Determined & Skilled Immigration Defense

Visiting the US

San Francisco and San Jose Immigration Defense Attorney

happy woman holding passportWe assist clients in the San Jose area who want to have family members in other countries come to visit.

We also work directly with visitors. Daniel Shanfield, Esq. Immigration Defense has been solving difficult visitor situations with immigration authorities for over a decade.

As a skilled litigator, he is ready to take your case to court when this is the best method of resolving the problem. To solve a difficulty with a visitor visa, consult a San Francisco and San Jose immigration lawyer who is highly skilled in immigration defense.

Contact a San Francisco and San Jose immigration defense attorney at the firm for effective assistance with visas to visit the United States. Call (866) 559-9498 now.

What Are the U.S. Visitor Visa Requirements?

When applying to visit the U.S., the applicant must satisfy these requirements:

  • Visit must be temporary
  • Valid passport
  • Agrees to leave at designated time
  • Usually must have a foreign residence
  • Proof of financial support
  • Must be admissible or have obtained a waiver of inadmissibility

What Are Reasons Your Visitor Visa May Be Rejected?

Most difficulties with obtaining a visitor's visa stem from inadmissibility.

A person may be deemed inadmissible for having:

  • A criminal record
  • Past immigration violations
  • Health issues
  • Association with terrorist organizations
  • Or the likelihood of becoming a public charge

We can help with obtaining a visa, expediting a visa, and overcoming inadmissibility issues.

What Are the Different Types of Student Visas?

Students are welcome in the U.S. Your first step is to obtain acceptance by a school which is Student and Exchange Visitor Program-Approved. Students attending approved academic schools will need an F student visa.

For attendance at a vocational school you will need an M visa. If your prime reason for visiting is tourism but you do want to take a short course of study involving less than 18 hours per week, you may do so on a visitor B visa.

We help clients deal with all manner of issues relating to visas. Our legal team is accomplished in communication with immigration officials to expedite approval of visas. When needed we are quick to take appropriate legal action.

Contact a San Francisco and San Jose immigration defense attorney at (866) 559-9498 for effective assistance with visas to visit the United States.

Clients Tell Their Stories

  • “ was their expertise, diligence, and hard work that produced a successful outcome for me.”

    Former Client

  • “ case was a kind of difficult one, but Daniel made it done.”


  • “this office should always be your first choice.”


  • “Thank you to Law Offices of Daniel Shanfield for all your hard work.”


  • “The outcome of their professionalism and expertise resulted in my deportation case being dismissed.”


  • “Efficient and knowledgeable...especially for complicated and non-standard immigration cases.”


  • “...their professional approach to all my concerns gave me the confidence I needed to relax”


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