Tampa Immigration Lawyer 

Obtaining permanent residency status in the U.S. is the dream for many immigrants. That coveted Green Card opens up all of the opportunities the U.S. has to offer. With so much at stake, both for you and your family, you want to ensure that the application process goes as smoothly as possible.  

An experienced immigration lawyer at Martinez Immigration will help you navigate the complex U.S. immigration system.  

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Why Choose a Tampa Immigration Lawyer

Choosing the right immigration lawyer makes all the difference in your future. While it is possible to apply for an immigration visa on your own, keep in mind that any errors in the forms or documents submitted will negatively affect your application. Even in a best-case scenario, the immigration process can take months.  

You do not want your visa application delayed due to avoidable mistakes. A Tampa immigration lawyer will ensure that all forms are filled out correctly and proper documentation is submitted.  

Types of Immigration Cases Handled

Family-Based Immigration

If you are a U.S. citizen or hold permanent resident status, you can sponsor a close relative to live and work in the U.S. For a U.S. citizen, a spouse, unmarried children under age 21, or the parents of a citizen over 21 may qualify for a Green Card. Other preference categories apply based on the sponsor’s status: 

  • F1: Unmarried children of U.S. citizens over the age of 21. 
  • F2A: Spouses and children under age 21 of lawful permanent residents. 
  • F2B:  Unmarried children over the age of 21 of lawful permanent residents. 
  • F3: Married children of U.S. citizens 
  • F4: Siblings of U.S. citizens if the citizen is over age 21.  

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Employment-Based Immigration

U.S. employers seek immigrants possessing valuable skills. Employment-based immigration is one of the most common ways for non-citizens to receive permanent resident status and eventual U.S. citizenship. The preference categories for employment-based immigration include: 

  • EB1: These priority workers include aliens with “extraordinary abilities” in the sciences, arts, education, business, or athletics. This category also includes outstanding professors and researchers as well as certain multinational managers and executives.  
  • EB2: This group includes professionals holding advanced degrees or some other exceptional abilities. 
  • EB3: This category includes skilled workers, professionals, and other workers.  

The Immigration Process in Tampa

The immigration process starts with the filing of either Form I-130, Petition for Alien Relative, or Form 1-140, Immigration Petition for Alien Workers, with the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS). From there, it proceeds to National Visa Center processing. The applicant must pass a background check and undergo a medical exam. The final step requires an in-person interview.  

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Tampa's Immigration Policies

In 2023, Florida Governor Ron DeSantis signed one of the toughest immigration laws in the nation. While targeted toward the undocumented, the law’s sanctions are exceptionally harsh. In addition to transporting undocumented immigrants to other states, the law imposes penalties on businesses hiring undocumented workers and does not recognize driver’s licenses issued to undocumented workers from other states. Hospitals that accept Medicare must include a citizenship question on patient forms. 

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How Martinez Immigration Can Help

A Florida immigration attorney at Martinez Immigration answers all of your questions and provides the assistance necessary to help you obtain a favorable outcome for your visa application.  Schedule a free, no- obligation consultation today.  

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No Matter What your immigration needs or questions are…

We take great pride in providing immigration services to our clients. Our mission to reunite families drives us to succeed.

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