Ways to Get a Green Card
Are you looking to get a green card? Our New Jersey immigration lawyer can walk you through all the ways to get a green card. We are here to help you get all the answers the questions that have been weighing heavily on your mind. Give this a read, then call us today and set up your first consultation.
In the United States, a green card allows immigrants to live and work in the country, and it’s the first step toward permanent citizenship. At The Scheer Immigration Law Group in Morristown, New Jersey, we help you through the green card application process and make sure that you avoid the delays and processing errors that plague the system. Our firm has extensive knowledge of the system in the United States, and we help determine which type of certification works in your best interest.
Our experienced New Jersey Green Card Lawyer works with every type of applicant who needs legal assistance. The different types of green cards are:
- Family-based— If you are related to a U.S. citizen, such as a spouse, parent, child or sibling, you can apply for a family-based visa, which can be upgraded to a green card after approval.
- Employment-based— When you are offered permanent employment in the United States, you can be sponsored for one by your employer. We represent employer sponsors and workers who wish to obtain a green card.
- Asylum— When citizens of another country have a fear of persecution or violence upon returning to their homes, the United States can offer asylum status. A year after your asylum is established, you and your family can apply for a green card, which grants you the legal right to work and live in the United States.
If you obtain a green card, you can 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. Some cards last ten years, but conditional cards last only two, and carry additional requirements.
You will need to get your documents translated into English before you go to your review at the U.S. Embassy. These translations must be certified. You will need to submit the originals as well as the translations to the National Visa Center, a sort of intermediary between the USCIS and the Embassy, before you go to your Embassy review.
If you are ready to get started or want to learn more about these ways to get a green card, please don’t hesitate to give our New Jersey immigration attorney Susan Scheer a call as soon as you can. We will be here to get you started and can assist with many immigration issues that you may be up against. Call us today.
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