Three Easy Steps to Get the Help you Need

Step 1: Schedule Your Consultation

The first step toward getting help with your immigration matter is to schedule a consultation with Attorney David Santee.  Mr. Santee will review your entire situation and meet with you in person to go over all of your options and advise you on the best course of action.  When you are ready, please click on the button below to schedule your appointment.

Step 2: Complete Our Immigration Consultation Form

After you have scheduled your consultation, we ask that you complete our immigration consultation form and submit it to us at least 48 hours before your scheduled consultation. The information that you provide, along with any materials you submit (Step 3), will help us to begin evaluating your case even before you arrive in our office so that we are prepared to help you and can make the most of our time.  There are buttons on the last page of the form to make it easy for you to submit your completed form, save a copy to your computer, and print a copy for your records.

If you are ready to begin, please click on the button below to get started.

Step 3: Upload Your Documents

After you have completed the immigration consultation form, please upload all documents that you believe are relevant to your immigration case. Below is a list of common documents. Please note that some of these may not be relevant to your situation.

  • Your Birth Certificate
  • Your Spouse’s Birth Certificate
  • Your Children’s Birth Certificates (if born in the U.S.)
  • Passport, including visa pages, if relevant
  • Employment Authorization Document (commonly referred to as an “EAD card” or “work permit”)
  • All immigration applications filed by you or on your behalf
  • All notices received from USCIS
  • Notice to Appear for Removal Proceedings
  • Order of Removal

You may upload electronic copies of these documents by clicking on the button below. There are free apps for most smartphones that you can use to create PDF versions of your documents if you do not already have them. As a last resort, you can take pictures of the most relevant documents with your phone and send them by text message to (215) 717-8000.

Consultation Frequently Asked Questions

Do you charge a consultation fee?

Yes. Our standard fee for a consultation is $250, which is credited toward any legal fees should you decide to move forward. We charge a consultation fee as compensation for the time we spend reviewing your case and meeting with you so that we can provide an objective assessment of your options and sound advice on how to proceed. We may conclude that it is best for you to do nothing or at least take no action for the time being. If so, we will tell you that. We will never try to sell you on our services if our services are not needed.

Please note that, in rare cases that require an unusual amount of preparation, the consultation fee may be higher.

What forms of payment do you accept?

We accept cash, personal checks, and all major credit cards.

What if I live far away and cannot make it to your office for an in-person meeting?

Although we would prefer to meet with you in person, we understand that it is not always possible to do so. We can also do a video consultation using Skype or a telephone consultation. Please let us know if you prefer this alternative.

Can I trust you with my information?

Yes! All communications related to your consultation are covered by the attorney-client privilege as long as the communications are between you and us only. “You” includes anyone who is a client and “us” includes Attorney Santee and members of his staff. To make sure that your communications are privileged, you should not include anyone else (family members, friends, etc.) on emails or other communications without checking with us first. Privileged communications include anything you write in an email, anything you say over the phone, and anything you tell us in person.

In addition to the attorney-client privilege, I also have a professional duty as your attorney to maintain the confidentiality of all information related to your case. That means that I cannot disclose any information about your case, even if I obtain it from someone else, without your permission.

About Our Firm

The Law Offices of David S. Santee is a Philadelphia-based law firm that represents individuals and businesses in a variety of immigration matters, including family-based applications for permanent residency and naturalization, employment-based immigrant and non-immigrant petitions, asylum petitions, and removal defense. We have  extensive experience with the EB-5 Immigrant Investor Program, having worked on more than 175 projects seeking EB-5 financing. Our firm’s founder, David S. Santee, Esquire, has nearly two decades of experience practicing law. A seasoned courtroom advocate, Mr. Santee is the former Director of Trial Advocacy Programs at Villanova University School of Law, where he continues to teach a course in Trial Advocacy as an Adjunct Professor. In addition to representing clients in immigration matters, Mr. Santee has also tried hundreds of criminal cases. He often represents individuals who are at risk of being removed from the United States due to pending or past criminal charges.

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See What Our Clients Have to Say

  • “I have had the privilege of working closely with Mr. Santee for over 5 years and have relied on his superb skills and excellent judgement to assist me in completing complex cases to successful outcomes. Our organization wouldn’t be where we are today without the strong relationship we have with Mr. Santee.”

    Thomas Martin Vice President, Baker Tilly Capital
  • “Mr. Santee represented me on my appeal. He got my conspiracy charge reduced and my sentence cut in half so that I ended up with time-served. He saved me four years of parole!”

    K.T. Lawncrest
  • "I thought I was going to die in prison. However, today I can see the light at the end of the tunnel because of the dedication and hard work of Attorney at Law David Santee. Anyone who is seeking true representation from an attorney who is not going to take your money and sell you out should consider David Santee because he will ensure your rights are protected."

    Luis Gonzalez Former Juvenile Lifer

More About Our Immigration Practice


Family Petitions

We represent individuals who are seeking to immigrate to the United States through a family member who is a United States Citizen or Lawful Permanent Resident. This includes spouses, finances, children, siblings, and other family members.


Employment Petitions

We represent individuals who are seeking to travel or immigrate to the United States based on their employment status. This includes priority workers, skilled workers, professionals with advanced degrees, and foreign investors.


Removal Defense

We represent individuals in removal proceedings in Immigration Court. If you or a loved one has been served with a Notice to Appear in Immigration Court, contact us now to find out what defenses are available.

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Serving all of Pennsylvania

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