Santa Ana Green Card Attorney
Establish Legal Permanent Residency in the U.S., Serving Orange County
At the Law Offices of Sholeh Iravantchi, we have extensive experience helping immigrants obtain green cards in Santa Ana. As an immigrant herself, Attorney Sholeh Iravantchi understands the challenges that you may be facing. She is dedicated to ensuring that you have the resources and support you need during this time.
Why Get a Green Card?
The process of immigrating to the U.S. and achieving citizenship can be extremely lengthy and complex. One of the essential steps that all foreign nationals must complete is obtaining a green card.
A green card, or a permanent residency card (PRC), is a document issued to approved immigrants granting them permanent residency in the United States. Not only does a green card allow non-U.S. citizens to live and work in America, but it also provides an opportunity to qualify for U.S. citizenship after three or five years.
Green cards also:
- Allow individuals to pay significantly less for tuition and apply for financial aid
- Qualify a person to sponsor relatives to apply for their own green card
- Decrease the frequency of status renewal to once every 10 years
- Offer greater freedom to travel and live throughout the U.S.
- Permit easier short-term trips to and from the U.S.
- Enable those who have worked for at least 10 years to receive Social Security benefits
- Give people the ability to contribute to U.S. election campaigns
Qualifying for a Green Card
Green cards are highly sought by countless people from around the globe who wish to come to America to give themselves and their families a chance at a better life. There are several paths that a foreign national can take to qualify for a green card.
Two of the most common types of green cards include family-based green cards and employment-based green cards. Each type of green card has its own set of rules, regulations, and procedures. To successfully obtain a green card, you will have to meet the eligibility requirements and complete the application process.
How to Apply For a Green Card
There are a few steps to get you a green card or permanent residency in the U.S. and start enjoying all the benefits in living in this country. The process may take up to 33 months or longer depending on many factors such as yearly caps and wait times. The following are some general steps of the application process but may vary:
- Find out if your are eligible to apply.
- File Form I-485 - Application to Register Permanent Residence or Adjust Status with USCIS. Be sure to have all documents and fees they require.
- Your application will go under review by the USCIS and notify you for an interview.
- If you are approved, Green Cards are valid for 10 years.
Let Our Firm Help You File for a Green Card
The Law Offices of Sholeh Iravantchi is here to walk you through the process of obtaining a green card. We can handle all the paperwork and ensure that your forms are filled out correctly and submitted on time.
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