Areas of Practice
Our immigration attorney works students and exchange visitors and their family members to obtain work authorization where available. We also evaluate and assist our clients pursue changes to other visa classifications and to permanent residence for those who wish to expand their range of activities and duration of stay.
Nonimmigrant visas, such as tourist and student visas, permit you to enter the U.S. for a short time.
If you're planning a short trip to the United States, you must, with certain exceptions, obtain a "nonimmigrant" (temporary) visa.
What is a Green Card?
A green card identifies its holder as a U.S. permanent resident, with rights to enter, exit, work, and live here for their entire life.
Who Qualifies for a Green Card (Permanent Residence)
At the Immigration Law Offices of Noelle Sharp we work with our clients to develop the most efficient path to permanent residence. The permanent residence process generally consists of three general stages: (i) labor certification; (ii) immigrant petition on behalf of the foreign national worker; and (iii) adjustment of status. Depending upon the job and the foreign national’s credentials, some mix of these three stages will form the backbone of the process for a particular foreign national worker. In the meantime, we help obtain and maintain temporary status and interim work and travel authorization, and seek expedited processing where needed. We apply for waivers and other relief when needed. Our immigration attorney will defend permanent residents in removal and other proceedings.
Our office evaluates, develops and presents claims to citizenship through passport, certificate of citizenship, naturalization, and other applications. We help clients assert claims to U.S. Citizenship in defense of removal proceedings in Immigration Court. We represent families in appealing application denials, in both administrative and court proceedings. We are here to assist our clients by evaluating the prospects of dual citizenship and its ramifications.