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There are many types of statuses that an immigrant can be categorized under when they come to the United States. However, one of the most sought after is permanent residency which awards the immigrant with a green card. While many aspire to have green cards, most don’t know the process for obtaining one. It is complex and involves a number of forms, documents, and fees. Due to its complexity, it’s best to work with Lorton VA immigration attorneys. They can offer assistance with explaining the process and submitting the paperwork on your behalf.
What is a green card?
As stated, a green card is a form of identification that confirms that you hold permanent resident status. Permanent resident status allows you to live and work in the United States for as long as your green card is valid. Under this category, you must be present for a certain amount of time during the validity of the status or you can risk losing your permanent residency. Furthermore, unlike a citizen, you are unable to vote or hold public office.
What is the process for applying?
Once you are eligible to apply for permanent resident status, which can be determined by an attorney at The Thanyachareon Law Firm, the application process can begin. The attorney will gather important biographic information and necessary documents. After the required forms are completed, you will review them for accuracy and sign them. The forms, documents, and fees are then sent to the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS). If they require no further information, you can expect a decision within several months to a year.
Given the nature of the process, it is best to work with Lorton VA immigration attorneys to ensure it’s done properly. At the Thanyachareon Law Firm, our professionals will guide you on the way to an approved green card case.
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