Overview of Services

For decades, people have immigrated to the United States with the purpose of improving the lives of their families. Today, U.S. immigration issues are complex and typically require a significant amount of time to address adequately. The Law Office of Bowman & Associates, APC is dedicated to helping its clients navigate the difficult rules of immigration law and developing the most efficient strategies for their needs. Whether a case is straightforward or exceedingly complex, our Northern California Law Offices provide extensive consultations in which an immigration lawyer will review your immigration goals, and analyze your eligibility for various programs. Call (916) 923-2800 for a free confidential consultation.

Immigration and Nationality Law is among the most complex and ever-changing fields of law, and addresses one’s ability to lawfully enter and remain in the United States. Our immigration law team and our California immigration law office is fully-trained and competent in the field of immigration, and we are constantly updating our knowledge to provide you with the most effective representation possible. If you or a loved one need legal assistance for immigration matters, contact an Experienced Sacramento Immigration Attorney today for your free initial consultation.

Immigration Law Services

Green Card

sacramento-green-card-attorneyA permanent resident card also known as a “green card” refers to the identification card given to you after you become a permanent resident of the US. The green card is also called an I-551 card or alien registration card by the government. It is usually valid for 10 years and renewable for an indefinite period of time. Permanent residence can be granted to individuals based upon family relationships; through employment with a U.S. employer; extraordinary ability; investment, and through various…

Naturalization and Citizenship

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For individuals not born in the United States or not born to citizens of this country, citizenship and permanent residency solution is something you must actively work toward and sometimes fight for. Through a citizenship and naturalization process, you can become a United States citizen with all the rights, benefits, protections and freedoms accorded by American law. For most clients, naturalization is the next step following obtaining a green card that allows them to live and work in the U.S. Naturalization is the complex process by which a foreign national…

Non-Immigrant Visas

sacramento-visa-attorneyAll people who enter the United States on Non-Immigrant Visas (Temporary Visas) are considered to be here temporarily. It is presumed that foreign nationals intend to return to their home countries at the end of their stay in the United States. If you are in the U.S. on a temporary nonimmigrant visa and you start the permanent resident (“green card”) process, under the current U.S. law (as it applies to most nonimmigrant categories) you are believed to have “lost” your intent to stay here temporarily because you now wish to immigrate (i.e., stay permanently in the U.S.)…

DREAM Act

dream-act-immigration-attorney-californiaUnder the administration plan, illegal immigrants in Sacramento, California and across the U.S., will be immune from deportation if they were brought to the United States before turning 16 and are between the ages of 12 and 35. They would have to be in the country for at least five continuous years, have good moral character, graduated from a U.S. High School or earned a GED, or have been accepted into an institution of higher education. President Barack Obama has finally brought to light a policy, the…

Immigration Bond

california-immigration-bond-attorneyFor an immigrant, facing criminal charges is an extremely serious situation. In addition to facing the penalties associated with a criminal conviction, the immigrant may also be at risk of deportation and may have difficulty getting a judge to grant freedom from detention by way of a bond hearing. This is when involving an attorney is extremely important. A hearing for an immigration bond in California may be legally complex and will directly impact your or a loved one’s ability to be released from custody in…

 

Deportation / Removal

sacramento-deportation-lawyerFacing deportation can be frustrating and frightening. But a removal action by the government does not have to result in expulsion. Bowman & Associates has successfully represented hundreds of people before the U.S. Immigration Court and Board of Immigration Appeals. Through affirmative defenses and waivers, we have helped clients remain in the United States. After a person is arrested or undergoes an investigation, a removal proceeding is scheduled to determine whether he or she will be deported. The immigrant receives a “Notice to Appear” (NTA) from Immigration…

 

WHAT OUR CLIENTS SAY

– Darlene W.

I have had this firm represent me through a divorce and Roger Kosla has really been great. My case was to be a slam dunk until my husband turned it into a nightmare. I am very pleased with the way Roger has handled everything that has come at him in my case. Excellent firm!

– Darlene W.

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– Darlene W.

I have had this firm represent me through a divorce and Roger Kosla has really been great. My case was to be a slam dunk until my husband turned it into a nightmare. I am very pleased with the way Roger has handled everything that has come at him in my case. Excellent firm!

– David M.

This firm went way above the call in regards to my case – attorney Ken Torkelson is a fantastic lawyer with lots of wit and experience. I would call them first anytime in the future when the need arises. And will refer this office to all my friends and family with their needs.

– David M.

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– David M.

This firm went way above the call in regards to my case – attorney Ken Torkelson is a fantastic lawyer with lots of wit and experience. I would call them first anytime in the future when the need arises. And will refer this office to all my friends and family with their needs.

– Heather A.

Fantastic! Robert has been an incredible help during a very stressful, constant custody battle.  He's always been there to answer the phone and provide advice, drastically lowering my stress level and anxiety.  He was right, it takes a little time, but our court arrangement is finally both in the best interest of my son and fair to me.

– Heather A.

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– Heather A.

Fantastic! Robert has been an incredible help during a very stressful, constant custody battle.  He's always been there to answer the phone and provide advice, drastically lowering my stress level and anxiety.  He was right, it takes a little time, but our court arrangement is finally both in the best interest of my son and fair to me.

– Brent

I have used Bowman and Associates for a number of issues including custody, business legal advice and DUI. Robert Bowman is an excellent, caring attorney. He takes the long view on custody and business issues, provides sound advice, and works tirelessly on my behalf. I will continue to use Mr. Bowman and his team of attorneys and legal staff for many years to come.

– Brent

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– Brent

I have used Bowman and Associates for a number of issues including custody, business legal advice and DUI. Robert Bowman is an excellent, caring attorney. He takes the long view on custody and business issues, provides sound advice, and works tirelessly on my behalf. I will continue to use Mr. Bowman and his team of attorneys and legal staff for many years to come.

– Laurel K.

My husband and I cannot say enough good things about this law firm!  Of course, we're happy and relieved we won our case and the judge granted our civil harassment restraining order. Every person I came in contact with at the firm was friendly, professional and always always helpful.

– Laurel K.

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– Laurel K.

My husband and I cannot say enough good things about this law firm!  Of course, we're happy and relieved we won our case and the judge granted our civil harassment restraining order. Every person I came in contact with at the firm was friendly, professional and always always helpful.

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