Patricia Castillo Flanagan, Esq.
President of Work Visa Lawyers, P.A.
Patricia is a diligent, passionate and dedicated attorney whose mission is to obtain employment based visas for investors, professionals and people with extraordinary or special skills.
She represents clients before the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) with regard to non-immigrant visa applications; immigrant worker petitions; family based immigrant visa petitions and applications for naturalization as well as multinational corporations in business immigration matters She also prepares pardon of inadmissibility and applications for consular processing of immigrant and non-immigrant visas.
- Nova Southeastern University, Shepard Broad Law Center, Fort Lauderdale, FL
Juris Doctor, May 2009; Concentration in International Legal Practice
- Florida International University, Miami, FL
Bachelors of Arts, International Relations and Political Science, May 2005
- Admitted to the Florida Supreme Court
- Admitted to the Southern District of Florida
- Miami Dade Bar Association, Business Immigration Update. February 2, 2021.
- AILA South Florida Chapter 41st Annual CLE Conference. I go to work. Employer Compliance. February 28, 2020.
- Broward County Bar Association, 2019 Bench & Bar Convention. Administration Law for Immigration Practitioner. October 18, 2019.
- AILA South Florida CLE luncheon - The new public charge rule, i-9 compliance and raids, new health insurance requirements, and other updates . October 16, 2019.
- AILA South Florida Business and Investment Committee. Updates on Business Adjudications trends.August 22. 2019.
- AILA South Florida New Member Division Breakfast Basics. Nonimmigrant Visas: L-1A, L-1B, & Blanket Ls November 8, 2017.
- Gregory’s Women’s Guild, Woman of the Year award, 2021.
Patricia was born and raised in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic. Patricia loves spending time with her large extended family. She also loves getting to know people from all over the world. She is fluent in English and Spanish and can read French.
Trying out new restaurants and cuisines, traveling, dancing, and swimming at the beach.
Countries visited: 16
Favorite city: Madrid
Favorite Cuisine: Middle Eastern
● Professionals of the Free Trade Agreement (FTA): Chile Visa H-1B1
● Transfer of Company Employees: L-1A and L-1B Visas
● AILA Poster about transition from F-1-H-1B
● Professional Workers (NAFTA): Mexico, Canada TN Visa
● Medical Visas J-1, H-1B, O
● Religious workers Visas R
● Specialized occupations in fields that require high specialized knowledge H-1B Visas
● Training in a non-employment program H-3 Visas
● Athletes, artists, entertainers Visas P
● Business Visitors B-1
● Domestic employees or babysitters (must be accompanying a foreign employer) B-1 visas
● Media information representative (media, journalists) Visas I
● Eb-1 (b) Residencies for outstanding Professors and researchers with at least three years of experience in teaching or research, who are internationally recognized. Applicants in this category must come to the US to obtain permanent employment, a tenured professor, or a comparable research position at a university or other institution of advanced education.
● EB-1C Residences for multinational managers or executives who have been employed for at least one of the previous three years by the foreign affiliate, parent affiliate, subsidiary, or branch of the US employer.
● EB 2 Residence for Professionals who have an advanced education degree (beyond baccalaureate), or a bachelor's degree and at least five years of experience in the profession.
● Residence for Persons of Exceptional Ability in the Sciences, Arts or Business. Exceptional ability means having a specialty degree considerably more important than what is ordinarily found in the sciences, arts, and business.
● Residence for people who qualify for a National Interest Exception Visa
● Residences for Professional Workers (hired by American companies)
● Residences for investors under the EB-5 program
● Family petitions
● Petitions for waivers (I-601, I-212, I-601ª)
● Nonimmigrant Visa Waiver Petitions
● Lawsuit in cases where a government agency has made an arbitrary, illegal or capricious decision.