Green cards are often goals of foreign nationals who wish to work and live in the United States. This card and permanent resident status allow someone to live indefinitely in the U.S. without constant visa renewals. For some, obtaining a green card is also an important and necessary step toward their dream of becoming U.S. citizens. At Joseph & Hall, P.C., we have experienced immigration lawyers who help clients in the Aurora area obtain green cards in a variety of ways. Reach out today to learn more about how we might help in your situation.
A green card is obtained either through a U.S. consulate in a foreign country or, if the applicant resides in the United States, through a process known as “adjustment of status.” The process is started by having either an employer or a qualifying relative file a petition with the USCIS to classify the beneficiary (the person who seeks the green card) as a green card holder. In some cases, the petition and the green card application can be filed at the same time.
In other cases, the sponsoring employer or relative must first file the petition and only have the beneficiary submit their application for the green card after the petition has been approved. We can help determine the course of action needed in your situation.
In either case, the beneficiary who is in the U.S. must meet the eligibility criteria to be approved for a green card, which includes that the beneficiary:
If you are in the Aurora area and need help obtaining a green card, contact us today for a consultation. Our immigration lawyers are ready to help.
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