West Palm Beach Immigration Lawyer
One of the most difficult processes to undergo in the United States is changing or obtaining your legal status. There are many advantages of obtaining your legal status, including being able to live and work without worry. Brian K. McMahon, P.A., is an experienced West Palm Beach immigration lawyer who can help you achieve your legal status in the United States.
Immigration Cases Handled by Brian K. McMahon, P.A.
Brian K. McMahon, P.A. is equipped with the experience and knowledge necessary to represent you in any type of immigration case in Florida. Whether you are fighting deportation, need to apply for citizenship, want to secure a work visa, or have any other immigration issue, Brian can help.
Applications for Citizenship
Are you ready to apply for citizenship? An application for citizenship takes multiple items into consideration, including your English language skills and continuous residence in the country. A West Palm Beach immigration lawyer can help you complete a citizenship application correctly so that you increase the chances of it being successful.
Permanent residency is a goal of many foreign-born people looking to live and work in the United States. Securing permanent residency is a step in the right direction of becoming a legal citizen.
Renewal of Green Cards
Green card renewal is required every 10 years. You will need to renew your green card sooner if you change your legal name or you lose your card. Even a minor mistake can lead to your green card application or renewal to be denied. This is why you should always work with a West Palm Beach immigration lawyer.
Have you been accused of an immigration violation? If so, an immigration lawyer can help you obtain a waiver. A waiver is a pardon for committing a violation of the immigration laws. A waiver might be necessary if you apply for a green card or legal status and violations are found on your record. All applicants for green cards and legal statuses are investigated for possible immigration violations.
When to Hire a West Palm Beach Immigration Lawyer
It is never in your best interest to represent yourself when dealing with an immigration issue. Even if you think the issue is cut and dry or simple, an attorney can ensure that you do not make any mistakes. Filing paperwork, completing applications, and meeting filing deadlines are all best done with the assistance of a West Palm Beach immigration lawyer.
The minute you decide to apply for legal status, a green card, or a waiver, you should speak to an immigration lawyer. Consulting with an experienced attorney immediately can help you save money by not having to fix mistakes made when handling the issue by yourself or having used someone with little to no experience.
You should also hire an immigration lawyer if any of the following are true:
- You committed a crime
- You have been convicted of a crime
- You tried the process yourself and do not know what to do next
- Previous applications you submitted have been denied
- You are being deported
- You filed the required forms and have been waiting for an unreasonable amount of time for a response from the government
- You are coming to the country with your family and have a child who could hit 21 prior to permanent residence being approved
- A marriage to a citizen of the United States failed before you could file a petition to have the condition removed from your residency status and now have to file alone
Frequently Asked Questions
How long will it take for my green card application to be approved?
It can take anywhere from seven to 33 months for a green card application to be approved. The length of time is based on the type of green card, where the processing office is located, and more. An employment-based green card can take anywhere from one to six years to approve. A family-based green card can take anywhere from one to 10 years to process. A green card through marriage can take anywhere from 10 to 13 months to approve.
What is the cost to become a legal United States citizen?
The fee to become a naturalized citizen in the United States is $725. This fee includes $640 to process the application and $85 for biometrics testing. The entire fee is non-refundable even if the application is denied by the government.
Why are green card applications denied?
The most common reasons green card applications are denied include not enough financial resources, mistakes on the application, missing information, failure to demonstrate your eligibility, and missing documents.
Call a West Palm Beach Immigration Lawyer Today
Do you have questions about your legal status? Do you want to obtain your legal status or help your family come to the United States legally? If so, you should speak with a West Palm Beach immigration lawyer today. Brian K. McMahon, P.A., is empathetic and compassionate. He understands the stress and worry of living in the United States while waiting for your legal status to be approved. Call the office today to schedule a consultation in West Palm Beach, Port St. Lucie, Boca Raton, and all of South Florida. Brian K. McMahon, P.A., serves clients in West Palm Beach, Port St. Lucie, Boca Raton, and all of South Florida.