Green Card Attorney in Cupertino
Help to Obtain Permanent Residence - Call (408) 780-1684
Lawful permanent residence, which differs from citizenship, is acquired when a person first enters the United States using an immigrant visa issued by a U.S. consulate or adjusts their status within the United States. When you come to the Law Offices of Timothy D. Widman for help, you will be working with a Cupertino immigration attorney who has substantial experience assisting individuals with the process of applying for green cards. Attorney Widman has more than decades of law practice experience, and can assist you with every aspect of the process.
Why Choose Our Green Card Lawyer?
- 20+ Years of Experience
- Perfect 10.0 Superb Avvo Rating
- One-on-One Legal Service
- Careful & Effective Advocacy
- Highly Recommended by Former Clients
- Devoted Exclusively to Immigration Law
Whether you represent a corporation seeking to assist an employee with applying for a green card, or you are hoping to reunite your loved ones from abroad, you can take the first step by call (408) 780-1684 to request a free evaluation.
What You Need to Know About Lawful Permanent Residence
A lawful permanent resident has the status of residing in the United States indefinitely as an immigrant. However, they can still face deportation for serious crimes. Furthermore, while a green card holder can travel internationally, they must maintain permanent residence in the U.S. to keep their status. Gaining this status in the first place is the challenging part, though.
The Immigration and Nationality Act (INA) recognizes five categories of immigrants, including:
- Family-sponsored immigrants
- Employment-based immigrants
- Diversity immigrants
- Refugees and asylees
Benefits of Getting a Green Card
The first benefit is that you will be permitted to lawfully remain in the United States indefinitely. You will also have the right to work, and there generally will not be any restrictions on where you may live and the type of occupation you maintain. You may also be able to help your spouse and children obtain immigrant visas so that they can join you in the country.
You may also be able to apply for federal public benefits through Social Security, Supplemental Security Income and Medicare, provided that you are otherwise eligible for these programs. Furthermore, you may be able to attend public school, join the military, and even obtain a driver's license. Overall, you will be able to enjoy your life in this country just like any other American, and after either three years or five years, you may be eligible to apply for naturalization.
Talk with a Cupertino Immigration Lawyer Today
Ready to learn more about your options for immigrating to the U.S.? The Law Offices of Timothy D. Widman can review your situation with you and help you determine if applying for a green card is the right step. Once you have your green card, you can work with the firm to pursue citizenship if that is your end goal. Whatever the case, make sure you have trusted legal counsel by your side throughout the process.
Call our Cupertino immigration attorney at (408) 780-1684 as soon as you can to get the help you deserve!
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