West Palm Beach Green Card Attorney
Obtaining Legal Permanent Resident Status
Many routes exist under U.S. immigration law to obtain a green card. Green card holders have the security of lawful permanent residency. They can live, work, and remain in the U.S. as long as their card stays current.
Obtaining a green card is a complicated process that requires accuracy, thoroughness, and patience. Even then, you may run into delays or obstacles presented by government bureaucracy. That is why it is best to enlist the services of a trusted immigration attorney who has learned the ropes through years of experience dealing with immigration law, procedure, and officials.
Need assistance with the green card process? Reach out to our green card law firm in West Palm Beach at (561) 609-0032.
The Green Card Process in the U.S.
In order to obtain a green card, you will need to fit into one of the eligible categories set up by U.S. immigration law.
You may be eligible to apply for a green card in the following ways:
- As a spouse or family member of a U.S. citizen or current green card holder
- As the fiancé(e) of a U.S. citizen once you have been married in the U.S.
- Through employment as an immigrant worker of a U.S. company
- As an immigrant investor who has invested or is in the process of investing $1,000,000 to create or expand a U.S. business
- As a refugee or asylum-seeker
- Through humanitarian programs, such as for victims of abuse, crime, and human trafficking
- Through other specialized categories
Understanding all of the intricacies of the green card application process can be daunting and, if your application contains errors, omissions, or lack of detail, could result in delays or denials. To avoid this, you should seek professional legal help from a green card lawyer.
What to Do After Receiving Your Green Card
After you are approved for your green card, it is important to know that you can use your card for readmission to the country after a trip abroad that is shorter than one year. If you are abroad for longer than a year, you will need a reentry permit.
Additionally, as a lawful permanent resident, you will need to renew your card after ten years. You will also need to replace your green card if it is lost, damaged, or stolen. For replacing or renewing a green card, lawful permanent residents would file for I-90.
If you have a green card as a conditional permanent resident, you would need to remove your conditions to permanent residency after two years. This involves two different depending on if you arrived in the U.S. for family-based or business-based reasons.
- For family-based immigration situations: You would file Form I-751, or the Petition to Remove Conditions on Residence
- For entrepreneur-based immigration situations: You would file Form I-829, or the Petition By Entrepreneur to Remove Conditions
Both of these must be filed during the 90 day period before the card expires.
Can a Green Card Be Revoked?
it is very difficult to revoke a green card, but not impossible. Your lawful permanent resident status can be revoked due to a number of factors.
Factors that can lead to the revocation of your Green Card include:
- Taking actions indicating you are abandoning your permanent resident status. These can include moving to another country, staying outside the United States for over 183 days, or declaring yourself as a non-immigrant on tax returns.
- Engaging in certain types of criminal activity, including crimes of moral turpitude, drug crimes, and aggravated felonies.
- A discovery of fraud in your Green Card application. A common example of this is marriage fraud.
If your green card is revoked, you could face deportation from the country. If your green card has been revoked or you have concerns over losing your permanent resident status, reach out to Asghar Law right away.
Why Hire Our Green Card Attorneys?
We are a dedicated West Palm Beach immigration law firm that believes in the personal touch, professional service, and making your green card goal affordable. Our attorney, Mr. Asghar, is a former immigrant and has a thorough understanding of the stress and uncertainty involved with the green card process. We offer 60-minute consultations to help get you started and put you at ease under our care. Throughout the entire process, we provide the guidance and support you need.
Get started on your green card application today. Contact our office in West Palm Beach at (561) 609-0032 or fill out an online contact form.