About Us

Ellaine A. Carr, Esq. is the founding attorney of Ellaine Carr & Associates, PLLC.  Ellaine Carr has dedicated her law practice to immigration law.  She has extensive experience in business and employment immigration applications, investor visas, family petitions, waiver, removal defense and SIJS.  She has successfully represented hundreds of immigration law clients all over the United States.

Ellaine Carr is admitted to practice law in New York since 2008.  She is a member in good standing of the New York City Bar and the American Immigration Lawyers Association.  She is also a lifetime member of the Integrated Bar Association (IBP) of the Philippines. Her practice of law in New York includes employment and labor, business, entertainment law and contracts.  Outside of New York, Ellaine Carr’s practice is limited to US immigration law.

Areas of Practices

The professional team at Ellaine Carr & Associates is dedicated to the practice of U.S. Immigration Law


Through a combination of experience and innovative strategy, Ellaine Carr and Associates provides U.S. employers with high quality foreign workers. There are a number of employment visas Filipino and other foreign nationals might qualify for, many of which have the additional benefit of allowing you to bring your spouse and children with you to the United States.


The United States offers a number of visas for those wishing to study at an accredited American University or Secondary School. Opportunities exist for study at academic schools (F-1 visa), study at vocational schools (M-1 visa), and shorter periods of study as an exchange student (J-1 visa). Spouses and children of F-1, M-1, and J-1 visa holders may also accompany the student to the United States.


Intercountry adoption, also known as “international adoption,” is the legal process that allows U.S. citizens to become the legal parents of foreign-born children, acquiring all parental rights and responsibilities. The process will also allow the child to immigrate to the United States to join your family and become a U.S. citizen.


The United States is home to many foreign nationals seeking safety from difficult circumstances within their homeland, such as natural disasters, war, or persecution. The team at Ellaine Carr and Associates believes everyone is entitled to a safe place to live, work, and raise a family. We are committed to helping you achieve this right.


The legal team at Ellaine Carr and Associates is here to help reunite you with your loved ones. Operating directly within the Philippines we are able to stay up to date on all the latest changes to U.S. immigration laws and their impact on Philippine and neighboring countries’ citizens.


Some of the most successful businesses in the history of the American economy were, and continue to be, founded by innovative immigrants from all around the world. The team at Ellaine Carr and Associates supports this entrepreneurial spirit and we encourage you to contact our team to determine what entrepreneur visa option might be best for your unique circumstances.