Obtaining a Green Card allows you to legally remain in the United States to live with your family or pursue a career. Whether you currently live in the U.S., or you live in a different country and would like to move to the U.S., our firm can help you. Our Scottsdale, AZ Green Card attorneys can help clarify the process of obtaining your Green Card.
An immigration attorney from New Frontier Immigration Law can guide you step by step through the application process in Scottsdale, AZ. Once you have your Green Card and are considered a permanent resident of the U.S., you could pursue other benefits, such as citizenship.
Green Card Qualifications You Should Be Aware of in Scottsdale, AZ
A Green Card provides you with permanent residency in the United States. This means you no longer need a separate work permit to keep your job and support yourself and your family.
To qualify for a Green Card, you must be eligible under one of the following categories, per the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS):
- Family: If you are an immediate relative of a United States citizen such as a spouse or child under 21, a relative of a lawful permanent resident (LPR), the fiancé(e) of a U.S. citizen, a widow(er) of a U.S. citizen, or qualify under the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA).
- Employment: If you are an immigrant worker, a physician, or an investor of at least $1,050,000 in a commercial project.
- Special Immigrant: If you are a religious worker, a juvenile who needs protection, an Iraq or Afghanistan national, an international broadcaster, or an employee or family member part of an international organization such as NATO.
- Refugee or Asylum: If you were granted asylum or refugee status at least one year ago.
- Trafficking or Crime Victim: If you hold a T-Visa or a U-Visa as a victim of human trafficking or other qualifying criminal activity and are cooperating with law enforcement.
- Abuse Victim: If you are a victim of abuse and submitted a self-petition under VAWA.
- Registry: If you have resided in the United States continuously since before January 1, 1972.
You have a number of eligibility categories available to qualify for a Green Card. A Scottsdale Green Card attorney from our firm can help you organize your options and apply them to the application process.
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The Green Card Application Process Our Scottsdale, AZ Attorneys Can Help You With
If you are eligible for a Green Card in one or more of the above categories, you or your sponsor will have to file an appropriate petition. These could include Form I-130, Petition for Alien Relative or Form I-140, Immigrant Petition for Alien Worker, among several other options.
The next step will depend on if you are applying from inside or outside the United States. If inside, you would apply for an adjustment of status with the United States Citizenship and Immigration Service (USCIS). If outside, you must undergo consular processing at a U.S. Department of State consulate.
You then go to a biometrics appointment to provide your fingerprints, photographs, and signature. You may also have to pay a fee for your Green Card.
Next, you will have an interview. Upon completion of the interview, the USCIS will review your application and make a decision. It could take up to 90 days to receive your Green Card.
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Hiring a Scottsdale, AZ Green Card Attorney Can Benefit Your Case
You don’t have to navigate the Green Card application process on your own. An attorney from our firm can help you by explaining the process. We’ll also work with you to gather all the information you need for your application.
If you hire us to assist you, you can expect us to:
- Help you avoid application mistakes: We will help you fill out the applications and other paperwork necessary for your Green Card. Any mistake could result in rejection or a delay. It’s important that you include all of the information and that it is accurate.
- Use our experience: We understand immigration law, and we will use that knowledge and experience to guide you through the process.
- Handle procedural maneuvers: Applying for a Green Card is a process and there are procedural maneuvers to navigate, which we can use our experience to do successfully.
- Explain your Green Card options: We will explain your Green Card options and review them with you to help you decide which option works best for you and your situation.
- Advise you as a permanent resident: There are laws you must follow as a permanent resident. We can advise you when you have a question or are unsure about a law.
- Provide a path to citizenship: A Green Card allows you to apply for citizenship after residing in the United States continuously for three years. We can help you navigate the citizenship process as well.
Our law firm serving Scottsdale, AZ is dedicated to helping you obtain a Green Card and one day become a United States citizen. Hiring a Green Card lawyer from our firm can streamline the process for you.
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The Green Card process can seem daunting, but New Frontier Immigration Law can assist you in becoming a permanent resident. You may have frustrations about the process, and you may even fear deportation. That’s why we want to help you get through the process of obtaining your Green Card every step of the way.
Obtaining a Green Card is important to you, and it’s important to us that your application is accurate and includes all the necessary information. To get started with a strategic session and discuss working with our Green Card attorney in Scottsdale, AZ, contact us today.
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