Immigration Law FAQ
It is not uncommon for there to be considerable confusion regarding immigration
law. In order to help clients educate themselves on these issues, some
of the most frequently asked questions have been answered below. Please
feel free to review them before seeking legal representation from a well-informed
If I become a citizen, what are the privileges that I will experience?
There are three primary privileges that citizens can experience. These
include being able to vote in local, state and national elections; having
the ability to obtain a passport; and sponsoring relatives in their efforts
to become a permanent resident.
I am looking to adopt a foreign child – how can I make the process
as fast as possible?
For those who are looking into adoption, but have yet to identify the child
that they are interested in adopting, it is recommended that they file
an Application for Advance Processing of Orphan Petition. This will allow
for the portion relating to the approval of the parents to be completed
by the time the child is chosen so that the adoption process can be expedited.
Can I become a citizen after I am granted permanent residency?
Yes! If you live in the country for five years as a permanent resident,
you will be able to obtain citizenship through naturalization. To be eligible
for this, however, you must have been physically living in the country
for at least half of those five years – and must not have left for
a time period longer than six months.
I’m a foreign national studying in the U.S., can I stay within the
country following graduation?
To stay in the country following graduation, a student will need to obtain
an H-1B temporary worker visa. Typically, graduates who work in a specialty
field (such as a medical professional or engineer) will be able to obtain
this visa with ease. To ensure that this process moves smoothly, it is
recommended that students apply for this visa as early as possible to
Do you still have questions? Don’t wait! The sooner that you
call a knowledgeable Port St. Lucie immigration lawyer, the sooner you can get the answers that you deserve. If you are a new
client of the firm, please dial (888) 388-6859.