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Green Cards (Immigrant)

U.S. Green Card Lawyer

If you are looking for a way to receive a green card (lawful permanent residency) in the United States, the help of a qualified and trustworthy lawyer can be priceless. It is important to note that this is different from a visa which is temporary by nature (See Non-Immigrant Visas). An individual may only be eligible for a US green card if certain legal requirements are met. An immigration lawyer can help you identify the criteria which must be met and make sure that all your conditions are diligently followed so the entire application process goes as smoothly as possible. Ultimately, the advice and guidance of a green card attorney can help ensure that you expend less energy and money if your application is denied or if you are ineligible. There are several different paths to a “US green card”. For instance, an individual may be sponsored by a family member or an employer in order to obtain a US green card. Moreover, people who have been granted asylum or refugee status in the U.S. may also be eligible to adjust their immigrant status to one of a permanent resident (green card). There can even be an option for a Diversity Visa Lottery Program (USA green card lottery). An immigration attorney from the Law Offices of William A. Proetta can review the circumstances of your individual case and recommend available options. We assist clients throughout New Jersey including Edison, Jersey City, Woodbridge, Elizabeth, Newark and Perth Amboy. Contact our office today at (732) 450-8300 for a free consultation with an experienced lawyer.

How to Become a Permanent Resident

U.S. immigration legislation in the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA) stipulates that a person may obtain permanent resident status primarily through the course of the following proceedings:

  • Sponsorship from a family member
  • Sponsorship through employment
  • Investment (from 500,000 to 1 million US dollars)
  • Through the Diversity Lottery
  • Immigration through Refugee or Asylum status
  • Violence Against Women Act “VAWA” Petitions
  • Immigration through “The Registry” provisions of the INA
  • Approved by the Director of Central Intelligence

Finding the right immigration lawyer will ensure that you are provided with quality legal services and will give you the confidence that your resources and efforts are spent effectively and wisely. At the Law Offices of William A. Proetta, we take pride in our professionalism and strong reputation. Our attorneys make it their goal to provide competent, trustworthy and helpful advice and representation in all aspects of immigration including permanent residency. A green card attorney from our office will cater to you and your family’s personal needs and help you to avoid possible inconveniences and hurdles that may occur during the application and review process. We will also help you properly prepare for your green card interview with an immigration officer you and have a lawyer accompany you, if necessary. To learn more about how we may be able to help you through the process of acquiring a U.S. green card, contact our office today at (732) 450-8300. An immigration lawyer will explain your options during a free initial consultation.

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