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Achieve Your Immigration Goals With The Law Offices Of Alice Antonovsky

The Law Offices of Alice Antonovsky, PLLC takes pride in helping its clients legalize their status in the United States, apply for the right kind of visa, and keep their families together through the most suitable application method.

With over 20 years of experience in immigration law, Alice Antonovsky and her team have been responsible for countless immigrants gaining legal residency and the ability to restart their lives.

As an NYC immigration lawyer and member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA), she is well versed in the current immigration climate and laws which change frequently.

As a member of the AILA, Alice Antonovsky earns continuing education credits each year which means that you will always receive up-to-date advice from your NYC immigration lawyer.

our immigration law services include:

Our team has experience working with foreign investors to get their Green Cards through the EB-5 program.

The American Dream is closer than you think! You can become a Green Card holder by investing in the United States. The EB-5 visa was created in the 1990s to strengthen the economy by creating jobs and encouraging capital investment by foreigners. This is known as the Regional Investor Program.

The EB5 visa program allows you to invest in regional centers or direct businesses. Those investing in regional centers approved by USCIS must meet several criteria. The foreign investor must purchase an existing business with plans to expand or reorganize. The investor must also create 10 new full-time positions and invest a minimum of $1.8 million.

Permanent residency is granted to the main applicant and their immediate family members.

This is a great opportunity for those looking to open a business in a financially secure environment and provide legal immigration status to their family.

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Our team has experience working with foreign investors to get their Green Cards through the EB-5 program.

The American Dream is closer than you think! You can become a Green Card holder by investing in the United States.

The EB5 visa program allows you to invest in regional centers or direct businesses.

The permanent residency is granted to the main applicant and immediate family members. Plus, one of the main advantages is that you can live and work anywhere in the U.S.

This is a great opportunity for those looking to open a business in a financially secure environment and provide a stable immigration status to their family.

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Here at the Law Offices of Alice Antonovsky, we have the immigration law experience to help your family obtain legal status in the U.S.

U.S. Citizens and Permanent Residents can sponsor their immediate family members to immigrate legally.

According to the United States law, an immediate family member could be a parent, a spouse, or an unmarried minor.

U.S. citizens can also sponsor siblings or unmarried children of any age as long as they fulfil all requirements.

Whether it is through marriage or a family petition, you can reunite your family by applying for the appropriate visa program.

Trust us, we’ll guide you through every step of the immigration process.

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Foreign individuals have several options to obtain a work visa in the United States through a sponsorship, extraordinary talent, or specific employment-based opportunities.

Our team has experience dealing with H-1 visas for foreign workers, O visas for those with extraordinary talent, P visas for athletes and artists, E visas for priority workers, and B visas for business visitors.

Companies in the United States often look for overseas talent to complement their local services.

If you have received an employment offer or are transferring to a U.S. branch of your current employer, contact us to handle your visa application.

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Avoid deportation! Contact our team to explore your available status legalization options to stay legally in the U.S.

As an experienced immigration law office, we have vast experience in Special Immigrant Juvenile Status (SIJS) and Provisional Waiver applications.

Contrary to what many believe, there are several status legalization options to explore. The right one depends solely on your case and needs.

You must know that individuals who have received an NTA (Notice to appear) can appeal against the deportation order.

If you, or any close one might be at risk of deportation, this is the time to take action and legalize your immigration status.

Contact us for a confidential consultation to analyze your options.

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Our firm can help you prepare your asylum application to avoid unnecessary delays and mistakes.

The United States of America offers protection to those persecuted in their home countries for religious, political, or social beliefs.

If you fit the requirements, you might be eligible for two types of asylum, affirmative or defensive.

Whichever one you are applying for, immigration authorities will require proof of your claims and decide whether to grant you an asylee status or not.

An asylum application is a complex process and we strongly suggest you are guided by a professional through it.

Contact our team to assess your eligibility today.

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Abandoned or neglected immigrant children have a chance of obtaining a Green Card in the United States.

Undocumented immigrants under the age of 21 and abandoned or neglected by their parents may be eligible for a status legalization program called SIJS (Special Immigrant Juvenile Status.)

If approved, the minor is granted permanent resident status, allowing them to live, work, study, and build a life in the United States.

To be eligible for SIJS the minor must have been declared dependent in a juvenile court and prove that it is not in their best interest to return to their home country.

Contact our office to evaluate your case and go through the eligibility requirements.

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Undocumented immigrants in the United States might be eligible for status legalization.

Available options depend on the individual’s circumstances, such as age, form of entry, U.S. born family members, and existing immigration programs criteria.

In some cases, a status adjustment is not only for those without a legal immigration status. If you’re currently under a temporary visa and wish to apply for a different one, you will also need a status adjustment.

By adjusting your immigration status, you avoid being at risk of deportation and losing the right to return to the United States.

Our team has the experience to help you achieve your immigration goals. Contact us today to get started!

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Foreign-born individuals can become U.S. citizens through the Naturalization process.

You can become a U.S. citizen if you have lived in the country as a permanent resident for 5 years or more, 3 if you are married to a U.S. citizen.

As a citizen of the United States you have the right to vote, seek federal employment, apply for certain aid programs, and sponsor your immediate family members to get their own Green Cards.

The naturalization process includes the citizenship test, in which you will have to prove your abilities with the English language and knowledge of U.S. civics.

Here at The Law Offices of Alice Antonovsky, we can help you apply and prepare for the Naturalization process. Schedule a confidential consultation today to get started.

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Meet Alice Antonovsky, Your NYC Immigration Lawyer

NYC Immigration Lawyer, Alice Antonovsky is your best ally when it comes to achieving your goals of obtaining legal immigration status in the United States. As an experienced attorney, she will help you find the best option for your profile, guide you through the visa application process, and work hand in hand with you until the end of the process.

As founder and sole member of the Law Offices of Alice Antonovsky, PLLC, Alice Antonovsky handles immigration law and business/corporate law cases with the highest quality legal service. No case is the same as the other, and our team knows it. As our client, you will receive personal attention and our commitment to achieve the best possible outcome.

Being an immigrant herself, Alice built a multicultural team able to understand first hand the challenges of an overwhelming immigration process. Plus, we can communicate with clients in English, Russian, Spanish, and Vietnamese.

During her years of experience as an NYC immigration lawyer, Alice has successfully helped many foreign individuals get legal status through the visa program that best suits their case. You can count on our firm to help you with:
  • Obtaining legal residency as an investor, through the EB5 program
  • Transferring foreign employees from an overseas branch to your U.S. office using an L1 visa
  • Getting a visa for your extraordinary abilities in arts, science, education, business, and sports
  • Reuniting your family by filing a petition for your immediate family members
  • Assisting qualified victims of domestic violence in obtaining permanent residency through the VAWA act
  • Assisting juveniles who have been abandoned, neglected and/or abused by their parents via the SIJS program
Navigating the immigration process can be draining, let us help you! We will work with you step by step to avoid unnecessary mistakes and delays. Book a confidential consultation today to evaluate your options.
During our live 45-minute confidential consultation, we will discuss your case and explore the visa options you may be eligible for. The goal is to understand your status and lay out a potential plan to seek a positive outcome. Our commitment is to provide honest and reliable advice, tailored to your situation.
These Are Some of The Services You Can Expect
From an Immigration Lawyer Like Alice Antonovsky
  • Help you identify the appropriate visa.
  • Make sure your paperwork is complete before
    filing an application.
  • Represent you in court and keep you up
    to date with your case status.
  • Assist you with your naturalization application.
  • Defend you from deportation and removal.
  • Help you apply for a Green Card through
    the program that best suits your case.
  • Assist you with your asylum application and help you
    understand what to expect from the interview with the
    immigration officer.
Benefits Of Hiring An Immigration
Lawyer in New York City
  • Hiring an NYC immigration lawyer means you will have someone with relevant experience by your side. Immigration applications are overwhelming for anyone who is not familiar with the terminology and process.
  • Although all visa requirements are listed on government websites, having an experienced attorney is an invaluable asset towards achieving your immigration goals. Avoiding unnecessary mistakes is key and, oftentimes, the best immigration option is not necessarily the one people have in mind. The United States offers a myriad of visa categories and programs for different purposes. Hiring an immigration lawyer means having someone with the necessary knowledge and experience to choose the best path for you.
  • When looking for immigration assistance in NYC, you will find numerous paralegals offering their help with your visa case. We strongly suggest that you only hire a certified, Immigration Lawyer to work with you. This way you will avoid any chances of fraud, inexperience, or mismanagement.
Your Road to Immigration Success With
The Law Offices of Alice Antonovsky

Have a confidential consultation with NYC Immigration Lawyer, Alice Antonovsky.


Gather your documentation and start building your case with the help of our team.


Submit your application.


Wait for your application results


Identify your best visa option and if there are any due dates to keep in mind.


We’ll complete your paperwork and make sure it’s ready for submission.


Attend your immigration interview if applicable to your case.


Celebrate your new immigration status!

Have a confidential consultation with NYC Immigration Lawyer, Alice Antonovsky.
Identify your best visa option and if there are any due dates to keep in mind.
Gather your documentation and start building your case with the help of our team.
We’ll complete your paperwork and make sure it’s ready for submission.
Submit your application.
Attend your immigration interview if applicable to your case.
Wait for your application results
Celebrate your new immigration status!
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The Role of an Immigration Attorney: This is the Professional Legal Support You Will Get From Us
Navigating the intricacies of USA immigration law can be a daunting task, especially with constantly evolving procedures. Whether you're seeking to reunite with family, pursue professional opportunities, or simply experience life in a new country, the role of an immigration attorney is crucial.
When it comes to something as important as your immigration journey, professional legal support is an investment that can make a world of difference. Click on the tabs below to explore the importance of professional legal support and how the Law Offices of Alice Antonovsky can assist you throughout the immigration process.

We are well-versed in the complex legal frameworks, regulations, and procedures involved in New York immigration cases. Our goal is to achieve the possible outcome for your case by assessing your eligibility for different immigration options and guiding you through the necessary steps.

People often compare their cases with previous experiences from their friends and family. This is a mistake because each immigration case is unique, with specific circumstances, requirements, and potential challenges. As immigration attorneys, we will provide a personalized assessment of your situation based on your goals, immigration history, and any potential obstacles.

Our firm has vast experience preparing all necessary paperwork of an immigration application, ensuring accuracy and completeness. We will work hand in hand with you to help you gather the relevant evidence, draft persuasive statements, and present a strong case to the immigration authorities.

Missing deadlines or failing to comply with specific regulations can lead to delays or even the rejection of your application. Our job is to make sure that you meet all necessary deadlines and submit your applications accurately, minimizing the risk of complications or setbacks.

We understand dealing with government agencies, such as the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), can be intimidating and confusing. As your legal representative, our firm will communicate with these agencies on your behalf, handle correspondence, and advocate for your interests, ensuring that you have a clear and effective line of communication with the relevant authorities.

In the unfortunate case a complication or dispute arises, our team will advocate for your rights and interests. Whether it's addressing a request for additional evidence, attending immigration interviews, or representing you in immigration court, you can count on the Law Offices of Alice Antonovsky to stand by your side.

Immigration policies and regulations are subject to frequent changes and updates. It is the job of an immigration attorney to keep up with those updates and let you know if they are relevant to your case.

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Where do Immigrants Live in NYC?
Exploring NYC Immigration: Resources, Services, and Opportunities

As an immigrant in NYC, you should know there are resources and services available to help you navigate the immigration journey. As a starting point, we gathered some basic information of certain organizations and offices you may find useful as you settle in NYC. Keep in mind, every immigrant’s path is unique so you may not need to seek assistance from these. However, it is always best to have all relevant information about a topic to make smart decisions.

USCIS stands for United States Citizenship and Immigration Services. It is part of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and responsible for administering the nation's immigration system. You should familiriaze yourself with USCIS’ processes and regulations ans it is the one to process immigration-related applications.

In addition to processing immigration applications, the USCIS enforces immigration laws and regulations, investigates immigration-related fraud and misconduct, and conducts naturalization ceremonies for individuals becoming U.S. citizens.

The Office for New Americans offers numerous resources and services to New York immigrants. Among other services, ONA provides language classes and entrepreneurship programs, both valuable to help immigrants succeed and participate in the economic and civic life of New York.

The New York City Mayor's Office of Immigrant Affairs (MOIA) and the New York State Office for New Americans have dedicated offices to attend the immigrant population of the state. They collaborate with community organizations and provide support in areas such as language access, access to healthcare, education, and employment.

New York is a multicultural city and you will soon realize there a lot of languages spoken around here. However, having English proficiency is crucial for a successful integration into society. NYC has implemented language access programs in various government agencies, healthcare facilities, schools, and other institutions.

Entrepreneurship is a pathway to economic empowerment for many immigrants. NYC provides support for aspiring immigrant business owners through programs such as the Business Solutions Center and the NYC Business Acceleration initiative. These initiatives offer guidance on starting a business, obtaining necessary permits and licenses, and accessing financing opportunities.

Immigrants can find support and a sense of belonging through various community and cultural centers. These centers offer social services, cultural events, language classes, and networking opportunities. They serve as valuable resources for connecting with others who share similar backgrounds and experiences.


You will likely talk to a few immigration lawyers before choosing the right one for you. You want an honest attorney who can guide you through the process. Compare any information you’re given with the official USCIS website if you want to be sure of their legitimacy.

As many other professionals, immigration lawyers also join associations that verify their credentials. The Law Offices of Alice Antonovsky is a member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association and the Lawyers of Distinction.

Assessing your case and preparing an application will require extensive communication with your immigration lawyer and their team. Our team speaks English, Spanish, Russian, and Vietnamese. Beyond language, we provide tailored advice to each case to help you obtain the best possible outcome.

While working on your case, you will probably make frequent visits to your NYC immigration lawyer’s office. The Law Offices of Alice Antonovsky offers two convenient locations in Manhattan and Brooklyn. However, knowing how the virtual environment has become the norm, we make things easy for you by also keeping in touch through multiple online platforms like Skype, Zoom, Whatsapp, Telegram, and telephone.

Yes, immigration lawyers can show empathy too. And as a matter of fact, it plays a big part in your experience. Trust and communication are critical success factors for your immigration path. Our multicultural staff understands what it is like to be an immigrant and to find your own way in a new country. We’re here to help you.

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The United States offers immigrant and nonimmigrant visas. Immigrant visas allow individuals to stay indefinitely in the U.S. by granting them a Green Card, or permanent residency. Green Card holders can later become U.S. citizens through the naturalization process. Nonimmigrant visas are granted for specific purposes and lengths of stay. For example, a business trip, tourism, studies, medical treatment, or work.

Depending on your eligibility you may get an immigrant or nonimmigrant visa. If you are a Green Card holder you may live anywhere in the U.S., including New York City. However, you may also live in New York City if you’re here for a short period of time on a work, study, or another temporary visa.

The type of nonimmigrant visa you may be eligible for depends on the purpose of your travel. For example, individuals with extraordinary talent in the sciences, arts, education, business, or athletics may be granted an O visa. While an intra-company transferee would be granted an L visa. To live In NYC and the rest of the United States, you can apply for nonimmigrant visas for multiple reasons, including tourism, sports competitions, studies, business activities, medical treatments, cultural exchanges, and many other purposes.

If you already have a visa that allows you to work in the United States, all you need is a work permit. If that is not the case, you could be granted an L visa if you’re transferring to a U.S. office from an overseas branch of the same company. You may be granted an H1B visa if sponsored by a U.S. employer. You could get an O visa if you have an extraordinary talent in the sciences, arts, education, business or athletics to perform such professional activity in the United States. Or you could get an EB visa if you are an investor.

According to data shared on the MOIA's 2020 Annual Report, 13.4% of the foreign-born population in NYC comes from the Dominican Republic, making it the largest immigrant group in the city. This group is followed by China with 11.8% and Jamaica with 5.7%.

There are more than 20 different categories of nonimmigrant visas available for visitors coming to the US temporarily. For people going to reside permanently in the United States, there are a lot more different sorts of immigrant visas. Your intended travel's purpose will decide what kind of visa you require.

Your authorized period of stay will be noted on your admission stamp or paper Form I-94, also known as an Arrival/Departure Record, if the Department of Homeland Security, Customs and Border Protection Immigration Officer at the port-of-entry admitted you into the United States for a specific period of time. Even if your visa expires while you are in the country, you will be allowed to stay there for the duration of your permitted stay.

After the visa applicant has been interviewed by a consular officer, certain visa applications need to go through further administrative processing, which takes time.

Your payment was an application fee. This charge, which covers the cost of processing your application, is required of every person who applies for a U.S. visa, regardless of where they are in the globe. Regardless of whether you receive a visa or not, this cost is non-refundable because your application was completed successfully.

You need to get in touch with the Immigrant Visa Unit of the American Consulate or Embassy that issued your visa. You do not have to submit a fresh petition to USCIS, but you may need to submit a fresh application (DS-260) and pay a second processing fee for an immigrant visa application.

Entry into the United States is not guaranteed by a visa. A visa enables a foreign national to enter the country, and a U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) immigration inspector from the Department of Homeland Security decides whether or not to grant access.

You will need to seek a new visa in the U.S. Embassy or Consulate overseas if your original visa has been destroyed in any form.

You must get them replaced right away if your paper Form I-94 or passport with your admissions stamp is lost or stolen.

Burroughs visas, which are manually stamped on a traveler's passport for tourism or business purposes, have an indefinite validity period and are good for ten years. All Burroughs visas with an indefinite validity period became null and invalid on April 1, 2004. As a result, in order to travel to the United States with an indefinite validity visa, you must apply for a new visa.

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Client Reviews
Michelle Holland
Michelle Holland
24. April, 2021.
I called desperately needing help finding the A-Number for a lost green card. Lital answered the telephone and quickly helped to resolve this problem. I was able to immediately complete the I-90 application. I will now refer all my immigrant friends to this law office!!! Thank you Lital!!!
Mircea Ghinda
Mircea Ghinda
9. December, 2020.
Alice is the best immigration lawyer I know. She managed my case very well and she kept me updated on my status all the time, that showed that in her office work only professional and skilled people. Alice and her team was constantly calling immigration to see if the case is moving as it should without any issues. I highly recommend others using this lawyer for their immigration needs.
Anthony Shepherd
Anthony Shepherd
4. August, 2020.
My Wife and I are absolutely pleased with Alice and her crew! We had only a marriage based application but Alice took it to the next level. She explained everything from the beginning to the final. She’s very knowledgeable , friendly and helpful. The whole office crew are helpful. Whoever is looking for a top immigration attorney, look no further! Prices are also reasonable. ?
Galyna Sas
Galyna Sas
28. July, 2020.
Alisa Antonovsky The most professional immigration lawyer that I know! Highly recommend. Easy answered on my question and gave me a properly direction with my case. Thanks a lot. She tries to understand the case in depth and listens carefully. Her advice is very much careful. Thanks for Everything thing you done for me! I will definitely recommend Alisa Antonovsky to my friends.
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manuchehr saidov
13. November, 2019.
Alice Antonovsky is extremely knowledgeable, professional and outstanding immigration attorney.Highly recommended!!!
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Hamza12 Haider12
17. October, 2019.
Brilliant lawyer worth it
Brianna K
Brianna K
16. August, 2019.
I reached out to Alice because I needed help with my green card application process. She was very knowledgeable, professional and friendly. Her staff was easy to communicate with and friendly as well. All of my questions were answered right away, everything was handled on time. Alice was very helpful at preparing me for the interview, accompanied me and made me feel calm. I'd highly recommend her services!

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