LAWRENCE R. HOLMES – Of Counsel

MELANIE RAMOS-NIX – Managing Attorney

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  • 29 years experience in obtaining K1
    fiancée visas & marriage visas
  • Most experienced fiancée visa and
    marriage visa attorney in U.S.
  • We have Spanish, Tagalog
    and Mandarin speakers
  • Federally licensed to practice
    immigration law in all 50 states
  • Clients in all 50 States
  • Fiancée and spouses from all countries
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  • Active duty military discount
  • We do the work, not you

LAWRENCE R. HOLMES – Of Counsel

MELANIE RAMOS-NIX – Managing Attorney

Testimonials From Clients
“…” “”””I would like to take a moment and thank this great team of professionals ….”(Read more)
Olga O. (Washington) & Tetiana P. (Ukraine) IR5 Visa (Parent Visa)
“…” “”””I reached out to Holmes & Ramos Immigration Attorneys LLP in August of 2013 ….”(Read more)
Russ F. (Oregon) & Fe F. (Philippines) K-1 Fiancée Visa, Adjustment of Status (Green Card), Removal of Condition and Naturalization
“…” “”””I Jennie, was very satisfied with Lawrence Holmes attorney ….”
(Read more)
Jennie J. (New York) & Gardy M. (Haiti) Naturalization and CR1 Spousal Visa
“…” “”””We hired Lawrence R. Holmes Immigration 5 years ago to help with my husband’s application for citizenship ….”(Read more)
Jayne D. (Arkansas) & Jean-Jacques L. (Canada) Adjustment of Status (Green Card) and Naturalization (U.S. Citizenship)
“…” “”””Sometime around March of 2016, ….”(Read more)
Paul (North Carolina) & Ela (Philippines) CR1 Spousal Visa, Adjustment of Status (2-year Green Card)
“…” “”””Super considerate, 100% honest, 100% legal ….”(Read more)
Dean W. (California) & Helena W. (Poland) Adjustment of Status, Removal of Condition and Naturalization
“…” “”””In 2015 I contacted Lawrence Holmes about getting a fiancé visa and was so impressed with our conversation and that I hired this firm to help us with our fiancé visa and could not have completed it without their expert help. ….”(Read more)
James W. (Arizona) & Maryna I. (Ukraine) K-1 Fiancée Visa, Adjustment of Status (Green Card), Removal of Condition (10 Year Green Card), and Naturalization
“…” “”””I would like to express my sincere gratitude for all that my case manager Yvonne has done for Erika & Juan. ….”(Read more)
Juan O. (California) & Erika O. (Dominican Republic) CR-1 Spousal Visa and CR-2 Dependent Visa
“…” “”””It was the second time we hired Mr Holmes’ team of professionals to work on my wife’s immigration process. ….”(Read more)
Roger P. (Florida) & Nicole D. (France) Adjustment of Status (Conditional Green Card) and Removal of Conditions (Permanent Green Card)
“…” “”””My wife, who came from Russia, will take her Naturalization Oath Ceremony and will become a US citizen next week on December 19, 2018! ….”(Read more)
Eugene V. (California) & Veronika C. (Russia) Adjustment of status (conditional Green Card), removal of condition (permanent Green Card), Naturalization (US Citizenship)
“…” “”””Yuri and I began this immigration process with Holmes & Ramos Immigration back in 2015 when we contacted them. ….”(Read more)
Thomas S. (Florida) & Yuri P. (Brazil) CR-1 Spousal Visa and Removal of Conditions (Green card)
“…” “”””In December 2017, I contacted Holmes & Ramos Immigration attorneys firm seeking representation throughout the K-1 Visa process. ….”(Read more)
Olivier B. (Arizona) & Angelique K. (Rwanda) K-1 Fiancée Visa and IMBRA Waiver
“…” “”””Hello. I hired Mr. Holmes´s law firm in March of 2017 to represent us in obtaining a K1 Visa for my fiancé. ….”(Read more)
Matthew P. (Texas) & Thais O. (Brazil) K-1 Fiancée Visa and Adjustment of Status (Green Card)
“…” “”””My husband Dario and I could not be more pleased with the exceptional service we received by retaining Holmes & Ramos as our Immigration Attorneys. ….”(Read more)
Dennis S. (New York) & Dario P. (Mexico) IR-1 Spousal Visa and I-601-A Extreme Hardship Waiver
“…” “””When my (now) foreign husband and I decided to get married,. ….”(Read more)
Betty R. (Florida) & Qasar R. (Pakistan) K1 Fiancé(e) Visa and Adjustment of Status (Green Card)
“…” “””Our experience using Holmes & Ramos Immigration Attorney for my Kenyan husband’s CR-1 (spousal) visa exceeded our expectations. ….”(Read more)
Melissa A. (California) & Martin A. (Kenya) CR1 Spousal Visa
“…” “””Thank you very much Yvonne for your great support throughout the process of obtaining my wife’s green card. ….”(Read more)
Aott C. (Kansas) & Kitthiya S. (Thailand) CR1 Spousal Visa
“…” “””I’ve been working with Lawrence and Diana since 2017 and they have been very helpful and knowledgeable. ….”(Read more)
Allie B. (Alabama) & Lee C. (United Kingdom) K1 Fiancé(e) Visa
“…” “””A heart–felt thank you to Yvonne for helping us through the long and arduous US Visa process….”(Read more)
Angel L. (Florida) & Karen P. (Australia) K-1 Fiancée Visa and CR-1 Spousal Visa
“…” “””Hello Diana my wife received her Green card over the mail this week….”(Read more)
Arnault C. (Florida) & Pauline C. (Australia) Adjustment of Status and Removal of Condition
“…” “””Mr. Lawrence R. Holmes and his entire staff are wonderful….”(Read more)
Mohammed K. (Maryland) & Binta B. (Sierra Leone) K-1 Fiancée Visa and Adjustment of Status (Green Card)
“…” “””Our 2 children arrived from Bangkok July 1….”(Read more)
Wallace D. (California) & Saliya B. (Thailand) K-1 Fiancée Visa, K-2 Dependent Visa, IMBRA Waiver, 2 Adjustment of Status, 2 IR-2 Dependent Visas
“…” “””I’ve been working with Lawrence and Yvonne since 2014 and the have been very helpful and knowledgeable….”(Read more)
Matthew J. (California) & Leticia J. (Brazil) Adjustment of Status and Removal of Condition
“…” “””My husband and I hired Lawrence Holmes for our spousal visa….”(Read more)
Harmanvir G. (California) & Sunpreet G. (India) CR1 Spousal Visa
“…” “””My wife is American and I am British….”(Read more)
Heather W. (California) & Richard W. (United Kingdom) Adjustment of Status (2 year greencard) and Removal of Condition (10 year greencard)
“…” “””I strongly recommend this firm to everyone….”(Read more)
Robert F. (Indiana) & Maria F. (Philippines) IR1, IR2, Naturalization
“…” “””The Law firm of Lawrence R Holmes Immigration Attorney was recommended to us by another international couple who received their green-card (with the help of this firm) a few years ago….”(Read more)
Jessika J. (Wyoming) & Marcel A. (Netherlands) CR1 Spousal Visa
“…” “””We are extremely grateful to our wonderful immigration attorney Lawrence R Holmes….”(Read more)
Irina K. (California) & Sergei B. (Russia) CR1 Spousal Visa
“…” “””Lawrence R Holmes Immigration Attorney took the stress out the process!….”(Read more)
Julie C. (Arizona) & Gabriel C. (Honduras) Adjustment of Status (Green card) and Naturalization (U.S. Citizenship)
“…” “””Thank you so much Melanie for your help in applying for my permanent residency….”(Read more)
Michelle W. (New York) & Michelle W. (New York) I-751 Removal of Condition Waiver
“…” “””I would definitely recommend Lawrence R Holmes and his firm Holmes & Ramos Immigration Attorney….”(Read more)
Patrick S. (Florida) & Glory P. (Sri Lanka) K-1 Fiancée Visa, Adjustment of Status and Removal of Condition
“…” “””The best service I ever received….”(Read more)
Courtney M. (Georgia) & Nathaly R. (Dominican Republic) K-1 Fiancée Visa and Adjustment of Status (Green Card)
“…” “””This firm is amazing….”(Read more)
Patricia G. (Illinois) & Mohamed M. (Egypt) CR-1 Spousal Visa
“…” “””Hello Yvonne. Thank you for so much you have done for me and for Sunday….”(Read more)
Roderick C. (Alabama) & Oluwadamilare O. (Nigeria through South Africa) K-1 Fiancée Visa
“…” “””Nuestro profundo agradecimiento a Yvonne….”(Read more)
Jose T. (Florida) & Ximena T. (Ecuador) Adjustment of Status (Green Card), Removal of Condition (10 Year Green Card) and Naturalization (U.S. Citizenship)
“…” “””My husband and I hired Lawrence R Holmes Immigration Attorney in January 2017….”(Read more)
Scott S. (Massachusetts) & Laura S. (United Kingdom) CR1 Spousal Visa
“…” “””In March, 2012, I reached Holmes and Ramos and request services on my immigration case….”(Read more)
Traci P. (Maryland) & Marco P. (Mexico) K1 fiancée Visa, I-601 Waiver, I-212 Waiver, Removal of Condition
“…” “””Had I known about Lawrence R Holmes….”(Read more)
Noel N. (New Mexico) & Nguyen T. (Vietnam) Adjustment of Status (Green Card) for Spouse and Child
“…” “””My wife and I started the immigration process on our own and ran into some issues….”(Read more)
Chevaughn G. (Virginia) & Leamoy F. (Jamaica) Adjustment of Status (Green Card)
“…” “””My wife and I started the immigration process on our own and ran into some issues….”(Read more)
Chevaughn G. (Virginia) & Leamoy F. (Jamaica) Adjustment of Status (Green Card)
“…” “””My wife and I started the immigration process on our own and ran into some issues….”(Read more)
Chevaughn G. (Virginia) & Leamoy F. (Jamaica) Adjustment of Status (Green Card)

Entered U.S. Illegally (601 & 601A Waivers)

Waivers

We have presented 3 and 10 year bar waivers all over the world in the course of my 29 years of practicing family immigration law. Timing varies by country, but keep in mind we are saving a great deal of time when compared to a 3 and 10 year wait/separation from your loved one.

If your spouse or fiancée entered the U.S. illegally, in order to become legal (obtain a Green Card) he or she will need to obtain a K1 fiancée visa or a CR1/IR1 spousal visa. Before they will be able to obtain a fiancée or spousal visa they will need to have an I-601 waiver approved. The 601 waiver is known as an “extreme hardship” waiver because we must prove extreme hardship on the U.S. citizen petetioner before the waiver will be approved.

The potential hardships include but are not limited to the following:

  1. Health – ongoing or specialized treatment for a physical or mental condition.
  2. Financial – future employability, loss of home or business, decline in standard of living, etc.
  3. Education – loss of opportunity for higher education, etc.
  4. Personal – community ties, close relatives in the U.S. or in the illegal’s home country who rely on the U.S. citizen for financial or emotional assistance, separation from spouse or children, etc.
  5. Special factors – valid fears of persecution or physical harm in the home country.

If you believe you can meet one or more of the above-listed hardships and can meet the requirements of the K1 fiancée visa or a CR1/IR1 spousal visa, please call us. We will ask you some questions and then determine if we think we can successfully obtain the 601 waiver and the K-1 or CR1/IR1visa for you. We do not charge for these calls.

I-601A WAIVERS

If your foreign spouse is currently in the U.S. and entered the U.S. illegally, he or she may not have to depart the U.S. and wait for months for a decision on the 1-601 Extreme Hardship Waiver.

Instead, we can file for an I-601A Extreme Hardship Waiver and your spouse can remain in the U.S. until the USCIS either approves or denies the waiver request.

If the 601A Waiver is approved, your spouse can remain in the U.S. until a few days before the visa interview in his or her country. Then your spouse will travel to his or her country, take a medical exam and have the visa interview. In most countries the visa is issued a few days after the visa interview. Because the 1-601A waiver will be approved before your foreign spouse departs the U.S., your spouse will only have to stay outside of the U.S., away from you and your family, for a few days in most situations.

The new immigration policy only applies to illegal spouses who are currently in the U.S., who have only one illegal entry and who do not have more than a minimal criminal history.

At Holmes & Ramos Immigration Attorney, our current approval rate for I-601A waivers is over 90%.

If you are interested in your spouse becoming legal without having to leave you and your family for many months while waiting in his or her home country for a waiver that may never be approved, please call us. We will be glad to discuss your situation with you. We will ask you some questions and then tell you what we believe the chances of success with the I-601A waiver are for your situation. We do not charge for these calls.

Testimonials From Clients
“…” “”””I would like to take a moment and thank this great team of professionals ….”(Read more)
Olga O. (Washington) & Tetiana P. (Ukraine) IR5 Visa (Parent Visa)
“…” “”””I reached out to Holmes & Ramos Immigration Attorneys LLP in August of 2013 ….”(Read more)
Russ F. (Oregon) & Fe F. (Philippines) K-1 Fiancée Visa, Adjustment of Status (Green Card), Removal of Condition and Naturalization
“…” “”””I Jennie, was very satisfied with Lawrence Holmes attorney ….”
(Read more)
Jennie J. (New York) & Gardy M. (Haiti) Naturalization and CR1 Spousal Visa
“…” “”””We hired Lawrence R. Holmes Immigration 5 years ago to help with my husband’s application for citizenship ….”(Read more)
Jayne D. (Arkansas) & Jean-Jacques L. (Canada) Adjustment of Status (Green Card) and Naturalization (U.S. Citizenship)
“…” “”””Sometime around March of 2016, ….”(Read more)
Paul (North Carolina) & Ela (Philippines) CR1 Spousal Visa, Adjustment of Status (2-year Green Card)
“…” “”””Super considerate, 100% honest, 100% legal ….”(Read more)
Dean W. (California) & Helena W. (Poland) Adjustment of Status, Removal of Condition and Naturalization
“…” “”””In 2015 I contacted Lawrence Holmes about getting a fiancé visa and was so impressed with our conversation and that I hired this firm to help us with our fiancé visa and could not have completed it without their expert help. ….”(Read more)
James W. (Arizona) & Maryna I. (Ukraine) K-1 Fiancée Visa, Adjustment of Status (Green Card), Removal of Condition (10 Year Green Card), and Naturalization
“…” “”””I would like to express my sincere gratitude for all that my case manager Yvonne has done for Erika & Juan. ….”(Read more)
Juan O. (California) & Erika O. (Dominican Republic) CR-1 Spousal Visa and CR-2 Dependent Visa
“…” “”””It was the second time we hired Mr Holmes’ team of professionals to work on my wife’s immigration process. ….”(Read more)
Roger P. (Florida) & Nicole D. (France) Adjustment of Status (Conditional Green Card) and Removal of Conditions (Permanent Green Card)
“…” “”””My wife, who came from Russia, will take her Naturalization Oath Ceremony and will become a US citizen next week on December 19, 2018! ….”(Read more)
Eugene V. (California) & Veronika C. (Russia) Adjustment of status (conditional Green Card), removal of condition (permanent Green Card), Naturalization (US Citizenship)
“…” “”””Yuri and I began this immigration process with Holmes & Ramos Immigration back in 2015 when we contacted them. ….”(Read more)
Thomas S. (Florida) & Yuri P. (Brazil) CR-1 Spousal Visa and Removal of Conditions (Green card)
“…” “”””In December 2017, I contacted Holmes & Ramos Immigration attorneys firm seeking representation throughout the K-1 Visa process. ….”(Read more)
Olivier B. (Arizona) & Angelique K. (Rwanda) K-1 Fiancée Visa and IMBRA Waiver
“…” “”””Hello. I hired Mr. Holmes´s law firm in March of 2017 to represent us in obtaining a K1 Visa for my fiancé. ….”(Read more)
Matthew P. (Texas) & Thais O. (Brazil) K-1 Fiancée Visa and Adjustment of Status (Green Card)
“…” “”””My husband Dario and I could not be more pleased with the exceptional service we received by retaining Holmes & Ramos as our Immigration Attorneys. ….”(Read more)
Dennis S. (New York) & Dario P. (Mexico) IR-1 Spousal Visa and I-601-A Extreme Hardship Waiver
“…” “””When my (now) foreign husband and I decided to get married,. ….”(Read more)
Betty R. (Florida) & Qasar R. (Pakistan) K1 Fiancé(e) Visa and Adjustment of Status (Green Card)
“…” “””Our experience using Holmes & Ramos Immigration Attorney for my Kenyan husband’s CR-1 (spousal) visa exceeded our expectations. ….”(Read more)
Melissa A. (California) & Martin A. (Kenya) CR1 Spousal Visa
“…” “””Thank you very much Yvonne for your great support throughout the process of obtaining my wife’s green card. ….”(Read more)
Aott C. (Kansas) & Kitthiya S. (Thailand) CR1 Spousal Visa
“…” “””I’ve been working with Lawrence and Diana since 2017 and they have been very helpful and knowledgeable. ….”(Read more)
Allie B. (Alabama) & Lee C. (United Kingdom) K1 Fiancé(e) Visa
“…” “””A heart–felt thank you to Yvonne for helping us through the long and arduous US Visa process….”(Read more)
Angel L. (Florida) & Karen P. (Australia) K-1 Fiancée Visa and CR-1 Spousal Visa
“…” “””Hello Diana my wife received her Green card over the mail this week….”(Read more)
Arnault C. (Florida) & Pauline C. (Australia) Adjustment of Status and Removal of Condition
“…” “””Mr. Lawrence R. Holmes and his entire staff are wonderful….”(Read more)
Mohammed K. (Maryland) & Binta B. (Sierra Leone) K-1 Fiancée Visa and Adjustment of Status (Green Card)
“…” “””Our 2 children arrived from Bangkok July 1….”(Read more)
Wallace D. (California) & Saliya B. (Thailand) K-1 Fiancée Visa, K-2 Dependent Visa, IMBRA Waiver, 2 Adjustment of Status, 2 IR-2 Dependent Visas
“…” “””I’ve been working with Lawrence and Yvonne since 2014 and the have been very helpful and knowledgeable….”(Read more)
Matthew J. (California) & Leticia J. (Brazil) Adjustment of Status and Removal of Condition
“…” “””My husband and I hired Lawrence Holmes for our spousal visa….”(Read more)
Harmanvir G. (California) & Sunpreet G. (India) CR1 Spousal Visa
“…” “””My wife is American and I am British….”(Read more)
Heather W. (California) & Richard W. (United Kingdom) Adjustment of Status (2 year greencard) and Removal of Condition (10 year greencard)
“…” “””I strongly recommend this firm to everyone….”(Read more)
Robert F. (Indiana) & Maria F. (Philippines) IR1, IR2, Naturalization
“…” “””The Law firm of Lawrence R Holmes Immigration Attorney was recommended to us by another international couple who received their green-card (with the help of this firm) a few years ago….”(Read more)
Jessika J. (Wyoming) & Marcel A. (Netherlands) CR1 Spousal Visa
“…” “””We are extremely grateful to our wonderful immigration attorney Lawrence R Holmes….”(Read more)
Irina K. (California) & Sergei B. (Russia) CR1 Spousal Visa
“…” “””Lawrence R Holmes Immigration Attorney took the stress out the process!….”(Read more)
Julie C. (Arizona) & Gabriel C. (Honduras) Adjustment of Status (Green card) and Naturalization (U.S. Citizenship)
“…” “””Thank you so much Melanie for your help in applying for my permanent residency….”(Read more)
Michelle W. (New York) & Michelle W. (New York) I-751 Removal of Condition Waiver
“…” “””I would definitely recommend Lawrence R Holmes and his firm Holmes & Ramos Immigration Attorney….”(Read more)
Patrick S. (Florida) & Glory P. (Sri Lanka) K-1 Fiancée Visa, Adjustment of Status and Removal of Condition
“…” “””The best service I ever received….”(Read more)
Courtney M. (Georgia) & Nathaly R. (Dominican Republic) K-1 Fiancée Visa and Adjustment of Status (Green Card)
“…” “””This firm is amazing….”(Read more)
Patricia G. (Illinois) & Mohamed M. (Egypt) CR-1 Spousal Visa
“…” “””Hello Yvonne. Thank you for so much you have done for me and for Sunday….”(Read more)
Roderick C. (Alabama) & Oluwadamilare O. (Nigeria through South Africa) K-1 Fiancée Visa
“…” “””Nuestro profundo agradecimiento a Yvonne….”(Read more)
Jose T. (Florida) & Ximena T. (Ecuador) Adjustment of Status (Green Card), Removal of Condition (10 Year Green Card) and Naturalization (U.S. Citizenship)
“…” “””My husband and I hired Lawrence R Holmes Immigration Attorney in January 2017….”(Read more)
Scott S. (Massachusetts) & Laura S. (United Kingdom) CR1 Spousal Visa
“…” “””In March, 2012, I reached Holmes and Ramos and request services on my immigration case….”(Read more)
Traci P. (Maryland) & Marco P. (Mexico) K1 fiancée Visa, I-601 Waiver, I-212 Waiver, Removal of Condition
“…” “””Had I known about Lawrence R Holmes….”(Read more)
Noel N. (New Mexico) & Nguyen T. (Vietnam) Adjustment of Status (Green Card) for Spouse and Child
“…” “””My wife and I started the immigration process on our own and ran into some issues….”(Read more)
Chevaughn G. (Virginia) & Leamoy F. (Jamaica) Adjustment of Status (Green Card)
“…” “””My wife and I started the immigration process on our own and ran into some issues….”(Read more)
Chevaughn G. (Virginia) & Leamoy F. (Jamaica) Adjustment of Status (Green Card)
“…” “””My wife and I started the immigration process on our own and ran into some issues….”(Read more)
Chevaughn G. (Virginia) & Leamoy F. (Jamaica) Adjustment of Status (Green Card)