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Understanding Green Cards And The Process To Obtain One

A green card is a coveted document that represents permanent resident status in the United States. Once you obtain a green card, you can live and work in the U.S., and you can enjoy many benefits that are given to permanent residents.There are several ways to obtain a green card if you qualify. In some cases, it is possible to be successful through family-based or employment-based routes. These approaches require knowledge of specific immigration rules. Green cards do not come quickly or easily. Historically, one of the most popular ways of obtaining a green card is to marry a U.S. citizen; generally, the noncitizen spouse can be eligible for U.S. citizenship after three years of marriage. Everyone’s situation is unique. It is critically important to discuss your situation with an experienced immigration lawyer if you are considering applying for permanent residence.


We Can Answer Your Questions About Obtaining A Green Card

At our firm in Dedham, we understand the U.S. immigration system in-depth. We can help you answer questions like:

  • How long does the legal process take for getting a green card?
  • Do I need to travel abroad as part of the green card process?
  • Can I get a green card for my parents or siblings living abroad?
  • If I don’t qualify for a green card, what other options are available for me to live in the U.S.?
  • What factors would disqualify me from obtaining a green card?
  • If I receive my green card, what will it take from me to become a U.S. citizen? How long will I have to wait?
  • If I am here without proper documentation, is it possible to apply for a green card?
  • When do I need to file to remove the conditions on my residency?

Contact Susan Saliba, Attorney at Law, To Discuss Your Goals

The answers to these questions will depend on a set of facts. We can help you answer these questions during a free initial consultation. Contact us online or by calling 781-742-7327 to learn more.