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About us

Leiva Law Firm is a boutique firm based in San Francisco specializing in U.S. immigration and nationality laws, for both local and international clients.

No matter what immigration services our clients are looking for, we have the knowledge and the expertise to achieve the best possible outcome for our clients. The experienced immigration lawyers on our team stay up-to-date with the latest immigration news and regulation changes to ensure our clients always receive the best advice possible regarding their cases. In addition, international clients, or those wishing to maintain social distancing measures due to COVID-19, can contact our immigration lawyers remotely to receive immigration assistance virtually.

At Leiva Law Firm, you can rest assured that we always put our clients’ needs at the center of what we do. This allows us to provide immigration services and advice that makes you feel informed and confident about your decisions. Leiva Law Firm also believes that immigration advice should be accessible to everyone. That’s why we are one of the few law practices that specialize in immigration in San Francisco that also offers payment plans. As a result, our immigration legal fee rates are honest and affordable, ensuring you know exactly what immigration services you’ll get with no unexpected charges.

Leiva Law Firm

We specialize in immigration and nationality law. We strive to provide the best solution in helping clients navigate through their immigration issues. In doing so, we focus on superior customer service and client accessibility throughout their immigration process. Most of our services are based on a flat fee legal rate and we offer payment plans.

Scarlett Leiva

Scarlett Leiva is the managing attorney and owner at Leiva Law Firm. Graduating Cum Laude from John Marshall Law School, Ms. Leiva then interned at the Georgia Public Defender’s Office. In addition, she participated in the Catholic Charities Immigration Clinic, where she helped represent individuals before the Immigration Courts.

As a second-generation daughter of immigrants, Ms. Leiva has personal experience working with U.S. immigration and the bureaucracy of the immigration process. Ms. Leiva represents clients in family-based petitions, obtaining legal permanent residency through marriage to U.S. citizens, Fiancé Visas, Provisional Waivers, U-Visas for victims of crime, DACA, Travel Permits, and assisting clients in applying for naturalization – including those with criminal issues in their past. She has extensive experience representing LGBTQ+ clients and is passionate about providing the best possible immigration services to her clients.

Immigration Attorney - Leiva Firm

Betty Salazar

Betty Salazar is a Senior Paralegal at Leiva Law Firm. She joined the firm in January 2017 and is dedicated to providing strong personal support and immigration advice throughout her clients’ immigration journey.

Ms. Salazar is a San Francisco native and has over ten years of experience in management with a B.S. in Administration & Management. Ms. Salazar is also proficient in Spanish and eager to assist clients who may need immigration services provided in this language.

Ms. Salazar specializes in fiancé visa applications and consular processing and has lots of involvement in many legal areas such as Family-based Petitions, Adjustment of Status Applications, Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, Application for Naturalization/Citizenship, Military Parole in Place, and Advance Parole.

Betty Salazar - Senior Paralegal - Leiva Firm


Can I have an in-person consultation at your office?

Our consultations are provided over phone, Skype/Video chat, etc. Generally, only established clients who are local to the San Francisco Bay Area will be seen in our office while they have an ongoing case with us. All consultations are handled remotely.

What cases can I schedule a consultation for?

All consultations begin at $150-$300 depending on the type of case you have and your personal immigration/criminal history. We offer consults only for the following cases: Adjustment of Status, Fiance Visa, VAWA (spousal or parent abuse), DACA, U-Visa (Victim of Crime in the U.S.), Removal of Conditions (I-751 Individual & Joint), Family Petitions, Naturalization, Provisional Waivers, N-600 Certificate of Citizenship, 601 Waivers, and Fraud Interview Preparation & Attendance. If you have already filed a petition with a federal agency or the petitioner and/or beneficiary have any criminal history this requires documents to be provided prior to your scheduled consultation.

Do you handle Employment Visas?

No, at this time our office does not handle employment immigration matters.

Do you handle marriage fraud interviews?

Yes, we accompany our clients to marriage fraud interviews and help prepare for them

I do not live in the United States, can you help me with my case?

Yes, we are able to take on clients for US Immigration cases from all over the United States and the World without needing to meet with our clients in-person. Our Office is only open to the public

Additional Details

  • Migration & Citizenship:Asylum Application, DACA Cases, Employment Visa Application, Fiancé Visa Application, Non-immigrant Visa Application, U Visa Application, VAWA Cases, Visitor Visa Application, Business Visas, Deportation Defense Cases, Family-based Immigration Visa Application, Green Card Application , Immigration Waiver Application, Student Visa Application, US Citizenship/Naturalization Application
  • Certified Professionals:Yes
  • Budget Friendly:Yes
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    sanket kulkarni

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    I am very grateful for all the help I've gotten from this firm, everyone's super courteous and helpful!

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    5.0/ 5

    I cannot say enough great things about Leiva Law Firm! I undoubtedly had the thee best legal assistance, Scarlett and her team are on top of their game. They’re transparent, efficient, knowledgeable and professional. I did only the bare minimum that was required of me, and Leiva Law Firm made my immigration transition seamless. I highly recommend this organization’s services to anyone and everyone, their response is quick and informative and you won’t be disappointed.

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