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Ms Grace I Gardiner

Ms Grace I Gardiner

Gardiner Immigration
  • Immigration Law
  • Kentucky, Minnesota, Tennessee
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The founding lawyer at Gardiner Immigration P.A., Attorney Grace Gardiner proudly serves clients throughout South Florida, including Tampa, Plantation, and Fort Lauderdale. She is an immigrant herself and understands the potential challenges that many of her clients face. Because of this knowledge and experience, Grace is able to handle a number of complex legal matters, helping clients live and work in the United States. He focus is to always provide compassionate legal care, especially in the face of emotionally trying matters, such as deportation and family visas. To learn more about Attorney Gardiner’s practice and how she may be able to help you, contact the staff at Gardiner Immigration P.A.

Practice Area
  • Immigration Law
Additional Practice Areas
  • Green Card Application
  • Family immigration visas
  • Citizenship and Naturalization
  • Deportation/Cancellation of Removal
Fees
  • Free Consultation
    Free phone consults.
  • Credit Cards Accepted
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Kentucky
Minnesota
Tennessee
Languages
  • English: Spoken, Written
  • Spanish
Professional Experience
Principal Attorney
Gardiner Immigration
- Current
Supervisor Housing
EAST TEXAS LEGAL SERVICES
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Education
William Mitchell College of Law
J.D. | Law
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Howard University
M.S. | Social Work
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Howard University
B.S. | Liberal Arts
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Honors: HONOR SOCIETY
Awards
Top Lawyers In Tennessee
The Legal Network
Client Distinction Award
Martindale-Hubbell
Top Lawyers In Tennessee
The Legal Network
Top Immigration Attorneys
CITY VIEW MAGAZINE
Immigration and Naturalization Attorney
CITY VIEW MAGAZINE
The Legal Network
Top Lawyers In Tennessee
IMMIGRATION AND NATURALIZATION ATTORNEY
KNOXVILLE CITY VIEW MAGAZINE
Selected by my peers as immigration and naturalization attorney for 2010, 2011, 2013
Immigration and Naturalization Attorneeys
CITY VIEW MAGAZINE
Immigration and Naturalization Atty of Knoxville TN
Cityview Magazine
IMMIGRATION AND NATURAIZATION ATTORNEY 2010
CITY VIEW MAGAZINE
Professional Associations
Knoxville Rotary Club
Member
- Current
American Immigration Lawyers Association
Member
- Current
Tennessee State Bar # 023269
Member
- Current
Activities: Immigration Lawyers Committee
Kentucky State Bar
Member
- Current
American Bar Association # 00396269
Member
- Current
Publications
Articles & Publications
TN Real Estate Title:Identifying Defects and Finding Solutions
National Business Institute
Speaking Engagements
Updates on Immigration Law, Tampa
CANDO and the Caribbean American Association
FAQ on recent changes in Immigration Law
Websites & Blogs
Website
Gardiner Immigration
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26 Questions Answered

Q. Hi. I've been a permanent resident of the U.S. since 1970. Sometime between 1983 and 85 I got married but then divorced.
A: Go to the county where you think you got married and same for the divorce and request a copy of each and then hire an attorney to help you compile the rest of the documents needed in order to apply for your citizenship
Q. Possible to marry an immigrant legally months before the wedding to obtain legal status, so honeymoon can be out of U.S
A: It’s possible but one of the questions asked is about what address you live at and when did you begin living together If you are not living together immigration will assume the marriage is for immigration benefits. Uscis sometimes randomly run bed checks. I advise filing after you are married and living in the same house.
Q. So I just found out that my girlfriend is an illegal immigrant. She overstated her visa by over a year.
A: If you were planning on marrying her I suggest she stays and you apply for her green card. If she leaves now she faces a ten year bar and you will have to prove extreme and exceptional hardship to you to overcome her unlawful presence I suggest you call my office at 8139616119 for further questions
Q. Does my fiance automatically become a US citizen once we're married?
A: No. First your fiancé will receive a two year conditional green card. The condition must be removed. Your fiancé can then apply for citizenship in the third year provided you’ll are still together
Q. Hello I want to get marry to my boyfriend which Visa process is faster k1 visa or spouse visa ?
A: The time frame for either one is about the same, but if you did not pay for the birth of your daughter here in the USA you can or may be denied at the interview. Make sure you have documentation to show proof of payment
Q. I'm married with a American citizen, I would like to apply to the green card, what is the right form to fill up?
A: My recommendation is that you look for a free consultation with an immigration attorney. There is more involved than filling forms out.
Q. Can I solicit a tourist visa for the mother of my child of Honduran citizenship. Our baby boy has an American passport
A: There is also a b2 classification visa which allows a domestic partner of long term non-immigrants provided the alien is able to overcome INA 214(b) My recommendation will be to marry in Honduras and apply for green card if it is available at that embassy
Q. where can i get help filling out an application for citizenship
A: Generally we recommend working with an experienced immigration attorney
Q. My boyfriend was detained today by ICE, this was in Orlado FL, what can we do. Please help
A: He may be able to file a request a bond based on your impending marriage and if he has no criminal history. There are other factors that the court takes into consideration. Please contact an experienced immigration attorney as quickly as possible. You can also call my Florida office if you have additional questions
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New York Office
New York, NY, USA
Telephone: (718) 530-3999
Cell: (347) 859-9269
Fax: (813) 304-1179
Gardiner Immigration- Tampa Office
13902 N Dale Mabry Highway
Suite 210
Tampa, FL 37919
USA
Telephone: (813) 750-0779
Fax: (813) 304-1179
Plantation
300 S Pine Island Road
Suite 244A
Plantation, FL 33324
USA
Telephone: (954) 320-0319
Fax: (813) 304-1179
Virtual Office
2415 E Magnolia Ave
Knoxville, TN 37917
USA
Telephone: (865) 450-9819
Fax: (813) 304-1179