Obtaining A Green Card: The Next Big Step In Your Immigration Journey
Obtaining a green card allows you to live and work in the United States and gives you the opportunity to naturalize and become a permanent resident. Unfortunately, the process of obtaining a green card is far from simple. You need the help of an experienced immigration attorney to help you navigate the complex process and set you up for the best chance of success.
At The Law Office of Richard J. Bohorfoush, Jr., Esq., I can help you with the complex and time-consuming green card process. With years of experience in immigration law, I have a deep understanding of the deep understanding of the process. While my office is in Charlotte, I am able to help clients across North Carolina and throughout the country get their green cards and secure their future in the United States.
By Your Side Throughout The Application Process
Lawful permanent residents in the United States receive a green card, a form of identification that allows them to work and live there. Unlike a nonimmigrant visa, your green card does not expire after a set time.
In order to qualify for a green card, you must apply through:
- As a special immigrant
- Status as a refugee or asylee
- As a victim of abuse
- As a victim of human trafficking
You must complete and file a Form I-485, pay the filing fee and provide all required supporting documents and evidence requested. After you submit your Form I-485, you may receive a notice to appear for an interview.
From the time you submit your application to when you receive a decision can take anywhere from a few months to a few years, depending on your circumstances. For example, if you are the spouse or immediate relative of a U.S. citizen applying through adjustment of status, the wait time is generally 13 to 24 months.
You Can Rely On Me For Experienced Guidance And Support
Working with an experienced immigration lawyer on your green card application can help you avoid costly mistakes that can delay your plans in the U.S. I understand how confusing this process can be and how important it is that my clients are kept well-informed throughout the process. As your attorney, I will always do my best to answer questions and concerns promptly.