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The U.S. immigration process is legal oriented and thus is best handled by an experienced immigration lawyer who can guide you through this cumbersome and sometimes unpredictable process. By hiring a Board Certified Immigration attorney, you can be certain to find competent, professional, and personalized legal advice.
With over ten years of experience representing individuals and businesses located both nationwide and worldwide to obtain business visas and green cards, we combine both the knowledge and skills needed to meet our clients’ various needs. Additionally, Orlando immigration lawyer Maud Poudat is an experienced litigator in the removal context and has successfully represented countless clients during this emotional process.
At the Law Office of Maud Poudat, P.A., we stay current on the changes in immigration law so you can be certain that you are advised on all the legal options available to you based on a thorough evaluation of the facts of your case. Our firm provides very special attention to our clients when discussing case strategies, preparing and submitting applications with the government agencies, and attending hearings before the Immigration Court or interviews for adjustment of status, removal of conditions and naturalization.
Immigrant visas or green cards are allocated differently according to the type of family relationship with the sponsor or employment sought.
Immediate Relatives: include children under 21 years of age of U.S. citizens, parents of U.S. citizens, and spouses of U.S. citizens. For all these categories of foreign nationals, immigrant visas are not limited in numbers and are available immediately. Therefore.... Read Full Story
The Treaty Trader (E-1) or Treaty Investor (E-2) visa is for a national of a country with which the United States (U.S.) maintains a treaty of commerce and navigation. The list of Treaty countries is published on the Department of State website.
The E-1 and E-2 visas are nonimmigrant visas, and generally do not allow... Read Full Story
Work visas are nonimmigrant visas which are used by foreign individuals to come into the United States for a limited period of time, as opposed to green card holders.
In order to be granted a work visa, one must generally be sponsored by an American company... Read Full Story
Immigrating through a family member is the most commonly used way to immigrate to the United States, and statistically the one through which most Immigrant Visas are issued by the U.S. government.
The marriage route is usually the easiest path to immigration, including marriage to a green card holder, as well as the fiancé route. More often than not, the spouses will have to go through the process of removal of conditions once the initial 2 year green card is granted in order to obtain the permanent residence... Read Full Story
Becoming a United States citizen can either happen automatically if born on U.S. soil or incorporated territories, or if born overseas of two or one U.S. parent. Strict requirements apply in the latter case and vary according to the year of birth of the applicant. Thus, it is always recommended to speak to an experienced immigration attorney about your specific situation.
Alternatively, one can become a citizen via an application for naturalization, usually after having held a green card for a certain number of years. There are also minimum requirements to meet such as of good moral character, continuous presence and physical presence in the United States. Read Full Story
The United States has a longstanding tradition of welcoming foreign students and scholars, thereby facilitating the temporary stay of individuals seeking education or cultural exchanges on American soil. Also, the ESTA (visa waiver program) or B-1/B-2 visa allows foreign nationals to be admitted into the U.S. for either tourism or to conduct business on a limited basis... Read Full Story
Many foreign nationals undergo a process of detention followed by removal proceedings (deportation) from the United States. One common reason is that of unlawful status based on entry without inspection (EWI) or visa overstay followed by that of criminal convictions which place the foreign national status at risk for deportation... Read Full Story
Other alternatives do exist to obtain temporary status in the United States, even if the foreign national is present without any valid documentation. These options are available on a case-by-case basis based on the person’s country of origin, date of arrival, the length of residence in the United States, the presence of arrests or criminal records, and several other criteria, depending on which exception the person... Read Full Story
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I would recommend Maud to anyone, over and over again. She has worked on our case very hard. She is a passionate professional and will answer all the questions that you have. She made me and my wife's very complicated case go very smooth at the hearing, which resulted in a granted asylum. GREAT JOB.
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Ms. Maud is the epitome of what a great lawyer should be. She's extremely knowledge in immigration law and made the painful process painless. My case consisted of 3 applications with over 650 pages and she dug through all the paperwork to present an outstanding case for me. In fact, the immigration judge commended her for a great job on my cancellation of removal application. Please do not hesitate to contact this attorney if you are looking for a professional, knowledgeable, kind, compassionate and overall a wonderful attorney.
Maud is a wonderful lawyer. She worked on a very complicated case for me and my husband and got it approved. We have talked to many lawyers and had many discussions but Maud stood out right from the start. She will communicate with you on every detail and will walk you through all the issues. This is the best value for the money we could...
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