How to Become a U.S. Permanent Resident

There are a few different ways for applying for U.S. permanent residence, where you would obtain what is known as a Green Card. The most common way to get a Green Card would be through one of two methods:

  1. Family-Based Immigration
  2. Employment-Based Immigration

Family Based Petitions or Family Sponsorships

Depending on your situation, you may be eligible to apply for a U.S. Green Card using a family-based petition for having relatives living in the U.S. as U.S. Citizens or Green Card holders. Certain family members may be eligible to sponsor or petition you for a Green Card.

Learn more about Family-Based Petitions here.

Employment-Based Petitions for a Green Card

You may have a U.S. employer who is willing to petition for you to become a permanent resident of the States. In this case, most applicants are usually already in the U.S. on a valid U.S. work visa such as an L-1 visa or an H-1B visa.

These Green Card applications are called employment-based petitions and usually involve filing an I-140 application to the Service Centre located in the jurisdiction of the place of employment.

Learn more about employment-based petitions here.

Why Legal Help for Green Card Applications is Important

U.S. permanent residence is a much sought-after status. If you have the opportunity to apply for a Green Card, you should take advantage of legal services so that you can reach your potential. If you already have ingredients like a family member that is a U.S. citizen, or an employer that is willing to petition for you to immigration permanently, you still need to present an application package that will convince immigration officers of your worth.

There is a lot of work behind the scenes of immigration cases, and a legal expert will know what needs to be done to ensure that an applicant has put their best foot forward.

Why Hire Us to Help You Get U.S. Permanent Residence?

Attempting to get a Green Card is a crucial process. Any slight misstep could result in a failed attempt, after all of the effort you went through will unfulfilled. We have helped thousands of individuals to successfully get U.S. permanent residence through family-based petitions, and we can help you too!

The first step towards a successful Green Card application is getting an assessment of your case. Call us today at 1.866.449.5904 or fill out our immigration assessment form and we will get back to you within 24 hours to discuss your eligibility and options.

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