The United States is a nation of immigrants. Whether one considers it a "melting pot" of cultures blended together in an ever-changing stew or a mosaic of unique identities that form an evolving portrait, America is continually enriched by new arrivals to its shores.

Of course, getting there is not always easy.

Most UK citizens can travel freely under the Visa Waiver Program for brief visits, but not all; for extended visits, business ventures, job postings, and permanent resettlement, you need the proper visa--and that means a visit to the US Embassy in London or the Consulate in Belfast.

And, if you happen to be among those whom the US government considers "inadmissible," you are going to need a waiver, too.

I can help.

 Legal services to meet your US immigration needs

I have been practicing US immigration law for over 20 years--as an advocate and as a USCIS and INS officer (on both sides of the Atlantic--including assignments to headquarters in Washington DC and, most recently, at the US Embassy in London).  I understand the personal element of immigration, which is not limited to family matters, but includes large and small businesses, investors, and anyone who has to seek permission to enter the United States. As a solo practitioner, I deliver personalized service to meet your individual needs.

Whether you are seeking to bring family or business to the United States, I can advise you on options and processes, and assist with immigration petitioning and visa applications. If you have been denied opportunities in the past, I can review your situation and, where applicable and warranted, assist with any appeals or other applications.

UK and Beyond As a UK-based practice, I am pleased to be accessible to people in England, Scotland, Wales, and Northern Ireland, but I am equally accommodating to those further afield--readily accessible by Skype or Facetime.

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