A Green Card (permanent resident card) gives the holder of the card, a legal permanent resident, authorization to live and work in the United States on a permanent basis. If the immigrant is already in the United States when applying for the legal permanent residency, the process is called “adjustment of status”. One can become a permanent resident in several ways. Most individuals are sponsored by a family member or an employer in the United States
The most common ways to obtain a Green Card are through family, through a job, or through refugee/asylee status.
A person can obtain a Green Card through his or her relationship to a United States citizen or a legal permanent resident.Obtaining a permanent residence Green Card through marriage often is the fastest way to obtain residency in the United States. However, the process can be complicated and can be delayed if not properly filed, and approval is not guaranteed or automatic.
Immigration carefully examines these petitions to ensure that the marriage is legitimate and not entered into for the sole purpose of obtaining immigration benefits. The immigration attorneys at the Cruz Law Office have helped countless couples obtain Green Cards
It is also possible to obtain this status through employment. There are several ways to obtain a Green Card through employment by someone else or through self-employment:
Furthermore, immigrants who seek international protection have the opportunity or obligation to apply for a Green Card:
To find out if and how you can apply for a Green Card, call our immigration attorneys at The Cruz Law Office at (619) 717-2233 today.