A green card allows you to live and work permanently in the United States. Obtaining a green card can also be key to gaining U.S. citizenship.
An experienced green card lawyer uses their immigration knowledge and legal skills to help you efficiently obtain legal permanent residence. The attorneys at JQK Law will guide you step-by-step through the process, providing you with peace of mind.
At JQK, we put our decades of experience in immigration law to work for you. We understand the process and will analyze your unique circumstances to develop the strategy that is right for your situation.
A green card, or United States Permanent Residency Card, signifies an individual’s lawful permanent residence in the U.S. According to immigration law, green card holders can permanently live and work anywhere in the country. However, it is not the same as obtaining U.S. citizenship.
Lawful permanent resident status means:
Green cards are also the first step for immigrants to become U.S. citizens. After a certain period, green card holders can choose to become citizens through the naturalization process.
There are several different options for entering and gaining lawful permanent residence in the U.S. Green cards are available in an array of categories including:
Hiring an immigration lawyer can be beneficial to obtaining and maintaining your green card. They can help you determine your eligibility, appropriate green card category, changes to legal status and path to citizenship.
Immigration law is dynamic and ever-changing. The qualification requirements can change from year to year. Moreover, eligibility differs depending on the green card category.
An immigration attorney will determine your eligibility by reviewing:
Green card attorneys ensure that you meet all the eligibility criteria before beginning the application process. This saves the trouble of investing time and money into a futile endeavor. It also helps to manage expectations.
The green card application process involves a significant amount of paperwork. An experienced immigration attorney will help you accurately complete the necessary paperwork. They will also ensure all your papers are in order and sent out before the stipulated deadlines.
A number of official documents must accompany your application, including a copy of your birth certificate; proof of identity; proof of familial relationship or employment-status, if applicable; and possibly police or court records.
An immigration lawyer can help you determine what documents are required, any gaps in your application and potential complications.
Interviews during the green card application process can make or break your opportunity for permanent residency. The more prepared you are for these interviews, the better your chances of becoming a lawful permanent resident.
An experienced green card lawyer can help you prepare for your green card interview. They will explain what to expect and what you will need to take with you to the interview.
Common questions that you are likely to encounter during your interview include:
Obtaining a green card is a lengthy and complicated process. Tight deadlines and the vast amount of paperwork increase the likelihood of mistakes. Even the simplest mistakes could delay the process or lead to your application being rejected.
An experienced immigration lawyer will review your application for any mistakes or omissions. Common mistakes during the application process include:
Regardless of your immigration status, you have rights in the United States. A green card lawyer will help protect your rights throughout the process, ensuring you are treated fairly under U.S. law and protected from discrimination.
Green card lawyers serve as a liaison between the client and government agencies. They will contact the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), the U.S. Department of State, U.S. embassies and consulates on your behalf. Immigration lawyers will also respond to requests for additional information and address any issues that arise during the application process.
Are you seeking lawful permanent residency in the U.S. but don’t know where to start? If so, an experienced immigration attorney can help you navigate the complex immigration system.
JQK Law prides itself on being the go-to firm for immigration services. Our team of experienced immigration lawyers will provide personalized guidance for your immigration issue. We walk you through the intricate steps of the immigration process, helping you achieve your dream of living and working in the U.S.
Contact JQK today to schedule a consultation. We have helped individuals across the globe obtain permanent residency in the United States.