Posted by a client
I applied for NIW in April 2014 thru JP's firm. It got approved in Dec. Subsequently, sought JP's assistance
for AoS. Got approved in June 2015. Without his expertise it would not have been this quick and easy.
Thanks JP and keep up the good work!
Posted by Alexander
I would definitely recommend Mr JP Sarmiento if someone needs to handle an immigration related case, and definitely will use his service again, should it be needed. JP handled my case from the beginning. Communicated over e-mail only with no single problem or misunderstanding. Clearly answered for all my questions regarding the case (was not charged for the initial e-mail consultation). Acts quickly and timely. Everything was done professionally and competently. Thank you.
Posted by Mike
After completing my education program, I was on the look out for a competent, trustworthy and friendly immigration lawyer/firm. After contacting some friends they recommended J.P Sarmiento Immigration Law firm. He offered me a free consult and then gave me a preview of what my case will entail. I chose to retain his firm for my case and I could not have got a better deal. He was/is affordable and very detailed in the way he presented my case and needless to say my case was a success. Choose JP Sarmiento Law Firm any day for your immigration needs.
Posted by Leo
Outstanding client orientation and service. I had an uncommon case and JP handled it with equally uncommon attention, thought and care.
I am the president of a small business in the Philippines and wanted to set up an office of my company in the US. JP helped me figure out the best visa to get given my specific circumstances and business targets. Our company is too small to meet the investment and employment requirements of an investor visa so we decided to go for a relatively unorthodox route that involved registering a subsidiary of my company in the US and applying for an intracompany employee transfer to establish the new office. This involved a lot of pre-application work such as registering the company, setting up a bank account, securing an office, getting a tax ID, etc. --- JP guided me through all of it. The application itself was presented very well and properly highlighted the points of our case.
JP and his associates are also fast. Every time I emailed anyone in his firm a question I got a thorough answer in less than 12 hours --- and that's because I live in Manila. I'm sure clients in the US get answers almost instantly. That's a sure indicator or how dedicated Sarmiento Immigration is to its clients. And when it came to putting together the applications (we submitted a follow up to the initial one), JP had detailed and well-written cases within a couple of days of my giving them all the exhibits that they asked for.
JP obviously has a great understanding of what the USCIS looks for in applications and our visa approval is testament to their effectiveness. We got our visas but even if we did not I would still give JP and his firm 5 stars for its exceptional client attention. If you want your lawyer to put their heart into your application and make you feel like your case is as important to him as it is to you then JP Sarmiento is the guy to work with.
Posted by a client
I will always be grateful for Atty. Sarmiento for helping me to get my J1 No Objection Waiver. All through out the process , He gave me a clear advise with no false promises. He is prompt to respond to my inquiries, and I was surprised that even during weekends he would reply to my e mails. The legal fee is also cheap, it is cheaper compared with what the paralegals in Los Angeles are charging.
Let me give a background of my case for whoever is reading this can get a small nuggets of information. I came here in the United States 2007 with a J1 Visa with a two years home residency requirement. After leaving my training sponsor 2008, I decided to stay and be out of legal status. I stayed in California and had consultations with different lawyers. I spent a lot of money seeking for the right legal representation, but to my frustration, Im advise that my case is impossible to apply for a No Objection Waiver.
Since 2008, I have to deal with the reality that Im Staying here in the US without legal authorization to work and im leaving a life of modern slavery, I have to accept whatever jobs that are available being paid less and working more hours just to get by.
I got married 2012 to a US citizen. My husband applied for a I 130 Petition for me July 2014 and it was approved August 2014. With an approved petition, I was advised to apply for a visa in my home country, Philippines, and ones get approved we will file for a Hardship Waiver (confusing and complicated???) While waiting for my I 824 approval , a friend recommended Atty. Sarmiento, it was hard to trust at first because I did not meet him in person, Atty Sarmiento is from Ohio and Im in California. All i can rely to are excellent reviews in the internet. After retaining Atty. Sarmiento as my legal representative December 2014, I eventually received an approval of No Objection Waiver for my J1 visa May 2015. Bravo to an excellent job Atty. Sarmiento.
Posted by a client
JP Sarmiento law firm is the best as far as I am concerned. This is because of the deep knowledge and understanding of the US immigration issues regardless of the turns and twists cases may take. Mr. Sarmiento is always passionate, positive, aggressive and conclusively decisive when it comes to what's to be done. I had two critical RFE during the whole process, but he came through on both occasions with immense tact and knowledge. I felt I was his only client he had because of the way he handled my case and I believe you would feel the same too.
Posted by Jerald
Atty. JP Sarmiento is by far the best immigration attorney I have encountered, even though we live in the Chicagoland area I chose his law firm to represent my father on his N400 application. Before talking to Atty. JP, I’ve reached out to several different Chicago, Los Angeles and San Francisco attorneys (who were Super Lawyers by the way) but I have gotten mixed advice, some say my father should not even apply for naturalization due to the previous misrepresentation on his green card application at the US Embassy level, some say there’s a chance however fairly slim that he would be approved since his case is complex and that he would probably be deemed inadmissible and later put in deportation proceedings if denied. Atty. JP did not hesitate to take on this challenge, he prepared my father rigorously from the application process to the arguments he presented, he’s very detailed and to the point. Atty. Glen Yu and Arty have also helped me and my father throughout the entire process. Everyone in the firm works tirelessly for their clients.
Atty. JP himself responds to emails, questions and phone calls within reason --- the same day! No lawyer I have known who cares for his clients like he did for us. His fees are very reasonable and much less than most immigration law firms I dealt with in the past
It took a lot of planning, preparation and courage to develop a winning strategy, now my father will be sworn in as a new citizen of the United States in a couple of weeks…. that’s all made possible because of Atty. JP’s hard work, determination and exceptional knowledge of immigration law!
I highly recommend Sarmiento Immigration Law Firm, their lawyers are a few of the best lawyers in the US immigration arena!
Posted by a client
Mr.JP is an awesome attorney. I did the status changing case through him, and got a wonderful fast result from USCIS. He is super helpful, patient attorney, and draw a strong reply letter for my case.
I really appreciate for his help. Also, Ms.Arty, the senior paralegal, she is so nice and patient to my case, and reply my questions quickly. Thanks!
Posted by Janjan
We consulted another lawyer before we Atty Sarmiento, and after talking with him, we decided to go with him to process my Permanent Residency Application by marriage coming from an H visa (waiver). We are most impressed with Atty Sarmiento's work ethics, professionalism and efficiency. He gave clear instructions, was always available despite the difference in time-zones, and honest regarding possible outcomes.
The green card application got approved, thanks to Atty Sarmiento! I knew we were in good hands from the beginning.
Posted by Andrea
Thank you for bracing my family like we are your family. You made our love possible and we truly appreciate your kindness and expertise.