Top North Miami Beach Immigration Lawyers - Florida

Cuevas, Garcia & Torres, P.A. is a full service law firm located in Miami, Florida, the international gateway to Latin America. Founded in 1995, our areas of law practice include immigration and Naturalization Law, Real Estate Law (Loan modifications, short-sales, and closings), Condominium Association Law, Homeowner Association Law, Business and Corporate Transactions and Litigation, and...

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...

  • 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...

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

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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...

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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...

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

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  • 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...

  • 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...

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

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

  • 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,...

  • 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...

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.