The Hollis Law Firm, LLC
8595 Beechmont Avenue
Cincinnati OH 45255
Free initial telephone consultation (10 minutes or less)
I handle all cases on a flat fee basis. The fees vary depending upon the type of case.
Russian, French, German
Mr. Hollis founded BY&H's immigration law practice in 2005. This proved to the be perfect way for him to reconcile his lifelong interest in languages and world travel with his passion for helping people.
Unlike most other immigration attorneys in the Cincinnati area, Mr. Hollis speaks multiple foreign languages, including Russian, French and German.
Moreover, unlike many immigration attorneys, Mr. Hollis has lived through the immigration process. His wife Angelika is a native of Poland.
Mr. Hollis' background is also unique because he holds an LL.M. (Master of Laws) degree in Public International Law from the prestigious University of Helsinki Faculty of Law.
At BY&H, Mr. Hollis always puts his clients first. He truly cares about his clients' well-being, and believes that their satisfaction is the foundation of a successful immigration law practice.
Mr. Hollis communicates with his clients directly, unless an interpreter is required. He rarely delegates case work to secretaries, paralegals or other staff. Mr. Hollis also strives to return all telephone calls and answer all e-mails with 24 hours (except for during weekends, holidays and vacations).
At Benjamin, Yocum & Heather, we are here to help you! We will guide and advise you every step of the way with your immigration process. Some areas of our services include: work authorization application, visa application, change of status, and petition for asylum or refugee status or application for naturalization.
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Need legal advice regarding the immigration process? Contact Chuck Hollis, Ohio Immigration Lawyer today!
Temporary Visas (Non-Immigrant)
These Types of Visas Include:
* A - diplomats
* B-1 - visitors for business
* B-2 - visitors for pleasure
* C - transit
* D - crewmen
* E - treaty traders and treaty investors
* F - students
* G - officials and employees of international organizations
* H - temporary workers
* I - representatives of the media
* J - exchange visitors
* K - fiancées and fiancés
* L - intra-company transferees
* M - vocational students
* N - parents and children of G-4s and certain NATO employees
* O - artists & athletes of extraordinary ability, scientists, educators and business people
* P - outstanding artists and athletes
* Q - international cultural exchanges
* R - religious workers
* S - informants in certain law enforcement matters
* T - victims of severe human trafficking
* U - victims of certain violent crimes
* V - spouses or children of green card holders with petitions pending for three year and TN (professionals from Canada and Mexico).
Green Card Benefits - (Lawful Permanent Residency)
Qualifications for a Green Card for employment based, the applicant must demonstrate either that he/she is one of the most talented workers within his/her field; or that there are not enough U.S. workers available and qualified to fill the employment position.
Qualifications for a Green Card for a family-based visa, the applicant must belong to a preference category or be an immediate relative. These include: spouses of U.S. citizens, unmarried minor children of U.S. citizens, Parents of U.S. citizens over age 21, and certain spouses of deceased U.S. citizens.
Preference categories Include:
* Unmarried children - ages 21 or older of U.S. citizens
* Spouses or children of Green Card holders or unmarried children of Green Card holders married children of U.S. citizens
* Brothers or sisters of U.S. citizens age 21 or older
Contrary to popular belief, there is no single document constituting a USA work permit. U.S. citizens and Green Card holders are automatically authorized to work in the U.S. Additionally, certain temporary (non-immigrant) visa holders may work in the U.S. First however, they must apply for and receive a work authorization from the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS).
CHANGES AND ADJUSTMENT OF STATUS
Changes of Status
There is no single document, paper, card that constituting as a work permit. U.S. citizens and Green Card holders are automatically allowed to work in the U.S. Additionally, certain temporary visa holders may work in the U.S. But, first they must apply for and receive a work authorization from the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services "USCIS.
Adjustment of Status
This involves changing from a temporary visa to lawful permanent residency.
This is the lawful process that a permanent resident can become a U.S. citizen. In order for a Green Card holder to become a naturalized citizen, he or she must:
* Be lawfully admitted for permanent residence
* Be at least 18 years of age
* Continuous residency and physical presence requirements
* Be of good moral character
* Where required, be registered with the Selective Service
* Make an oath of allegiance to the U.S.
* Pass a test on their ability to speak, read and write in English, the U.S. government and U.S. history.
APPLICATIONS FOR ASYLUM OR REFUGEE STATUS
If you are unwilling or unable to return to your home country, then you may qualify to receive asylum or refugee status, based on persecution or show a well-founded fear of persecution based upon religion, race, nationality, political opinion or membership in a social group.