she took care of us during sec interview and gave us confidence and help us through the process highly recommend for Scarlett wish yelp had 10 star :) It's like a family .

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16 May 2017

Randall is a very good lawyer right on time for everything. Helping us get everything we needed.

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4 May 2017

highely recommen for this law firm . First me and my wife wanted to travel with the AP we were nervous and we went to consult with Scarlett which one of our friend recommended for her . Must say she gave us the confidence and the right answers, we traveled we back safe and since we hire her also for our interview we felt much more better she answer our questions anytime and was there for us , most important is the way she calm us down , gave us confidence and prepared us was everything . Thank you Scarlett p.s of course we got approved:) More...

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23 April 2017

Some friends recommended that I go to Scarlett's office to help in my spouse's change of status process. Scarlett and the whole office were amazing allies in helping us during the green card process. We needed someone to help us with our change of status application after my fiancé came here on a K-1 visa and we got married. Our case was somewhat complicated but Scarlett met with us, answered all our questions, and did our paperwork. In addition, they repeatedly answered questions as we waited for the green card to be approved. They were always kind, patient, and gave us the gift of their expertise and years of experience. Having Scarlett at our USCIS interview made all the difference in the world. I can not think of money better spent than having her there with us. I highly recommend Scarlett and the whole office. And I think that the highest form of praise I can give them is our future business. We are planning on contacting Scarlett again when we need to apply for my spouse's permanent green card and citizenship. More...

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24 March 2017

Randall and his team is the best immigration lawyers you can find in San francisco. Me and my husband had no idea how to apply for green card, what documents do we need to submitt, how to prepare  the interview etc. .. they helped us so much and went through the whole process with us. These people are the pros. More...

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