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Immigration Appeals Attorney in Los Angeles

Serving Los Angeles County & the Bay Area

If you have received an unfavorable decision regarding your immigration status, don’t worry—this fight is far from over. At the Law Firm of Anish Vashistha, APLC, our immigration attorneys are often called on to file appeals in Los Angeles and the Bay Area. We can help you overturn an unfair ruling that jeopardizes your immigration status.

Even if you did not hire our firm to represent you in the initial immigration process, we can still assist with your immigration appeal. We are often called upon to remedy mistakes made by attorneys who mishandled these matters.

We offer initial phone consultations at no charge. Call (877) 227-9714 or click here to schedule a meeting with our experienced team. Our immigration appeals lawyers serve clients from Los Angeles to Fremont. Our services are available in English, Spanish, Punjabi, and Urdu.

When Can I File an Appeal?

Immigration appeals do not need to be related to removal.

Below are some common reasons why appeals are filed:

  • Petition for a visa was denied
  • A citizenship or naturalization application was denied
  • A waiver of ground of inadmissibility application was denied
  • The individual received a Notice of Intent to Deny from the USCIS

How Does The Immigration Appeals Process Work?

If the immigration judge's decision on your case was not favorable, you have the option to appeal it. To do so, you must file a Notice of Appeal within 30 days of the decision. If it is not received by the Board of Immigration Appeals in time, then the judge's decision will be finalized.

Below is an overview of the immigration appeals process:

  • Board of Immigration Appeals (BIA) receives your Notice of Appeal.
  • BIA responds with a confirmation of receipt of your notice with a transcript of the judge's original decision, a briefing schedule, and a deadline date
  • You must return the brief before the deadline.
  • BIA reviews the brief and comes to a final decision within a few months

What Offices Handle Immigration Appeals?

The two offices that handle appeals are the Board of Immigration Appeals (BIA) and the Administrative Appeals Office (AAO). Which office you file with will depend on the circumstances of your case.

The differences between the BIA and the AAO include:

  • BIA –This is the highest administrative body handling immigration. In regards to appeals, the BIA is primarily responsible for reviewing decisions made by immigration judges and denials for family-based immigration petitions.
  • AAO – The AAO is the second-highest administrative body in immigration law. Virtually all appeal matters not handled by the BIA are taken on by the AAO.

There is little time to wait after an immigration decision is ruled against you. For most issues, you only have 30 days to file an appeal before the window of opportunity is closed. In order to file a successful appeal, you and your Los Angeles immigration appeals attorney will have to demonstrate that the previous decision was made in error due to an administrative mistake, prejudice, or an attorney’s mishandling of the case.

We Handle Complex Immigration Situations

Our firm in Los Angeles is solely focused on immigration law. We have comprehensive knowledge of state and federal laws involving these matters. Our skilled immigration appeals attorneys in Los Angeles can review your case and determine whether or not you have grounds for an appeal.

Don't wait to get started. Click here or call (877) 227-9714 to schedule a free phone consultation with a skilled Los Angeles immigration appeals lawyer.

Turn to the Law Firm of Anish Vashistha

Solutions-Oriented. Successful Results.
  1. Board-Certified Immigration Attorney
  2. Over 1,000 Cases Handled
  3. Multilingual Staff
  4. Cutting-Edge Legal Tactics
  5. No Nickel & Diming
  6. All Canadian-Law Matters Handled In-House
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