Obtaining a Permanent Resident Green Card
Our Green Card Services:
There are many pathways to obtain a green card. The two standard methods tend to be Family-Based and Employment-Based immigration. At Barringer Law Firm, our immigration attorneys are skilled at navigating the green card process, and our team will help you each step of the way. Our services include:
- An immediate relative of a U.S. citizen
- Other relatives of a U.S citizen or lawful permanent resident
- Unmarried son or daughter of a U.S. citizen or lawful permanent resident
- Married son or daughter of a U.S. citizen
- Brother or sister of a U.S. citizen
- Spouse of a lawful permanent resident
- Fiance of a U.S. citizen
- Widow (er) of a U.S. citizen
- Immigrant Worker
- Immigrant Investor
Refugee or Asylee
- Were admitted as a refugee at least 1 year ago
- Were granted asylum status at least 1 year ago
Human Trafficking and Crime Victims
- Currently have a T nonimmigrant Visa
- Currently have a U nonimmigrant Visa
Green Card Requirements & Eligibility
If an individual has a family member that is a U.S. citizen or a Lawful Permanent Resident (LPR), they may qualify for a green card. The Family Sponsorship or Family Preference category includes spouses, children, parents, and siblings who can apply for a green card to reunite with a loved one.
Individuals working in the U.S. using an EB-1, EB-2, or EB-3 Visa are eligible to apply for a green card.
The EB-5 Investor Visa was designed for investors looking to permanently live and work in the U.S. To be eligible, investors must have previously invested or are actively investing at least $1 million in a new commercial enterprise in the U.S. Another stipulation of the EB-5 Visa is that the investor must create a minimum of ten full-time jobs for U.S. workers.
The Diversity Visa Program is a lottery system that allows up to 50,000 immigrants annually to reside in the United States. Individuals are selected at random from countries with low rates of immigration to the U.S.
Individuals who originally came to the U.S. with a temporary work visa, student visa, or another short-term visa can apply for an adjustment of status to obtain a green card.
How The Green Card Process Works
Eligibility requirements will differ per category in which an individual applies for a green card and whether they currently reside in the U.S. or not. If an individual is eligible to apply, they will need to complete two forms – an Immigrant Petition and Form I-485. The Immigrant Petition will need to be filed by a sponsor or someone petitioning for you. The application process is very competitive, and after filing for a green card, the following steps to reach final approval can be challenging. The best way to learn how to file for a green card is to talk with a knowledgeable immigration attorney who understands the process.