Getting the Help You Need with Your Immigration Status
Many individuals seek to immigrate into this country and/or change their status in the United States for different reasons whether it is for themselves, for their employer, or for their loved ones. However, the process can be stressful and demanding once a person realizes how much paperwork is involved and how convoluted and complex the United States Immigration laws can be. The journey to become a United States Citizen, Visa or Green Card holder does not need be taken on your own without the assistance of experienced counsel who can often time guide you and advise you to move toward the right direction to in time obtain the status you seek. The road may have bumps and obstacles may not lead you to the desired end result you seek, however, achievement of your immigration goals is better served with the advantages of obtaining the advice and representation of experienced counsel.
United States Immigration status varies among the circumstances of an individual. The following will explain some basic immigration status sought after by individuals and certain eligibility requirements regarding the varying immigration goals:
Obtaining Immigration Status Via Family Member
Family members of United States Citizens or Green Card holders may be eligible through their family member to obtain a Green Card, Permanent Residence or Visa. The basic requirement to obtain a Green Card and/or Permanent Residence through a family member you must either be a spouse, child under age 21 and unmarried, a son and/or daughter age 21 or over and/or married, a parent if you are 21 or over , and a sibling if you are 21 or over. The basic requirement to obtain a Fiancé Visa through a family member you must be a fiancé residing outside the United States and children of fiancé under age 21. The basic requirement to obtain a K-3/K-4 Nonimmigrant Visa through a family member you must be a spouse or a child of spouse under age 21 and unmarried.
Obtaining a Green Card through a Family Member
You may be eligible to obtain Green Card through a family member from an immediate relative of a U.S. citizen, a family member of a U.S. citizen fitting into a preference category, a family member of a green card holder, or member of a special category. You may be eligible to obtain Green Card through employment based on an offer of permanent employment in the United States, an investor or entrepreneur who is making an investment in an enterprise creating new United States jobs, self-petition, or specialized categories of jobs.
Obtaining Immigration Status through your Employer
An individual may seek immigration status via employer as a temporary employee or permanent employee. To enter this country as a temporary employee your employer must file a nonimmigrant temporary employee petition on your behalf. Such temporary employee classification’s include but are limited to H-1B, H-2A, P-1A, P-1B, and R-1. You may also qualify for permanent employee and permanently live in the United States if you have the right combination of education, employment experience, and skills and meet all eligibility requirements.
The process does not need to be a difficult one and you or your family member do not have to do it on your own. Contact an experienced immigration attorney today so that you can be put on the right track to achieve your immigration goals.