If you have immigration questions, you must schedule a consultation.

Attorney Nelson A. Castillo only sees clients by appointment.

For an appointment call

  213-537-VISA (8472)

If there’s no answer, please leave a message clearly stating your name, phone number and best time to reach you. We will return your call as soon as possible.
If you are outside the United States, you must call or send an email to schedule an immigration consultation.
We do not answer legal questions or give advice by phone or email unless you schedule an immigration consultation or are currently a client of attorney Castillo.

We do not return calls to other countries unless you are a client of attorney Castillo.

CONSULTATION COSTS

Family petitions

From $150
  • $ 150 – if the person has no criminal or immigration arrests.
  • From $ 350 – if the person has a criminal record, has an immigration arrest or a pending case with USCIS, the State Department or Immigration Court.

Employment & investor visas

From $350
  • Cost of consultation varies depending on type of visa.
  • Call the office to confirm the exact amount.

Citizenship

From $150
  • $ 150 – if the person has no criminal or immigration arrests.
  • From $ 350 – if the person has a criminal record, has an immigration arrest or a pending case with USCIS, the State Department or Immigration Court.

Pending cases in

Immigration Court, USCIS or State Department
From $350
  • Starting at $350 if you have a pending case with the United States Citizenship and Immigration Service or the U.S. State Department.

Asylum cases

From $350
  • Starting at $ 350.
  • Consultation is to assess eligibility of an asylum case before USCIS or Immigration Court.

DOCUMENTS TO BRING TO THE CONSULTATION

EACH CASE IS DIFFERENT. WE WILL GIVE YOU SPECIFIC INSTRUCTIONS WHEN YOU SCHEDULE AN APPOINTMENT.

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

If you have been arrested or have a criminal record

  • If no criminal charges were filed, bring a letter from the police or the prosecutor detailing that charges were not filed against you. Go to the court in your jurisdiction to obtain a letter stating there was never criminal case filed against you.
  • If you were tried in a criminal court, obtain a summary of your case (court disposition) from the clerk. The document should have your name, the date the case was filed against you, the charges, and what was the outcome on the case. The document must bear the seal of the court.
  • Reports of FBI fingerprint or the California Department of Justice, if any.

If you have been the victim of a crime

  • Reports you have made to the police
  • Medical files from doctors or psychologists indicating you were in medical treatment

For business or investor visas

Persons interested in applying for business visas should bring information on employment or investments they wish to make. For example, the description of the position and salary that will be paid to the employee,work history of prospective employees and the employer’s financial information.

Documents can be copies of the originals.