Start Your Future In The U.S. With A Green Card
Getting a green card is an exciting milestone. It gives you the ability to live and work in the U.S. as a lawful permanent resident. It also allows you to eventually pursue U.S. citizenship through naturalization.
The road to a green card can be a lengthy and complicated process. At ERM Immigration Law, PLLC, we can help you get there. Our immigration lawyers are passionate about helping people pursue their dreams in the United States. We can guide you through all stages of the process. From our office in Seattle, Washington, we work with clients around the globe to secure green cards.
To us, helping you get a green card is more than a legal challenge; it is the key to helping you start your future in the U.S.
What Are My Green Card Options?
If you are already in the United States, you may be able to obtain a green card through adjustment of status (if you’re already in the United States), or, you can obtain your residency through consular processing abroad.
You may be able to obtain a green card through these general categories:
- Employment: Your American employer can sponsor you for a green card.
- Family: Family-based immigration law allows the fiancé, spouse, parents, children, or siblings of a U.S. citizen to seek a green card.
- Asylee, refugee, or other humanitarian green cards: You can seek this green card if you meet the detailed qualifications.
- Diversity lottery: The U.S. State Department holds a lottery to select applicants from various countries to ensure diversity.
Whether you pursue a green card through adjustment of status or consular processing, we are with you at every step of your green card process, from determining eligibility and strategy to completing the initial application, to a successful interview. Along the way, you can ask us your questions and we will give you detailed responses in a timely manner.
Why You Need A Lawyer To Get A Green Card In The U.S.
Some people can apply for their green card from inside the U.S. if they become eligible after they have already arrived in the U.S. This allows the immigrant to wait for the application to process inside the U.S. through a process called “Adjustment of Status” or “AOS”. While you wait for your Adjustment of Status to process, you will receive temporary documents that let you work in the U.S. and travel outside of the U.S. We will file this paperwork for you and advise you on what work and travel are safe and permissible.
Obtaining a green card from inside the U.S. is not always easy, and it is crucial that you determine eligibility with an experienced lawyer before you file. The process is filled with complex paperwork, deadlines and potential mistakes. You can also ruin your or your loved one’s chances of ever immigrating by applying for something that you are not eligible for or applying at the wrong time. Many people try to apply themselves, thinking “I can do it” or “my friend did it on their own” and deeply regret not consulting an attorney when their green card is delayed or denied. Every case is different and each officer decides the cases in a different way, as well.
Fortunately, our attorneys at ERM Immigration Law, PLLC, can help you with the adjustment of status process. We are highly experienced in AOS processing and can help you with your process even if you have complications.
Ask Us About Securing A Green Card
Immigration law can seem overwhelming when you handle it on your own. With us, you have a team of caring Washington lawyers advocating for you. Reach out to us to schedule an initial consultation where you can learn more about getting a green card. Call 206-745-9241 or send us an email to reach us.