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)

Green Card

A Green Card is an ID card that is issued as a result of the Adjustment of Status process and identifies the holder as a lawful permanent resident of the U.S. The Green Card serves as a travel document and a work authorization form. As a travel document it allows the holder to enter the U.S. when they present it at the port of entry along with their foreign passport. As a work authorization document it allows the holder to work legally for themselves or for any employer in the U.S.

The initial Green Card is valid for a period of two years and the holder is referred to as a Conditional Permanent Resident. Within 90 days prior to the two-year expiration of the initial Green Card, the holder must apply for a “Permanent” Green Card. In one more year, three years from the date of the issuance of the original Green Card, if the holder is still married to the U.S. citizen spouse, he or she can apply for U.S. citizenship. However, there is no requirement that he or she ever apply for U.S. citizenship. They can reside in the U.S. indefinitely on Green Cards. There are several scenarios that can result in the Green Card being revoked, but basically as long as the holder does the following he or she should have no problem:

  1. While a conditional permanent resident (2 year Green Card), spend more than 50% of each 12 month period in the U.S.
  2. Remain married to the U.S. citizen at least until the receipt of the Permanent Green Card.
  3. After receipt of the permanent Green Card, be physically present in the U.S. at least one day during each year.
  4. After receipt of the permanent Green Card, not remain outside of the U.S. for a consecutive 12 month or more period without first notifying immigration services and receiving permission in advance to be outside the U.S. for more than one year.
  5. Not commit a serious crime.

If your fiancée or spouse is currently in the U.S., what can be done to adjust status and obtain a Green Card depends on a number of factors relative to the type of visa he or she entered the U.S. on. If you will call us we will be glad to discuss your particular situation with you and then properly advise you as to what we can or cannot do to obtain a Green Card for your fiancée or spouse.

The timing of the Green Card approval is constantly changing but is currently 6-11 months. If you hire us, when we file for the Green Card we will simultaneously file for a temporary work authorization and if appropriate, for a temporary travel document. Those two documents normally are issued in less than 3 months.

 

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)