Guiding Your Family Through The Entire Immigration Process
At the Law Offices of Anita Patel, you receive trusted immigration counsel from an experienced attorney who has been through the immigration process herself. From obtaining visas to becoming a naturalized United States citizen, Anita Patel has helped Tennessee immigrants and their families through even the most challenging immigration hurdles.
Our firm is dedicated to bringing families together here in Knoxville and beyond. Some of our areas of practice include:
Family immigration visas: We try to make immigration as quick and painless as possible. As an immigrant herself, Anita Patel is familiar with all the regulations, forms and application processes of the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS, formerly the INS). Our experience enables us to anticipate and overcome potential obstacles that delay the process. We handle all types of family visas, including K-1 fiancé visas and marriage visas.
Adjustment of status and permanent residency: Our firm assists immigrants with the application process and persistent follow-up in petitioning for new visas, extensions and permanent resident status.
Overseas consular processing: In addition to satisfying the USCIS, immigrant and nonimmigrant visas require approval from the embassy or consulate in the applicant’s home country. We assist clients in dealing with consular processing, including affidavits of support and all other required documentation.
Naturalization and citizenship: Our firm frequently assists clients through the process of becoming a naturalized U.S. citizen, advising clients about residency requirements, the citizenship test and all aspects of naturalization. Although Anita Patel immigrated from England at the age of 11, she did not become a naturalized citizen until 2002. After going through the naturalization process herself, she understands the challenges you and your family face in gaining citizenship.
Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA): Under current law, many minors who are in this country unlawfully are eligible to defer deportation and eligibility for a work permit every two years, as long as they are in good standing and do not pose a threat to national security. Our firm can help you through the DACA application process, and can help defend your family’s rights in this tumultuous political environment.
Over 20 Years Of Immigration Experience
Choosing the right immigration lawyer makes all the difference. You need not only an attorney with experience, but an attorney who is committed to family immigration specifically. The Law Offices of Anita Patel put over two decades of experience to work in uniting and protecting your family.