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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
  • Deportation/Cancellation of Removal
  • Citizenship and Naturalization
  • Family immigration visas
  • Green Card Application
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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Legal Answers
30 Questions Answered

Q. Can I (a US Citizen) petition my step daughter?
A: If the marriage took place before the child’s 18th birthday you certainly can apply for her green card
Q. My mother who is a LPR married a USA citizen. Can the USA citizen petition
A: Will need more information to answer the question
Q. My daughter has a boyfriend from Canada, who really wants to come here, so they can be together. What can they do?
A: She can apply for a fiance visa if she has visited him there at least once in the last two years. There are several other requirements so she should speak with an experienced immigration attorney
Q. How long does a sposal visa take & what does it cost
A: Recently it has been taking two to three months for a spousal visa if the spouse is in the USA otherwise it can take up to a year. It also depends on whether waivers are needed The cost depends on where your spouse is located and whether you need a cosponor or whether your spouse needs a waiver. Please contact us directly for pricing information
Q. How quickly can I get a fiancée visa for my future wife who's a Japanese citizen?
A: Right now it’s taking seven to eight months for the interview. It takes six months for the approval of the visa itself
Q. So i met this filipina girl here in usa she was on a tourist visa to attend her sister wedding here . Can i marry her ?
A: Yes you will have to file for a spouse visa if you want her to stay in the USA. Please insure however that you wait at least 90 days before marrying her otherwise immigration can or may allege marriage fraud on her part. If you have additional questions you can call us at 8139616119
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
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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