Family Immigration

Compassionate legal help for your family’s U.S. immigration.

Your individual legal needs are as unique as you. You can have a smooth and headache-free immigration experience for you and your family with insightful strategic advice and effective solutions from The Batrakova Law Office (TBLO).

Family of five seeking immigration legal services

TBLO provides these family immigration legal services:

Irina Batrakova, a native of Russia and TBLO founder, has walked in your shoes and brings an extensive experience in all aspects of family-based immigration law. TBLO represents individual clients in marriage-based cases and petitions for alien relatives, Consular Processing, waivers and naturalization.

  • Removal of Conditions on Residence (I-751 Joint Filing and Self-Petition)
  • Consular Processing
  • J-1 Two-Year Foreign Residence Requirement Waivers
  • B-1/B-2 Visitor Visa
  • Affirmative Asylum
  • Provisional Unlawful Presence Waiver


The U.S. immigration process is time-consuming.

Navigating the process of family immigration can be confusing and time consuming. TBLO has helped countless individuals to successfully bring their families into the U.S. and can help your family too.


At TBLO, we are:




Irina Batrakova Business, Investor, and Family Immigration Lawyer

Firm founder, and native of Russia, Irina Batrakova understands immigration struggles first-hand and has helped individuals from over 70 countries to gain legal, working status in the United States.

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TBLO has earned a reputation for being responsive to our clients and their legal immigration needs. We respond to inquiries and questions the same day or within 24 hours.

It was such a pleasure to work with The Batrakova Law Office!

We had an employee who needed an H1B visa. We had no experience with this and I had no idea what to expect. Irina and Elaine patiently walked us through every step along the way. Their expertise, professionalism, diligence, responsiveness and kindness were so appreciated! When complications arose, Irina was very calm and positive in a way that alleviated our worries. They successfully took care of everything needed to get the visa. I would highly recommend working with them!

- Kit Johnson

Irina and her team were instrumental in providing us with the support we needed...

Irina and her team were instrumental in providing us with the support we needed to process not only B-1s but also O-1s for our visiting foreign artists. She made the process flow seamlessly and worked with our artists to prepare them for the consulate interviews. We are very grateful for her assistance and would recommend her services.

- Neville Wellman, COO, Oregon Ballet Theatre

I highly recommend her for anyone going through the immigration process.

My company contracted Irina to help us hire a very skilled computer analyst from Mexico. Irina stepped us through the immigration process quickly resulting in a 3-year Visa for our new employee. We are very satisfied with her level of professionalism and expertise and would highly recommend her for anyone going through the immigration process.

- Paul Tice, ToPA 3D, Inc.

I have been working with Irina for three years...

I have had excellent experience working with her office on two separate immigration projects. She is a very responsive and patient attorney, keeping track of all little details and helping clients go through the immigration process at a comfortable pace.

- Peter Sharapov, CEO, ShopFans RU, Inc.

If you hire her, it's a great investment... you will have a perfect understanding of what you need to do because she explains it in a very detailed way...

Irina has been our lawyer for two processes, the K-1 visa and the adjustment of status. We were able to get everything done and it didn't matter if I was living in Mexico at that time. We highly appreciate working with her; the way we describe her is: efficient, organized and responsible. She has fair pricing and she'll make sure your process gets done.

- Andrea M.

Irina handled my own immigration process from fiancé visa through to citizenship...

The Batrakova Law Office is first class and Irina as its principal is the star, she is so thorough, knowledgeable, personable and makes you feel very confident in her abilities.

- Iris F.

Irina is one of the best immigration lawyers ever!

Irina is one of the best immigration lawyers ever! She is extremely professional, always willing to help, in addition to being a nice and kind person. I highly recommend her office to anyone who has an immigration issue. She is organized, and goes above and beyond on every immigration case.

- Christine G.

We just received my wife's Green Card thanks to TBLO's expertise

We just received my wife's Green Card thanks to TBLO's expertise and USCIS knowledge as they guided us through the system. I work with many, many attorneys in various aspects of my business. I think Irina demonstrates the ideal combination of caring, conscientiousness, and efficiency in handling a case.

- Jim W.

Family Immigration Types

K-1 – Fiancé Visa

The K-1 fiancé visa is available to foreign nationals interested in marrying U.S. citizens and residing permanently in the United States. This visa type generally has shorter processing times compared to marriage-based immigrant visa petitions. You are eligible for the K-1 fiancé visa if:

  • You and your fiancé are legally eligible to marry under the laws of your country as well as the laws of the United States;
  • You will marry the petitioning U.S. citizen within 90 days of entering the United States;
  • You intend to enter the United States solely for the purposes of marrying the U.S. citizen;
  • You have met the U.S. citizen within the last two years before filing for the K-1 fiancé visa. This requirement can be waived only if meeting your fiancé in person would violate long-established customs, or would create extreme hardship for the petitioning U.S. citizen.

Your children may accompany you to the United States on a K-2 visa as long as they are named in the I-129F Petition for Alien Fiancé.

F-1 – Student Visa

If you are a foreign national interested in pursuing education (academic studies and/or language training programs) in the United States, F-1 student visa would allow you to do that. F-1 international students must maintain a full course of study and demonstrate financial ability to support themselves during their stay in the United States. The opportunities for legal off-campus employment are limited when you are in F-1 student status. F-1 visas are adjudicated directly at the U.S. Embassy/ Consulate of the foreign national’s home country. However, a change of status from, for example, a B-1/B-2 visitor status is also available and may be filed with USCIS stateside.

Naturalization – U.S. Citizenship

There are numerous benefits to becoming a U.S. citizen, among some of them is one’s ability to help certain family members to immigrate to the U.S., being able to vote in elections, enjoying fewer travel restrictions that some countries have for U.S. citizens, being able to hold certain government jobs that are open only to U.S. citizens, and not being subject to the laws regarding the loss of the lawful permanent resident status.