Client Testimonials

“Thank you to your team for the great follow through….it truly has been a pleasure working you!“

I have indeed received my EAD card and I can fax it to you. I also wanted to let you and your office know that over the weekend I received my Permanent Residence card in the mail. This completes a long awaited step in the process. I would like to thank your office for your professionalism and never getting impatient with me and my endless questions.

I just wanted to pass along my appreciation for the incredibly strong work Melissa does. I find her work to be superb; she has such fine attention to detail – something I assume is treasured in a profession like yours. She is a pleasure to work with, always professional and somewhat unflappable – at least from our perspective. Her emotional intelligence is quite high; she seems to me to be a very important asset to your firm. Thank you for having her work on our cases.

I would like to say big THANK YOU for both of you, for handling my application, for being very very patient with my questions (even with he repeated one), and always explained me everything.

I happy to tell you that today (my family) got the Notice of Decision from the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration about our permanent residency in the US. I would like to thank you all for the thorough and dedicated work you have done for us.

I am very pleased to inform you that our green cards arrived by mail yesterday. I am very grateful to you folks, for all your efforts and attention to detail throughout the process. Although it was a long process, I am pleased that there were no delays/slipups on our side and it was just a question of time before the process got completed.

In addition I’d like to say that you and your company is the best among those I was ever dealing with – responsible, trustworthy, dependable and personally nice. Your guys are really understand situation and feelings of emigrants in this country, and provide highly professional service for us. Thank you.

It has been a long and tough journey, thank you both very much for helping us getting through it. I am deeply impressed by your professionalism and meticulousness in preparation. We are blessed to have you help our cases. I am saying this from the bottom of my heart because I had bad experience with our previous attorney in the west coast before. I told everybody that you are so much better, there is no comparison.

Thank you for your meticulous work and for being so efficient… It is much appreciated.

I just got some emails notifying me that I-485 applications for me and my wife got approved and the card production was ordered. I want to thank you very much for the help during the whole process. Only because of your excellent work, we got green cards so quickly. I and my wife really appreciate all of the hard work you have done for us.

I am pleased to inform you that yesterday, I received the Permanent Resident Card in the mail! It came a lot sooner than I thought! In the end, it only took 6 months, which I thought is exceptional. I feel very relieved now. It has been great pleasure working with you and I would like to thank you and your legal team for ensuring success of my green card application. With many thanks…

I worked with Ellen on my J1 case, where DOS found me a subject to 2-year home residency restriction based on US government funding for my Ph.D. Four out of five 5-star rated J-1 attorneys I consulted with before told me that this case is extremely hard to resolve because of the government funding, and suggested me going straight to waiver (which is not likely to get in this case either), or to fulfill the requirement and go to my home country for two years. Ellen did the miracle! I can’t even describe how much we are thankful to her professionalism and experience based intuition. She wrote a detailed letter to the DOS, where she explained why they made a wrong initial decision regarding my 212e, and helped me get all the supporting evidences from my school and associated government agency. I should say that it is very rare case when DOS change their decision, and Ellen made them do it. Thank you so much Ellen! I highly recommend you as a 5-star professional to anybody who have J-1 related issues.
 

“I just want to thank you and the firm for the excellent immigration services in the past 8 years.  All the filings were professionally done.  I always got quick response to my questions.  It has been a long journey but I finally make it.  I am already planning my next vacation.”

I contacted Richard Costa to help me with a visa emergency. He was highly recommended to me by the International Office at my work place for being very experienced and for presenting creative solutions to unique cases. He agreed to see me right away, which was great since I was literally running against time. He presented very good alternatives to solve the problem and started to work on them right away. Richard and his team were very responsive throughout the process, even though it was during a major national holiday. He responded to emails within a couple hours and was always available. He is pleasant, trustworthy and very knowledgeable. He managed to solve the issue in record time. I’d highly recommend him to family and friends in need of help with immigration issues.

Thank you and all your staff, for doing it right and without any problem. I and my family appreciate your outstanding professionalism and quick responses. Thank you again…

I worked with Ellen on my J1 case, where DOS found me a subject to 2-year home residency restriction based on US government funding for my Ph.D. Four out of five 5-star rated J-1 attorneys I consulted with before told me that this case is extremely hard to resolve because of the government funding, and suggested me going straight to waiver (which is not likely to get in this case either), or to fulfill the requirement and go to my home country for two years. Ellen did the miracle! I can’t even describe how much we are thankful to her professionalism and experience based intuition. She wrote a detailed letter to the DOS, where she explained why they made a wrong initial decision regarding my 212e, and helped me get all the supporting evidences from my school and associated government agency. I should say that it is very rare case when DOS change their decision, and Ellen made them do it. Thank you so much Ellen! I highly recommend you as a 5-star professional to anybody who have J-1 related issues.
 

Thank you all for being so great to work with – really outstanding. Would be a pleasure to recommend your group.

I want to thank you and all others at your office for all the help and support and for being there at all times to answer any and all the questions I had. I will certainly send you all the information you have mentioned, for the records.

I would like to thank everybody at Richard M. Costa’s for your help and support during the application process for all the various visas since I came to the US and even before that. All of you were very supportive and provided friendly, competent and timely advice.

I am so happy receiving the approval letter of my I129 petition from Costa & Riccio, LLP.  Thank you, Melissa, for always being there, giving me timely response and help. And my thanks to everyone from Costa & Riccio, your collective effort and outstanding work ensured this successful petition.

I would like to express my appreciation to the work Kate Schlegel has been doing. Kate has proved to be professional, proactive and is very helpful and responsive when dealing with my case.

Kate – Thank you and all the members of the law office over the last decade in helping with the process. To say the least, it was a marathon but I’d always felt comforted by you and others helping in the process as well as the support that (my employer) has provided. I am extremely happy that one chapter of an otherwise long, slow and often confusing process has come to an end.

Once again, Thanks to you Kate for all the professional, meticulous, prompt and courteous interactions.

Thank you very much for continuing supporting me to receive the green card. I was very happy working with you and your team. Especially I really appreciate Kate’s support with very quick and precise instructions to me during the green card getting process.

It’s a good feeling to know that there is someone trustworthy, competent, supportive and accommodating to handle these types of issues…. We could never have gotten [ ] and his family here without your help and I will certainly turn to you for help again should we come up with another requirement for a visa.

Let me appreciate the GREAT JOB done by Law office of Richard M Costa in getting green cards for me and my wife Chandra. I wish to place on record the excellent quality of service and support provided by your office during this long journey from October 2003. We thank you for your continued help.

Now we have completed our Green Card process through your office. I wish to take this moment to thank you and your staff and say it has been a pleasure to work with with Kate. Have no hesitation in saying we would recommend your Office/Company to anyone needing a good Immigration Lawyer.

I want to take this opportunity to personally thank you and your team for working this case through to the end with expedience and such high level of professionalism. You guys have been so terrific and flawless in executing you job. You kept us informed about process changes and where we are in the scheme of things every step of the way. As a consequence, we can’t help but to share with others in similar situation as us about the level of service you provided.

I like to thank you for your support and excellent services during the last seven years when my application for permanent residence started. I am very pleased with the actions, interventions and professional advice which eventually led to approval of my application, even though protracted. I will gladly recommend your company to any other person I know who may need your services to obtain permanent residence in the United States. Once again thank you.

On behalf of my wife and myself, I would like to thank everyone who worked on my cases. I deeply appreciate your professionalism and care. We are both very happy at the way our situation was taken care of. Thanks to wonderful job of many people, including people in my company, and some degree of luck, we can realize American dream (sorry if this sounds like political language, this is actually true).

We are truly grateful for the big help in getting this done successfully in a short period of time. Thanks again. There are couple of post-docs in my lab/neighbouring lab who are thinking about preparing their green card application and I have strongly recommended your office for their filing. Great help and service!

We have great respect for our attorneys and the legal department members at the Law offices of Richard M Costa for their promptness and ever helping attitude to their clients.

The hard copy of my visa application that you prepared was delivered to our home by FedEx two days ago. I just wanted to thank you again for all the work that you have done on this: seeing it on paper makes it even clearer how much work it involved.

I could not believe it myself! I was getting my mind ready for a long wait and then all of this happened. I should have had more confidence in the US Institutions! In hindsight, the process was so simple and extremely fast. And certainly one good reason for this is because you and your office were by my side.

Once again it was an absolute pleasure dealing with you and your staff. Speaking with other folks who are also on the Green card track, they are all experts at this point regarding the procedures involved and everything that surrounds the process. I was blissfully ignorant, which was my choice, as I had a fantastic lawyer who is a professional, which meant I got on with other stuff, and was updated as the process evolved. Again a pleasure and thank you very much.

I would like to thank everyone for their help during my permanent residency application. It has been a long process and your firm was a great help getting us through. Special thanks to Cecilia for her excellent support.

Thank you for the prompt (as usual) response.  It has been an absolute pleasure working with yourself and Laurie as well! Needless to say, few things are, or feel, “certain” for someone on the green card path; but your office’s professionalism, resourcefulness and prompt attention to developments always gave me some much-needed peace-of-mind throughout the process, which isn’t a small thing.

Laurie and everyone involved, Thank you very much for a successful effort!! Your firm really proved to be very efficient and professional. What a great experience! I will always recommend you to my friends.

It was a real pleasure working with you and all your team. From the first H1B application ~5 years back to this day it was simple and smooth process. It is easy to say, it is just business, you provide services and I consume them. But in so many cases one pays money and does not get what s/he expects, it was not the case with you. I got exactly what I expected, everyone was nice and useful.

Thank you. Once again, we are so pleased that we worked with your firm. We will highly recommend to other scholars who need the same assistance and we will also let the office know that you should be at the top of the list! I will scan and send cards later today.

I am happy to inform you that we just received the Green Card. Please accept my sincere thanks to you for your help and support during the application preparation and review.

Thanks a lot for the great and exciting news. The entire application process was so meticulously prepared that I was almost certain of a positive outcome. This was, of course, due to your hard work, dedication and professionalism.

It’s been my pleasure, Kate! I just said to my husband the other day that you have been amazingly responsive – unlike the people who handled my visa at my former employer. Thanks a lot!

“Yesterday I received the confirmation from USCIS that my I-485 is approved. Thank you and everyone in your team for helping me all through the green card process. Always promptly answering my question and providing correct legal guidance.

I will always recommend your law firm to my friends and my employers.”

Both my parents visa application was approved today. I would like to thank you all for all your hard work and efforts in making this happen. Both My sisters helped us so much as well. Once again thank you for all your help. Please convey my sincere thanks to Richard Costa as well. I have a feeling that we will need your services for other family members as well !!!!.

I sure am glad to have you on our team. Your attention to detail and understanding of these immigration laws are very much needed. It’s obviously very critical and much of this is beyond our limited understanding and application.