The process for obtaining U.S. citizenship can be long and complex. There are several deadlines to juggle, among other possible pitfalls. A single error can result in your application being denied.
Our team has years of experience with immigration law cases. A Titusville, FL, immigration lawyer can help you understand the challenges associated with the immigration application process and assist you in filing the necessary documents and paperwork.
Types of Immigration Tasks We Handle
Immigration law is a complex practice area, and we can handle many cases. If your immigration case involves any of the following things, our attorneys can help you with your case:
If you want a work visa to start a new career and even life in the United States, our Titusville immigration lawyers can help you understand the steps of getting a work visa. Some possible work visas include:
- EB-2 visas: These visas are granted to qualifying applicants who have an advanced degree or an “exceptional” ability.
- EB-4 visas: EB-4 visas are available to those applicants considered “special immigrants.” Special immigrants include members of the U.S. armed forces, some U.S. government workers and their families, religious workers, and some juvenile immigrants, among other classifications.
- H-1B visas: This is a temporary work visa for specific types of employees. Models, people working with the Department of Defense, and other specialty jobs can qualify for this visa.
We can explain the requirements in detail for work visas, such as:
- A job offer in the U.S.
- Specific skill sets to match your job offer
- Labor certification
- Proof of residence in your home country
- Good health
- Clean criminal record
While a work visa can help you start a life in the U.S., it cannot grant you permanent residency or citizenship, but it can help you get on the path to doing so.
Another task we can help you with is attending an immigration hearing if the Department of Homeland Security charged you with violating immigration law. Again, an immigration attorney from our law firm can review documents and gather evidence to support your claim.
We understand that you may feel anxious or vulnerable as an immigrant, but our team cares about you, and we’ll do what we can to get a successful outcome for your case.
Immigration Petitions and Forms
The first step to starting your immigration process is having a relative petition for your residency using an I-30 form. Before your relative submits the form, our Titusville immigration attorneys can review it and correct or enhance any information to give you a higher chance of becoming a citizen.
We can help you with other forms you may have to fill out during the immigration process.
The duration of immigration cases depends on the type of case you have and the details of it. Our experienced immigration lawyers will work with you to ensure we handle your case thoroughly. Whether you are trying to enter the U.S. or are already in the country, we’ll happily provide immigration law assistance and answer any questions.
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What Are the Routes to Permanent Residency in Titusville, Florida?
There are several routes to citizenship or lawful permanent residency for immigrants in Titusville, Florida. We can help you understand which route makes the most sense for you.
Green Cards, Explained
The term green card is the informal title for the allowance of permanent residency in the United States. Securing a green card is the first step for those interested in becoming citizens of the U.S., although some seek a green card to extend their stay in the U.S.
To obtain a green card, you must first determine if you meet the eligibility requirements as presented by U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS):
- You may be eligible if you have a relative or spouse in the U.S.
- If you have employment potential, you may be eligible. These guidelines are categorized depending on your work expertise or talent level.
- If you are an asylee or refugee, you may be eligible.
- If you are a victim of trafficking, crime, or abuse, you may be eligible.
This is not an exhaustive list of eligibility guidelines for a green card. However, our team has an in-depth understanding of the green card application process and can support you by determining your eligibility.
If you are eligible, these are your next steps:
- Fill out Form I-485, the Application to Register Permanent Residence or Adjust Status, alongside necessary documentation and fees.
- The United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) will review your application and interview you.
- If your application is accepted, your green card will be effective for 10 years.
Other Avenues to Extended Residency
Visas offer another avenue for immigrants to secure extended residency. The U.S. Department of State offers an exhaustive list of these visas. A few common visa types that you may be eligible for include:
- Professional or amateur athletes competing for prize money (Nonimmigrant visa)
- Exchange visitors, like au pairs (Nonimmigrant visa)
- Border Crossing Cards for Mexicans (Nonimmigrant visa)
- Tourism, vacation, or pleasure visitors (Nonimmigrant visa)
- Other immigrant categories, like spousal or employment (Immigrant visa)
There are two kinds of visas, nonimmigrant and immigrant. Notably, the term immigrant visa, which can lead to permanent residency, is often mistakenly used with the term green card. If you find these distinctions confusing, our team can help.
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How Do I Become a Citizen of the United States?
There are two routes to citizenship in the U.S., birthright and naturalization. You can learn more about them below:
Birthright citizenship laws in the U.S. have a long history. Debates around their implementation officially began in the late 1700s.
As of 2022, birthright laws apply to anyone born on U.S. soil. However, due to the constraints of this path to citizenship, most people seeking citizenship will have to rely on naturalization.
If you plan to become a U.S. citizen and were born in another country, you can follow the naturalization route.
As per USCIS guidelines, these are the ten steps to becoming a naturalized U.S. citizen:
- Establish whether you are already a U.S. citizen by birth
- Learn if you are eligible to become a U.S. citizen
- Complete the N-400, Application for Naturalization
- File your N-400 with the payment
- If necessary, attend the biometrics appointment
- Complete the interview
- Receive USCIS’ decision on your Form N-400
- Receive a notice to take the Oath of Allegiance
- Take the Oath of Allegiance
- Learn what it means to be a U.S. citizen
Costs of Becoming a U.S. Citizen
Currently, the total fees associated with the naturalization process are $725. There are some cases where these fees can be waived, though. Our team can inform you if this fee waiver applies to your situation.
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How Can a Titusville Immigration Lawyer Assist Me?
Our team can assist you with your visa or citizenship application process. Above all, we can provide legal advice and help you understand what is often a complex process. In addition, though, we’ll help you in other ways:
- Help you gather and file the necessary documentation.
- Explain to you how U.S. citizenship laws will impact you and your family.
- Work in conjunction with your employer sponsor.
- Keep you updated with your workload and remind you of impending deadlines.
- Help you understand the trade-offs between citizenship and having a green card.
- Protect you and your rights as an immigrant.
- Defend your case if needed.
- Offer legal assistance in the case of a deportation threat.
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The immigration law firm of Bogin, Munns & Munns offers a free consultation to learn more about your situation.
Call us or fill out the contact form on our website to begin receiving legal support during your Titusville, FL, immigration case. We offer support for both English and Spanish speakers.