Steven D Heller, Director

Steven D. Heller has been practicing US immigration law since 1992

He began practicing with a small Washington, DC firm. He then joined the Immigration and Naturalization Service (INS) in New York, and later Newark, before returning to legal practice with the New York Association for New Americans (NYANA), a New York-based non-profit organization. He subsequently returned to the government, taking positions with US Citizenship & Immigration Services (USCIS) headquarters in Washington, DC. In 2006, he relocated to the UK where, after a brief foray into private client representation with the Brighton solicitors firm of Burt, Brill & Cardens, he rejoined USCIS as an adjudicator at the US Embassy in London. He left USCIS to join the London firm of Gudeon & McFadden, before establishing his own practice on the south coast of England. In addition to being Director of Heller Immigration Law, Ltd., Steven is Of Counsel to Chavin Immigration Law Office in London. Steven has experience in representing individuals and businesses in matters ranging from family- and business-based immigration to inadmissibility waivers and protection issues, as well as citizenship and naturalization.

A 1991 graduate of the Georgetown University Law Center and a member of the New York Bar, he has spoken on US immigration matters before various groups and associations, including the American Bar Association, the American Academy of Adoption Attorneys, the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA), and community groups.

He has been quoted in UK media and appeared on CNN as an expert in US immigration law. He has published articles on US immigration including articles in Benders Immigration Bulletin, Immigration Briefings, AILA’s Immigration Today, and the Solicitor’s Journal (UK). He is also the co-author, with Cheri Sicard, of US Citizenship for Dummies.

Steven D. Heller is a member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) and the New York City Bar Association. Dividing his time between his family in New York and his office in Lewes, he is currently co-chair of the AILA NY Chapter Consular Liaison Committee and a member of the AILA London Chapter Consular Liaison Committee, as well as the AILA National Department of State Liaison Committee.

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