Citizenship – Asylum – Refugee – Employer Compliance – Deportation – Adoption – DACA – Jacksonville & St. Augustine Based Law Firm

Citizenship (N-400): We can help with your United States Citizenship process. If you meet certain requirements, you may become a U.S. citizen either at birth or after birth. Our services include but not limited to helping you attain your citizenship through naturalization or through parents. To become a naturalized U.S. citizen, you must pass the naturalization test. If USCIS approves your Form N-400, Application for Naturalization, they will schedule you to take the Oath of Allegiance at a naturalization ceremony. Taking the oath will complete the process of becoming a U.S. citizen.

For more information about citizenship or to schedule a consult contact the Jacksonville and St. Augustine, FL  based Immigration attorneys at The DeVries Law Firm, P.A. 904.348.0030

Asylum and Refugee (I-589): If you are eligible for asylum you may be permitted to remain in the United States. We can help evaluate your situation. Refugee status or asylum may be granted to people who have been persecuted or fear they will be persecuted on account of race, religion, nationality, and/or membership in a particular social group or political opinion.

For more information about Asylym and Refugee to schedule a consult contact the Jacksonville and St. Augustine, FL  based Immigration attorneys at The DeVries Law Firm, P.A. 904.348.0030

Employer Compliance: Form I-9 is used for verifying the identity and employment authorization of individuals hired for employment in the United States. All U.S. employers must ensure proper completion of Form I-9 for each individual they hire for employment in the United States.
Appeals to the Board of Immigration Appeals: The Board of Immigration Appeals (BIA) is the highest administrative body for interpreting and applying immigration laws.

For more information about Employer Compliance or to schedule a consult contact the Jacksonville and St. Augustine, FL  based Immigration attorneys at The DeVries Law Firm, P.A. 904.348.0030

Removal and Deportation Cases: We can help defend against removal and deportation. The formal removal of an alien from the United States when the alien has been found removable for violating the immigration laws. Deportation is ordered by an immigration judge without any punishment being imposed or contemplated.

For more information about Removal and Deportation cases or to schedule a consult contact the Jacksonville and St. Augustine, FL  based Immigration attorneys at The DeVries Law Firm, P.A. 904.348.0030

Adoption: Each year, thousands of U.S. citizens adopt children from overseas. This is known as an intercountry adoption. There are three processes for adopting a child internationally. Two separate processes apply only to children adopted by U.S. citizens (Hague and Orphan (Non-Hague). Depending on what country you choose to adopt from will determine which process you will adopt by. Another process applies to a U.S. citizen or permanent resident who may petition for his/her adoptive child through an Immediate Relative Petition.

  • Another process applies to a U.S. citizen or permanent resident who may petition for his/her adoptive child through an Immediate Relative Petition.

For more information about adoption or to schedule a consult contact the Jacksonville and St. Augustine, FL  based Immigration attorneys at The DeVries Law Firm, P.A. 904.348.0030

Third Country Visa (TCV): This is a process whereby an alien, who is present in the U.S., may be eligible to apply for a non-immigrant visa with a U.S. Consulate located in Canada or Mexico. The alien may only apply for a visa that is same as their status and may not apply for a different one. Also individuals who have been out of status in the United States because they violated the terms of their visa or overstayed the validity indicated on their admission stamp or paper Form I-94 are not eligible to apply at a U.S. Embassy or Consulate at the border. In other words, if you have remained in the United States longer than the period authorized by the immigration officer when you entered the United States in any visa category, you must apply in the country of your nationality or legal permanent residence.

For more information about Third Country Visa (TCV) or to schedule a consult contact the Jacksonville and St. Augustine, FL  based Immigration attorneys at The DeVries Law Firm, P.A. 904.348.0030

Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA): On June 15, 2012, the Secretary of Homeland Security announced that certain people who came to the United States as children and meet several key guidelines may request consideration of deferred action for a period of two years, subject to renewal, and would then be eligible for work authorization.

For more information about Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) or to schedule a consult contact the Jacksonville and St. Augustine, FL  based Immigration attorneys at The DeVries Law Firm, P.A. 904.348.0030

U Visas: This type of visa is for the individuals who have been a victim of serious violent crimes, including domestic violence, as listed in the Immigration and Naturalization Act, who have suffered “substantial physical or mental abuse as a result.”

For more information about U Visas or to schedule a consult contact the Jacksonville and St. Augustine, FL  based Immigration attorneys at The DeVries Law Firm, P.A. 904.348.0030

Consular Processing and Adjustment of Status:

  • The Immigration and Nationality Act (INA) offers an individual two primary paths to permanent resident status (a green card). An individual who is the beneficiary of an approved immigrant petition and has an immigrant visa number immediately available may apply at a U.S. Department of State consulate abroad for an immigrant visa in order to come to the United States and be admitted as a permanent resident. This pathway is referred to as “consular processing.”
  • Adjustment of status is an alternate process by which an eligible person, who is already in the United States, can apply for permanent resident status without having to return to his/her home country to complete processing.

For more information about Consular Processing and Adjustment of Status or to schedule a consult contact the Jacksonville and St. Augustine, FL  based Immigration attorneys at The DeVries Law Firm, P.A. 904.348.0030

 

Travel Documents (I-131):

  • Advance Parole- This allows certain aliens to re-enter the United States without an immigrant visa or non-immigrant visa after traveling abroad. These aliens must be granted Advance Parole before leaving the United States. If they have not obtained this before traveling abroad, they may not be allowed to re-enter the United States when they return without obtaining some type of visa.
  • Re-Entry Permit- This applies to permanent residents or conditional permanent residents who want to stay outside the U. S. for a prolonged period of time, but less than two years.

For more information about Travel Documents (I-131) or to schedule a consult contact the Jacksonville and St. Augustine, FL  based Immigration attorneys at The DeVries Law Firm, P.A. 904.348.0030

Work Permit: Employment authorization allows certain aliens who are temporarily in the United States may file this form to request an Employment Authorization Document (EAD). Other aliens who are authorized to work in the United States without restrictions must also use this form to apply for a document that shows such authorization.

For more information about Work Permits or to schedule a consult contact the Jacksonville and St. Augustine, FL  based Immigration attorneys at The DeVries Law Firm, P.A. 904.348.0030

Re-new or replace Green Card (I-90): We can assist permanent residents to apply for a replacement or renewal of their existing Permanent Resident Cards.

Change or Extension of Non-Immigrant Visa: The DeVries Law Firm, P.A. can help you with a change of status or extension of status application if you are qualified applicant, who is legally staying in the US. We will first evaluate your case and assist you in determining which status you may be able to apply for or which options are available to you. Upon considering that your case is feasible, we gladly help you.

Removal of Conditional Residence (I-751): We can help a conditional resident who obtained status through marriage to apply to remove the conditions on his or her residence.

Assisting in Setting-up a Corporation: We can assist in setting up your own company in the United States.

Immigration Court: We can also offer legal representation in Immigration Court.