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Ways to get a Green Card
A US Green Card, also known as Legal Permanent Residency, is a document that gives you permission to live, work, go to school and retire in the USA. Because of its great benefits, it almost like being a US Citizen, but you cannot run for President of the US or vote in an election. The most common way to get a Green Card are via a family member, via employment or via investment. Call our office to speak to one of our immigration lawyers about obtaining a Green Card.
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Because families belong together, a US Citizen may apply for a Green Card for the following family members: husband, wife, son, daughter, parents, brothers and sisters, as well as stepchildren, stepparents, stepbrothers, stepsisters and half-brothers and half-sisters. Our green card attorneys have experience processing Green Card via Family of US Citizen. See the chart below to see which family members are eligible to apply for a Green Card via a US Citizen.
People often want to know how long does it take to get a Green Card. The answer is that the Green Card application process takes 6 to 18 months on the average, when a US Citizen is applying for parents, a spouse or children under the age of 21. These are known as immediate relatives and they process pretty fast. On the other hand, Green Card applications for brothers, sisters and children who are 21 or older, can take a lot longer because they have to wait in line until a Green Card is available for them. To learn more about the wait times, it is best to consult our top immigration attorneys.
Green Card for Family of US Legal Permanent Residents (Green Card holders)
A person with a Green Card, also known as a Legal Permanent Resident, may apply for a Green Card for the following family members: a husband, a wife and unmarried children of any age. See the chart below to see which family members are eligible to apply for a Green Card via a Green Card holder:
A job in the USA can qualify you to obtain a Green Card, also known as an Employment Based Green Card. In other words, you can qualify for a Green Card via your Employment in the USA. This website explains the TN Visa to Green Card process, the H1B Visa to Green Card process, and the L1A to Green Card process. Here is a summary of each:
- TN Visa to Green Card – this process allows TN Visa employees to apply for a Green Card with the help of their employer. This multi-step application process requires that the US Department of Labor provide clearance for a TN employee to obtain Legal Permanent Resident status.
- H1B Visa to Green Card – this process allows employees on an H1B visa to apply for a Green Card with the support of their employer. This multi-step application process requires that the US Department of Labor provide clearance for an H1B employee to obtain Legal Permanent Resident status, i.e., a Green Card.
- L1A Visa to Green Card – this process permits L1A visa holders to directly apply for a Green Card, without the need to go through the US Department of Labor. The L1A to Green Card process does require support from the US employer.
Our green card lawyers are experienced in processing Work Visas to Green Card applications. We work with US employers who seek to employ foreign workers in the US on a permanent basis.
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