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The immigration laws of the United States of America are among the most complex laws in existence. 

While the United States welcomes legal immigrants to its country, it is imperative that all applicable laws, regulations, procedures, time frames and requirements be met.  Because of this complexity, over two thirds of all visa petitions and applications filed without the assistance of a lawyer are denied.

When a foreign national wishes to come to the United States, they must obtain a visa. The Immigration and Nationality Act of 1952 is the legislation which governs and lays out the specific qualifications and requirements which must be met in order to obtain a visa. While there are many different types of visas, there are two primary categories of visa; the immigrant visa and the non-immigrant visa.

Over the years, there have been individuals who have attempted to enter and stay in the U.S. illegally, either through fraudulent marriages, falsified documents, or other methods. Because of that fact, additional Acts were enacted by Congress to toughen penalties on individuals found to be illegally in the United States. This is why if you want to come to the U.S. for school, work, to marry the U.S. citizen you have fallen in love with, or any other valid reason, we advise you seek counsel from an experienced Tampa immigration attorney at our firm right away.

Due to the various types of visas which can be issued for foreign nationals, applying for a visa can be a complex process. If you are unfamiliar with immigration law, simple mistakes and errors could ultimately jeopardize your ability to obtain a visa and stay in the U.S. either temporarily or permanently. Our attorneys will take the time to review your qualifications, help determine the visa that applies to you and your situation, and advise you of the proper course of action to pursue. Our attorneys are board certified, knowledgeable in all aspects of immigration law and have over 100 years combined experience helping clients with their immigration needs.

We would rather work with you to obtain your visa, naturalization or citizenship, than have to build you a deportation defense. Our attorneys, however, are here to assist you in obtaining your immigration visa, regardless of the legal path we take to accomplish that.

Experience counts!

Your future visa status will likely shape your life and future generations. Successful completion of the immigration process is of paramount importance.

Maney Gordon Zeller has assisted over 38,000 persons in addressing their US immigration needs.  Over the past 40 years, we have served the interests of immigrants from all five major continents in reaching their goals to live and work in the United States.

Maney Gordon Zeller is authorized to practice immigration law in all 50 states and before the Department of State abroad.

Although a national law firm, we operate on a personal level, with high priority given to each client.

Foreign nationals have many options for immigrating or working in the United States.  Maney Gordon Zeller provides legal representation in the following areas:

Areas of Representation for Family/Individual Visas

Family Visas

Spouses of US citizens or Permanent Residents

Finances of US citizens

Children of US citizens or Permanent Residents

Adult Sons/Daughters of US Citizens or Permanent Residents

Brothers/Sisters of US Citizens

International Adoptions

Hague Convention Adoptions

Appeals of Family Petition Denials

US Citizenship



Derivative Citizenship

Appeals of Naturalization Denials

Fiancee Visa

Deportation Defense


Individual Temporary Visas

B-1 Visitor for Business

B-2 Visitor for Pleasure

E-1 Treaty Trader

E-2 Treaty Investor

F – Academic Student

H – Specialty Occupation Visa

I – Media Journalist

J – Exchange Visitor

K – Fiancé

L – Intracompany Transferee

M – Vocational Student

O – Outstanding Ability

P – Performers

Q – Culturally Unique Performers

R – Religious Workers

TN – Professionals Canadian or Mexican

U – Victims of Crime

V – Victims of Trafficking

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