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Achieve Permanent Residency Status in the U.S.
The United States government makes it possible for certain immigrants to apply for a green card, which provides the holder with lawful permanent resident status. The card provides proof that the immigrant can legally live and work in the U.S. Once this status is obtained, the immigrant can apply for Social Security, a driver's license, and certain other benefits. The cards are usually valid for ten years, but the person should always verify the length of time allowed in his or her specific case. Green card holders must apply to renew their status several months prior to the expiration date to ensure that they remain legal.
If you are planning to apply for permanent resident status, it is in your best interest to retain the services of an experienced immigration attorney who can guide you through the process and help you avoid problems. An Orlando immigration attorney from our firm can meet with you to review your situation and determine whether you are eligible for a green card, can assist in gathering the necessary paperwork, and can represent you with authorities from U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services.
The U.S. government allows permanent residence to non-citizens under certain circumstances by preference and sponsorship in relation to family, employment, and other factors. If your situation can meet any of the following criteria, then you may be eligible for a green card:
- Immediate relatives of a U.S. citizen, including spouses, unmarried children under 21 years of age, parents of petitioners 21 or older
- Family member of a U.S. citizen such as unmarried sons or daughters over age 21, married children, brothers and sisters 21 years or older
- Family member of green card holder including spouses and unmarried children
- Member in special category, such as a battered spouse or child
- Employment, as in you have an offer of permanent employment in the U.S.
- Investment, as in you will be coming to this country in order to make an investment that promises to create new jobs here
- Self-petition for those with certain extraordinary abilities to secure a National Interest Waiver on the grounds that his or her immigration would benefit the United States
Special Category Eligibility
- Religious workers, broadcasters, employees of international organizations, and others
- Individuals with refugee or asylee status who have been present in this country for at least one year
Contact Us for Help Applying for a Green Card
U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) places strict limits on the number of people who can secure a green card, both through family and employment. For example, there are yearly quotas allotted for the total availability of green cards, and labor certification is often necessary to prove that an employment position could not reasonably be filled by a U.S. worker. The team at our firm has extensive experience representing immigrants in applications for permanent residency, and we are ready to begin helping you today.
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