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Green Card Immigration Lawyer in Denver, CO

Immigration lawyers in Colorado.

Obtaining a Permanent Resident Green Card in 2024

 

U.S. permanent residency is a highly sought-after status for many looking to build a life with family and loved ones. While applying for a green card may seem challenging, with the right help and resources, obtaining a permanent resident green card is manageable. At Barringer Law Firm, our goal is to help individuals who wish to live in the U.S. obtain the legal right to do so.

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:

Family Sponsorship

If you have family in the United States, U.S Immigration Laws allow spouses and family members of U.S. citizens or Lawful Permanent Residents (Green Card holders) to become a resident through the family petition process. You can be qualified for the immigration petition if you are one of the following:

  • 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

Employment-Based Visas

If you are currently in the United States on a work visa, you may be eligible to apply for residency and become a lawful permanent resident (get a Green Card). The following visa holders may be eligible for the immigration petition:

  • Immigrant Worker (EB-1, EB-2, or EB-3 Visa)Immigrant Investor (EB-5 investor Visa)

Refugee or Asylee

U.S. immigration law allows asylees to apply for lawful permanent resident (LPR) status after they have been physically present in the U.S. for at least one year since being granted asylum.

  • Were admitted as a refugee at least 1 year ago
  • Were granted asylum status at least 1 year ago

Human Trafficking and Crime Victims

If you have T or U nonimmigrant status, you may be eligible to become a lawful permanent resident (obtain a Green Card) if you meet all the requirements.

  • Currently have a T nonimmigrant Visa
  • Currently have a U nonimmigrant Visa

Other

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.

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