How to Obtain Permanent Residency
In the United States, there are several ways to gain citizenship, and at the Scheer Immigration Law Group, we can determine which path to citizenship is best for you. Our New Jersey immigration lawyer outlines the most common methods on how to obtain permanent residency.
How to Obtain Permanent Residency | Green Card
If you obtain a green card, you are allowed to live and work in the United States and will be on the path to becoming a citizen. Although a green card is the precursor to becoming a permanent resident of the United States, certain restrictions are placed on you, such as the inability to vote and the threat of deportation if you are convicted of certain crimes.
How to Obtain Permanent Residency | Certificate of Naturalization
After you have your green card for five years—or three if you are married to a U.S. citizen—you can apply for a Certificate of Naturalization. Our firm assists you with the applications and the interviews that follow to make the process go smoothly. Unlike a green card, naturalized residents are afforded the right to vote and cannot be deported for a crime.
How to Obtain Permanent Residency | Certificate of Citizenship
A Certificate of Citizenship is given to children under the age of 18 born abroad but have parents who are U.S. citizens. Our firm obtains the proper forms and documentation for you to get your Certificate of Citizenship, which will allow you to live permanently in the United States.
How to Obtain Permanent Residency | Amnesty
Amnesty allows people who entered the United States illegally to have their status adjusted so they can be on the path to citizenship. If you entered the country without the inspection before 2001, you may be eligible for an amnesty exception. We determine if you meet the guidelines and help you toward permanent residency.
If you are looking to become a permanent resident of the United States, call The Scheer Immigration Law Group to schedule a consultation with our experienced New Jersey Permanent Residency Attorney.