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Gudeon & McFadden Our firm has now closed and our lawyer, Susan McFadden, has retired. For assistance in making a visa application at the US Embassy in London we suggest our former paralegal, Alison Humphries, who can be reached through her cconsultancy, If you are looking for legal advice we suggest the geographically-searchable directory of our professional organization, the American Immigration Lawyers Association, at

We are an American law firm practising exclusively US immigration and citizenship law. We continue the work begun in 1978 when one of our two founders, Edward Gudeon, established London's first law office dealing solely with US visas, US citizenship, and maintenance of US lawful permanent resident ('green card') status. Our business clients now include major businesses in the sectors of energy, technology, finance, consultancy, media and entertainment.

We also represent small- and medium-sized enterprises on a full range of temporary and permanent visa issues.

read more › SUSAN WILLIS McFADDEN graduated from Stanford Law School and was admitted to the Arizona State Bar in 1981. She earned a BA, magna cum laude, from Pomona College, with honours in the fields of French and German. In 2017 she earned an MA in Turkish Studies, with distinction, from the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS) of the University of London. Mrs McFadden has practised US immigration and nationality law since 1993, representing corporate and individual clients on a broad range of temporary and permanent visa issues, and continued her practice in the field after moving to London in 1998.

read more › In so doing DHS pointed out that the reason for the most recent designation, in 2001, of Salvadorans as eligible for TPS-an earthquake-no longer justified maintaining immigration benefits for those persons. This overlooks the fact that the original reason for special treatment for citizens of El Salvador, the political violence in the country, has continued and intensified since Salvadorans were first granted TPS in 1990. TPS was established in the Immigration Act of 1990, which created a program allowing the Attorney General to designate nationals of certain countries suffering political or environmental difficulties to remain in the US for intervals of 18 months.

read more › Immigrant (permanent) visas are available to qualified individuals who wish to live permanently or indefinitely in the US. In most, but not all, cases, in order to be eligible to apply for an immigrant visa, a foreign citizen must be sponsored by either a US citizen relative (spouse, father, mother, brother, sister or child over the age of 21), a US lawful permanent resident spouse or parent, or by a prospective employer. All immigrant categories, except for 'immediate relatives' and 'special immigrants, ' are numerically limited and annual per-country quotas are prescribed by law.

read more › We are located at 26/28 Great Portland Street, on the corner with Margaret Street, in central London. The nearest London Underground stop is Oxford Circus station, on the Victoria, Central and Bakerloo lines. Other nearby stations are Bond Street (Central and Jubilee lines), Tottenham Court Road (Central and Northern lines) and Great Portland Street (Circle, Hammersmith & City and Metropolitan lines).

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