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Comprehensive Immigration Law Representation

At Taghavi Immigration Law, we understand your case is about more than obtaining a visa or pursuing citizenship — it is about providing new opportunities for yourself and your family. Our sole practice area is immigration law, and each member of our team is committed to helping you open a new chapter in your life.

Our firm operates out of offices in Richmond, VA, and Scottsdale, AZ, and offers experienced representation to clients coast to coast and internationally. As our client, you will work directly with our attorney and receive constant updates pertaining to your case. Through our virtual services, our services are at your fingertips wherever you are located.

Guiding you through even the most complex immigration issues.

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Family-Based Immigration Law

One of the most fulfilling aspects of our work is reuniting families. Our attorney and staff have experience in all aspects of family immigration law. We are here to help your family reach a successful conclusion to your case.

Petition for Alien Relatives

If you are a US citizen or legal permanent resident, you may petition for a direct relative (mother, father, brother, sister, or adult child) to join you in the United States. Our team can assist you in preparing the applications and processing your case through the National Visa Center & State Department, through the point of your relative entering the country and obtaining their green card.

Fiancé Petitions

If your fiancé/fiancée lives overseas or out of the country and you reside in the United States, you will have to petition for that person to come to the United States. Within 90 days of their arrival to the United States, you will need to get married. After you are married, you will need to apply for your spouse’s permanent resident card.

During the application process, if you do not submit all required evidence to immigration, it can result in a denial or long delay in the process. Our attorney and team will work to ensure your application is submitted correctly the first time, which makes the process more seamless for you and your fiance.

Removal of Conditions

Individuals granted conditional residency in the United States (a two-year green card) must apply to remove these conditions 90 days before the conditional card expires. You must be able to prove you entered your marriage in good faith and that you and your spouse live together as a married couple.

However, if you are now separated or divorced from your green card sponsor, you may still be eligible to apply for removal of conditions on your own. Working with an experienced immigration law office will improve your chances of approval and help you avoid any interviews before receiving your ten-year green card.

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Green Cards (Family-Based or Employment-Based)

Before submitting your applications to become a legal permanent resident of the United States (a green card holder), you must meet many different aspects of the law. If you do not meet the requirements, it can easily result in an application denial or even deportation.

Applying and obtaining a green card is arguably the most challenging and vital step of your immigration journey. Becoming a legal permanent resident of the United States opens many doors! Our attorney and team will help you navigate the complex applications and processes. We will advocate for your rights.

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Citizenship & Naturalization Services

The road to becoming a citizen of the United States can be very complex. There are a number of paths to citizenship, including marriage to a US citizen, establishing permanent residency for five years, honorable military service, or deriving it from a US citizen parent.

We will guide you through the citizenship process step-by-step, from evaluating your eligibility, properly submitting your application, and tracking your application up to the point of preparing you for your naturalization interview.

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Visas

There are two types of visas for the United States: immigrant and nonimmigrant. Immigrant visas are intended for individuals who want to live in the United States permanently. A nonimmigrant visa is issued to individuals who wish to enter the United States on a temporary basis such as medical treatment, business, tourism, temporary work, study, or similar reasons.

Our attorney and team will work with you to determine which visa type fits your situation and then guide you through the visa application process.

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Detainee Defense

Individuals who have been arrested or detained by immigration officials have certain rights. However, where they are detained can alter their rights. For example, if they have been detained or arrested at the border or in an airport, their rights may be fewer compared to individuals arrested at work or at home.

Seeking immediate legal counsel is essential to ensure you or your loved one’s rights are protected during the detection period. As your attorney, Soulmaz will aggressively defend your rights and work to reduce the chance of deportation for you or your loved one.

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Removal Defense

If you or a loved one have been threatened with deportation back to your home country, you may feel like you have no one on your side. Our attorney and team have a special interest in removal defense cases.

While we serve clients across the United States, our office in Phoenix, AZ, offers us a geographic advantage for defending detainees and clients who have family members in detention and seeking bond at the US southern border.

As your attorney, Soulmaz will aggressively defend your rights through every phase of your case. She and her team will create a comprehensive legal strategy to give you the best chance of avoiding deportation.

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Advance Parole

Advance parole is a permit that allows certain foreign nationals to travel abroad and re-enter the United States without an immigrant or non-immigrant visa. You must be granted this permission before leaving the country, because if you travel and have not been granted Advance Parole, you will not be permitted to re-enter the United States.

If you are suitable for an advance parole, we will work with you to prepare and file the required documents and ensure any pending Adjustment of Status or certain protected status are maintained upon your return to the country.

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Asylum

In the United States, asylum immigration is open to people who have been persecuted in their home countries or have reason to believe they will be. In order to receive this type of relief, you must meet very strict requirements. Additionally, your request must be submitted with merit; otherwise, you could find yourself removed from the United States and barred from returning.

Working with an experienced immigration law firm will ensure you and your family can successfully enter and receive asylum status in the United States.

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Temporary Protected Status

Temporary Protected Status is granted to nationals from designated countries affected by natural disasters, ongoing armed conflicts, or other extraordinary and temporary conditions. This immigration status provides a stay of deportation and work permit to qualified individuals. A TPS designation is established by executive action and can be made for six, 12, or 18 months at a time.

This is an older program, so our firm can help you apply for late registration. If you have questions regarding eligibility, we encourage you to reach out to our firm.

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Hardship Waivers

If you or a loved one have entered the United States without documentation, typically you will have to apply for an “extreme hardship waiver” to overcome the penalty and obstacles presented by being in the country illegally. In order to file this waiver, you must provide strong evidence that you or your qualifying relative will experience hardship if you are not admitted to reside in the United States.

If you leave the United States without this waiver after petitioning, you could be barred from re-entering the United States for ten years or more. This petition process can be complicated and challenging, and if it is not handled correctly, it could result in deportation. We will work with you to ensure your waiver is appropriately filed.

What our clients are saying…

“I can be a very selective person when it comes to fateful cases such as immigration. When I wanted to bring my fiancé to the states, I met with many lawyers in town to discuss the process and paperwork for the visa. Soulmaz was my favorite among them all! I was 100% satisfied to hire her because she is very sincere, knowledgeable, and will do her best to win your case. Now, she is working on my wife’s green card as well. All in all, she is highly recommended!”

– Kamal

“Soulmaz was an invaluable help to me in getting my I751 Green Card petition organised. I highly recommend her firm. She was so quick to respond to any questions and was such a nice person to boot. Soulmaz was also able to cut the time it took me to complete the forms, and she saved me countless hours had I tried to do it all by myself. 100% recommended. Thanks!”

– Emmett O.

“I was working with the office for my immigration case. The level of professionalism could not have pleased me more. She is highly knowledgeable in the area which makes you feel confident about your case. I am more than happy for giving my case to her.”

– Mojtaba J.

“La mejor abogada en casos de inmigración muy agradecido por muy buenos resultados para con mi familia.”

– Antonio R.

“Soulmaz comes prepared for trial and I’ve seen her win.”

– Brenton B.

“Soulmaz is an outstanding attorney. She is compassionate and a zealous advocate for her clients. She knows the law and stays on top of all the changes. She is a fighter and will give you the results you need!”

– Erica B.

“I’m so happy! Excellent lawyer — they are a great team and very professional!”

– Melissa G.

“Ms. Soulmaz Taghavi is a very helpful lawyer. I worked with her on a couple of cases and so far, has kept me out of trouble and in line with legal matters. Would definitely hire her again for anything that requires court!”

– Jom D.

“Taghavi Immigration Law Es el mejor equipo legal en RVA!

Casos de inmigración y casos criminales, tráfico etc resueltos por los mejores 2 abogados que an trabajado en mis casos legales. Soulmaz y Raul hacen un gran equipo ayudando a nuestra comunidad hispana y otras rasas claro. Su equipo es muy esencial y muy profesional. Te recomiendo que lleves tu caso legal con ellos. Ellos se encargarán de tu caso y de ti con el mejor trato amable posible. Son los mejores.”

– Susana B.

“I’ve worked with Soulmaz on several SIJS matters. I have always found her to be knowledgeable, prepared, and an effective advocate for her clients. I would recommend her wholeheartedly for any client facing an immigration issue.”

– Jesse B.

“When I wanted to bring my fiancé to the states, I met with many lawyers in town to discuss the process and paperwork for the visa. Soulmaz was my favorite among them all… All in all, she is highly recommended!”

– Kamal

“Soulmaz was an invaluable help to me in getting my I751 Green Card petition organised… Soulmaz was also able to cut the time it took me to complete the forms, and she saved me countless hours… Thanks!”

– Emmett O.

“I was working with the office for my immigration case. The level of professionalism could not have pleased me more. She is highly knowledgeable in the area which makes you feel confident about your case. I am more than happy for giving my case to her.”

– Mojtaba J.

“La mejor abogada en casos de inmigración muy agradecido por muy buenos resultados para con mi familia.”

– Antonio R.

“Soulmaz comes prepared for trial and I’ve seen her win.”

– Brenton B.

“Soulmaz is an outstanding attorney. She is compassionate and a zealous advocate for her clients…. She is a fighter and will give you the results you need!”

– Erica B.

“I’m so happy! Excellent lawyer — they are a great team and very professional!”

– Melissa G.

“Ms. Soulmaz Taghavi is a very helpful lawyer… Would definitely hire her again for anything that requires court!”

– Jom D.

“Taghavi Immigration Law Es el mejor equipo legal en RVA! …Su equipo es muy esencial y muy profesional. Te recomiendo que lleves tu caso legal con ellos… Son los mejores.”

– Susana B.

“I’ve worked with Soulmaz on several SIJS matters. I have always found her to be knowledgeable, prepared, and an effective advocate for her clients.”

– Jesse B.

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East Coast Office

Taghavi Immigration Law
1500 Forest Ave, Suite 124
Richmond, VA 23229

Phone: 804-408-3522
Fax: 602-649-4224
Email: info-rva@tilimmigration.com

West Coast Office

Taghavi Immigration Law
6991 E Camelback Rd Suite D-300
Scottsdale, AZ 85251

Phone: 480-386-7128
Fax: 602-649-4224
Email: info-phx@tilimmigration.com

Hours

Monday – Friday: 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Saturday – Sunday: Closed