Client Testimonials

Marriage-Based Immigrant Visa Applicant, Moving to United States, Fall 2020 (United Kingdom)

“Melissa provided us with excellent service. We reached out to her at short notice before the visa interview to get advice on the I-864 form [Affidavit of Support] as part of my visa application. Before the meeting we uploaded our application and supporting evidence which Melissa promptly reviewed and provided comments on before our meeting. She was extremely thorough during the consultation. Allowing us to ask all the questions we had and also thought of additional elements of our application that could be made stronger.  

I would thoroughly recommend her to anyone thinking of using her services. My visa was approved, there was no issues with the documentation she reviewed, and I felt very confident and prepared at the interview.  August 2020.

Mother of a British Student, Returning to US University for Fall Semester 2020 (United Kingdom)

“Dear Melissa, A huge thank you for the amazing support and help that you have given [our son, an F1 international student] to get him back to the US. For this we will be eternally grateful.” Early July 2020.

Greater London Solicitor, Renunciation of US Citizenship (United Kingdom)

"I am truly grateful to you for your help and assistance, going through the process with you in a video conference really helped me to understand what was going to be expected by the US Embassy.  Your assistance with the wording of the replies to the questions in the Application form was invaluable and gave me a clear understand as to what needed to be said and how.  I am certain that without your assistance I would not have been able to get through this." October 2019.

British sales and product development professional, Working for a Scandanavian Tech company (Norway/Denmark/Sweden)

 “I successfully made it through [the US border] yesterday, but not without a fairly intensive secondary screening interview. Thank you for advising me on what is possible for a business visit using the visa waiver program.   Your explanations gave me the confidence to express myself clearly to the border officials.  …

Thanks again for your help; it definitely made a difference!” April 2019.

London financial controller/ finance manager, Renewed visits to California after Visitor Visa Issuance Delay (United Kingdom)

“Melissa Chavin has a place in the history of our family. I had been visiting my relatives in California for many years without a visa. I am a UK citizen and could visit without one.  Under new rules for certain dual UK citizens, I needed to apply for a visa.

I applied at the US Embassy in London, but the application remained undecided for a year and a half! Not being able to visit the United States created tremendous anxiety.  Attorney Chavin listened closely to my concerns and took on my case. While working to help me, she left no stone unturned and no path untried. My visitor visa was issued! I’ve restarted visits to my family, and our lives are moving forward as before.” December 2018.

London professional, Moving to San Francisco (United Kingdom)

“Melissa assisted me with getting a spousal visa and did a fantastic job. She was very thorough reviewing my documents and gave great advice. She also suggested a few extra documents to bring to the interview at the embassy which were not included on their Required Documents list, which were in fact asked for! Would not have the visa without her assistance.

Highly recommended.” July 2017.

Military Spouse, US Army (Germany)

“Ms. Chavin greatly helped me get through a tough situation regarding my immigration status. She made everything simple and explained the necessary steps I had to take in order to obtain my visa. She assisted in every step and answered every question I had, no matter how small. She was amazing and I recommend her for whatever immigration needs people might have.” October 2015

Owner, Web Design Company (Texas)

“I was getting married and needed help with my semi-complex Canada – US immigration process. Melissa was exceptionally helpful, knowledgeable and friendly throughout the entire process. She prepared a veritably bullet-proof claim for my wife and I which resulted in what was likely one of the smoothest final interviews in the history of US immigration. We were very pleased. I truly doubt we could have had this happen without Melissa’s detailed preparation of our application. I highly recommend her firm’s services for anyone seeking peace of mind during their immigration. Great Results, Good Value, High Integrity” February 2011.

Tech Business CEO (New Jersey)

“Great service at reasonable cost: [That says] it all. I strongly recommend [Melissa Chavin] to any business that has immigration issues. She did two assignments: in one my company needed to find a way to legally bring a person to work for us, and the second was to get a visa for a person already in the country. Both times we were successful.” Spring, 2009.

Employee of Fortune 500 High Tech Company (California)

“Melissa is very professional, deeply knowledgeable in expertise, and very empathetic. Her service is excellent at an affordable and reasonable price. Personable, expert, good value.” May 2009.

Private Equity Fund Manager (Illinois)

“Great immigration advice. Recommend Melissa! Knowledgeable and trustworthy, she will make time to listen to you and will come up with great solutions tailored to your particular situation. Would definitely use her again. [She] kept me informed.” Fall, 2008.

Researcher, Pharmaceutical Fortune 500 Company (Illinois)

“Melissa is an extremely knowledgeable and helpful attorney, and most importantly, a great communicator…which is very important for an attorney. I have consulted her regarding a difficult immigration issue and she very clearly outlined possible solutions, which was very helpful. Her Russian is impeccable, which really helps, as slight subtleties in translation can change the background in an immigration case. She has an extremely pleasant and friendly personality…I have never met a lawyer so friendly and helpful before – I would highly recommend Melissa if you have an immigration question or a problem.” July 2008.


Business Brokerage

Melissa Chavin, Business & Investment Immigration Attorney, is recommended by the professional business brokers at Sunbelt Investment Brokers, specializing in the sale of privately held businesses of all sizes.

Real Estate Brokerage

She is also recommended by Norman Fineman at United Realty Group who works with UK residents to buy and finance homes and businesses in South Florida.