Nevada Family Visa and Immigration
We are a Family Immigration Law Office offering services ranging from representation in Immigration Court to Naturalization, I-601A Waivers/Pardons, DACA, FBI/Immigration/Criminal Background Checks, Record Sealing to renewing Resident (Green) Cards or tracking down an old family I-130 petition or naturalization certificate.
Our attorneys have over 35 years of assisting Northern and Southern Nevada including Reno, Carson City, Las Vegas.
We also file Motions to Reopen Immigration Court Cases, bond motions and release requests to ICE and represent clients in Nevada Criminal Courts.
We offer free initial consultations and are working remotely during the COVID-19 Pandemic. Call today at (775) 826-2099, (702) 836-9003; or free at 1 (877) 659-3771.
Immigration Family Visa and Immigration Services, located in Reno, Nevada serve clients in Carson City, Lake Tahoe and all of Northern and Southern Nevada. We represent clients before USCIS in Sacramento and San Francisco Immigration Courts.
If you are not based in Nevada, we can also provide legal assistance nationwide.
To Schedule please call our Las Vegas Immigration Office at (775) 826-2099 OR email us via our Contact Form.
John Carrico has been a licensed attorney since 1975 and has specialized solely in Immigration Law since 1997. In addition, Mr. Carrico has over 30 years of courtroom experience.
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Family Visa & Immigrant Services, LLC
Reno ♦ Las Vegas ♦ Elko ♦ Carson City ♦ Minden NV ♦ Sacramento ♦ San Francisco CA
Immigration Law Firm In Nevada:
Family Visa & Immigrant Services located in Las Vegas and Reno, Nevada serves all of Southern and Northern Nevada as well as Northern California. In addition, our experienced staff and flexible online tools allow us to serve clients across the United States and all over the world.
John Lee Carrico
Juris Doctorate: University of California Hastings Law School, San Francisco, California
Bachelor's of Arts in Political Science and Foreign Relations: University of Nevada, Reno
Galen David Carrico
Juris Doctorate: University of Oregon Law School
Bachelor of Arts in Political Science: UCSB University of Santa Barbara
Law Clerk: Judge Brent Adams
Intern: Washoe County Public Defender
We have 40 years experience representing clients in Nevada Courts and over 15 years experience representing clients in Immigration Courts in Nevada and Northern California.
If your loved one has been detained or if a hearing has been set or if facing a pending USCIS interview for lawful permanent residence of Naturalization you can call us for an immediate consultation at no initial cost to you.
John Lee Carrico
Family Visa & Immigration Services
Contact us by Phone: 775.826.2099
email: Contact Us Form
By US mail: 547 So. Arlington Ave., Reno, NV 89509
I-601A Waiver of Admissibility
Immigration regulations include variety of ground of inadmissibility, especially the 10-year bar. A foreign national who recurs more than one year of unlawful presence is bar from re entry for 10 years upon leaving the U.S.
Provisional Waivers allow those eligible to apply here in the United States prior to an interview at the U.S. Consulate in one’s home country. Under the Provisional Waiver an applicant is allowed to remain in the United States until his/her waiver is approved here. The wait time in home country averages between 7-10 days. Once a waiver is approved one enters the United States and obtains Lawful Permanent Residence. Waiver applies only to spouses of U.S. citizens or Lawful Permanent Resident.
Our attorneys have obtained residence for over 100 applicants of I-601A Waivers in the last eighteen months. Our success is based upon very careful screening of those of who may be eligible, careful preparation of legal documents, and preparing the applicant for the interview at the U.S. Consulate abroad. Our attorneys have prepared over 500 applicants for a I-601A Waiver in the last 10 years.
Family Visa and their attorneys are with you every step of the way until you are allowed re-entry in the United States and granted Lawful Permanent Residence.
Immigrant Criminal Defense
Lawful Permanent Residents can have their green cards confiscated and be referred to Immigration Court for Removal/Deportation for commission of a crime.
This issue arises when an LPR travels outside the U.S. and seeks reentry; applies for an new benefit such as Naturalization; or is arrested and ICE looks at his or her past criminal records.
Illegal Aliens, those who have entered without inspection, EWI’s and those who are on visa overstays can be detained by ICE, Immigration and Customs Enforcement, DHS, Dept. of Homeland Security or local police. Unless one has U.S. citizen family members and has been continuously present in the U.S. for 10 years or more, they have no legal remedy to fight removal from the United States. A deportation can be for up to 10 years.
The role of an Immigration lawyer who also has experience in criminal defense is to identify a relief form deportation or removal, obtain a bond, attend an immigration court master/bond hearing and attempt to keep the person in the U.S. as long as necessary to defend their permanent residence or deportation. Often the lawyer must seek a dismissal of an old criminal conviction or arrest prior to filing a petition or waiver to allow a person to remain in the U.S.
The primary remedy to prevent deportation is cancellation of removal. Since these cases are so difficult to win: “exceptional and extremely unusual hardship” to qualifying relatives, the only remedy to obtaining permanent residence is thru an I 601 waiver of inadmissibility.