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

Issues when a decision about green card status occurs

Generally, becoming a lawful permanent resident in California requires meeting all necessary criteria and submitting a completed application with supporting documentation. Once approved, correspondence should arrive at the applicant’s home. However, things might not go perfectly even with an approval. Thankfully, there are steps someone might take when concerns about the green card arise.

A lawful permanent resident card typically arrives within 30 days. The same is true of the “welcome notice.” If more than 30 days pass, it may be wise to contact the USCIS customer service number to determine if something went wrong. Maybe the letter went out in the mail and has not arrived. Until the proper documentation comes, it may be possible to get a stamp on a passport or a temporary status document. Proof of legal permanent resident status might be necessary when applying for work, a driver’s license or an unrestricted Social Security card. Straightening out mishaps could be necessary when things don’t work out efficiently.

Even “minor” issues require attention because they might not be as insignificant as some assume. Misspelling and errors on the green card or the welcome notification could present problems. A lawful permanent resident card details immigration status and establishes identity. Errors on the card might create problems, so informing USCIS of any errors without delays may be a smart move.

Applicants could call the customer service number to ask general questions, report a change of address and more. Asking an attorney to handle dealings with the immigration offices is another option. An immigration law attorney may prove valuable if a denial letter comes in the mail. Filing an appeal might be the strategy capable of potentially reversing the initial denial.

Gaining lawful permanent resident status could start the process of attaining citizenship. When issues arise after receiving a determination, it’s important to act quickly to straighten matters out.


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