Florida LGBTQ Immigration Lawyer
The Law Office of Casais & Prias helps LGBTQ couples with immigration and naturalization. Our Florida LGBTQ immigration lawyer will guide you through the legal process, providing careful attention and support as you work toward establishing your legal presence in the United States.
The United States Citizenship and Immigration Service (USCIS) treats all marriages equally when reviewing green card applications. Regardless of whether you are the same-sex spouse of a U.S. citizen or lawful permanent resident, you are eligible to apply for a marriage green card, just as heterosexual spouses are.
However, navigating immigration as a same-sex couple poses unique challenges. Having an experienced Florida LGBTQ immigration lawyer by your side becomes not just advisable but crucial for a smooth LGBTQ immigration journey.
Our firm’s managing partner, Rolando Casais, Jr., has vast experience in LGBTQ and immigration law. He serves on the Board of Directors for the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA), is the Vice Chair of the Budget and By-Laws Committee, and sits on the LGBTQ Committee. As a member of the Miami-Dade Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce, Mr. Casais is adept at assisting same-sex couples in navigating the nuances of the naturalization process.
Legal Hurdles For LGBTQ Couples
What Is A Bona-Fide Marriage?
Residency Discrimination Can Factor In
When Knowledge of Your Spouse’s Family Can Be Challenging
Our Florida LGBTQ Immigration Lawyer Can Help
The process of becoming a naturalized citizen can be complex for same-sex and opposite-sex couples alike. Our experienced immigration attorneys can guide you through the intricacies that are crucial to help your application have the best chance of approval. Contact our firm today for more information and a complementary case evaluation.
Frequently Asked Questions About LGBTQ Marriage-Based Immigration and Naturalization
Requirements are the same for same-sex and opposite-sex couples:
- Be 18 years old or older at the time you file your application
- Hold Lawful Permanent Resident (LPR) status for three years
- Live in a marital union for three years before applying
- Stay married through the Oath of Allegiance ceremony
- Be physically present in the U.S. for 18 months out of the last three years
- Understand English and demonstrate knowledge of U.S. civics
- Show good moral character for at least three years before filing
- Meet the above eligibility requirements
- Complete Form N-400 and submit it with the filing fee, either online or by mail
- Undergo fingerprints and a background check
- Pass exam exhibiting knowledge of the English language and U.S. civics
- Pass USCIS interview
- Upon passing, attend the Oath of Allegiance ceremony to become a U.S. citizen
While optional, having a Florida LGBTQ immigration lawyer is recommended due to the complex immigration and naturalization process. An attorney can assist with your application and help you prepare for the interview, ensuring a smoother naturalization journey.
Couldn’t have asked for a better experience (or result) than that of the Casais & Prias. Their attentiveness and professionalism were greatly appreciated as they navigated me through the legal process of my case. They were always there to personally take my calls and answer my questions. I highly recommend this amazing legal team!
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Legal/Immigration counsel is something no one expects to need. You hear awful stories of other attorneys not knowing their clients or treating you as a number. The law offices of Casais & Prias make you feel like you are part of their team. I have no words to thank Rolando Casais for everything he has done for my family and me. His level of efficiency and dedication is FLAWLESS. Give them a call and you’ll understand the difference.
Rolando is a very professional and efficient LGBTQ+ lawyer for my husband and I immigration case. We filed our paperwork September/October and we received the permanent residence card in March. Super fast work and very easy going. He is also super reliable and very communicative. Trust me and he’s very affordable. He will also go the extra extra mile for you. I highly recommend him if you’re looking to file for your immigration need. Please take it from me and our experiences with him and his team.