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 nurses can obtain permanent resident status

A registered nurse who was born in a foreign country may be allowed to work in that capacity in California. However, an employer will likely need to act as a sponsor so that the nurse can apply for permanent residency. The process of obtaining permanent residency for someone a company plans to hire as an RN is generally faster if that person currently lives in the United States.

Before an employer can send an immigrant visa petition to the government, the employee in question must have passed the National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses. This exam can be taken in any state, and a nurse may also become a permanent resident by holding any other type of unrestricted license in the state where he or she wants to work. The exam may also be taken in the country where the prospective employee currently lives.

At the same time that the petition is submitted, the employee and family members may apply for work and travel permits. The RN seeking employment in the United States must obtain a VisaScreen certificate prior to becoming a permanent resident. Those who don’t reside in countries that primarily speak English may need to verify that they can communicate in that language.

People who are seeking to work in the United States legally may need to complete a series of steps to do so. These steps may include interviews with immigration officials either in America or in an immigrant’s home country. Working with an employment immigration attorney may make it easier to submit the paperwork needed to obtain permanent residency status.


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.