Immigration and Citizenship

Practice areas Family and individual immigration:
  • Family based Petitions to bring family members to live in the U.S. (“green cards”).
  • Adjustment of Status Applications for Permanent Residency for family members living in the U.S.
  • Marriage based Petitions.
  • Fiancé visas.
  • Travel documents and work authorizations.
  • Nonimmigrant and Immigrant Waivers.
  • Review and evaluation of immigration documents prepared by clients or others.
  • Providing legal services and assistance to foreign born children residing in the U.S. to obtain legal immigration status and/or citizenship.
  • Assistance with Visa Processing through U.S. Embassies and consulates abroad.
  • Special Immigrant Juvenile Petitions.
Nonimmigrant Visas
  • Student Visas and Exchange Visitor Visas.
  • Visitor Visas.
  • Extensions of nonimmigrant status.
  • Change of nonimmigrant status.
  • Consular processing.
Applications for “Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals” and employment authorization Citizenship and Naturalization
  • Case review and analysis to evaluate and support claims for U.S. citizenship.
  • Assistance in obtaining proof of U.S. citizenship.
  • Preparation of N-400, N-600, and N-600K Applications re citizenship.
  • Assistance with U.S. Passport Applications.
Employment based and General immigration matters.

While her immigration practice primarily involves adoption and cases regarding children and families, Ms. Lyford also handles general employment-based immigrant and nonimmigrant matters.

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