How To Save Time And Money . . .
And Still Achieve Your Immigration Dreams
You know you should have started your immigration case months ago. But a variety of hurdles have stood in your way.
Maybe you’re too busy. You don’t have time to take off during the day to meet with an attorney over and over again to complete all your paperwork.
Perhaps you’re worried about the money. You know attorneys are not cheap. You feel high quality legal help for your immigration case costs more than you can afford.
Or you do not like to travel far distances. You are afraid to drive on crowded freeways and streets, especially during rush hours. It’s too stressful each time you have to visit an immigration lawyer.
The Virtual Immigration Lawyer: A New Approach To Immigration Services
What if you could handle all the details of your case on your schedule, in a way that lowers attorney fees, and not have to travel?
After all, the internet allows us to accomplish a lot of what we need to do through our desktop computers and mobile phones.
Most likely, you already use the internet to communicate with friends, bank online, or shop from home.
Why shouldn’t you be able to get top notch legal advice and assistance the same way?
Well, it is possible . . . at the Virtual Law Offices of Carlos Batara.
“When relatives have problems, I’m the uncle who gets called for advice and help. One day I received a frantic telephone call from a cousin in New Mexico. I agreed to find and help pay for an attorney.
I called a lawyer who handled a case for me a few years earlier. Since he went to Harvard, I figured he knew a good immigration lawyer. My hunch was right. One of his best friends from law school, Carlos Batara, had offices in San Diego and Riverside and took cases in other states.
Carlos went into action right away. He flew into Albuquerque the next weekend. The case lasted about two years but it went smoothly and my cousin won. Although I live in Northern California and my cousin in Santa Fe, it seemed like Carlos was just around the corner. This is why I would recommend Carlos for anyone living anywhere if they need a good immigration lawyer.”
Gus Rivera, San Francisco, California
The Benefits Of A Web-Based Immigration Law Office
We offer the best of two worlds.
We have physical offices to meet face-to-face in various cities throughout Southern California for clients who would like to work with us in a traditional manner.
We also provide online immigration services using cutting-edge technology, in an efficient and cost-effective manner, allowing us to help you whether you live across the street, in another state, or across the ocean.
Our web-based services are not constrained by time and location. Clients can access our paperless law office 24 hours a day, 7 days a week from any location nationwide or across the globe through a secure internet connection.
This means you have the flexibility to communicate with us after you put the kids to bed, on the weekends, early in the morning before work, or any other time it is convenient for you.
You simply log into our web-based client files and leave a message. We’ll respond as quickly as possible.
There is another benefit to working with our virtual immigration law office. By using technology to help clients, we eliminate many of the overhead expenses associated with a physical law office.
This means we can offer a lower price for legal services provided in this manner.
How Our Virtual Immigration Law Office Works
When it comes to internet technology, Carlos Batara is not a Johnny-come-lately.
A forward looking lawyer, Carlos began providing web-based and video-conferencing services when he opened his Riverside immigration law office almost ten years ago.
Here’s an example how our virtual law services can benefit you.
Serving Clients Living Across The Street,
In Another State, Or Across The Globe
Janice, who was born in the United States, met Alberto on one of her visits to Honduras. They communicated regularly via Skype. They made plans to marry.
Since Alberto was planning to visit her the next month, they thought they should get married during his stay here. Hoping to immigrate Alberto soon after their marriage, Janice contacted my San Bernardino immigration law office to schedule a consultation.
Unfortunately, Janice had a quirky work schedule. She worked for a doctor in Ontario, but she lived in Banning. As a single mother of two children, Janice had child care obstacles well as travel and work schedule problems. Coming into our office for an interview would impose another burden on her, as well as make her take time off from work.
At first, Janice thought maybe she could handle the paperwork on her own. She was a college graduate and figured the documents could not be that hard to fill out. But she wanted to be sure.
When she called our Inland Empire office, she learned that she did not have to come into the office to hold an extensive one-on-one consultation. She had choices. By telephone, email, or video-conference. Because she was was familiar with Skype, she decided to meet with Carlos using that option.
During the interview, she was elated to find out most, if not all, of her immigration case could be handled online using web-based technology.
The forms, documents, and materials could be saved in our online files. We could exchange notes and information through our private internet portal for clients. She could work on materials when she arrived home from work, after the kids went to sleep, or on the weekend. Despite the time difference, Alberto could do the same.
Then she learned that by working with our virtual immigration services, she would also qualify for our special discount prices.
But there was some bad news. Alberto could not come into the country with knowledge they would get married and then file immigration papers while he stayed here.
A visitor visa is just a temporary visa, explained Carlos, so the government would probably view their situation as immigration fraud. Carlos suggested other options, including filing a fiancé visa.
Janice retained our services. The convenience of the online family-based immigration services, coupled with immigration expertise, was the right combination for her and Alberto.
Things took a little longer than they planned. But they did things the right way. Today, they are married and living happily in the Temecula area.
Daring to be different, Carlos pioneered his distinctive immigration case management style because clients deserve the best value possible.
Today, as a virtual immigration attorney, Carlos is able to work closely with clients anywhere and everywhere.
- At his Escondido immigration law office when he is at his San Diego immigration law office.
- At his Hemet immigration law office when he is at his Riverside immigration law office.
- Or from any of our firm’s six locations, even when clients are sitting in their home.
Even if you have to move from one location to another, our web-based immigration services do not slow down.
In just the past few months, clients who lived in San Marcos, Chula Vista, Lake Elsinore, Moreno Valley, Redlands, and Palm Springs at the start of their cases were forced to move while their cases were still in progress.
With our private online client file system, their cases kept moving forward without skipping a beat.
By the time they put away all the boxes, enrolled the kids at their new schools, and became settled into their new homes, they had already attended their permanent resident interviews and were waiting to receive their green cards in the mail.
“I worked with Mr. Batara long distance. I live in Los Angeles. There are many lawyers here but I felt like he was the right attorney for my case. It took a lot of courage to trust him with my case. I could tell his sincerity talking to him over the telephone. I don’t think any other attorney could have done it this way. He has proven to be a great attorney, after working for me and my husband a couple of years by email and phone. No matter what, when I finally went to his office, it was worth the two hour drive to meet him and his staff. They put in a lot of hard work and dedication. They are great to work with.”
Lorena Santana, Los Angeles, California
What Immigration Services Can Be Provided Online?
Our virtual immigration law office provides affordable, low cost assistance in the following areas:
- I-130 Petitions
- Immediate Relative Visa Petitions
- Petitions For The Deceased
- Fiancé(e) Visas and Marriage Visas
- Domestic Partners
- Immigration Adoptions
- Violence Against Women (VAWA)
- Adjustment of Status
- I-485 Applications
- Removal of Conditions of Permanent Residence
- Consular Processing
- I-601 Extreme Hardship Waivers
- Unreasonable Processing Delays
- Denaturalization Defense
- Citizenship By Acquisition
- Derivative Citizenship
In addition to family visas petitions, permanent residence, and citizenship, we offer online services for immigration appeals and deportation defense on a nationwide basis.