Benjamin Williams

Benjamin Williams

Immigration Lawyer and Owner of Ben Williams Law, PLLC
  • Immigration Law
  • Virginia
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Biography

I am a Richmond, Virginia immigration attorney and the owner of Ben Williams Law, PLLC.

I have experience in all types of immigration matters, ranging from marriage/fiance, family, and employment-based visas to deportation defense and asylum.

Education
University of Richmond School of Law
J.D.
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Professional Experience
Owner
Ben Williams Law, PLLC
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Partner
Tingen & Williams, PLLC
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Professional Associations
Virginia State Bar  # 88101
Member
Current
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Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Virginia
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4th Circuit
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Fees
  • Credit Cards Accepted
  • Rates, Retainers and Additional Information
    Initial consultations are $50. We offer flexible payment plans and flat rate prices.
Practice Area
    Immigration Law
    Asylum, Citizenship, Deportation Defense, Family Visas, Green Cards, Immigration Appeals, Investment Visas, Marriage & Fiancé(e) Visas, Student Visas, Visitor Visas, Work Visas
Languages
  • English: Spoken, Written
  • Spanish: Spoken, Written
Legal Answers
Q. I’m pregnant,and I’m a us citizen,I want to sponsor my parents,how long will it take
A: If your parents are outside of the US, the whole process should take about a year (maybe more, depending on COVID delays) before they are able to come to the US.

If you are petitioning them while they are already in the US, it will take about 6-10 months to receive their green cards.

As the other answers have mentioned, it's no problem at all for you to move during the process, as long as you change your address with USCIS every time you move. That way you won't miss any notices from them.
Q. Applying for H4 visa after two B2 visa rejections. What is the chance of H4 visa rejection?
A: A B2 visa rejection would not normally affect the H4 eligibility, but it depends why the B2 was rejected. If you're concerned, I would recommend that your wife speak to an attorney in person before applying, just to make sure there aren't any issues that would prevent her from qualifying.
Q. My husband is planning on sponsoring his father and stepmom from Venezuela. What financial liability do I incur?
A: You can look up Form I-864 Affidavit of Support and read the instructions to find out what it means to become the financial sponsor for an intending immigrant. Basically it is a contract with the government stating that you can support the immigrant and will not allow them to become a "public charge" (like go on welfare or food stamps, for example).

As for the money you may have coming in a few years, you should speak to a wills and estates attorney in your area. There are probably ways for you to protect this money but that will depend on state law where you live.
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Ben Williams Law, PLLC
8401 Patterson Ave
Ste 104
Richmond, VA 23229
Telephone: (804) 552-3200
Monday: 9 AM - 5 PM
Tuesday: 9 AM - 5 PM
Wednesday: 9 AM - 5 PM
Thursday: 9 AM - 5 PM
Friday: 9 AM - 5 PM (Today)
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed