Immigration laws and procedures are complicated, and navigating this system without professional help can be overwhelming. A Winter Haven immigration lawyer could provide the assistance you need to achieve your desired outcome.

Whether you are experiencing immigration difficulties, trying to reunite your family, hoping to bring in workers from overseas, or wishing to invest in American jobs, we offer compassionate, skilled legal representation in all aspects of immigration law.

Support Through the Immigration Process

Many people begin the immigration process and become frustrated by the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) slow processing times. Working with a legal professional could ease your concerns about unreasonable delays.

It is always wise to have someone familiar with immigration laws review your application and supporting documents before you submit them. An accurate application with comprehensive supporting documentation is more likely to be processed quickly. If the processing delays become unreasonable or USCIS does not explain them adequately, a Winter Haven immigration attorney could advise about the most effective ways to speed up the agency’s review.

When you have your immigration interview, thorough preparation could make the difference. Our legal team could ensure you know what to expect, coach you on your answers if there are red flags in your application, prepare the documents you bring, and even accompany you to provide advice and support during the interview.

Assisting Sponsors Seeking to Bring in Foreign Nationals

Area employers often seek foreign workers when they cannot appropriately staff their business with U.S. citizens. Whether you are trying to fill temporary jobs or need someone with specialized skills to relocate to the U.S. permanently, you will need to sponsor them for employment-based visas.

Some employment-based visas require a certification from the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) confirming that you have tried to hire U.S. citizens for the role but have been unsuccessful. The DOL will also ensure that you pay the immigrant worker wages at the prevailing rate. Legal assistance could be valuable as you apply for DOL certification.

If you are a citizen or green card holder, you could bring family members to the U.S. to live permanently. Visa availability differs depending on whether you are a citizen or Lawful Permanent Resident, but in either case, you must submit an Affidavit of Support agreeing to provide for the immigrant financially until they can support themselves. These Affidavits are also necessary for some employment-based visas. A Winter Haven attorney could help you complete procedural requirements for employment or family-based immigration processes.

Immigration Opportunities for Investors

There is a special immigrant visa category for individuals willing to make a significant financial investment to support job creation in the United States. The EB-5 visa is available to people with at least $800,000 in available capital to invest.

The EB-5 visa application process is often quicker than other immigration visas, but it requires substantial documentation. USCIS requires proof that the applicant owns the capital reserved for investment and that the money was earned through legitimate means and not a criminal enterprise. An immigration lawyer in Winter Haven could help you compile the necessary documents and proof.

If the USCIS approves the EB-5 application, you will receive a conditional green card that is valid for two years. Shortly before the expiration date, you must apply to remove the conditions. USCIS requires proof that you maintained your investment and it created or preserved the requisite number of jobs. If you can provide the required proof, you will receive unconditional Lawful Permanent Resident (LPR) status.

Contact a Winter Haven Attorney for Help with Immigration Issues

Immigration is a complex area of law with high stakes. Do not risk making a mistake and dooming your application.

A skilled Winter Haven immigration lawyer could ensure you have the best chance to achieve your goals. Discuss your situation with a knowledgeable attorney by calling today.