Practice Areas

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Immigrant & Nonimmigrant Visas

Experienced Counsel

Whether you intend to stay in the U.S. on a temporary or permanent basis, the Law Office of Simona Cervasio Owens is second to none in processing your visa, quickly, efficiently, and thoroughly. We assist employers, workers, investors, professionals, students and visitors in achieving their immigrant and nonimmigrant objectives and needs.

For information on visas requirements and categories that may apply to you, please schedule a consultation.

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Family Immigration

Representing With Respect

The Law Office of Simona Cervasio Owens has extensive experience with any family-based immigration matter including, but not limited to, marriage visas, fiancé(e) visas, relative visas, consular processing, conditional residence, work authorization, and travel documents. Let us  help you reunite with your family to plan your future together in the United States.

For information on qualifying family sponsored relationships, please schedule a consultation.

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Citizenship & Naturalization

Extensive Knowledge

Every year, thousands of applications for U.S. citizenship are denied due to simple mistakes. The Law Offices of Simona Cervasio Owens has the legal knowledge, skills, experience and expertise to guide you through the naturalization path and help you become a citizen of the United States, without delay or hassle. 

For information on eligibility requirements for naturalization, please schedule a consultation.


Attorney Simona Cervasio Owens


The Law Office of Simona Cervasio Owens provides comprehensive and easy to understand counsel to individuals, families and corporate clients who want to achieve their goals of coming to the United States on either a temporary or permanent basis.

As an immigrant herself, Attorney Cervasio Owens understands how overwhelming and stressful the immigration process can be. This is why her goal is to help you explore your options and to understand you rights and potential issues affecting your case.


Attorney Cervasio Owens handles your case with attention and care as if it were her own case. She keeps you involved and informed at every step of the process. She is current on changes in immigration policy and explains every small detail so that you are in charge of your case at all times. 


  • New York Supreme Court



  • LL.B, Università degli Studi di Napoli, Federico II (2009)

  • LL.M, UC Hastings College of the Law (2012)​


  • Italian

  • English

  • Spanish


  • AILA, American Immigration Lawyers Association

  • NYSBA, New York State Bar Association

  • BAIA, Business Association Italy America

  • Newport County Chamber of Commerce

The Law Office of Simona Cervasio Owens is located in Newport, Rhode Island. However, due to the federal nature of immigration laws, we provide legal representation nationwide and worldwide


Medical Examination Doctors

When you apply for a green card (adjustment of status) in the U.S., you usually need to have a medical examination performed by a designated USCIS civil surgeon. Applicants are required to submit Form I-693 "no more than 60 days before filing the underlying application for an immigration benefit." The Form I-693 is valid for a two-year period following the date the civil surgeon signed it. 

Click here to find a list of doctors in your area.

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In the Media

Want to Know More?


EB-5 Modernization Rule- main changes:​

  • Effective on November 21, 2019.

  • The minimum investment for standard EB-5 investments will increase from $1 million to $1.8 million. For TEA, it will increase from $500,000 to $900,000. These amounts will be automatically adjusted for inflation every five years. 

  • The DHS will be directly responsible for managing TEA designations.

  • EB-5 investors who need to file a new EB-5 petition will generally be able to retain the priority date from a previously approved EB-5 petition provided that the DHS did not revoke the prior petition for fraud, willful misrepresentation or material error.

Public Charge Rule - main changes: 

  • Effective 60 days after August 14, 2019. 

  • This rule makes nonimmigrant aliens who have received certain public benefits above a specific threshold ineligible for extension of stay and change of status.

  • The rule defines "public charge" to mean an individual who receives one or more public benefits for more than 12 months, in the aggregate, within any 36-month period.  Benefits include any cash benefits for income maintenance, Supplemental Security Income (SSI), Temporary Assistance to Needy Families (TANF), Supplemental Nutritional Assistance Program (SNAP), most forms of Medicaid, and certain housing programs. 

  • The regulation does not apply to humanitarian-based immigration programs and to active military personnel. 

  • USCIS has discretion in offering the inadmissible alien the opportunity to post a public charge bond.  The minimum bond amount is set at $8,100.

USCIS's Fees Increase


USCIS is proposing an approximately 18% overall fee hike by asserting a need for more staffing to properly process its workload. 

H-1B Registration Tool 

USCIS is implementing an electronic registration requirement for employers seeking to file H-1B cap-subject petitions. Employers will have to register, pay a $10 fee for each registration and complete basic information about their company and the sponsored employee.


The initial registration period will be open from March 1 through March 20, 2020. 

USCIS will then run a random selection process. Only those with selected registrations will be able to file the H-1B petitions. 


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