My wife and I met online a little over 3 years ago and we developed a good friendship. She travelled to the US to visit her friends and conduct some work-related business; we met several times during these trips. Eventually, on one of her visits, I asked her to marry me and we went off, completely unplanned, and got married. Soon afterwards, we found ourselves in a potential visa fraud nightmare and our newlywed happiness quickly turned to panic. I called several offices to find advice and direction working with INS and the only response came from Kobayashi Law office; other offices did not respond at all – and when I came in person to offices they were closed. Kobayashi Law office returned my calls – even in the evenings they frequently returned my calls. We arranged a meeting, and received help, counsel, and assurance of support as we went through the adjustment of status procedure to apply for a green card.
I was particularly impressed with knowledge of processing and time frames – when they said INS would respond in 2 months – they were right on! Consistently, over-and-over, we stepped through the spousal petition, application for work permit, and application for permanent residence green card – they gave us a clear idea of what to expect so that as appointments for biometrics, and letter that we received came in – there were no surprises. At the interview at the INS office at the Federal Building on Capitol Mall, Sacramento, we felt more comfortable because she was there to accompany us and that was no problem.
My wife and I both felt that the cost was very reasonable and there were no unexpected costs. Kobayashi Law office was also accommodating to our paying in several payments over several months and we were very appreciative they were patient with us. Ms. Kobayashi and her staff, Brian and Jessica – each provided support – even emotional support when needed – that helped keep us calm and focused on the procedure and process we were going through.
The counsel and personalized service and attention was exceptional – the office location is convenient – near Cal Expo – plenty of parking, no fees for parking – the office was open and able to schedule appointments around my work schedule so that I did not have to miss work.
My wife and I both feel very indebted and thankful for the help Kobayashi Law office provided for our family. We both recommend this attorney without reservation and know that clients will find the same excellent service and support for this office.