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we help clients find THE BEST SUITABLE OPTION to legally live in the US.

K-1 (Fiance) Visa
Unmarried Children of Green Card Holders
Marriage to a US Citizen
Marriage to a Green Card Holder
Parents of US Citizens
Adopted Children
Children of US Citizens
Siblings of US Citizens



H-1B Visa: Specialty Occupations & Fashion Models
L-1 Visa: Executive Transferees
P Visa: Athletes, Artists & Entertainment Groups

non-immigrant visas

Temporary Protected Status
U Visa: Victims of Criminal Activity
T Visa: Victims of Human Trafficking


EB-1: Priority Workers
EB-2: Advanced Degrees or Exceptional Ability/NIW
EB-3: Skilled and Unskilled Workers
EB-4: Religious Workers & Special Immigrants





Tourist Visa
Change of status to F-1 Visa
F-1 Visa Reinstatement

Tourist & student


Responding to USCIS or Embassy denials or notices
Motions to Reopen or Reconsider USCIS denials
Waiver of 3-year or 10-year unlawful presence bar
Deportation/Removal Defense
Provisional Waiver




& waivers

Legal Services for Immigrants

in the San Francisco Bay Area & beyond

Immigration Lawyer Services

The first stage for many people entering America is the immigration process, and our experienced team is on hand to lend their assistance and guidance. To people new to the process the procedures can appear to be very daunting, but for us it's just a part of the job. Whereas other people might prefer to steer away from the challenge, we are more than happy to take it on.

We know the process well, and we know how to ensure that qualified applicants have their applications approved. We will guide and assist all of our clients through the whole process from gathering information, creating a plan, enacting the application and ensuring that we are on hand to help make sure that the application is approved. To make things as easy as possible for you, our team will do as much of the work for you as we are able to. Our aim is not just to help you with your application, but to make sure that we get the result that you are hoping for.

EB-5 Attorney

America is a land of opportunity, and people from overseas are given opportunities to invest in businesses in the country. If significant investments are made then the investor gains certain privileges, which include being permitted to bring their spouse and children to the states. Some can even qualify for citizenship. If you are in a position to invest in an American company (known as a “regional center”) and would like to take advantage of the privileges available, our team are more than happy to help. We are more than happy to provide you with all the information that you need, and help you with any applications you make.

Immigration into the United States involves more than just being legally permitted to enter the country. Once here, immigrants also face challenges in regards to how long they are permitted to stay, whether or not they can work and many other issues that determine their quality of life once they are here.

There are many laws covering numerous subjects relating to immigration, and it can be a challenge to the layman to know what to do next. Even a fully qualified candidate has no guarantee of having their application approved if correct procedures are not followed. At times, it might seem as though the moment one obstacle is overcome, another is put in your way. With assistance from people that understand the laws and processes well, these obstacles can become a lot easier to overcome.

At Santamaria Law Firm, PC we offer a wide range of services that go beyond initial immigration applications. Our eclectic team of highly qualified professionals are able to cover all aspects of immigration law between them. From visas, to investments and human rights, we aim to help immigrants in any way that we can. Our goal is to give immigrants the best possible immigrant experience by helping them to obtain the same rights as everybody else, so they can really call America home.

Asylum Lawyers

For those that are escaping from persecution elsewhere in the world, the United States provides a safe haven. Millions of people are happy in America after starting a new life here, and you can be too. The nation accepts people into the country as asylum seekers, but legal procedures still need to be followed. Our team understands the laws and processes on asylum well, and knows what is needed to help ensure asylum seekers are provided with the security that they need.

Many asylum seekers will also require continued assistance once they have been permitted to stay in America. Our highly knowledgeable team is on hand to provide that assistance, and it will be our pleasure to do so. It will give us great satisfaction in knowing that we have helped people to start again and truly be able to call America home.

Work and Education

We help tourists visa holders on B-1/B-2 visas to change to F-1 visas (but be aware of the timing issues). We help international students on F-1 visas change their status to other visas like work visas such as H-1B, O-1 and other work visas. We also help students extend their status in an understandable way as our founder is also an ESL teacher.


+ 1 (415) 745 - 3650

100 Pine Street, Suite 1250

San Francisco, CA 94111, USA

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Non Immigrant Visa

H-1B Visa

L-1 Visa

E Visa

R-1 Visa

​O-1 Visa

​P Visa

​B1/B2 Visa

Employment Based Immigrant Visa

EB-1: Priority Workers

EB-2: Advanced Degree or NIW

EB-3: Skilled/Unskilled Workers

EB-4: Religious Workers & Special Immigrants

EB-5: Investor Visa

Deportation/Removal Proceedings

Immigration Court Defense

Waivers of Unlawful Presence Bar

Motion to Reopen/Reconsider

Family Petition

Fiancée Visa

Marriage Visas

​Adjustment of Status through Marriage

Petition for Family Members

Petition for Adopted Child


Asylum & Refugee

​Temporary Protected Status


U Visa

T Visa

​And Others

Santamaria Law Firm
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