Green cards or permanent resident cards are issued by the United States Immigration Service (USCIS) which grants permanent residency in the United States to foreign nationals who apply and qualify.
Types Of Green Cards
There are two types of green cards available to foreign nationals and their families, employment based and family based.
An experienced immigration attorney will provide foreign nationals legal counsel during the green card application and approval process.
Employment Based Green Card
To qualify for an employment based green card, the USCIS requires applicants to provide verification from the employer, stating their intention to offer long-term employment to the applicant.
Family Based Green Card
Immediate relatives of employment based green card holders may be able to qualify for a family based green card. The sponsoring relative, must complete and file form I-130 in order to apply for a family based green card.
Non-U.S. citizens who are considered inadmissible and ineligible for a green card, are unable to travel and reside within the United States, regardless of their circumstance. There are many reasons why a non-U.S. citizen may be deemed inadmissible including health-related issues, criminal history, fraud, and/or unlawful presence.
Individuals who are considered inadmissible may be eligible for an immigration waiver, which will “waive” the reason as to why they would be considered inadmissible and ultimately make them eligible for a green card.
Reach Out To The Law Offices of Kermit A. Monge, PLLC
For more information about green cards or immigration waivers, contact the experienced immigration attorneys at the Law Offices of Kermit A. Monge, PLLC by calling 703.273.5500 or request a consultation online today.