A green card (formally referred to as a Permanent Resident Card) is evidence of a person's status as a legal permanent resident in the United States. It also serves to show that your registration is in accordance with immigration laws. A person with a valid green card has the right to live and work in the U.S. on a permanent basis. You are required to carry this card with you at all times.
A person may apply for a green card based upon different factors. A family member may petition for you, you may be able to apply for permanent residence through your job or after being granted refugee or asylum. There are also other ways that you may be eligible to apply, but the circumstances may vary and therefore it is important to review the matter with an attorney who can offer advice and guidance based upon your unique situation.
Delays, ever-changing laws and complex legal matters can make applying for a green card a difficult process. That is why we recommend working with an attorney who is experienced in the field of immigration law. With the proper experience and resources, a lawyer can properly file your application and all necessary paperwork and information and can help you if any issues arise that need to be addressed.
Contact an Orlando immigration lawyer at the S.A. Young Law Firm today to learn more about applying for permanent residence.