Benjamin Williams

Benjamin Williams

Tingen & Williams, PLLC
  • Immigration Law, Civil Rights, Personal Injury
  • Virginia
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I am a Richmond, Virginia immigration attorney and a founding partner of the law firm Tingen & Williams.

I have experience in all types of immigration matters, ranging from family and employment-based immigration to deportation defense. I also assist clients with traffic cases, civil rights issues, and other similar legal matters.

Practice Areas
  • Immigration Law
  • Civil Rights
  • Personal Injury
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  • Rates, Retainers and Additional Information
    We offer flexible payment plans and flat rate prices
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
4th Circuit
  • English: Spoken, Written
  • Spanish: Spoken, Written
Professional Experience
Tingen & Williams, PLLC
- Current
University of Richmond School of Law
Professional Associations
Virginia State Bar # 88101
Articles & Publications
The Quick and Easy Handbook for Marriage & Fiance Visas
Tingen & Williams
Websites & Blogs
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Legal Answers
3 Questions Answered

Q. Applying for H4 visa after two B2 visa rejections. What is the chance of H4 visa rejection?
A: A B2 visa rejection would not normally affect the H4 eligibility, but it depends why the B2 was rejected. If you're concerned, I would recommend that your wife speak to an attorney in person before applying, just to make sure there aren't any issues that would prevent her from qualifying.
Q. My husband is planning on sponsoring his father and stepmom from Venezuela. What financial liability do I incur?
A: You can look up Form I-864 Affidavit of Support and read the instructions to find out what it means to become the financial sponsor for an intending immigrant. Basically it is a contract with the government stating that you can support the immigrant and will not allow them to become a "public charge" (like go on welfare or food stamps, for example). As for the money you may have coming in a few years, you should speak to a wills and estates attorney in your area. There are probably ways for you to protect this money but that will depend on state law where you live.
Q. im a greencard holder and I filled form i-130 for my spouse on02/2017 and priority date as02-17 havent receive no more.
A: Here you can check the processing times based on which USCIS office is handling your case. You should be able to find that info on the Receipt Notice: With your I-130 Receipt Number you can check your Case Status here:
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Tingen & Williams, PLLC
1801 Bayberry Ct
Ste 203
Richmond, VA 23226
Telephone: (804) 477-1720