Across the planet, millions of people apply for all types of visas to come to the United States. Many of these applications are riddled with mistakes, automatically disqualifying the applicant for an entry visa. Terrorism and the world economic crisis have prompted the US government to enact stricter laws and reduce their acceptance of visa applications.

In most cases, foreigners find that the process of immigration to the United States is confusing, costly, time consuming and can be emotionally harrowing, especially when attempting to complete the process without professional assistance. Without the assistance of an immigration attorney the likelihood of successfully immigrating to the US is reduced.

Experienced immigration attorneys at the Law Offices of Keefe Bartels of New Jersey and are standing by to help you resolve your immigration issues. Keefe Bartels immigration attorneys specialize in the following immigration areas:

Removal/Deportation Proceedings

If you or a loved one is facing removal or deportation proceedings, you need an experienced attorney to guide you through Immigration Court proceedings. Although the deportation and removal process is similar to a criminal trial, it is not considered a criminal proceeding. Therefore, you need an immigration attorney to explain your rights and responsibilities. The law offices of Keefe Bartels provides skilled removal defense to help you fight your case.

Family Immigration

Family immigration is incredibly stressful, especially when one visa holder is under the weight of an extreme hardship. If you are considering immigrating to the US, the assistance of an experienced legal team could be of great benefit to you. We are here to help you with applying for fiancé visas, spousal and dependent visas, and even an immediate relative visa for your family members. If your family member is already in the United States, we can guide you through the petition process and deal with unlawful presence issues. Keefe Bartels attorneys are ready to help with provisional waivers, or Form I-601A assistance.

Once in the United States, we are able to assist you and your family with the naturalization process that will start you on the road to citizenship. Contact a team member today about immigrant visas, and about eligibility for a stateside waiver.

Consular Processing

Business owners and families who would like to sponsor an employee or family member should speak with an immigration lawyer about the requirements, time frame, and likelihood of success in their endeavors. Consular processing and USCIS/INS processing and fee collection is required in order to obtain a visa for a foreigner still residing in their home country. Ensuring proper receipt of all materials by the National Visa Center and communicating with embassy personnel , if necessary, are just part of the services Keefe Bartels provides.

Status Adjustments

Changing immigration status is notoriously difficult when done without a lawyer. Processing issues, missed deadlines, and other pitfalls are common occurrences. Rest assured that the attorneys at Keefe Bartels are always available to assist individuals who are eligible change their visa status so that they can become a legal permanent resident with full eligibility to work and live in the US.


The ultimate achievement in most people’s immigration outlook is U.S. citizenship. Becoming a U.S. citizen is considered by many immigrants the realization of their American dream. However, the path to citizenship is increasingly complex given the changes in national security in the past few years.

The experienced immigration attorneys at Keefe Bartels are here to help you with all of your immigration and naturalization needs. Call us today at 1-877-ATTY-247 or email us. There is a $100 Immigration consultation fee.