On The Move!
We are pleased to inform you that in January 2018 Barbara A. Marcouiller joined the law firm of Peterson Russell Kelly, PLLC (the “Firm”) in downtown Bellevue. This move to a larger firm will allow even better service for our business and family-based immigration clients. The firm of Marcouiller PS will be closed. Ms. Marcouiller looks forward to continuing to work with our clients and welcoming many new ones! Barbara’s new contact information is:
Dedicated 100% to Immigration & Nationality Law for 24 years!
Seattle / Redmond / Bellevue Immigration Lawyer:
Visas, Green Cards & Citizenship
I provide custom immigration solutions for businesses and families. I employ over 24 years of experience dedicated 100% to immigration and nationality law to give you thorough analysis and detailed case preparation. What’s more, my background in international business makes me stand out among business immigration lawyers.
As well, I look forward to showing you the way through the immigration red-tape jungle in all aspects of family-based immigration, citizenship, and temporary visas. See the About.
From the Firm’s conveniently located office in Bellevue, I assist and advocate for clients in Redmond, Bellevue, Kirkland, Seattle, and beyond, in fact worldwide, and at every level from USCIS and the Department of State, all the way up to and including the federal court of appeals. The majority of my clients are from Europe, Canada, Australia, and Asia, though I have helped clients from nearly every continent.
What Barbara’s Clients Say
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 the 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.”
The administration has announced it is releasing an additional 15,000 visas for seasonal workers between now and October 1st. The increase is needed but is too little too late. The process takes months, as described in this post. The season is more than half over. The situation with H2B visas does need to be addressed, but in a reasonable manner allowing for the necessary government processing times and the timeliness of need for the workers.Read More >>
In a post on this site we explained the proposed International Entrepreneur Rule set by the Obama administration that would have made it easier for foreign investors and entrepreneurs to enter the U.S. The International Entrepreneur Rule set to go into effect next week was put on hold today. Learn about the current status of this rule.Read More >>
There is no waiver for a false claim to U.S. citizenship made after September 30, 1996, unless the applicant can demonstrate specific facts to show he reasonably believed he was a U.S. citizen. The question of whether an applicant claimed in writing or in any way to be a citizen is asked on immigration application forms. It comes up at immigration interviews. Government audits of employers' Form I-9's is increasing. Know the facts. There is no waiver,Read More >>
Immigration filing fees increase significantly December 23, 2016. Take action on your case now. Current fees and new fees for common applications given.Read More >>