Schedule an appointment to receive help from Immigration Lawyer Nelson A. Castillo in Los Angeles, California


Dr. Castillo only sees clients by appointment.

To make an appointment call or send a text message to (213) 537-8472 (VISA) via phone or WhatsApp.

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If we do not respond, please leave a message with your name, phone number and best time to call you back. We will return your call as soon as possible.

If you are outside the United States, please call via telephone or WhatsApp at (213) 537-8472 (VISA) or email to schedule an immigration consultation.

We do not answer legal questions by phone or email unless you schedule an immigration consultation or are a client of Dr. Castillo.

We do not return overseas calls unless you are a client of Dr. Castillo or contact us via WhatsApp at (213) 537-8472 (VISA).

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Why do we charge for a consultation?

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Due to the complexity of U.S. immigration law, a thorough evaluation is essential to determine whether there are options for an immigrant to legally enter or remain in the United States. Each case is different. The solution for one immigrant does not necessarily work for another.

The immigration consultation takes between one to two hours (sometimes more), depending on the difficulty of the case. During that time, the attorney reviews documents, asks many questions and analyzes whether there are avenues to obtain legal status.

The client pays for the time, expertise and service provided by Dr. Nelson A. Castillo, an attorney and expert in U.S. immigration law.

The cost of the consultation includes an evaluation, determination of whether or not there is a viable case and explanation of possible legal alternatives. It is an investment that will save you time and money, since you will know where you stand and your immigration options.

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What can you expect from the consultation?

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Personalized attention, dedication, service and honesty from Dr. Nelson A. Castillo, who will inform you if you have legal options and what are the possibilities of success in your case.

During the consultation, Dr. Castillo:

  • It will review and analyze of your immigration documents
  • Evaluate your immigration history to determine how your case impacts
  • Will answer questions you may have about your options
  • Explain the benefits of immigration to which I could qualify
  • Will outline possible strategies for each individual case
  • Provide an estimate of rates and fees to carry out immigration procedures

With more than 20 years of legal experience, the attorney has performed thousands of immigration consultations with favorable results and client satisfaction. You can see some of his evaluations of their work here.

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Family and Citizenship Petitions

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  • If the person has no immigration or criminal arrests the cost of the consultation is US$350.
  • If the person has a criminal record, needs to apply for some sort of pardon, has been arrested for immigration and/or has or has had a case with the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), the United States Department of State (USDOS) or the Immigration Court, the cost of the consultation is from US$450.

Employment and Investor Visas; Waivers; Pending or Past Cases in USCIS, USDOS or Immigration Court

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  • The cost of the consultation varies, depending on the type of visa or immigration procedure.
  • Call the office to confirm the exact amount.


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Each case is different. You will be given specific instructions for your case when you schedule your immigration consultation.

Identity Documents

Passport, birth certificate and driver's license.

Evidence of legal status

U.S. passport, naturalization certificate, permanent resident card or work permits.

Immigration documents

If you have or have had immigration cases before the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), the U.S. Department of State or the immigration court, bring all documents related to your immigration case, including letters you have received from government offices.

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If you have been arrested in the past or have a criminal record

  • If no criminal charges were filed, bring a letter from the police or prosecutor detailing that no charges were filed against you. Also, go to the court in the jurisdiction where you live and obtain a letter stating that no criminal case was ever filed against you.
  • If you were prosecuted in criminal court, obtain a summary of your case (court disposition) from the court clerk's office, which details what happened in your case. For example, the document should detail your name, the date the case was filed against you, the charges, what the ruling was on the case, and the current status of the case. The document should bear the seal of the court.
  • Fingerprint reports from the FBI or the state or country where you were arrested, including the California Department of Justice, if available.

If you have been the victim of a crime

  • Reports you have made to the police
  • Records from doctors or psychologists if you were undergoing medical treatment.

For business or investor visas

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Persons wishing to apply for business visas should bring information about the employment or investment they wish to make. For example, the job description, salary to be paid to the employee, employment history of the prospective employee and financial information of the employer.

The documents may be copies of the originals.

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