If you want to enter the United States or remain as a lawful permanent resident, you must obtain a Green Card. However, U.S. immigration laws are numerous, complex, and ever-changing, so completing this process is often easier said than done.
A Clermont immigration lawyer with Bogin, Munns & Munns can help you file your application and avoid common pitfalls that could delay or deny your Green Card. We can also guide you or your loved one through an appeal. Contact us today for a free consultation and learn more about how we can assist with your immigration issue.
Our Clermont Green Card Attorneys Can Help You Navigate the U.S. Immigration System
Applying for a Green Card can be a long and drawn-out process involving many steps, lots of paperwork, and several in-person obligations. It can be challenging to know where to start, especially if English is not your first language. Fortunately, our legal team is here to help.
For more than 40 years, our law firm has served clients from all walks of life with various legal issues. With dozens of attorneys on staff, we have the knowledge, experience, and resources needed to manage your Green Card application or appeal.
We Can Help You Obtain a Visa
The first step in filing for a Green Card is obtaining a work visa or other visa that allows you to enter the United States for employment, education, medical, family, or personal reasons. Non-immigrant visas are for those wanting to visit the U.S. temporarily. Immigrant visas are for individuals who want to permanently live or work in the country.
If your ultimate goal is to apply for a Green Card, you must first apply for and receive an immigrant visa. Our immigration attorneys can help your family member or employer file an immigrant petition for you and support the request with documents and evidence.
We Can Manage Your Green Card Application
Once the U.S. grants your visa, you can apply for a Green Card if you wish to become a lawful permanent resident (LPR). LPR status gives you many of the same rights and responsibilities as a U.S. Citizen, excluding the right to vote. It also allows you to pursue U.S. Citizenship if desired.
You can apply for a Green Card from your home country before entering the United States. However, if you are already in the U.S. and want to pursue permanent residency, you can apply from within the U.S. Our Clermont Green Card immigration lawyers can guide you through this process in the following ways:
- Identify the forms you need and help you complete and file them promptly
- Gather and file supporting documents and evidence.
- Explain your rights under immigration law and answer your immigration questions
- Help you understand and track deadlines and fees.
- Prepare you for in-person appointments, including health screenings and immigration interviews.
Throughout every stage of your application, our team will treat you with respect, dignity, and fairness. Your or your loved one’s U.S. Citizenship or right to remain in the country is too important to leave to chance. Contact Bogin, Munns & Munns today to get started.
To consult with an experienced green card lawyer serving Clermont, call 855-780-9986
Who Can Apply for a Green Card?
According to U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), you can apply for a Green Card if you meet one of the following criteria:
- You are the spouse, parent, child, or sibling of a U.S. Citizen or LPR
- You are the fiancé(e) of a U.S. resident (or the child of a fiancé(e))
- You have an EB-1 work visa, EB-2 work visa, EB-3 work visa, or are a physician with full-time employment in a clinical practice
- You’ve made a significant financial investment in a U.S. commercial enterprise
- You are a religious worker, international broadcaster, or an employee of NATO or an international organization (or their family member)
- You are an Iraq or Afghanistan national previously employed by the U.S. government
- You are a juvenile seeking court protection from a parent or guardian
- The U.S. granted you asylum or refugee status at least one year ago
- You are the victim of a crime or human trafficking
- You are the victim of child or spousal abuse
- You have a diversity visa obtained in the Department of State’s diversity visa lottery
- You have lived in the U.S. continually since before Jan. 1, 1972
Green Cards may also be available to other specific foreign nationals and citizens, diplomats, and the American-born children of diplomats. Our Green Card immigration attorneys serving Clermont, FL, can review your case and tell you more about your eligibility.
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Reasons for Green Card Application Denials
The USCIS will consider many factors when determining the outcome of your Green Card application. Anything from a clerical error to the discovery of a criminal record could result in a denial. Your application may be unsuccessful if:
- Your medical exam report shows you have an infectious disease, you refuse to get required vaccinations, you abuse alcohol or drugs, or you have a physical or mental health issue that threatens the public.
- You have been convicted of certain crimes, including money laundering, prostitution, drug trafficking, and fraud.
- The USCIS thinks you want to enter the country to violate security laws.
- You have a history or involvement with a group adverse to U.S. foreign policy.
- The USCIS thinks you will become financially dependent on the government.
- You entered the U.S. illegally or violated the terms and conditions of your visa.
- You did not provide USCIS with the required forms, documents, and fees.
- You did not attend immigration appointments and interviews.
- You changed jobs in the middle of seeking an employment-based Green Card.
We Can Appeal Your Case
Engaging the services of our immigration lawyers early in the application process may help you avoid some of the above mistakes. However, if your application is denied, our team can appeal. According to U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, you generally have 30 days from receiving notice of a Green Card decision to do so. No deadline extension is available.
Our team can help you understand why USCIS denied your Green Card application and/or petition, bolster your application with new or additional evidence, and manage your appeal.
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