Holmes & Ramos | Immigration Attorney

Bringing Families

Holmes & Ramos Immigration Attorney can help you with a fiancée visa or marriage visa, as well as many other types of immigration matters. The firm’s reputation is bolstered by over 30 years of immigration law experience.

An Immigration Firm With A Welcoming Attitude

In 1991, our founder, Lawrence Holmes, established the first immigration law firm in the world that limited its practice to K-1 fiancee visas and CR-1/IR-1 spousal visas. By 2000, new staff was added to serve our growing client base and to continue to provide the high-quality standard of service for which we had become known. Today, our firm handles approximately 1000 visa and permanent residence cases every year. The growth we have enjoyed over all these years can be attributed to one simple principle: Providing EXCELLENT SERVICE to every single one of our clients. Melanie Ramos-Nix is the managing attorney of the firm. Melanie began her immigration career as a paralegal in 2009. Her passion for the immigration field led her to pursue a law degree and later, her admission to the State Bar of California. Melanie initially worked for Lawrence Holmes while attending law school. Because of her extensive experience in handling fiancée visas, spousal visas, adjustments of status, waiver applications, and naturalizations, in 2018, she became a partner in the firm. In 2019, Attorney Melanie Ramos-Nix was chosen to lead the practice into the future as its managing attorney.

Today, the firm handles approximately 1,000 visa and permanent residence cases every year. Previous clients can testify to the attentive, effective and welcoming way in which legal services were delivered to them.

Immigration Practice Areas

Fiancée Visas


Marriage Visas


Parent Visas


Waivers For Illegal Entries And More

Waivers for Illegal Entries and more

Helping Clients With Immigration Matters Across The United States And Throughout The World

The Firm Does The Work, Not You

Regardless of the amount of information you could read on immigration to the United States, you will never become a visa expert. To become an expert, you must have up-to-date experience in handling marriage or spousal visa petitions and applications, and that knowledge must be pertinent to the multitude of countries that process these visas. Furthermore, attempting to obtain a visa without a qualified attorney’s help can mean you can make a misstep that will doom your dreams of coming to America, without your ever knowing about it until it is too late.

The legal team at Holmes & Ramos Immigration Attorney has decades of experience in securing marriage, fiancée and other family-based visas for clients.  The firm can effectively represent clients in all 50 states and in more than 100 countries around the world, because all work performed is with national and international agencies. The firm’s managing attorney, Melanie Ramos-Nix, will provide the counsel and representation you need.

Meet The Attorney

Learn more about the background of the firm’s managing attorney, Melanie Ramos-Nix.

Attorney Melanie Ramos-Nix


“Super considerate, 100% honest, 100% legal. They know the law, they help you set up a strategy, define a timeline, tell you what to expect, prepare you, and then … it happens!”

– Dean W. (California) and Helena W. (Poland)
Adjustment of Status, Removal of Condition and Naturalization

“Yuri and I began this immigration process with Holmes & Ramos Immigration back in 2015 when we contacted them. Their advice and counseling during this entire process has been invaluable. They have guided us through the entire temporary and permanent green card process and we are so thankful that we have had their assistance this entire time. … Put your immigration needs in the hands of Holmes & Ramos Immigration. You won’t be disappointed.”

-Thomas S. (Florida) and Yuri P. (Brazil),
CR-1 Spousal Visa and Removal of Conditions (Green card)

“Thank you so much Melanie for your help in applying for my permanent residency. If it wasn’t for your wise counsel and your thoroughness, I would have not successfully received my permanent residency. Thank you also for your patience, and your empathy. You made this trying process easier to go through. During the times when I was scared out of my mind about losing the life I have built here, it really helped me to know that there was someone who was familiar with this process and would do everything in their power to help me keep that.”

– Michelle W. (New York), I-751 Removal of Condition Waiver

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