Immigration

In Honolulu, the Big Island, and throughout Hawaii, the Law Offices of Edward J.S.F. Smith has extensive experience in all aspects of immigration law, including naturalization situations and permanent residency status (green card) applications for both employment-based and family-based visas. Our firm represents businesses and individuals throughout the United States and around the world, dealing with the USCIC as well as U.S. embassies and consulates worldwide.

Family-Based Immigration



When a relative is a U.S. citizen or lawful permanent resident of the U.S., immediate family members in a foreign country stand a good chance of obtaining a family-based visa and achieving permanent residency themselves. We help parents, spouses, children, and siblings prepare a petition with the greatest likelihood of success, analyzing a host of factors such as the status of the U.S. family member, the relationship, and the preference category to which the petitioner may belong.

We also help future spouses bring their betrothed to the U.S. through K-1 fiancé(e) visas, including filing the I-129F fiancé(e) petition, visa application, and ensuring that all appropriate documentation is acquired, including a medical examination and proof of financial support. Once the marriage has taken place within the required timeframe, we can assist the visa holder in applying for permanent residency through an adjustment of status.

As a law firm practicing extensively in the field of family law, we are sensitive to immigration issues in the family law context and work tirelessly to bring together families through international adoptions inside and outside of the Hague Convention. We are dedicated to promoting the safety of women through the Violence Against Women Act and Battered Immigrant Women's Protection Act, and ensuring that minor children do not miss out on immigration benefits through application of the Child Status Protection Act and other means.

Employment-Based Immigration

One of the main reasons people seek entry to the U.S. is to improve their lives through better employment opportunities, and the nation's immigration system offers many different pathways for willing and able workers. Our firm handles petitions for immigrant visas in any of the EB preference categories, from unskilled workers to multinational executives and workers of extraordinary or exceptional ability. We understand the different types of evidence and documentation which may be required to establish eligibility under the different categories. In addition, we work with non-immigrant visas, permanent labor certifications (PERMs), and the many other employment-based visas offered for specific types of workers and occupations.

Seek Experienced Legal Representation



If you have an immigration issue, from seeking permanent residency or citizenship in the U.S. to having overstayed your visa, seek advice and representation from the law firm which has been helping people with their legal immigration needs for over 15 years. Contact the Law Offices of Edward J.S.F. Smith and let us help you find a solution that meets your needs.

Experience and Commitment


Mr. Smith's experience encompasses divorces involving military spouses, domestic abuse, and interstate child abduction and parental kidnapping issues, including child return matters under the International Hague Convention. In fact, his is the only law firm in the area actively handling international child abduction cases.

At the Law Offices of Edward J.S.F. Smith, we are committed to providing high-quality legal representation at cost-effective rates. For the convenience of our clients, we offer flexible payment plans and office hours.

Contact us today for an initial telephone consultation to find out how we can help you find a solution to your legal needs.

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Why Choose Us?

  • Local Representation
  • Evening Appointments Available
  • Personal Attention On Every Case
  • 20 Years of Experience
  • Free Initial Phone Consultation

Associations & Memberships:

  • Hawaii State Bar Association
  • Florida Bar Association
  • The District of Columbia Bar