Individual Immigration Services

Individual Immigration Services

Immigration law is highly complex and can be overwhelming for individuals who want to visit or reside in the United States. With so many potential avenues to obtaining legal status, foreign nationals often have difficulty determining the best path to a positive outcome. To successfully navigate the complexities of the U.S. immigration system, it is helpful to work with a skilled immigration attorney.

At Law Offices of Tina Sharma, we have several years of experience helping individuals realize their dreams of traveling or residing in the United States. We believe strongly in immigration and the value contributions immigrants make to local communities and our nation as a whole. Our founder, Tina Sharma, is a first generation immigrant who handled her own citizenship case at the age of 18. Attorney Sharma experienced (first hand) the challenges involved with immigrating successfully to the U.S., and she has dedicated her career to helping others realize their American Dream.

Law Offices of Tina Sharma provides a wide range of immigration services for individuals in Washington, D.C., Virginia, Maryland, and intending immigrants from throughout the world. These include:

Non-Immigrant Visas

There are several options for foreign nationals who want to travel to the U.S. and/or reside here temporarily. It is important to note that non-immigrant visas do not provide a direct path to permanent residency, and to be approved, you must generally show that you are not likely to overstay your visa. Visas in this category include:

  • Working Professional Visas
  • Student Visas
  • Tourist/Visitor Visas
  • E1/E2 Treaty Trader and Investor Visas
  • Intra-Company Managerial Transfers
  • Professional Athletic and Artistic Performance Visas

Family-Based Immigration

U.S. Citizens and lawful permanent residents (LPRs) may petition to obtain permanent residence for certain relatives living abroad. Family-based immigrant visas are divided into several preference categories, some with annual limits and extended wait times for visa processing. We provide skilled assistance with:

  • Family-Based Visa Petitions
  • Fiancé and Spousal Visas
  • V-Visas
  • Family Unification Programs

Employment-Based Immigration

Foreign skilled workers and U.S. employers who want to hire them have many hurdles to clear before the foreign worker can begin employment here. We have extensive experience with all types of employment-based immigrant visa petitions, including but not limited to:

  • PERM Labor Certifications
  • Nurse Petitions
  • Outstanding Researchers/Professors, Holders of Advanced Degrees, and National Interest Waivers

Deportation Defense

For foreign nationals that are subject to deportation/removal proceedings, it can be among the most frightening experiences they ever go through. With so much future uncertainty and the prospect of being separated from family members, it is essential to have an aggressive advocate in your corner fighting to protect your rights. We provide strong guidance and representation for individuals facing deportation, and we can craft the most effective defense to address your needs. We can assist you with:

  • Waivers
  • Cancellation of Removal
  • Asylum
  • Criminal Matters
  • Appeals

Citizenship

Lawful permanent residents who have lived in the U.S. for a certain period of time may qualify to become U.S. citizens. Citizenship not only gives you the right to vote, it also secures your status in the country; allowing you to travel abroad for extended periods of time (without prior approval) and shielding you from deportation/removal proceedings if you have a future run-in with the law. Our citizenship services include:

  • Naturalization
  • Certificates of Citizenship
  • Passport Applications

If you need experienced guidance with any type of individual immigration issue, Law Offices of Tina Sharma is here to help. We provide extensive consultations to fully assess your situation and develop a customized solution that addresses all relevant factors and offers the most practical and effective path forward to accomplishing your goals. To schedule your personalized consultation, contact our office today at (202) 329-6556.

Law Offices of Tina Sharma provides skilled assistance to individuals with immigration needs throughout the country including in the Washington, D.C. metro area, Virginia and Maryland; including the communities of Arlington, Alexandria, Falls Church, Fairfax, Manassas, Annandale, Springfield, Herndon, Reston, Rockville, Gaithersburg, Silver Spring, College Park, Germantown, Frederick, Hyattsville, Bowie, Annapolis, Fairfax County, Montgomery County and Prince George’s County.