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Expertise 2021

Family-Based Immigration

Helping You Bring Your Family to Live in the United States

If you are a naturalized citizen or permanent resident of the United States, being able to bring your family members to the U.S. can be an important part of the immigration process. With the documentary intensity and rigor of the whole ordeal, it can get complex and lengthy very quickly. Whether your family is still living abroad or lives with you and needs to get an adjustment of status to become legal residents, The Law Offices of Derek Lim in Fremont can help.

We have worked and continue to serve families from a diverse range of backgrounds and situations.

We also help U.S. citizens who are adopting a child from another country become eligible for and get the necessary visas to add a child to their family. Contact us online to learn more, we can help determine what your options are.

We Handle a Wide Range of Family Immigration Issues

Our attorney can help you with issues concerning:

  • Marriage and K-1 fiancé(e) visas
  • Parents, children, and siblings immigration
  • International adoption
  • The Child Status Protection Act (CSPA)
  • Victims of crime or domestic violence
  • Removing the conditions on residence
Fiancé(e) Visas and Employment Visas

Whether you have fallen in love with someone who lives in a different country or you have been transferred to the U.S. for business and want to bring your family with you, we can help you obtain the necessary documentation to reunite you with your family. While the circumstances and requirements may differ depending on your status as either a U.S. citizen or permanent resident/green card holder, our immigration attorneys at our Fremont and San Francisco locations are well trained and experienced to help you through the process. We have years of experience working on family visas and will work diligently to bring yours here to California.

Immigration Help for Victims of Crime and Domestic Violence

If you are a victim of domestic violence or another crime, you still have rights under U.S. law, and you are able to file for legal status because of those crimes. Regardless of your citizenship or immigration status, you still have a right to legal protection. We will help you file a petition for nonimmigrant status to help the authorities pursue justice for the crime against you, and we can help you file for permanent resident status as well. If you or your children have been victims of domestic violence, we will help you file for permanent residence status without the knowledge of your spouse and keep it completely confidential under the Violence Against Women Act.

Contact Us for Guidance With Your Family Immigration Concerns

Call The Law Offices of Derek Lim at 800-769-3977 or send us an email to schedule an initial consultation with our lawyer regarding your family and immigration concerns. Our immigration lawyers serving in Fremont and San Francisco are well experienced in this area. Appointments are available on Saturdays by arrangement. We speak Cantonese and Mandarin Chinese, Thai, and Laotian.

Client Reviews
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"My father was hit by a car when he was cross the road close to a grocery parking lot last year. Although he was not seriously injured but he still spent months in hospital. We needed a lawyer to help to deal with the insurance issues. Luckily we found office of Derek Lim for their professional guidance. Christine handled everything professionally and made the whole process easy for us so we can focus on taking care of my father. We are satisfied with their service and results and highly recommend them to anyone who needs an accident lawyer." Yun Ji
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"Law office of Derek Lim did an excellent job on settling my personal injury case. I look up their ad online and I called their office about my car accident. Mr. Lim came to my home the next day to obtained all the info. They settled my case promptly. I am very pleased with the settlement and highly recommend Law office of Derek Lim." Janice Cheung
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"We had Derek help dealing with a car accident case. Derek and Christine were very responsive. They handle everything with the insurance company and gave clear guidance on all questions that came up. We were very satisfied with the service we received and we highly recommend Derek and Christine if you need help from a professional law office." Yin Yin Wu
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"We had 2 car accident cases which both handled by Christine at Derek Lim. They are very professional, I highly recommend that you give them a call, they will handle everything with the insurance company and hassle free." Kris L
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"Hi Mr. Lim, I want to spread the good news to you that my brother has obtained the immigration VISA, see attached. Thank you very much for your great assistance and consistent support along the way." Ada T