The Law Office of Nancy A. Berté is located in Evanston, Illinois and serves the greater Chicago Metropolitan area as well as clients throughout the United States. This office was founded in 1997 at which time principal counsel, Nancy Berté, changed her practice from one handling many different kinds of legal matters to one dedicated to immigration law. Attorney Berté is a long-standing member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association and its local Chicago Chapter. We are committed to personal service for, and individual attention to, our clients.
Our office is dedicated to helping clients with their legal matters principally related to:
The principal focus of The Law Office of Nancy A. Berté’s employment-based immigration practice is on academics, research scientists and professionals in other areas of endeavor. Specifically, we file numerous petitions in the following categories:
Additionally, the temporary work-related visa needs of professionals and their families also handled by this office include: H-1B, J-1, O-1, L-1, TN and other temporary visas. Issues related to such visas, such as waivers of the two-year home residency requirement often attached to J-1 visas under INA §212(e), are also handled by this office. Employment authorization cards for eligible spouses of professional workers are also handled. We additionally obtain other temporary visas which are not work related such as B-1/B-2 visas and advise on issues related to visa waivers.
For our family-based immigration practice, we routinely file petitions for:
Our family-based temporary visa practice serves the needs of fiancé(e)s and spouses living abroad who need visas such as K-1 and K-3 visas to enter the United States.
Please contact our Evanston law office by email with questions about your legal needs and issues. Provide as much information as possible regarding your inquiry. While this contact does not serve to establish an attorney/client relationship, it will allow our office to begin a preliminary assessment of your case. Your communication will be kept confidential.
We strongly encourage foreign-born nationals to seek at least initial advice on any plans they may have regarding intended stays and/or work in the United States. This initial advice may help prevent them from inadvertently creating unintended problems for themselves and their families. Too often people wait to ask about the consequences of work in the United States and travel in and out of the United States until after the fact sometimes creating bars to certain benefits of the immigration laws that they had not anticipated.
The Law Office of Nancy A. Berté
2609 Ridge Avenue
Evanston, IL 60201-1717