What Does "Permanent Residency" Mean?
Permanent residency is a lawful status in the United States that allows you to live, work, and travel freely, as long as you agree to make the US your permanent home. Permanent residents may also apply for US citizenship after 3-5 years. However, permanent residents must not be outside of the United States for more than 6 months at a time or the government will assume you have abandoned your status.
How to Get a Permanent Resident Card (Green Card)
Getting a green card requires that the government has approved an application for adjustment of status, consular processing, asylum, u-visa, 42b, or some other form of immigration relief. The most common way is applying through a family member with either adjustment of status or consular processing.
Permanent Residency Requirements
The permanent resident application process, when successful, earns you the sought-after Green Card. However, certain individuals may not be eligible for permanent residency or may require additional waivers or pardons to obtain their Green Card. Individuals who may need additional waivers to pursue their residency include those with certain criminal convictions, alien smuggling, false claims to US citizenship, and unlawful presence in the US.
Why Hire an Attorney For Your Permanent Residency?
An attorney will be able to review your eligibility to apply for permanent resident card, and any waivers or pardons that may be required to complete the process. Additionally, a green card lawyer can explain to you the eligibility criteria for green card. Attempting the green card application process without an attorney can cause deportation if done incorrectly.
Why Choose Us?
When choosing an immigration lawyer in Los Angeles, Orange County, or San Diego, consider the experience of the lawyer or firm you are hiring. Eric Price and his team of attorneys have successfully filed permanent residency applications for many clients and are experts in the field. If you have already filed an application, and are concerned that it was done incorrectly, Eric Price is capable of fixing the problem and protecting you from deportation.
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