Top Sanford Immigration Lawyers - Florida

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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....

  • 10752 Deerwood Park Boulevard South,Suite 100 Jacksonville FL 32256 30.247059 -81.53093

    Florida Attorneys With an International Reputation Miami-based Kurzban, Kurzban, Tetzeli & Pratt, 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...

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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...

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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:...

  • 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...

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

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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...

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    4623 Park Street Jacksonville FL 32205 30.292358 -81.724724

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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,...

  • 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...

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

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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.