Top Alva Immigration Lawyers - Florida

At the Law Offices of Jonathan A. Bartell in Cleveland, Ohio, our attorneys represent clients nationwide in all immigration law matters. Do you want to come to the U.S. on a family visa or another type of visa, or do you need help bringing someone to the U.S.? Are you a current permanent resident interested in establishing citizenship? No matter how challenging your immigration law matter may...

Since its inception, the U.S. has been a nation of immigrants. It has been built by the hard work, dedication, and inspiration of generations of immigrants from all over the world. Ware Immigration is proud to serve those who wish to contribute their talents and creativity to this country's richness. Founded in 1982 by David Ware, Ware Immigration is now the preeminent immigration law firm in the...

  • 12601 New Brittany Boulevard Fort Myers FL 33907 26.559336 -81.88084

    Schutt Law Firm PA provides legal assistance to clients across southwest Florida, including Fort Myers, Cape Coral, Naples, Tampa and Sanibel. The law firm is centrally located in Fort Meyers and handles immigration along with real estate and business law matters.  United States immigration laws are complicated and one mistake can limit your options for staying in Florida. Lawyer Darrin...

  • 8950 Fontana del Sol Way,Suite 100 Naples FL 34109 26.244038 -81.77479

    A full service law firm serving all of Florida....

  • 10 SE Central Pkwy.,Ste. 450 Stuart FL 34994 27.17842 -80.25236

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  • 1922 SE Port St. Lucie Blvd. Port St. Lucie FL 34952 27.270748 -80.29292

    Apfelbaum Law in Port St. Lucie and Stuart, Florida, offers a wide range of legal services to individuals and businesses throughout Martin and St. Lucie counties and all along the Treasure Coast. For years, Apfelbuam Law has successfully represented a diverse base of clients in the following practice areas: Family law Divorce Immigration law Business law, including disputes, transactions and...

  • 850 NW Federal Hwy.,Suite 443 Stuart FL 34994 27.215492 -80.26214

    Apfelbaum Law in Port St. Lucie and Stuart, Florida, offers a wide range of legal services to individuals and businesses throughout Martin and St. Lucie counties and all along the Treasure Coast. For years, Apfelbuam Law has successfully represented a diverse base of clients in the following practice areas: Family law Divorce Immigration law Business law, including disputes, transactions and...

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    2101 Vista Parkway West Palm Beach FL 33411 26.714745 -80.151115

    If you live in West Palm Beach or any of the surrounding communities, and you have a serious and complex legal matter that threatens your livelihood, your family or your company, you can turn to the legal professionals at the Law Offices of James Jean-Francois, P.A., for unmatched advocacy and support. The law firm's West Palm Beach office is one of three they have in the region, and each offers...

  • 6400 Melaleuca Lane,Suite 101 Lake Worth FL 33463 26.592636 -80.14617

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  • 8177 Glades Road #218 Boca Raton FL 33434 26.369104 -80.1727

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  • 1903 S. 25th Street,Suite 200 Fort Pierce FL 34947 27.429276 -80.35028

    In 1980, eight attorneys established the business law firm of Dean, Mead, Egerton, Bloodworth, Capouano & Bozarth, P.A. in Orlando. The founders were Stephen T. Dean, Robert W. Mead, Jr., Charles H. Egerton, Darryl M. Bloodworth, Albert D. Capouano, Stephen J. Bozarth, Lauren Y. Detzel and Lynn J. Hinson. The majority of the founding partners including Mr. Mead, Mr. Egerton, Mr. Bloodworth,...

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    1102 South Florida Avenue Lakeland FL 33803 28.028395 -81.9568

    Good lawyers should never withhold information from their clients. At the Law Firm of Ayo & Iken PLC, in Lakeland, Florida, we share our experience and knowledge with clients throughout the West Metro of Tampa and throughout the state. We do this to empower them with knowledge of the law, so they can make informed decisions about legal matters, including divorce, bankruptcy, criminal defense,...

  • 1451 West Cypress Creek Road,Suite 300 Fort Lauderdale FL 33309 26.20377 -80.16309

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    1451 W. Cypress Creek Rd.,Ste. 300 Fort Lauderdale FL 33309 26.203772 -80.163086

    Serving all of Broward County and the surrounding areas from their office in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, the legal professionals at the Law Offices of James Jean-Francois, P.A., are fully prepared to help you through the difficult and complex legal challenges affecting your livelihood, your family, your business and your future. Devoted to protecting the rights and best interests of all they serve,...

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    901 N. Olive Ave. West Palm Beach FL 33401 26.72089 -80.05205

    Skilled Criminal Defense Attorney Available Around The Clock With decades of experience, the team at Gonzalez & Associates PLLC defends clients in West Palm Beach and Palm Beach County, Florida, against criminal charges. The founder of the law office, Orlando Gonzalez, has extensive experience on the other side of the case. As a former police officer, vice agent and detective, he knows how the...

  • 500 West Cypress Creek Road,Suite 470 Fort Lauderdale FL 33309 26.202093 -80.15169

    Shane, Shane & Brauwerman  represent clients in all immigration and nationality law matters, including family-based immigration, employment-based immigration deportation, bond and asylum, as well as citizenship proceedings. The firm has extensive experience in all matters rising under the immigration and nationality laws. The following is a list of types of visas. The firm's lawyers are...

  • 301 Yamato Rd. Boca Raton FL 33431 26.395674 -80.07933

    At the Law Office of Karina Arzumanova, we are passionate about immigration law and representing the rights of immigrants. We understand the complexity of the immigration law system and how daunting it can be to navigate. We provide access to an experienced attorney who understands the law and guides clients successfully through the immigration process. We cover immigration law issues such as...

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    703 West Bay Street Tampa FL 33606 27.938269 -82.467545

    Knowledge is power. At the Law Firm of Ayo & Iken PLC, in Tampa, Florida, we share our knowledge to empower our clients. Your legal concern may involve divorce, a criminal arrest, overwhelming debt, immigration concerns, or a dispute over money or property. In all cases, we will work to improve your situation. Although many attorneys use their legal knowledge to erect a wall between themselves...

  • Tampa Office Available By Appointment Only Tampa FL 33606 27.939129 -82.47664

    At Verras Law PA, we represent clients throughout the Tampa Bay area in estate planning, probate, trust and elder law matters. When seeking a law firm for these very personal legal matters, it is important to work with a lawyer who will take the time to understand your individual circumstances and will provide you with professional legal solutions.  We primarily represent clients in legal...

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    201 South Westland Avenue Tampa FL 33606 27.943178 -82.482254

    As Trial Lawyers, we have the experience, resources and drive to take your Personal Injury case all the way to a jury trial. In order to maximize the value of your case, we understand the threat we pose to insurance companies and defense attorneys for our ability to take a case to trial.  The firm files lawsuits against individuals or corporations who have been negligent throughout the State...

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    6100 Hollywood Blvd.,Suite 211 Hollywood FL 33024 26.009277 -80.21008

    Located in Hollywood, Florida, the Law Offices of James Jean-Francois, P.A., offers exceptional representation in a variety of practice areas in order to protect the rights and interests of individuals, families and business owners facing serious and complex legal challenges. Serving clients throughout Broward, Palm Beach and Miami-Dade counties, the law firm has two additional office locations in...

  • 3900 Hollywood Blvd.,Suite 302 Hollywood FL 33021 26.009014 -80.18406

    Making the decision to divorce is not an easy one. Guiding people through some of the most trying times of their lives, we provide focused legal services at Parchment Law, P.A., in Hollywood, Florida. Our law office serves clients throughout Broward County, helping them achieve efficient and effective solutions to their legal issues so they and their children can focus on writing the next chapters...

What are the requirements for U.S. citizenship?

In order to naturalize as a citizen of the United States, the initial requirement for all applicants is to be a Permanent Resident (i.e. have a Green Card). Depending on your situation, you’ll need to have been a permanent resident for at least three to five years prior to applying for citizenship. In addition, you must be at least 18 years old when you file your naturalization application; be able to speak, read and write basic English; and be a person of good moral character. For many of the requirements, certain exceptions apply and it’s useful to consult with an attorney near you to see whether you qualify for requirement exemptions.

How to get a Green Card?

There are a variety of methods for obtaining a Green Card, including through marriage or employment. A Green Card permits an individual the right to permanent residency in the United States. Although marriage to a U.S. citizen is a common means of obtaining a Green Card, there are various other methods such as a family member petitioning on your behalf, seeking asylum or residency as a refugee, an employer bringing you to this country for work, etc. An attorney can help determine whether you meet eligibility criteria and guide you through the arcane application procedures of immigration law.

How long does I-140 processing take?

In the United States, there are two USCIS service centers which process the I-140 immigration form. The time it takes to process will vary slightly depending on the service center. However, in general, the form takes an average of six months to process. Premium processing is a service offered by USCIS which guarantees processing of your I-140 within two weeks. This service requires an additional fee of over $1200. If USCIS is unable to process your form within 2 weeks, it will refund your money and continue with expedited processing. An immigration attorney will be able to provide you with much more specific information and can advise you on the best course of action with regards to filing your I-140.

What is the H1B to Green Card process?

During the Green Card application process, which can be lengthy, it is critical that you maintain lawful immigration status. Under certain circumstances, you can request an extension of your H-1B status in one-year increments while your Green Card application is being processed. H-1B extension processing time usually averages around 2-3 months although USCIS doesn’t offer any time guarantees. Working with an attorney to ensure timely and proper filing while remaining in legal immigration compliance is crucial to a successful adjustment of your status.

How do I choose a lawyer?

Consider the following:
Comfort Level - Are you comfortable telling the lawyer personal information?  Does the lawyer seem interested in solving your problem?
Credentials - How long has the lawyer been in practice?  Has the lawyer worked on other cases similar to yours?
Cost - How are the lawyer's fees structured - hourly or flat fee?  Can the lawyer estimate the cost of your case?
City - Is the lawyer's office conveniently located near you?

Not sure what questions to ask a lawyer?

Here are a few to get you started:

  • How long have you been in practice?
  • How many cases like mine have you handled?
  • How often do you settle cases out of court?
  • What are your fees and costs?
  • What are the next steps?

Want to check lawyer discipline?

It is always a good idea to research your lawyer prior to hiring. Every state has a disciplinary organization that monitors attorneys, their licenses, and consumer complaints. By researching lawyer discipline you can:

  • Ensure the attorney is currently licensed to practice in your state
  • Gain an understanding of his or her historical disciplinary record, if any.
  • Determine the seriousness of complaints/issues which could range from late bar fees to more serious issues requiring disciplinary action.