Top Lloyd Immigration Lawyers - Florida

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...

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...

  • 2888 Mahan Drive,Suite #8 Tallahassee FL 32308 30.460854 -84.2294

    Gisela Rodriguez areas of practice are Immigration Law, Family Law, and minor Criminal Law cases such as driving without license and DUIs. She is a Puerto Rico native who received her undergraduate degree from University of Florida and her Law Degree from Oklahoma City University. Gisela Rodriguez has been practicing for nearly 10 years. She is dedicated to each of her clients and works really...

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    4623 Park Street Jacksonville FL 32205 30.292358 -81.724724

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  • 4830 Atlantic Blvd. Jacksonville FL 32207 30.309143 -81.61351

    Rebecca Black Immigration, PA, has two office locations in Jacksonville, including our office located at 4830 Atlantic Blvd., Jacksonville, Florida. Serving clients throughout the Jacksonville metro region, Duval County and the surrounding areas, our law firm offers a complete range of immigration law services for individuals and families looking to enter the United States to work, live or attend...

  • 9425 Craven Road,Suite 5 Jacksonville FL 32257 30.207264 -81.5999

    Welcome to the Immigration Law Firm of Lena Korial-Yonan, U.S. Immigration lawyer located in Jacksonville Fl. For almost 10 years, we have been providing only immigration law services in Jacksonville Fl, throughout Florida and the remaining states in the U.S. To get to know us better, please read about Our Team and Meet the Attorneys. We have a well-trained and experienced staff waiting to help...

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    3505 Southside Blvd.,Unit 5 Jacksonville FL 32216 30.282795 -81.55849

    With a history that dates back to 1996, the Latorre Law Firm has become one of the premier legal practices in the Southeast. Our law office in Jacksonville, Florida, is one of 11 we have in the region, and we have achieved this level of success by providing the personalized, quality and affordable legal counsel our clients deserve for their serious and pressing legal challenges involving:...

  • 10752 Deerwood Park,Boulevard South, Suite 100 Jacksonville FL 32256 30.22054 -81.55372

    Florida Attorneys With an International Reputation Miami-based Kurzban, Kurzban, Weinger & Tetzeli, P.A. is a top Florida law firm with an international reputation for aggressive advocacy and exceptional civil litigation successes. Our high-profile practice includes legal advice and representation for issues related to Immigration Law , Personal Injury, Business Law, and Commercial Litigation....

  • The Beach Blvd. Flea Market Jacksonville FL 32246 30.28743 -81.53182

    Rebecca Black Immigration, PA, has two office locations in Jacksonville, including our office located at 4830 Atlantic Blvd., Jacksonville, Florida. Serving clients throughout the Jacksonville metro region, Duval County and the surrounding areas, our law firm offers a complete range of immigration law services for individuals and families looking to enter the United States to work, live or attend...

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.