Bringing Families
Together Since 1973


Chicago Immigration Attorneys at
Robert D. Ahlgren and Associates

We are an immigration law firm based in Chicago committed to serving our clients in the Chicagoland community and across the country. Since 1973, our team has worked tirelessly to meet our clients’ needs on the path to legal status.

We are a full-service firm representing individuals and families in a variety of immigration matters, including family cases, removal (deportation) defense, U.S. citizenship and naturalization, and appeals.

Who We Are

Find out more about our attorneys and staff.

Immigration Services

Learn about immigration services we handle.

News & Events

Discover the latest immigration news and events.

Request An Appointment

Call our office at (312) 782-1804 to set up an appointment.

Immigrant Visa Process

Submit a Petition

The relative sponsoring you files an I-130 petition on your behalf

NVC Processing

Once your petition is approved, a case will be opened with the National Visa Center

Pay Fees

After your case is opened, required fees must be paid before your case can advance

File Provisional Waiver

File a provisional unlawful presence waiver, if necessary

Online Application

Once fees processed, submit an Application for Immigrant Visa and Alien Registration

Affidavit of Support

The petitioner will accept financial support for you during your time in U.S. and submit evidence of finances to USCIS

Civil Documents

Passports, birth certificates, and military records used to support your visa application

Submit Documents

Once documents are submitted, your case is placed in line for review at the NVC

Interview Preparation

Schedule medical exam and gather originals of civil documents

Applicant Interview

Meet with a consular officer to determine visa eligibility

After the Interview

Application will be approved, denied, or held for administrative processing

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Frequently Asked Questions


Call 312-782-1804 and schedule an appointment for a consultation with an attorney. We would love to sit down and talk about your options.

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