How I Can Help You

Fiancé Visas (Form i-129f) 

If you and your significant other are considering marriage, contact my office to discuss whether a fiancé visa petition might be right for you.

Immediate Relative and Family Visa Petitions (Forms i-130 and i-730) 

Do you want to bring your partner, child, parents, or sibling to live in the United States? My office can assist in filing family-based immigration petitions for green card holders, refugees, and US citizens.

Adjustment of Status/Lawful Permanent Residence 

I can review your immigration history to discover whether you or a loved one may qualify for adjustment of status. I can assist with initial adjustments of status, green card renewals (form i-90) and removal of conditions (form i-751).

Removal Defense  

If someone you love has been detained by immigration officials or is facing any proceedings in immigration court, don’t go it alone.  If you are undocumented or have any kind of criminal history, talk with a qualified immigration attorney today. Together, we can make a plan for the best possible outcome to keep your family together.

Visitor’s Visas (Form DS160) 

My office can assist with obtaining, extending, and changing non immigrant visas for those wishing to visit family, friends, or other purposes, such as medical procedures.

Travel Documents (I-131) 

 I may be able to help you obtain a travel document so that you or a loved one can travel outside of the United States.

Asylum/U-visas/Humanitarian Relief

Contact my office for an evaluation right away if you have been the victim of a crime or fear returning to your Country of Origin. You and your family may qualify for certain immigration benefits.

Citizenship 

If you or a family member is ready to apply for citizenship, contact my office for a consultation.

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WHAT MY CLIENTS SAY

  • Client

    I filed a green card for my mom and the process was very long. I didn't have money to hire a lawyer. I went to see Melissa and she agreed to work with me in installment and did a wonderful job.

    April 12, 2016

    Client

  • Philip

    I saw Melissa Gawelek for two reasons -- one, in order to become a citizen, and two, to bring my wife here to live. The first was accomplished without a hitch, thanks to her meticulous attention to the details, and we're in the process of the second, which shows every indication of being successful. I wish it were a shorter process, but...

    April 11, 2016

    Philip

  • Complex Green Card replacement case

    I am a clinical social worker at a large mental health agency. I had the pleasure of working with Ms. Gawelek regarding one of my client's Green Card replacement. Our clients suffer from severe and persistent mental illnesses, and as such are sometimes struggle with assisting in their own case in a clear cut, timely manner. Melissa worked extremely well with my client and represented us through the entire process in a professional and compassionate manner. We would have never been able to accomplish this without her help.

    March 31, 2016

    Tim

  • Trusted Lawyer

    She was very meticulous to give us almost perfect application. And she would go out her way to help us in dealing with the project she was handling.

    January 11, 2015

    Jorge and Beth

  • Caring and Professional

    I was able to sit down with Melissa and talk to her like a person. Im sure she also wants a positive outcome for my family but at this time we both agree its not time yet to take any action.

    January 10, 2015

    A Client

  • Being sued by hospital because of my medical insurance company's error.

    I was very nervous, at first, in meeting with Melissa; but by the end of our meetingI felt comfortable and hopeful. My case is still pending and I know that she is doing everything she can to help me.

    December 29, 2014

    A Client

  • Great Lawyer

    Melissa helped us with a small claims case and currently citizenship for my husband. She took care of the small claims case quickly and efficiently. We didn't need to appear in court. She is very good about educating us about the process of becoming a citizen and look forward to completing the process soon.

    October 29, 2014

    A Client

  • Fair and Informative

    Melissa helped me when my former employer tried to deny my unemployment. She provided me with the necessary information and honestly assessed my case. Her pre-hearing preparation and representation during the hearing were instrumental in winning the appeal. I would recommend her services.

    October 28, 2014

    Kim

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