Guiding You Along the Path to Citizenship
Explaining Naturalization Requirements for Individuals and Families for More Than 25 Years
Becoming a permanent resident of the United States is a complicated process, but since 1987, The Scheer Immigration Law Group has been helping individuals and families attain citizenship in the country through our extensive knowledge of the law and commitment to the American Dream. We figure out which route to residency is most beneficial for your situation and provide you with the legal counsel necessary to help you meet your goals.
How to Obtain Permanent Residency
In the United States, there are multiple ways to become a permanent resident of the country, and at The Scheer Immigration Law Group, we determine which path to citizenship is best for you and your family. Your options are:
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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 inspection before 2001, you may be eligible for an amnesty exception. We determine if you meet the guidelines and help you toward permanent residency.
Get in Touch with a Veteran Morristown Immigration Attorney Today
If you are looking to become a permanent resident of the United States, call The Scheer Immigration Law Group today at (973) 984-8400 or contact us online to schedule a consultation. Our entire staff is bilingual and ready to meet your needs.