Immigration Law in Santa Clarita
The Law Office of Craig Aird represent individuals and businesses applying for visas, work authorization and green cards. This includes representation in most aspects of immigration law, including family sponsored immigration, employment-based immigration, investment-based immigration, temporary visas for work, tourism as well as permanent residence and naturalization.
Immigration is personal to me.
I lived abroad for some ten years both as a student and later professionally – including running my own business. During that time I held a variety of residence and work permits and made many trips to the consulate with my children to have their U.S. citizenship recognized, apply for passports, etc.. Upon returning to the U.S., we went through the immigration process here ultimately obtaining lawful permanent resident status for my wife. In other words, I’ve been on both sides – as a permanent resident in a foreign country and obtaining that status for my wife here. This gives me keen insight into both the emotional and legal issues that arise during the immigration process.
Family Based Immigration
The focus of this practice area is on assisting U.S. citizens and lawful permanent residents obtain immigrant visas (Green Cards) for their immediate relatives (spouse, unmarried children under 21 years old, and parents) and other close relatives.
If the relevant relative is already lawfully present in the United States, this process may be done using an adjustment of status.
This area also includes aiding in obtaining fiancé visas if a U.S. citizen plans to marry in the United States.
Business Based Immigration
This practice area encompasses a wide variety of non-immigrant visas where the applicant/holder intends to stay in the U.S. for a limited period (which may be years) to work, study or for pleasure.
Examples in this category include:
- B-1/B-2 Visitors for business/pleasure
- E-1/E-2 Treaty traders/Investors
- F-1 Students
- H-1 Employment based visas
- J-1 Exchange visitors, academics, au-pairs, interns
- L-1 Intracompany transfers
Finally, this area also includes applications to change from one nonimmigrant status to another or to renew/extend an existing nonimmigrant visa.