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Kansas City Attorney Leon Versfeld

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Attorney's Profile

COLLEGE:
University of Pretoria, South Africa
LAW SCHOOL:
University of Pretoria, South Africa
ATTORNEY SINCE:
2003
STATES ADMITTED:
Missouri
PRACTICE AREAS:
Immigration

Mr. Versfeld represents a variety of small and Fortune Companies both nationally and internationally. He provides counsel to their Human Resource Departments on the hiring of Foreign National Workers, Executives and Specialized Workers; and advises them on Labor Certifications, and all issues relating to Immigration Employment Compliance. He often works together with other attorneys advising them on Immigration matters in the areas of Mergers and Acquisitions; Formation of Companies and Foreign Subsidiaries; Immigration Employment Compliance (I-9, Social Security "No Match Letters", and undocumented workers).

Mr. Versfeld is often asked to speak on the topic of US Immigration both nationally as well as internationally, and recently authored the "Immigration and Naturalization Practice," Missouri Administrative Law, Chapter 23, Fourth Edition, Vol. II, published by The Missouri Bar.

He graduated from the University of Pretoria in South Africa with a Baccalaureus Legum Civilium (BLC) and Baccalaureus Legum (LLB) and was admitted to practice law in South Africa in 1999. He successfully petitioned the Supreme Court of Missouri to waive Supreme Court Rule 8.03(a)(1) and Rule 8.03(a)(2) requiring a Juris Doctorate from a law school approved by the American Bar Association, and was admitted to practice law in the State of Missouri after passing the Missouri Bar Exam in 2003. Mr Versfeld was also admitted as a Solicitor in England and Wales in 2009.

Attorney's Videos

At what point in the process is it important that my priority date is current?
Immigration Law

Can a deportation or removal order be appealed?
Immigration Law

Can a fee for immigration related services be waived?
Immigration Law

Can an immigration attorney ever help to speed up the resolution of an immigrantion or nationality matter?
Immigration Law

Can I apply for legal permanent resident status before marrying my American citizen fiance?
Immigration Law

Can I become a citizen if I am married to an American citizen?
Immigration Law

Can I become a United States citizenship through a H1 work visa?
Immigration Law

Can I become a United States citizenship through a H1 work visa?
Immigration Law

Can I become a United States citizenship through any type of visa?
Immigration Law

Can I change from H-4 to L-2 status so that I can get work authorization?
Immigration Law

Can I find my case status from outside of the United States?
Immigration Law

Can I find out how long United States CIS takes for my type of case?
Immigration Law

Can I get married to a U.S. citizen outside of the United States and still be eligible for a green card or citizenship?
Immigration Law

Can I have a United States passport and a non-United States passport?
Immigration Law

Can I obtain a green card if I have a student visa?
Immigration Law

Can I obtain permanent residence through investment?
Immigration Law

Can I reapply for naturalization if United States CIS denies my application?
Immigration Law

Can I work in the United States with a B1/B2 tourist or business visitor visa?
Immigration Law

Do Canadian citizens need a visa?
Immigration Law

Do Canadians get a special break when it comes to immigration?
Immigration Law

Do I get my green card after my interview for permanent residence based on marriage to an American citizen?
Immigration Law

Do I need a new permanent resident (alien registration) card when United States ICS issues a new version of the card?
Immigration Law

Do I need a passport to travel inside the United States?
Immigration Law

Do I need to apply for advance parole when I have to travel abroad on an L-2 visa?
Immigration Law

Do I need to file the I-485 at the service center or at the local office? Do I have a choice?
Immigration Law

Do you lose your American citizenship if you move to another country with the intent of living there for a long time?
Immigration Law

Does a RFE mean that United States CIS is about to deny my case?
Immigration Law

Does my category backlog of four years mean I can get a green card four years from now?
Immigration Law

For how long do we have to be married to receive a green card or citizenship?
Immigration Law

How can I afford an immigration attorney?
Immigration Law

How can I get a Social Security number?
Immigration Law

How can I get a work visa?
Immigration Law

How do I become a citizen if I already have a green card?
Immigration Law

How do I convert a tourist visa to a working visa?
Immigration Law

How do I find the status of my case with the United States CIS?
Immigration Law

How do I get a fiance visa for my girlfriend or boyfriend to travel to the United States?
Immigration Law

How do I get proof of my American citizenship?
Immigration Law

How do I need to provide the medical examination?
Immigration Law

How do I obtain a passport if I am outside of the United States?
Immigration Law

How do I prove that I am an American citizen?
Immigration Law

How do immigration attorneys bill legal fees?
Immigration Law

How does my spouse remove the conditions on his permanent resident card?
Immigration Law

How does the deportation process start?
Immigration Law

How is the deportation process initiated?
Immigration Law

How long can I stay in the United States on an L-2 visa?
Immigration Law

How long do I need to have an H-1B or an L1 before my employer can sponsor me for a green card?
Immigration Law

How long does the citizenship application process take?
Immigration Law

How long is a green card valid?
Immigration Law

How long is the I-693 medical form valid?
Immigration Law

How long will it take to become naturalized?
Immigration Law

How much time do I have to respond to a RFE?
Immigration Law

How much will an immigration attorney cost me?
Immigration Law

How should I choose an immigration attorney?
Immigration Law

I am a Canadian citizen and currently have TN status. When should I apply for an H-1B visa or a green card?
Immigration Law

I am a Canadian currently working in the United States under a TN (NAFTA) visa. Can I apply for an H-1B?
Immigration Law

I am a United States legal permanent resident with a green card. Can I get divorced and keep my green card?
Immigration Law

I am engaged to a United States citizen. When we get married, will I automatically get dual citizenship?
Immigration Law

I am studying in the United States with a student visa. Can I work and obtain employment authorization?
Immigration Law

I have a green card and plan on traveling out of the United States for a long time. Can I keep my green card?
Immigration Law

I need to travel out of the United States for more than one year. Is there nothing I can do?
Immigration Law

I read the term A visa number is immediately available to me in some legal texts. What does that mean?
Immigration Law

I received a notification that my I-485 was forwarded to the local United States CIS office. Will there be an interview?
Immigration Law

I was just granted lawful permanent resident status. How long before I can apply to become a United States citizen?
Immigration Law

If I file papers for my husband immediately after we get married, will he get a restricted permanent resident card?
Immigration Law

If I have a Social Security number, can I work in the United States?
Immigration Law

If my husband loses his case in immigration court, is there any way we can keep fighting?
Immigration Law

If United States CIS grants me naturalization, when will I become a citizen?
Immigration Law

Is it important to avoid a RFE, and how can I avoid it?
Immigration Law

Is my American citizen spouse required to attend the interview for my marriage-based green card?
Immigration Law

My service center or local office has very long processing times. Can I use a different office?
Immigration Law

On what visa can I enter the United States to marry an American citizen?
Immigration Law

Once I pass the naturalization test, do I automatically become a United States citizen?
Immigration Law

What are the advantages of having a United States passport?
Immigration Law

What are the benefits of having an immigration attorney assist me?
Immigration Law

What are the costs of applying for citizenship?
Immigration Law

What are the differences between out of status and unlawfully present?
Immigration Law

What are the limitations of an L-2 visa?
Immigration Law

What are the steps to get a green card through employment?
Immigration Law

What can I do if I lost my certificate of naturalization for proof of citizenship?
Immigration Law

What does immigration intent mean?
Immigration Law

What if I cannot make it to my scheduled interview?
Immigration Law

What If I failed the test? Can I take it again? How can I appeal?
Immigration Law

What if we get divorced? Can I still get or keep my green card or citizenship?
Immigration Law

What is a labor certification?
Immigration Law

What is a RFE?
Immigration Law

What is an anchor baby?
Immigration Law

What is an L-2 visa?
Immigration Law

What is immigration law?
Immigration Law

What is PERM?
Immigration Law

What is the Customs and Border Protection?
Immigration Law

What is the definition of an immigrant for immigration law?
Immigration Law

What is the difference between LC and LCA?
Immigration Law

What is the form AR-11?
Immigration Law

What is the Immigration and Customs Enforcement?
Immigration Law

What is the labor certification process?
Immigration Law

What is the petition?
Immigration Law

What is the process of naturalization?
Immigration Law

What is the quota backlog and what are the priority dates?
Immigration Law

What is the United States CIS?
Immigration Law

What privileges do I enjoy on an L-2 visa?
Immigration Law

What relatives might qualify for a green card through their relationship with a lawful permanent resident?
Immigration Law

What relatives might qualify for a green card through their relationship with a United States citizen?
Immigration Law

What type of questions are included in the English and civic sections of the citizenship or naturalization test?
Immigration Law

What type of visa do I need to work in the United States?
Immigration Law

When and where do I go to take the citizenship test?
Immigration Law

When can I retain legal counsel in my immigration case?
Immigration Law

Where can I be fingerprinted?
Immigration Law

Where can I find a list of universities or institutions valid to obtain a student visa?
Immigration Law

Where do I present or submit my citizenship application?
Immigration Law

Where do I present or submit my citizenship application?
Immigration Law

Which is more accurate, the processing time on my receipt notice or on the United States CIS website?
Immigration Law

Who is born a United States citizen?
Immigration Law

Who is born a United States citizen?
Immigration Law

Who is eligible to apply for a United States passport?
Immigration Law

Who is eligible to apply for a United States passport?
Immigration Law

Who is entitled to H-1B status and for how long?
Immigration Law

Will my K-1 status automatically change to permanent resident status after I marry my United States citizen fiance?
Immigration Law

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Law Firm Info

Versfeld & Hugo, LLC
http://www.versfeldlaw.com

4740 Grand Blvd., Suite 200
Kansas City, Missouri 64112

(816) 479-0984

About Our Firm

At Versfeld & Hugo, LLC, we help both individuals and corporations in Kansa City and around the world in all matters that relate to Immigration, Naturalization, Visa and Consular Law. Our firm is based upon the premise that Immigration Law could not be successfully practiced part-time, in a firm dedicated to other areas of law. The practice of Immigration Law requires attorneys and counselors who have dedicated themselves to studying, and keeping current with, the changing immigration laws.

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The Missouri lawyer(s) at Versfeld & Hugo, LLC offer their Immigration Law services to residents of Clay, Jackson, Platte, Pettis, Johnson, and Cass counties; Kansas City, Independence, Liberty, Lee's Summit, Grandview, Blue Springs, Gladstone, Pleasant Valley, Blue Springs, Buckner, Leawood, Peculiar, Harrisonville, Lexington, Warrensburg, and St. Joseph, Missouri; and Johnson, Leavenworth, Franklin, Douglas, and Miami counties; Kansas City, Overland Park, Olathe, Lawrence, Leavenworth, Ottawa, Paola, Shawnee, and Topeka, Kansas.


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