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Medya Ansari is an immigration lawyer serving the Bay Area. At Getachew & Ansari Immigration Attorneys, P.C., we’ve represented thousands in immigration cases. We help people from all countries with their US immigration goals.

We are taking new clients now. See how a Bay Area immigration attorney can help you. Contact us now for a consultation. We can start your case today.

What Our Immigration Lawyer in the Bay Area Can Do for You

Immigration can change your life. Whether you want to live in the United States indefinitely or you are seeking temporary residence, it is a big decision.

At Getachew & Ansari Immigration Attorneys, P.C., we know how important this is to you and how it is a life-changing event. Our law firm is here to help you. We can:

  • Advise you about the law: Do you qualify to come to the United States or extend your stay in the U.S.?
  • Evaluate your options: What can you do or should you do right now?
  • Explain the law: What do you need to know?
  • Prepare your paperwork: What forms should be completed first? What are the evidentiary requirements needed to prove your case?
  • Avoid mistakes: Are there problems to avoid?
  • Answer questions: Is there anything else I should know?

We take a personalized approach, are responsive, and take care of everything on your behalf.

Our representation is personal. We do not just explain the law in the U.S. We offer help for your U.S. immigration situation no matter where you are.

Cases We Handle

Below are the types of cases where our Bay Area immigration attorney can assist you:

Family Immigration

U.S. immigration law allows citizens and lawful permanent residents to sponsor nuclear family members. We assist with family-based immigration, including immediate family and family preference.

Removal defense

If you are at risk of removal, and/or placed in deportation proceedings, we will fight deportation. We know the law, and we will aggressively advocate for you.

Citizenship and naturalization

We can handle everything needed to become a U.S. citizen. We are proud to assist you on this life-changing journey.


Asylum can allow you to remain in the United States if you face persecution in your home country.


If your application for immigrant and nonimmigrant visas was denied due to an inadmissibility ground, we can assess your options and evaluate whether you qualify for a waiver. We understand waivers of grounds of inadmissibility and can advocate for you.


Understand the potential consequences of a criminal offense in your immigration case and get legal representation in immigration matters. We also work with criminal attorneys to advise them on the immigration consequences of a plea or conviction and guide them to other possible safer pleas.

Green Cards

We will help you get, renew, or remove conditions on your Green Card. With it, you can legally reside in the United States.


Renew your DACA — Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals — with the help of our experienced team.


The Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) applies if you have experienced family violence. Let us help you self-petition for lawful permanent residence status.

U visa

A U visa is a legal status allowing noncitizen victims of certain crimes who cooperate with law enforcement to live and work in the United States and later obtain lawful permanent residency.

We will walk you through the process for obtaining this status.

Temporary Protected Status

Temporary Protected Status can protect you if it is unsafe to return to your originating country. We handle first-time applications and renewals.

Consular processing

If you live abroad and wish to immigrate to the U.S. through the U.S. consulate or embassy, we know the steps for consular processing. We work to make the process efficient.

Military Parole in Place

Members of the military and their families may qualify for parole in place.

Do You Need an Immigration Attorney?

An immigration lawyer is a trained and licensed professional who provides legal counsel and serves as your representative in your proceedings. Their services may include legal counsel, preparing paperwork, preparing you for your immigration interview or hearing, and representing you at a hearing.

The immigration process can be confusing. A mistake can make your case take longer. It may mean that your case is denied or that you do not have the best possible outcome for you and your family.

When you have an immigration attorney, you have a team of professionals. Our team has years of experience representing clients in the Bay Area.

Let us assist you with any of the following circumstances:

  • Representing you in your immigration case
  • Legal counsel
  • Your status if you are in the United States
  • Your application if you are in another country
  • When immigration rules and guidelines have changed
  • If you have challenging circumstances
  • Determining your options and the best path for your situation

Our Advantage

When you choose Getachew & Ansari Immigration Attorneys, P.C., our caring team provides the excellent service you deserve. Let go of the stress while we handle the details. Our team members speak English, Spanish, Amharic, Farsi, and Dari.

We have:

  • Our office has helped the immigrant community for more than 25 years.
  • A personalized approach.
  • Caring team members.
  • Global help, including in the Middle East, Africa, Europe, Australia, Central America, South America and Asia.

We understand immigration laws. Our team has the skill, knowledge, and compassion to make a difference. And we are committed.

Talk to a Bay Area Immigration Attorney

You can talk to a Bay Area immigration attorney today. We handle cases in the San Francisco Bay Area and the surrounding regions. We are proud to help people all over the world.

Whether you want skilled legal advice or a lawyer to handle your case from start to finish, we are ready to assist you. Contact us online or at 408-292-7995 today.

FAQs About Immigration

What does it cost to hire an immigration lawyer?

The cost of hiring an immigration lawyer depends on your case. However, having a lawyer can be so important to reaching your goals. Contact us for a personal evaluation of the cost.

Can you represent me if my case goes to court?

Yes! We can represent you in an immigration hearing.

Can I get a Green Card if I have a criminal charge?

Depending on the specific criminal charges and nature of the conviction, you may still be eligible to receive a Green Card with the help of an immigration attorney. However, some criminal offenses are disqualifying. Contact us to discuss your situation.

How does an arrest impact my immigration status?

An arrest can impact your immigration status, even if you are not convicted. You may be ineligible to remain in the United States, or your application may be unsuccessful. Contact us if you are facing a criminal charge or if you have an arrest on your record.

Do you represent clients outside the United States?

Yes! Our clients are inside and outside the U.S.

Does financial status impact your ability to get a Green Card?

Generally, to sponsor someone to come to the United States, you must have an income of at least 125% of federal poverty guidelines. There are some circumstances where the income requirement is waived.

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