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Center for U.S. Immigration Services: Clearwater Office

Immigration is personal for our immigration lawyer in Clearwater, Florida, because we are immigrants too. We have walked through the immigration process and understand how stressful and confusing it can be.

That’s why we have dedicated our entire practice to immigration services. Without a lawyer, most petitions and applications are denied for avoidable mistakes. We are here to answer your questions, listen to your concerns, and advise you at every step, giving you the best chance of success. Contact our Clearwater Immigration Lawyer now.

Our Clearwater office proudly serves Pinellas, Pasco, Manatee Counties, and its environs. It is strategically located near USCIS field offices in Tampa and Orlando, so you won’t spend as much time traveling between meetings with immigration officials and your attorney.

Aside from our Clearwater office, we also have offices in six other cities in Florida: TampaBradentonFort MyersJacksonvilleMiami, and Orlando.

Walk-In Notice: At this time, our CFUIS Clearwater office is seeing clients by appointment only. We are unable to accommodate walk-in appointments. Please call our office at 727-228-9777 to schedule an appointment.

Meet our Bradenton Immigration Attorney

Patricia Sandoval

Patricia “Patty” Sandoval was born in San Pedro Sula, Honduras. Patty completed her first law school degree in Tegucigalpa, Honduras. While in Law school she worked as a Law Clerk at the Supreme Court of Honduras. After graduating she began working in her family-owned Law Firm which dated back several generations.

She quickly developed respect and a reputation among her colleagues and private individuals in family law, especially on international adoptions within a few years of becoming a legal practitioner. This allowed her to impact the lives of hundreds of abandoned and homeless children. She discovered a passion to work closely with disadvantaged people.

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Clearwater, FL

13575 58th Street North, Suite 122
Clearwater, Florida 33760-3721

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Immigration Services Offered at Our Clearwater Office

  • The U-Visa is for victims of specific crimes who have endured physical or mental harm.
  • The T-Visa is for victims of sex or labor trafficking either in the process of entering the U.S. or when already in the U.S.
  • Victims of crimes whether for U-Visa or T-Visa must have cooperated with law enforcement in order to be considered for approval.

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As the name implies, it involves immigration for a U.S. citizen or permanent resident’s spouse, child, parents or siblings. The length of time for processing the visa depends on the family relationship.

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Individuals who have distinguished themselves in the arts, science or business may apply for visas based on exceptional ability in their fields. To determine eligibility, potential clients must go through initial consultation which includes, but is not limited to a review of resume/CV and field of interest in the U.S.

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Some visa applicants are barred from remaining in the U.S. or from entering the U.S. because of visa overstay, entry without inspection, immigration court removal order, misrepresentation or prior crime. Any person barred due to one or more of the stated reasons is inadmissible. An applicant may be able to waive inadmissibility if certain conditions are met.

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A non-immigrant visa gives you permission to come to work or visit the U.S. for a short period of time. The U.S. government tells you exactly how long you’re allowed to stay in the country. The purpose of an immigrant visa, on the other hand is to apply for Permanent Residence. A Permanent Resident is allowed to live and work in the U.S. indefinitely. It is also the first step to becoming a U.S. citizen.

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People whose lives are in danger in their home country can move to another country and apply for asylum. This means asking for permission from another country’s government to live there because it isn’t safe to return home.

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The most common way a person becomes a U.S. citizen is by being born in the country. If you were born in another country, you can still become a citizen. The process of becoming a citizen is called naturalization. There are rules a non-U.S. citizen must comply with to be naturalized – Above 18 years, never registered or voted in election, paid taxes, does not owe child support, and has been of good moral character.

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What is a deportation defense lawyer?
Many people around the world want to live in the United States, but just moving to the U.S. does not mean you are allowed to stay. If you don’t follow the right rules, the U.S. government can decide to deport you. That means they make you leave the country, even if you want to stay in the U.S.

A deportation defense lawyer is someone who helps you understand the rules of the Immigration and Nationality Act, which is the law the U.S. government uses to decide who should be deported. If the U.S. government thinks you have broken the law, a deportation defense lawyer will help you decide what to do next.

We provide comprehensive federal litigation to aggressively challenge the USCIS in federal court for stalled cases or to correct flawed decisions. If you are stuck waiting for a decision by USCIS or have received a clearly faulty decision, we can help you take the next steps.

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You’ll find some of the best immigration lawyers in Clearwater at CFUIS—and our clients will tell you why.

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