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Employment opportunities. Family reunification. Academic studies. These are the many reasons why foreign nationals need a temporary or permanent visa to travel or remain in the United States. Immigration law is complex. Seeking the right visa and supporting it with the right documentation is critical to successfully obtaining the visa. We help our clients get it done right the first time. We also provide legal support if you want to extend or change your visa status in the future.
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Immigration Legal Issues

Do you need immigration help? If you have an immigration issue that needs to be resolved, the best person to speak with is a California lawyer with years of experience like us. Legal help from an immigration attorney will make sure that you are following the most current immigration statutes and guidelines. This includes cases involving:

  • Family petitions
  • Business services
  • Cultural visas
  • Marriage visas
  • Investor visas
  • Work visas
  • Visa removals
  • Deportation defense
  • Citizenship
  • Naturalization
  • Green card renewals

We also can help with the expungement of criminal records, including:

  • Deferred entry of judgments with drug charges under Penal Code PC 1000
  • Felonies
  • Misdemeanors

The Law Offices of Omar Gastelum and Associates, APLC has represented clients in many different types of immigration cases, and can provide sound legal advice and skilled representation in any immigration matter. We are a culturally diverse law office that speaks English, Spanish, Farsi, Korean, and Arabic. Mr. Gastelum is a member of the Mexican American Bar Association and Legal Aid Society of Orange County, and a former president of the Whittier Bar Association. Our attorneys will make sure you understand your immigration rights and provide you with effective legal assistance.

The Immigration Process

One of the first steps in the immigration process is acquiring a government-issued visa. Once you are in this country legally, you can request a change of status. A permanent legal resident can also request to sponsor a family member, which is another way to initiate the immigration process. You will need to acquire a green card (permanent legal resident) before you can petition to become a citizen. Our firm can discuss the best path for you or a family member to take regarding immigration, and help prepare the paperwork that will be needed for your application. We are intimately familiar with immigration laws, and can help you achieve your immigration objectives.


Do you need immigration help? If you have an immigration issue that needs to be resolved, the best person to speak with is a California lawyer with years of experience like us.


Our skilled attorneys strive to be helpful guides within the often complicated immigration system. We take a compassionate approach, with the intent to make the process as painless as possible for our client.


Whether obtaining a work permit, acquiring citizenship, or otherwise, we’re experts in all immigration procedural maneuvers.


The immigration system may seem daunting, but we’re able to break down the process and explain all your possible options.


Once a client has been established as a permanent resident, we can advise them on how to find permanent legal work.


Our skilled and thoughtful immigration lawyers work to guide clients through the often intimidating process of becoming a US citizen.

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With the onset of the coronavirus pandemic, we are dedicated to the safety of our clients, attorneys, and staff. We are now doing case evaluations via Zoom to provide a safe environment for our clients while still discussing your matter face-to-face.
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To learn more about how our office can assist with your legal case, call or contact our office to schedule a consultation with one of our experienced California attorneys today and discuss your legal options.