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Applications for permanent residence and various visas, such as student visas, work visas, and artist visas, can sometimes be submitted and processed at US consulates and embassies around the world. Generally, the process concludes with an interview at a US consulate or embassy in the country of origin.
U.S. immigration law allows certain family members of U.S. citizens and lawful permanent residents to become lawful permanent residents (get a Green Card), such as spouses, children, parents, and siblings. This process is either completed within the United States or through a U.S. consulate or embassy in the applicant’s home country.
In general, you may be eligible for a U nonimmigrant visa if you are the victim of qualifying criminal activity, suffered substantial physical or mental abuse, were helpful to law enforcement in the investigation or prosecution of the crime, and the crime occurred within the United States.
Importantly, you may be able to include certain family members, such as spouses, children, and parents. Also, there is a waiver available to U visa applicants that may waive certain grounds of inadmissibility, such as entering the United States unlawfully and having a prior deportation order.
Naturalization is the way that a noncitizen born outside the United States becomes a U.S. citizen. The most common path to U.S. citizenship through naturalization is being a lawful permanent resident (Green Card holder) for at least five years. However, there are certain applicants who are eligible to apply for naturalization after being a lawful permanent resident for just three years. Although most applicants needs to demonstrate that they can read, write and speak basic English, certain applicants are granted a waiver of this English requirement.
A child who is under 21 years of age, is unmarried, and is residing in the United States may qualify for a Special Immigrant Juvenile Status (“SIJS”) if they have been abandoned, abused, or neglected by a parent. Importantly, SIJS only requires that one parent committed the abandonment, abuse, or neglect of the child. This is a very beneficial form of immigration relief because it creates a pathway to lawful permanent residence (Green Card) for the child.
Under the federal Violence Against Women Act (VAWA), you may be eligible to become a lawful permanent resident (get a Green Card) if you are the victim of battery or extreme cruelty committed by:
Every year people come to the United States seeking protection because they have suffered persecution or fear that they will suffer persecution due to:
If you fear returning to your home country, you may be eligible for asylum which will permit you to remain in the United States. You may also include your spouse and children who are in the United States on your application at the time you file or at any time until a final decision is made on your case.
Being placed in removal proceedings (deportation proceedings) can be a very scary and intimidating process. However, we work diligently to ensure that we can identify all available forms of immigration relief, such as asylum, cancellation of removal, and adjustment of status, and to zealously represent you in immigration court. We promise to always be direct, thorough, and honest throughout the entire process so that you are fully informed every step of the way.
Due to a federal court order, DACA applications from first-time applicants and renewals are currently being accepted.
Green cards and visas can be obtained abroad by applying at U.S. consulates and embassies around the world