Due to the health risks posed by the Corona Virus tragedy, our office is following the directives of the governor of California in order to minimize the risks to our staff, our clients and our community. Our office will continue to operate fully, as it has thus far, observing our normal schedule, Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. We will continue to schedule appointments to meet with clients and will do this via ZOOM or Telephone only.

If you would like to schedule an appointment with any of our lawyers or staff members, please do so by calling our office at 619-291-1112. You can also contact us via e-mail at [email protected]

Thank you for your understanding.


Debido a los riesgos para la salud planteados por la tragedia del Virus Corona, nuestra oficina está siguiendo las directivas del gobernador de California para minimizar los riesgos para nuestro personal, nuestros clientes y nuestra comunidad. Nuestra oficina seguirá funcionando a pleno, como lo ha hecho hasta ahora, cumpliendo con nuestro horario habitual, de lunes a viernes de 8:30 a.m. a 5:30 p.m. Continuaremos programando citas para reunirnos con los clientes y lo haremos solo a través de ZOOM o por teléfono.

Si desea programar una cita con alguno de nuestros abogados o miembros del personal, hágalo llamando a nuestra oficina al 619-291-1112. También puede contactarnos por correo electrónico a [email protected]

Gracias por su comprensión.

Resolving Immigration ProblemsIn An Honest & Responsible Manner

How do I get a visitor visa?

The process of entering the United States can be complicated which may lead to many questions and concerns about the process. In general, to enter the United States as a citizen of a foreign country, the noncitizen must either obtain a nonimmigrant visa for a temporary stay in the U.S. or an immigrant visa if the noncitizen is seeking permanent residence in the United States.

A visitor visa may be another option that is available that allows the noncitizen to enter the United States temporarily for business; temporarily for pleasure or visiting; or as a combination of both purposes. Visitor visas are nonimmigrant visas. There are several steps to apply for a visitor visa and the steps involved in the process may vary so it is important to be familiar with what they are and it can help to know what to expect.

It is important to fill out the initial application and an interview may be required on a discretionary basis. It is also important to know what documentation is required and to collect and organize that documentation to provide as part of the application. Required documentation includes the application, a passport, a photo and the required application fee. Additional information related to the purpose of the trip, the noncitizen’s intent to depart following the trip and their ability to pay for costs associated with the trip may also be required.

Additional situations may also arise if the noncitizen wishes to extend their stay or their status changes and can further illustrate the number of complexities that can be associated with visitor visas and the process of entering the United States which is why familiarity with the process can be important. The more that applicants for visitor visas understand about the process, the better position they will be in to efficiently and effectively obtain their visa and be permitted to enter the U.S.

Source: U.S. Department of State, “Visitor Visa,” Accessed July 21, 2017


We are open Monday to Friday, from 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., and we accept Visa, MasterCard, Discover and American Express.

For our clients’ convenience we offer English and Spanish speaking services.