If you’re an immigrant trying to get permanent residence in the United States, you’re going to need a green card. But since you’re new to the U.S, you might not know how long it’s going to take to receive it.
What Exactly is a Green Card?
A green card is more than simply offering immigrants permanent residence, it also opens up the opportunity for them to have jobs. The term “green card” is actually theunofficial name for it. The actual name for this card is “lawful permanent resident card”. It can be difficult applying for a green card by yourself, so consider hiring a Sugar Land immigration attorney.
Types of Green Cards
There are multiple types of green cards that you can apply for. Each one of them may offer the same benefits, but they have different functions.
Here is a brief list of the green cards you can obtain:
– Family green cards
– EB-5 green cards
– Marriage-based green cards
– Employment-based green cards
– DV-lotter green cards
– Special immigrant green cards
Regardless of what card you’re trying to get, Esani & Momin will help you through the process.
Applying for a Green Card
To apply for a green card, you’ll need to first be deemed eligible for one. You can be eligible for a green card through many things such as family, your place of employment and a job offer. Once you find out that you’re eligible, the next step is to fill out a Form I-485 through the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS).
This form is then sent the USCIS for processing. Keep in mind that the time it takes to process your application depends on what kind of green you’re hoping to acquire and where the office is located. It can take up to 33 months for the application to be processed.
Applying for a green card can take a while, but a Sugar Land immigration attorney can help make the process easier. Contact Esani & Momin to learn more information today.