Testimonials

Testimonials about our family immigration services span almost two decades and range from U.S. citizens and foreign clients of every background and even include police officers, attorneys and immigration officers. Martindale-Hubble, the USA’s premier legal directory, rates our office services “AV” which is “Preeminent”, their highest rating. Here are a few sample testimonials (on 20-second rotation) – many more are available on request.

“I have known Gary Bala since 1999 and have used him to do the majority of immigration petition work for two international marriages. Why would I rate him a solid 5 in all categories? (Communication, Responsiveness, Quality of Service, Value for Money) Needless to say, I have a lot of experience with Gary and he has not once disappointed me with less than a 5 in any of these categories. His petitions are very well organized and complete, and provided in a prompt manner. Gary is on your side 100% and one of the nice guys you meet while going through this process.”
Christopher Collins, Thornton, CO USA, June 27, 2017 (Fiancee Visa and Green Card in 1999 & 2017)
“Gary has done a wonderful job with my immigration case, well-packaged and presented. He is always available and his expertise in my complex case is why I hired him. I consider him not just my attorney but also my friend. (Rated 5 of 5 in all categories: Communications, Responsiveness, Quality of Service and Value for Money).”
Stephen Hudson, Michigan City, IN USA, July 3, 2017 (Spousal Visa)
“Gary Bala was instrumental in filing petition work and getting the Fiancee Visa and Green Card for my Colombian wife. I met her in Bogota and contacted Gary to retain him for her Fiancee Visa after another visit to see her. What was reported to take 9 months for the Fiancee Visa ended up being approved in 4 months or so. He makes himself available by text, phone and E-mail, and is bilingual. All documentation is well laid out with tabs for signing, and then all the documents are bound in a spiral notebook for quick reference during the process. I have recommended him, and continue to recommend him.”
Josh Bungen & Diana Fonseca, Holland, MI USA (July 16, 2017)
“Mr. Gary Bala, thank you very much for helping us with this process so that my fiancé and I are together soon. I wish you many blessings because you are helping our love to no longer be at a distance and so that we can be together. I count every day that passes until I arrive – that long-awaited and beautiful moment never again to be separate. I would like to say in advance that I would like for you to be present at our wedding ceremony. They are already preparing my wedding dress and I am very happy. And I want that day to come when I put it on. Thank you very much.”
Maria Fernanda Mejia Gonzalez, Cali, Colombia, June 26, 2017 (Fiancee Visa)
“As an Immigration Officer with the United States Department of Homeland Security, I know all too well that the process of obtaining a visa can be long and arduous. I am well aware of the confusing forms to fill out, the intimidating bureaucratic red tape to cut through and the endless waiting game to play. I knew that if I was going to bring the love of my life home with me, I would need professional help. Mr. Gary Bala was there to offer that professional help and for a reasonable price. He prepared all of the legal petitions, cut through all of the red tape and made the waiting game a lot less painful. He remained involved with my case through the process, and kept in touch even after my fiancée from Peru received her visa. I would recommend his services not only to the average Joe, but to other immigration officers as well.”
Jasen Smith, U.S. Immigration and Border Patrol Officer, Bisbee, AZ USA, March 14, 2006 (Fiancee Visa)
“Good news! Andres, my husband, and I has our interview [at the U.S. Consulate] in Bogota last week and got our Spousal Visa, and we are now safely back in NYC together. Thank you for all your thoughtful advice that helped make this possible. Could not have done it without you, and our interview went incredibly smoothly and quickly, and in spite of the complications in our case, all because of the detailed Embassy supplements you suggested. Many thanks!”
Koren Bell, NYC Public Interest Attorney, J.D., Yale Law School, New York City, NY USA, April 5, 2006 (Spousal Visa)
“Gary: With the critical and exacting standards required by such a visa assignment, I would not consider enlisting and other Immigration Attorney. I could entrust this matter in no other hands. Kellym, my fiancee, also sends her most sincere and grateful thanks. In modern times, it’s hard to find professionals who really exert themselves for their clients. Thanks!” — Farron Swindell, Washington, PA USA, June 2, 2004.

Farron’s fiancée Kellym from Cali, Colombia added: “Thank you very much for representing Farron and me to get the Fiancee Visa. I know that you are one of the best attorneys in the USA. I really can confirm what an excellent professional you are. Many people know you here in Colombia. Thanks a lot and God Bless You, and always keep in good health.”

Farron Swindell, Washington, PA USA, June 2, 2004 (Fiancee Visa and Green Card)
“Gary, we would like to thank you for the exceptional job you did in preparing the documentation required for the visa applications for my wife and step-son from Colombia. In addition to the documentation, your advice and guidance was very helpful in avoiding many pitfalls along the way. Due to your help, I was able to receive my Spousal Visa very quickly and provide the exact documentation necessary for the wedding in Colombia. We were very impressed with the level of professionalism displayed by you and your counterparts in Colombia (translation services, etc.).

With the documentation provided by you, we were able to receive the visas for our family within 17 days of the application. We have to believe that the manner of presentation and completeness of the documentation played a major role in expediting this process. Again, thank you very much and we would recommend anyone who chooses to make this journey use you for their guide.

In addition to the visa services, both of us were very happy with the premarital agreement prepared by you. Your recommendations created a fair and equitable agreement that is in everyone’s best interest.”

Brian Zachery, Houston, TX USA, June 12, 2003 (Spousal Visa and Child's Visa)
“I had the great fortune to have Gary Bala represent my wife and child in petitioning U.S. Immigration. His knowledge, promptness and organization is phenomenal, and he clearly demonstrated these qualities through our petition process.

He prepared a binder of our case with all my gathered information inside for quick and easy referencing. He was also simply available through the process, I never had to worry. I owe him a debt of gratitude for guiding me every step of the way. Thank you, Gary!”

Aldo & Diana Garza (and Leandra), Corpus Christi, TX USA, May 27, 2018 (Spousal Visa for Spouse & Minor Child)