Seattle / Bellevue Immigration Lawyer:
Visas, Green Cards & Citizenship

Barbara Marcouiller has been an immigration attorney for more than 20 years. She and her firm are devoted entirely to helping clients in Seattle, Bellevue and beyond with citizenship, employment, and family-based immigration matters, and other immigration matters including asylum, DACA, and VAWA.

We help at all levels – from the initial petition with USCIS or the State Department through and including the Federal Court of Appeals. We don’t give up. We fought for one client for 8 years – going from the Immigration Judge to the Board of Immigration Appeals, back to the Immigration Judge, back to the Board of Immigration Appeals, to the Federal Court of Appeals, and back to the immigration judge who ruled for our client. Learn how we can help you!

Dedicated Exclusively to Matters of Immigration & Nationality Law

Barbara A Marcouiller PS, Attorneys, Bellevue, WA

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How Our Firm Helps

Your Matter is Important.

We focus on helping one client at a time, so that each client’s matter is given proper attention. Our office does not mass produce documents. Immigration matters can be extremely complex. Your case and objectives will be unique. We will have a strategy session with you to review both the big picture and the immediate issue. We understand the incredible, even potentially life-changing, importance that immigration and visa matters have on the life of each person and their family. We give 100% of our attention to seek to achieve the best possible result for every client.
 

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What Our Clients Say

If you heard the story about a soldier who met a Christian Iraqi girl in Iraq, fell in love and ultimately received worldwide media attention, even going on Oprah with Garth Brooks...well...Barbara made it possible. I can whole-heartedly recommend Barbara for any issues regarding immigration. Barbara was able to help my fiancée get to America under the most extreme of circumstances. She fought so hard for our case even lobbying before a congressman and other federal employees. She was able to get our case expedited and never stopped supporting us until I had my wife safe here in America. Anyone who chooses Barbara will get [a] professional, kind, and hard working immigration attorney. ... She ... is more than worth it!
- Robert H., San Diego, CA
"We hired Barbara to help us fight the USCIS when they denied our adopted daughter from Honduras a visa to come home to the U.S. We had trouble every step of the way, from the U.S. Embassy in Honduras all the way up the ladder to the people in charge in Washington D.C. because the particular circumstances with our daughter's case prevented her from obtaining a visa. In fact, we could find no record of any adoption with the same attributes ever getting a visa. Barbara was phenomenally knowledgeable and creative and we are proud to say that our daughter is home with us now, thanks 100% to Barbara's brilliant legal brief she wrote. Our daughter was the first and only child with her circumstances to make it home to her adoptive parents and Barbara made that happen for our family. On a side note, I had two or three attorneys recommend a big-shot immigration lawyer that was purported to be the best. When I spoke with that attorney he said that he couldn't take on our case (probably because it was breaking new ground) but he said if he ever needed to hire an immigration attorney he would hire Barbara Marcouiller...and that is why we called her. The point is, ... those who know her work recommend her." Service Category: Attorney Year first hired: 2010 Top Qualities: High Integrity, Creative
- Chad and Julie M., WA
After almost a year trying to jump through all the immigration hoops on our own, Barbara got the paperwork refilled and straightened out so my retired Canadian husband could join me here in Seattle. It took her about 4 months - nothing compared to the time we spent fighting through the system. While her fee was reasonable, the peace of mind was priceless.
- Catherine B., WA
I am writing this review because I would like to impart onto others about the good will of Barbara Marcouiller. Upon my arrival to this country I sought out and received help from Barbara with immigration issues that I encountered. When we met I explained my situation, which had left me in need of asylum in my present location of Seattle. Barbara was most helpful as she did her best with comprehending due to the language barrier. She managed to build a rather case for my asylum, and when the time came for our court hearing the judge ruled in our favor. This came a great benefit because I was in a difficult position with no job or financial stability. I was so grateful for all the support that she’d given me, and to my friend as well. Rated “Excellent” for trustworthy, responsive, knowledgeable, kept me informed
- Abdashiek, immigration client
Special thanks to Barbara A Marcouiller .. Good News we got the green card -- thanks for all your help for putting together a bundle highlighting all the main points. The embassy read the bundle . 10 min later all our green cards were approved and agreed and visa issued. It was a very pleasant experience at the embassy I must admit I was surprised so much so that my wife shed a tear of joy. This is why we needed Barbara Marcouiller. Rated “Excellent” for trustworthy, responsive, knowledgeable, kept me informed
- From an immigration client
Immigration law is highly complex and fact-specific. As every case is different, we can make no guarantee that we will be able to achieve a successful outcome.

Seattle Immigration Blog

The Wrong Advice Can Be Harmful

Taking the wrong action, even if done entirely by mistake, can result in added years to the process (and in some cases, can mean starting the process over).

This website and our Washington Immigration Center & Info. Blog have been created to provide helpful information, which, in many cases is different than the information that is “on the street.”

An Extreme Hardship Waiver Only Applies Where the Hardship Affects the Applicant’s U.S. Citizen or Lawful Permanent Resident Parent or Spouse — Kids Don’t Count

Can a hardship to children who are US residents be the basis of an extreme hardship waiver? Read the story and outcome for one petition.

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The Petitioner Signs the Petition

A young woman petitioned for her foreign national husband, who, because "he was the man," signed the petition. Learn about the outcome.

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Woman Loses Out on 8 Years in Line

Immigration law is very strict and unwaivering in terms of the process that must be followed. Even a relatively minor matter can resulted in wasted years in line. Learn about one such experience.

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(425) 702-0616

North Park Business Center,12356 Northup Way, Suite D
Bellevue, WA 98005

I welcome the opportunity to meet with you and learn about your immigration-related legal matters. Please feel free to contact me at Barbara@Marcouillerlaw.com. Please provide me with your name, telephone number, the best time to reach you, and a brief description of your matter. As an attorney-client relationship will not exist until our firm is hired, please do not provide any information that you consider to be confidential. Also, until I am retained, I will not be able to take any action on your behalf.