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Overview of Green Cards

A Green Card, officially referred to as a Permanent Resident Card, is a document that grants an individual the authorization to reside and work in the United States permanently. Holding a card enables you to apply for jobs, in the U.S. (with some exceptions for federal positions) own property, enroll in public schools and enlist in certain branches of the armed forces. Additionally you have the opportunity to pursue U.S. Citizenship after a period.

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Types of Green Cards

There are different types of Green Cards with differing eligibility requirements and application procedures. Below are some categories:

1. Family Sponsored Green Cards: Designed for family members of U.S. Citizens or permanent residents. This group includes spouses, unmarried children under 21 years old and parents of U.S. Citizen petitioners who are 21 or older.

2. Employment Based Green Cards: Intended for groups of employees and their families, such as professionals with degrees, skilled workers and investors meeting particular investment criteria.

3. Diversity Visa (DV) Lottery Green Cards: Granted to individuals from countries with levels of immigration, to the U.S.
The lottery happens every year. Offers up to 50,000 cards globally.

4. Refugee and asylum seeker green cards: For those who have been granted asylum or refugee status in the United States.

5. Special Immigrant Green Cards: Cover groups like workers, international broadcasters and employees of international organizations.

Who Qualifies?

Who is eligible for a card? The requirements vary depending on the type of card. For example to qualify for a family sponsored card you need to be a relative of a U.S. Citizen or a permanent resident. Employers can also sponsor employees for a card.

How Can We Help?

Navigating the process of applying for a card can be intricate and overwhelming. This is where an immigration lawyer can offer assistance. An immigration lawyer can;

 Help you determine which green card category suits your situation.
 Assist you through the application procedure ensuring all paperwork is filled out accurately and submitted promptly.
 Advocate on your behalf to ensure treatment from immigration authorities.
 Provide support in case of challenges or obstacles such as an application denial.

Green card applications demand preparation and meticulous attention, to detail.
Making errors or leaving out details could lead to setbacks or rejections. It's crucial to reach out to an immigration lawyer who can offer you the assistance and direction required to navigate through this process 

Keep in mind that each situation is different. What may have been successful for one individual might not necessarily yield the results for another. Therefore it's vital to seek tailored guidance from a versed in the complexities of immigration regulations and protocols.

If you need details or wish to arrange a meeting feel free to reach out to our office. We're here to lend a hand.

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