Immigration Attorney

An immigration attorney is a legal professional that helps non-citizens and their families with matters related to immigration and naturalization. They help provide guidance on visas, green cards, citizenship, deportation defense, and asylum applications.

After the death of a non-citizen in the United States, an immigration attorney can help the Surviving Family notify government authorities to obtain necessary paperwork, help immigration status issues for the deceased and their family and represent them in court proceedings, apply for humanitarian parole to let family members abroad visit the United States for the Funeral, and assist with Estate Planning.

Citizenship status does not affect the ability to receive end-of-life services like Burial and Cremation; non-citizens are often buried in the United States, including those who passed while traveling.

However, if the deceased's Final Disposition is to take place in their home country, then an immigration attorney can help contact that country's U.S. consulate to help facilitate transportation of the body.