Mariya Howykowycz is a unique immigration attorney because she herself has lived through the tough and challenging way of an immigrant. Since Mariya practices only immigration law and is a member in good standing of the New York State bar, she represents her clients residing in any State and any country, e.g. Poland or Ukraine.
Mariya graduated from Case Western University with Diploma with Honors and scored 312 at her attorney license exam with the passing score of 266 on a 400 point-scale.
After immigrating to the United States, Mariya continued her career as a lawyer, so – as many of immigrants – she studied and worked concurrently. She decided to practice law to help other immigrants on their way to American dream.
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A US citizen may petition for Green Card for her parents, spouses (regardless of gender), children (regardless of age and civil status), and siblings. Additionally, a US citizen may petition for K-1 visa for her fiancé, which – after their marriage in the United States – allows the fiancé to apply for Green Card. A lawful permanent resident may petition for Green Card for her spouse (regardless of gender) and unmarried children (regardless of age).Contact Us Now
The most popular are Green Cards for professionals Baccalaureate, Master or higher Degrees as well as for skilled workers. In short, a prospective employer must be able to pay the proffered salary and show that there are no willing and qualified US residents to fill the vacancy. The procedure for physical therapists, professional nurses, and sheepherders is easier because it has been already determined that there is shortage of workers in those occupations.Contact Us Now
Each year people from around the world may register to participate in Diversity Visa program which makes 50 000 visas available to them. The registration period usually starts in October and ends in November. The results of the lottery are announced in early May next year. A registrant must have a high school education or its equivalent. To register for the program, a person needs to have a valid passport unless she is stateless or exempted from the requirement, and submit digital pictures of herself, her spouse and children in the process of registration. When the registration is complete, a person receives a unique confirmation number which is used to check whether she is among winners.Contact Us Now
Some groups of special humanitarian concern identified by Department of State are also eligible for processing under priority two. Lautenberg program for certain members of religious minority groups in Eurasia and the Baltics provides that Jews, Evangelical Christians, and Ukrainian Catholic and Orthodox religious adherents with clse family in the United States may establish refugee status in the U.S. by asserting a fear of persecution and asserting a credible basis of concern about the possibility of such persecution. They are eligible for in-country processing. Resettlement Support Centers prescreen the applicants and prepare them for their interviews with DHS officers. Their applications are considered under a reduced evidentiary standard.Contact Us Now
Because of persecution or a well-founded fear of persecution on account of political opinion, race, religion, nationality, membership in a particular social group. Some examples of persecution are detention, prosecution, imprisonment, illegal searches, confiscation of property, surveillance, torture. An application for asylum must be submitted within one year of the last arrival to the United States, absent extraordinary or changed circumstances.Contact Us Now
We are unique
We communicate with our clients primarily via email, but also via Whatsapp, Viber, and Zoom. You do not need to waste your time on driving to our office for your appointment. We timely address your concerns and promptly answer your questions.
No translation fee. We accept documents in most European languages and do not charge additional fee for their translation which spares both your money and time. It is our responsibility to prepare translations acceptable by Immigration Service.
We understand how frustrating the situation of having no idea of the total legal fee – in case of hourly charge – must be. That is why we thoroughly calculate the fee at the very beginning of representation and do not ask a client for any additional payments. No unpleasant surprises!
Mariya decided to concentrate her attention on practicing immigration law, leaving criminal and civil law to appropriate specialists. As a result, she manages to master her knowledge of immigration law every day and find the right way in its intricacies for each client.
The most common defenses against removal (deportation) are: