Experience. Insight. Compassion.

We are committed to guiding you through the legal complexities and challenges of the U.S. immigration process. With our unique insight into how immigration applications and petitions are evaluated, we provide effective and personalized representation. We value providing compassionate and confidential legal advice and assistance to our clients.

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Kristen Nilsen
Attorney at Law
Our attorney, Kristen, has more than 10 years of experience in U.S. immigration law. She has worked in private practice, at non-profit organizations, and at U.S. Citizenship & Immigration Services as an adjudicator. Her background gives her unique insights into the immigration process and a deeper understanding of all types of immigration cases. She is dedicated to protecting the rights of immigrants and their U.S. citizen families.
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Our Services

The U.S. immigration system is complicated and Nilsen Immigration Law is here to guide you down the path to your immigration goals, whether it be reuniting with a family member, obtaining immigration status, or becoming an American citizen. 

What Can You Expect From Us?

Nilsen Immigration Law provides a large range of family-based immigration services for our clients. We believe in honest, thorough, and personalized legal services and provide all clients with the individual attention their case requires. You will always have access to your attorney to get answers to any questions or concerns. You will never be handed off to another attorney or an assistant. 

Your immigration applications and petitions will be ready for review with your attorney within one week. At that time, we will go over the entire form and all supporting documents with you to confirm that everything is correct and ready to file. Your application will only be filed after you have approved it.

We explain the applicable law and procedure, recommend ways to proceed and alternative options, and keep every client fully informed about the progress of their case. We look forward to working with you.

What Services Do We Provide?

  • Naturalization and Citizenship
  • Family Petitions and Sponsorship
  • Fiancee Petitions
  • Consular Processing
  • Adjustments of Status
  • Removals of Conditional Status
  • Deferred Action (DACA)
  • Temporary Protected Status
  • Green Card Renewals
  • Employment Authorization
  • Travel Documents
  • Visas for Victims of Crime, Domestic Violence, and Human Trafficking
  • Provisional Waivers
  • Waivers of Inadmissibility and Removability
  • U.S. Passports
  • Freedom of Information Act Requests
  • Consular Reports of Birth Abroad
  • Humanitarian Reinstatement

If you need help with any of the above or if you’re not sure what type of immigration assistance you need, contact us for a Free Consultation.

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You may contact us using the message box at left, email, or telephone. We try to return all messages within 48 hours, except on weekends or holidays



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Nilsen Immigration Law
1300 Clay Street, Suite 600
Oakland, CA 94612
Nilsen Immigration Law is located at 1300 Clay Street, Suite 600, in downtown Oakland, California.
Both street and garage parking is available close to the office. We do not validate.
The closest BART station is 12th Street / Oakland City Center.
We are also easily accessible by AC Transit bus service.