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Elmhurst Immigration Attorney | Immigration Lawyer, DuPage County IL

Elmhurst Immigration Attorney | Immigration Lawyer, DuPage County IL

The citizenship interview is a key piece of the naturalization process. You will be interviewed by an official from U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS). Our team of Downers Grove immigration attorneys will help you overcome the stress of this situation by preparing you for this interview and educating you about what you will be asked. We will stand by your side from the start of the process until you obtain citizenship.

The citizenship interview is a key piece of the naturalization process. You will be interviewed by an official from U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS). Our team of Downers Grove immigration attorneys will help you overcome the stress of this situation by preparing you for this interview and educating you about what you will be asked. We will stand by your side from the start of the process until you obtain citizenship.

Our Experienced Elmhurst Immigration Attorneys Handle Cases Including But Not Limited To:

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Why O'Flaherty Law for My

Immigration

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In this video, Elmhurst Immigration attorney Kevin O'Flaherty describes why O'Flaherty Law is the best choice for your immigration matter.

  • We Are Experienced and Great at What We Do! Our team of experienced Elmhurst immigration attorneys have the skills and cutting-edge knowledge to take advantage of every legal strategy to achieve your family's goals.   
  • Exceptional Client Service in Your Native Language! Our team of interpreters will ensure that you completely understand your options and rights.  Our Elmhurst immigration lawyerswill communicate with you in your native language, providing above-and-beyond client service.  We are accessible on nights and weekends, will promptly return all phone calls and e-mails, and will affirmatively work to keep you informed of every development in your case.  Check out these testimonials from satisfied clients.  Due to the overwhelmingly positive response from our clients we received the 2016 Avvo Client's Choice Award.  We also have an A+ Rating with the Better Business Bureau, and have never received a BBB Complaint. 
  • We are Affordable!  We are proud of our affordable rates.  Budget-friendly flat fees are available for many of our immigration services.  If a flat fee is not appropriate for your case, we work efficiently to accomplish your goals in a cost-effective manner.  We inform you at the outset of your case as to what to expect from a cost perspective, and we will never surprise you with a legal bill! 
  • We are Comprehensive!  Your immigration case may require experience in other areas of law like family law, adoptionbusiness representation, or estate planning.  Because we have a team of Elmhurst Naturalization attorneys with experience in nearly every area of law, who will collaborate on your case as necessary, you will receive the best advice and representation possible regardless of the complexity of your matter. ​

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What to Expect From a Consultation

The purpose of a free consultation is to determine whether our firm is a good fit for your legal needs. Although we often discuss expected results and costs, our attorneys do not give legal advice unless and until you choose to retain us. Although most consultations are complimentary, some may carry a charge depending on the type of matter and meeting location.

Please contact our friendly

Elmhurst Immigration & Naturalization Attorneys

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O'Flaherty Law of Elmhurst

110 E. Schiller Street, Ste. 220B
Elmhurst
,
IL
60126
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See below for our other locations. If our office locations are not convenient for you, we are happy to speak with you by phone.  ​​​

Hours: 9 am - 5 pm Mon - Fri

Our  Office Locations: 

Downers Grove Attorneys, Downers Grove Attorney

Downers Grove

5002 Main St, Ste. 201 Downers Grove, IL 60515

Naperville Attorney, Naperville Attorneys

Naperville

105 Jackson Avenue, Ste. 4b Naperville, IL 60540

Elmhurst Lawyer, Elmhurst Lawyers

Elmhurst

​110 E. Schiller Street, Ste. 220B ​Elmhurst, IL 60126

Lake in the Hills Attorneys, Lake in the Hills Attorney

Lake in the Hills

8411 Pyott Road, Ste. 107, ​Lake in the Hills, IL 60156

Tinley Park Attorney, Tinley Park Attorneys

Tinley Park

​16557 Oak Park Avenue, Ste. B, Tinley Park, IL 60477

Chicago Attorney, Chicago Attorneys

Chicago

10 South Riverside Plaza Ste. 1925A Chicago, Illinois 60606

St. Charles Attorneys, St. Charles Lawyers

St. Charles

210 S Fifth St, Ste. 107B, St. Charles, IL 60174

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Davenport

201 West 2nd Street Ste 400A, Davenport, IA 52801

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Meet Our Owner

Kevin O'Flaherty oversees all legal matters and is actively involved in making sure every client's case, big or small, is handled with excellence and attention to detail. He is available to contact through phone and email and his rates are available upon request.

Here's What Our Clients Have to Say:

John Paul Clancy
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"Kevin and his firm, O'Flaherty Law, are friendly, efficient, knowledgeable and professional. Kevin is a master at bringing people together and sharing ideas."

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"Kevin O'Flaherty and his team at O'Flaherty Law are among the friendliest and easiest to work with attorneys I've dealt with. I would suggest them to any friends or business associates."

Kevin O'Flaherty was instrumental during the purchase process of my new house. I highly recommend him and the entire firm!

An excellent client experience, I recommend O'Flaherty Law to all of my clients that have a need for consultation in family law.

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John Paul Clancy
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"Kevin and his firm, O'Flaherty Law, are friendly, efficient, knowledgeable and professional. Kevin is a master at bringing people together and sharing ideas."
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Kevin Sender
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"Kevin O'Flaherty and his team at O'Flaherty Law are among the friendliest and easiest to work with attorneys I've dealt with. I would suggest them to any friends or business associates."
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"Kevin and his team are my "Go To" resource for clients that need estate planning"
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Kevin O'Flaherty was instrumental during the purchase process of my new house. I highly recommend him and the entire firm!
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An excellent client experience, I recommend O'Flaherty Law to all of my clients that have a need for consultation in family law.
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Kevin is an excellent attorney. He helped me incorporate by business and provides legal counsel as need. I highly recommend him.

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The Differences Between Affirmative Asylum And Defensive Asylum

If you have fled another country based on a “well-founded fear of persecution” based on race, religion, nationality, political opinion, or membership in a particular social group, you may be eligible for Asylum in the United States.  If you are granted asylum, after entering the United States either legally or illegally, you will be permitted to remain a resident in the United States.  Both refugees from outside of the country and individuals who have entered the country illegally are eligible for asylum. 

‍There are two pathways that individuals seeking asylum can follow: (1) Affirmative Asylum; and (2) Defensive Asylum.

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In this episode of the Learn About Law podcast & videoblog, Kevin O'Flaherty of O'Flaherty Law discusses requirements for applying for Asylum in the U.S. and which factors can help overcome statutory deficiencies. Asylum can be based on a reasonable fear of persecution for one of the following reasons; race, religion, nationality, or member in a particular social group. Some newer asylums that have been recently approved in courts include; LGBT, Syrian civil war, bride kidnapping, and former Soviet Union countries.

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If you have fled another country based on a “well-founded fear of persecution” based on race, religion, nationality, political opinion, or membership in a particular social group, you may be eligible for Asylum in the United States.  If you are granted asylum, after entering the United States either legally or illegally, you will be permitted to remain a resident in the United States.  Both refugees from outside of the country and individuals who have entered the country illegally are eligible for asylum. 

‍There are two pathways that individuals seeking asylum can follow: (1) Affirmative Asylum; and (2) Defensive Asylum.

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In this episode of the Learn About Law podcast & videoblog, Elmhurst Immigration attorney Kevin O'Flaherty of O'Flaherty Law discusses requirements for applying for Asylum in the U.S.

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If you have a legitimate fear of persecution in your home country, you may be eligible to apply for permanent residency in the United States through either Affirmative Asylum or Defensive Asylum.​​Asylum from oppression or persecution based on race, ethnicity or nationality;

Asylum from persecution because of religions beliefs; Asylum from imprisonment based on a political opinion; Asylum from arrest or persecution based on membership in a social group; andAsylum from fear of torture, under the rules of international conventions.

Learn more from our Elmhurst immigration lawyers about how to apply for asylum.  

Our Elmhurst Immigration Attorneys Have Experience In A Variety Of Areas Of Immigration Law

Our experienced team of Elmhurst immigration attorneys will help you accomplish your goals of living and working in the United States.  We have the skill and experience necessary to tailor a creative solution to your specific needs.  Our experience includes, but is not limited to the following areas of immigration law: 

  • Citizenship
  • Derivative Citizenship
  • Naturalization 
  • Citizenship Test Preparation & Interview Representation
  • Family-Based Visas 
  • Employment-Based Visas
  • Immigrant Visa Petitions
  • Asylum
  • Appeals Removal Deportation Defense 

In this Learn About Law podcast & videoblog, Elmhurst Immigration & Naturalization attorney Kevin O'Flaherty of O'Flaherty Law discusses the travel ban executive order.

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Our experienced team of Elmhurst immigration attorneys will help you accomplish your goals of living and working in the United States.  We have the skill and experience necessary to tailor a creative solution to your specific needs.  Our experience includes, but is not limited to the following areas of immigration law: 

  • Citizenship
  • Derivative Citizenship
  • Naturalization 
  • Citizenship Test Preparation & Interview Representation
  • Family-Based Visas 
  • Employment-Based Visas
  • Immigrant Visa Petitions
  • Asylum
  • Appeals Removal Deportation Defense 

Elmhurst Business Immigration And Visa Attorney

In this Learn About Law podcast & videoblog, Elmhurst Immigration attorney Kevin O'Flaherty of O'Flaherty Law discusses the changes to Immigration Form I-130, the Petition for Alien Relatives to enter the United States.

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Our Elmhurst immigration attorneys will help you work with your employer to obtain a business immigration visa.  

We will ensure that the proper paperwork is filed on time and error free, and that all deadlines are met.  Even a minor error or missed deadline can cause significant complications in the visa process, and may even require starting the lengthy process from the beginning.  That is why it is important to have the right immigration attorney to make the visa process go smoothly the first time. 

Our Elmhurst immigration attorneys will work proactively to avoid the many pitfalls in the visa process.  We will communicate with you regularly about your case and stand by your side until your visa is obtained successfully.

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We are your community law firm. Our Illinois & Iowa Attorneys are committed to providing exceptional client service in a cost-effective manner in the areas of Family Law, Probate, Estate Planning, Civil Litigation, Guardianship, Criminal Defense, Corporate & Contract Law, Bankruptcy and Real Estate.

Our Elmhurst Immigration Attorneys Will Work With You To File The Appropriate Visa Petition For Your Situation

Our experienced Elmhurst immigration attorneys will assist you in obtaining an immigrant visa to remain in the U.S. permanently, or a non-immigrant visa to allow you to work in the U.S. temporarily.  

Temporary Work Permits: Temporary work permits will allow you to obtain employment in the United States.Specialty Occupation Visas (H-1B):  If you work in a highly specialized profession, our Elmhurst immigration attorneys will work with you and your employer to file a petition on your behalf for an H-1B work visa. Trader/Investor Visas (E-1/E-2): If your country of origin has a commerce treaty with the United States, our Elmhurst immigration attorneys can assist you in obtaining an E-1 or E-2 visa so that you can travel to America for trading or investment purposes.Educational/Student Visas (F-1/J-1/M-1): A non-immigrant student visa will allow you to temporarily remain in the United States for the purpose of obtaining an education.  After you complete your education, our Elmhurst Immigration attorneys will assist you in remaining in America via a temporary work permit.  

Elmhurst Immigration Removal Attorney

The citizenship interview is a key piece of the naturalization process.  You will be interviewed by an official from U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS).  Our team of Downers Grove immigration lawyers will help you overcome the stress of this situation by preparing you for this interview and educating you about what you will be asked.  We will stand by your side from the start of the process until you obtain citizenship.  

Family-Based Immigration

Our Elmhurst immigration attorneys will help you keep your loved ones together by filing for family-based visas, such as fiancee and marriage visas, visas for parents, siblings, and extended family, re-entry visas, and the visa lottery.  

We will review your situation from every angle to assist your family members in filing petitions for green cards.  We will determine which green card is appropriate for your situation and stand by your side every step of the way.   ​

What Is The Naturalization Process?

If you have entered the United States Legally and have lived here for at least 5 years (or 3 years if you are the spouse of a citizen), you can be naturalized as a citizen if you meet the following requirements:

  • You are 18 years of age or older; 
  • You can demonstrate the ability to read and write English; 
  • You can demonstrate that you have good moral character; and 
  • You have allegiance to the United States.

If you become a citizen, you will be afforded the following rights:

  • The right to vote in elections; 
  • The right to hold public office; 
  • The right to obtain employment with the U.S. government; 
  • The right to a U.S. passport; and
  • The ability to sponsor your family members for legal status in the U.S.

How Can I Become A U.S. Citizen?

You can become a U.S. Citizen in one of three ways:

By being born in the United States; By being born to a U.S. Citizen; or Through the naturalization process

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