Heading to the United States – Challenging, yet entirely achievable process

Many Brazilians are expressing the desire to leave Brazil for the United States, especially before, during, and after presidential elections. This interest was already anticipated by the American immigration system and many immigration lawyers in the United States. With an eye on the possibilities of an improved quality of life in the land of opportunities, many seek a new life, albeit uncertain about the process. This journey may be challenging, but it is an attainable goal. The primary barriers are financial considerations and professional qualifications.

To reside in the United States legally, having a visa is necessary, and there are various categories available. However, the ones most relevant today are those related to work. This means that skilled workers, professionals with advanced degrees, specialized workers, investors, or those with extraordinary skills have a path open to obtaining the coveted “American Visa.” Therefore, consulting with a good immigration lawyer is essential – “The best guidance comes from a qualified attorney, not from self-proclaimed experts without legal training,” as stated by Dr. Ingrid Domingues McConville, who has been practicing in this field in the United States for over 25 years. According to her, this surge has been intensifying, emphasizing the need to stay well-informed and make informed decisions. It is also crucial not to overlook that a sound financial situation will be necessary, as in addition to attorney fees, there are immigration and ancillary service fees.

Indeed, reality shows that many desire this life change, and the best advice is to seek accurate information, plan responsibly, and hire a competent immigration attorney. This process may be challenging, but it is a completely achievable goal.

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  • Ingrid Domingues-McConville founded DM VISA LAW – Domingues McConville, P.A. in 1995. She has been a member of the Florida Bar since 1995 and a member of the United States District Court, Southern District of Florida. Ingrid earned her undergraduate degree in Psychology from the University of Miami in Coral Gables, Florida, and her law degree from the Cleveland-Marshall College of Law in Cleveland, Ohio. With over 27 years of immigration law experience, Ingrid has represented clients throughout the United States and the world in both business and family immigration matters. She has assisted companies and individuals in obtaining visas and permanent residence in the United States. Ingrid plays a significant leadership role in the Brazilian community in South Florida and across the United States, providing much-needed legal guidance and advice.