COVID-19 Vaccination Required for Immigration Medical Examinations
U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services today announced that, effective Oct. 1, 2021, applicants subject to the immigration medical examination must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 before the civil surgeon can complete an immigration medical examination and sign Form I-693, Report of Medical Examination and Vaccination Record.
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The Immigration Law Office of Isabel Machado has been practicing immigration law for over 17 years with a focus on complex removal/family immigration cases, and work visas. Our mission is to provide every client with individual attention and efficient and effective representation. We are dedicated to helping the immigrant community in the Central Valley and through out California. We pride ourselves in our client focused approach.
Our office has represented clients before the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (“USCIS”), the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (“ICE”), the Department of Labor, the Immigration Courts, Asylum Offices, and Consular Offices.
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What our customers are saying
I don’t even know where to begin…I could write a book about my family’s case and how much Isabel has helped us. It is very hard to find a lawyer that will actually care so much about your case to a point it becomes personal to her, where she would sacrifice her own time just to help you and give you results. The level of integrity, honesty and trust is indescribable. My family and I had a previous lawyer, and all he cared about was when he was next getting paid. With Isabel, she actually loves and believes in what she does and her primary goal was to bring resolution to our family. You can’t really know what I’m saying unless you go through what we went through, when all doors are closed on you and things look impossible, when you have very little hope. But now we have 4 green cards and I’m a US Citizen. We are all living with a peace of mind here in this beautiful country that we didn’t have until we went to Isabel Machado. Can never thank you enough.
Mehran Kashefi Qatar February 27, 2006
The BEST attorney in the area! Simple as that. Mrs. Machado is very professional and very prompt to answer all your questions. The whole process takes minimum time with her… and she is always confident that she will win the case.
Everything that Mrs. Machado told me happened exactly like she said during the process…and she did walk through the process with me step by step. Always ready to help. She really cares about her clients. I have no words to explain my gratitude to Mrs. Machado. Thank you so much for being there for me!!!!!
Anton R Kazakhstan November 21, 2006
Isabel Machado is the perfect attorney if you have any issues with immigration law. My wife and I had a wonderful experience with Isabel, and we felt very confident with her work. She has a professional manner and gets documents prepared and completed quickly. We recomend Isabel Machado for any immigration concerns you may have.
Bruno Mendonca Portugal November 11, 2007
The word that defines Dr. Isabel Machado and associates is “EXCELLENCE”. She is the reason my two kids and I are together in this country. She helped obtain legal status in the States for my two kids and I, all at the same time. Dr. Isabel Machado did such an awesome job that hiring her was the best decision I have made in my whole life. Please, if you want to win your fight, hire Dr. Isabel Machado and associates. I promise you will not regret it! My kids and I, we will be grateful to them for life.
Ilse Salguero Mexico May 20, 2010
After asking many times there’s finally a page on this site for testimonials. I get to share my Immigration experience with Isabel. I got my Green Card last year with her help. My experience was very smooth, clean and more than satisfying. Before going to her I had consulted many lawyers but none of them were convincing. They would beat around the bush and not answer anything to the point. When I spoke to Isabel she explained to me what and how she was going to handle my cse. All I had to do was give her my paperwork and she took care of the rest. It didn’t end there. I happened to be a guy that asks million questions and she promptly and patiently answered all my questions via both email and phone. She also accompanied us on the day of the interview which boosted our confidence. Throughout my processing I never felt worried or was never kept in confusion. I knew exactly what was going on. The interview went on very smooth just like Isabel had described to us. Till today I ask her questions on occassions and I get prompt replies. Thanks Isabel and Amadeus for all your help!! It was really wonderful getting to know you guys.
Sameer and Anjum India February 2, 2013
Uma das maiores dificuldades no meu processo de imigracao foi selecionar um advogado em quem pudesse confiar. Felizmente, decidi contratar a advogada Isabel Machado (Immigration Law Office). Este escritorio fez um excelente trabalho profissional, dando os conselhos e suporte para alcancar o meu objectivo final: “Green Card” para a minha familia.
Orlando Costa Brazil February 21, 2013
Thanks to Isabel Machado and her staff my immigration case was successuful. I’m so happy for the outcome of my case. Isabel was prompt and honest with all my immigration questions and concers. I highly recomend Isabel Machado for any Immigration matters.
Maggie G USA March 16, 2014
Isabel, words can’t explain how thankful I am. Thank you so much for all the hard work you had to go through for my case. I am still in shock that my case went so fast. The first thing I did when I got home was call my family from Mexico to share with them the great news. At first they didn’t want to believe me, but I told them it wouldn’t have been possible if it wasn’t for you and your team, and then they wanted me to thank you for them. I really do hope I never have to hire another immigration attorney, but I will forever have your information just in case.
Once again from the bottom of my heart, thank you so much! My life has forever changed and it wouldn’t of been possible without you.
Chris Lopez Mexico November 8, 2014
I went to Isabel Machado for assistance with my Green Card application, as I had newly arrived in the States after marrying my American wife. I had looked at submitting the application myself but I found it extremely confusing and did not want to make any mistakes, which would have been very easy to do. So I decided to go to an expert for help, and it was undoubtedly the best decision I could have made. Isabel and her husband Amadeus (who is the office manager) were the up-most professionals, clearly very experienced and a pleasure to work with. Right from the start she was up front about the likelihood of our application being accepted (which thankfully she thought we had a strong case) and gave us the best advice on what we kind of visa we should be applying for. She is not the kind of attorney to take on a case that she does not believe will be successful (therefore wasting everyone’s time and money), which I highly respect and appreciate.
We were given clear tasks to perform in order to build the strongest case, we had regular meetings when necessary and she was with us every step of the way. Her experience and knowledge gave us such confidence in our application, when we perhaps a little apprehensive. Prior to the big bad interview she performed a little mock interview with us to ensure everything would go smoothly and was even there on the day, which we both appreciated hugely. She came to the immigration office and sat in with us during the interview, which took all of our nerves away. She even knew all the immigration officers by name (and the seemed to like her), which I think says a lot.
The whole process of our green card, I’m sure it might be different for others, took about 5 months, but that is because the US immigration department messed up a whole load of applications so there were delays. In terms of price we are extremely happy with the fees that we paid as we had looked at other immigration lawyers and Isabel’s were a lot better and as I said, we could not have been happier with her services! It didn’t apply to us but she is also bi-lingual too if required!
So thank you ones more Isabel and Amadeus, without you I may not still be in this country! I will definitely be using your services again for my citizenship application! Jon.
Jon Westcott England December 2, 2014
Thanks to Isabel and her staff I was approved on my daca renewel, they were able to help me on my case even with a wreckless driving ticket on my record. Isabel and Gurjeet took alot of time on my case they were always very careful, honest and profesional, I highly recommend Isabel and her staff because they care for their costumers and make you feel comfortable and safe, definitely a great lawyer and a kind and honest person. Thank you Isabel for taking my case and all your help.
Poncho Glez Mexico June 23, 2015
Isabel is one of the best lawyer you can find!
My mother married a citizen. In 2006, my mother passed her naturalization interview and became a citizen. My brother automatically became a citizen because he was under the age of 18. Back then, we had a lawyer named Thomas who did all the paperwork for us but for some reason he screwed up our I-130 form. When I passed my interview, the USCIS lady stopped us from taking the oath because they want I-130 form.
We went to talk to a few lawyers and some refused or hesitated to accept our case. Some didn’t seem to have the knowledge of the case. Isabel was the last person on our search list and I knew that she was the one when I went in to see her. After 2.5 years, my sister and I became citizen.
With this being said, Isabel changed my life forever. She is very knowledgable and knows what she’s doing. She’s one of the smartest women I’ve ever met!
Nita B Cambodia January 23, 2018
When I was looking for a lawyer, I wanted someone who would not see me as a case only. I live in DC, and at start I was hesitant to hire immigration lawyer from CA. After the consultation with Isabel, i was 100% sure to have her represent me( petition from father to daughter) Here are some of the facts about Isabel and her team:
– we started the procedure 2017, and until it was finalized she or someone on her team would contact me for updates.
– She is knowledgable about every single section, subsection of laws, .
– She sees her clients as people not as cases. She strives for quality
– Her team, Diane, Amadeus are also down to earth people who want to accommodate the clients to the best of their abilities.
– on the day of my interview she flew from CA to DC although she was very sick and could barely talk.
Whoever is thinking of hiring her to represent your case, don’t hesitate. She has the knowledge and experience to guide you through the procedure. Above all, she has the determination to help her clients.
Vesna Stojkoska Republic of Macedonia April 11, 2019
Words can’t describe how thankful we are. My husbands case was a hard one with a criminal record and almost faced deportation. Isabel took the case and my husband got approved for his residency! We are beyond happy. Thankyou Isabel Machado, Amadeu, and Gurjeet for all you hard work and dedication you guys are amazing and your office staff is awesome!
Araceli Lozano USA October 14, 2019
I cannot recommend any business more highly. Isabel has been such a blessing for my company through multiple rounds of H-1B applications. I would never consider using anyone else for immigration matters.
Robert Torres USA November 8, 2019
I wanted to take the time to thank you. I really appreciate your help, without you this wouldn’t happened. Thank you for your great work and generosity!!
Kathy Martinez Mexico April 24, 2020
Will forever be thankful…❤ great people…very professional and dedicated… will most definitely recommend this place…
Jessenia Sotelo Mexico May 14, 2020