If you want to live and work in the United States permanently, obtaining a green card is the most common way to do it. A green card gives you legal permanent resident status, which means that you can live, work, and study in the U.S. without any time limitations. However, the process of obtaining a green card can be complicated and confusing, especially for those who are not familiar with the immigration laws and regulations. That is why it is essential to hire a green card attorney to help you navigate the process and ensure that you have the best chance of obtaining legal permanent residency.
Things to Know about Obtaining a Green Card
- Determine your eligibility. Before applying for a green card, you need to determine your eligibility. There are several ways to obtain a green card, including through family sponsorship, employment, refugee or asylum status, or as a special immigrant.
- File your petition. Once you have determined your eligibility, the next step is to file a petition with the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS). Depending on the category under which you are applying, the process may be different, and there may be different forms to fill out.
- Attend an interview. After you file your petition, you will likely need to attend an interview with a USCIS officer. This interview is an opportunity for the officer to ask you questions about your application and verify your eligibility for a green card.
- Wait for a decision. After your interview, you will need to wait for a decision from USCIS. If your application is approved, you will receive your green card, and you can start enjoying the benefits of legal permanent residency.
If your application is denied, you have the option to appeal the decision. This is where having a green card attorney can be helpful. An experienced attorney can help you understand the reasons for the denial and work with you to appeal the decision.
The Help You Need
Obtaining a green card is a complicated and lengthy process, but it is worth it if you want to live and work in the U.S. permanently. Hiring a green card attorney can help you navigate the process and ensure you have the best chance of obtaining legal permanent residency. At Tourzani & Long, LLC, our attorneys have the knowledge and experience to help you with your green card application. Contact us today to schedule a consultation and learn how we can help you achieve your immigration goals.
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