Top Melbourne Beach 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...

  • 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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    3812 Gunn Highway Tampa FL 33618 28.037096 -82.5077

    At the Blick Law Firm, "helping the hurting" comes before everything else. The team handles a full range of personal injury matters for their clients in Tampa and St. Petersburg, Florida, as well as throughout the Clearwater metropolitan area. Each member of the team has gained well-deserved trust, accountability and reliability through their compassionate handling of personal injury...

  • 5406 Hoover Blvd.,Ste. 11 Tampa FL 33634 27.997957 -82.5348

    Representing clients with compassion and professionalism. We handle cases worldwide for greencards, naturalization, asylum, removal, deportation, family based petitions, fiancé visas, VAWA visas and more. We also help clients in estate planning; probate administration; trust administration; probate litigation; and guardianships in the state of Florida. At the Law Office of Cynthia I....

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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,...

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

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  • 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...

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    1301 St. Johns Ave. Palatka FL 32177 29.648094 -81.6427

    Resolving Your Legal Issues Through Personal Attention At Douglas Law Firm, in Palatka, Florida, we are committed to finding a resolution to your problem. We understand the impact your case will have on your life, and we strive to accomplish your goals through personalized service and one-on-one attention throughout your case. Our law firm has experience handling a variety of legal matters...

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    7623 Little Road ,Suite 200B New Port Richey FL 34654 28.267988 -82.67478

    Honesty is the best policy. Always. At the Law Firm of Ayo & Iken PLC, in New Port Richey, Florida, we live by this policy. Our attorneys provide honest representation to clients throughout the West Metro of Tampa, and throughout Florida, in legal matters, including divorce and family law, criminal defense, bankruptcy, immigration and small claims. Whether your goal is to emerge from a divorce...

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    2451 McMullen Booth Rd.,#239 Clearwater FL 33759 28.010345 -82.709755

    Representing clients with compassion and professionalism. We handle cases worldwide for greencards, naturalization, asylum, removal, deportation, family based petitions, fiancé visas, VAWA visas and more. We also help clients in estate planning; probate administration; trust administration; probate litigation; and guardianships in the state of Florida. At the Law Office of Cynthia I....

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    3000 West Gulf to Bay Blvd.,Wilder Building Clearwater FL 33760 27.961237 -82.71238

    Honesty is important in any relationship. At the Law Firm of Ayo & Iken PLC, in Clearwater, Florida, we put honesty with our clients first. Whether your legal concern involves divorce, a criminal arrest, overwhelming debt, immigration concerns, or a dispute over money or property, you can be assured of receiving clear and honest advice from our attorneys. Unlike some law firms that emphasize...

  • 31640 U.S. Highway 19 North,Suite 4 Palm Harbor FL 34684 28.059923 -82.74084

    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...

  • 555 S Hercules Ave.,Suite 402 Clearwater FL 33764 27.959335 -82.753944

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    2801 N 3rd St St. Augustine FL 32084 29.916533 -81.35048

    Attorneys Daniel A. Mowrey, Terry J. Shoemaker and Brandon D. Beardsley are the partners behind our St. Augustine law firm, Mowrey Shoemaker Beardsley. They, along with our associate attorney, Joshua R. Saxon, offer both individuals and business owners in North Florida assistance with a wide variety of legal matters, including those related to the following: Criminal defense Family law and divorce...

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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...

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    450 N. Park Rd.,Suite 300 Hollywood FL 33021 26.0139 -80.176025

    Normal 0 false false false EN-US X-NONE X-NONE Broward County's Premiere Immigration Law Practice Located in Hollywood, Florida, the law firm of Garcia, Miranda & Gonzalez-Rua, P.A., offers a comprehensive range of immigration law services to help our clients with their most important and pressing immigration matters. Serving all of Broward and Miami-Dade counties as well as the rest of South...

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    3440 Hollywood Boulevard,Suite 415 Hollywood FL 33021 26.010197 -80.17726

    If you live in South Florida and have dreams of living and working legally in the U.S., you can turn to the legal professionals at the law office of Robert M. Bell, P.A., in Hollywood, Florida, for the quality, effective advocacy you deserve. Representing the rights and entitlements of foreign nationals throughout Broward County and around the world, the attorneys at our law firm have achieved...

  • 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...

  • 2131 Hollywood Boulevard,Suite 205 Hollywood FL 33020 26.011505 -80.15222

    The Law Offices of George Giosmas helps provide legal access to United States of America: Visas, Green Cards and Citizenship to people from countries around the world. Immigration issues can be quite complex and difficult to understand. Our goal is to make it possible to achieve your visa, residency and/or citizenship goals with a minimum of difficulty. Our staff is experienced in all phases of...

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

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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.