If you have been in the United States for work, school, or any other reason, you may consider getting a green card. Formally known as obtaining permanent residency, this status will allow you to live and work in the U.S. in a more long-term fashion. In order to apply, you must meet certain criteria before submitting a petition to the government for this request. Once you hire our immigration law firm in Chicago IL, an attorney will walk you through the entire process. Our immigration law firm will determine if you’re eligible to apply based on the laws regarding permanent residency. The Law Office of Martin Perez can help you with all the steps you need to take to apply for permanent residency.

How to Apply for Permanent Residency

As you prepare to submit an application for a green card, you must first determine if you’re eligible. The requirements are complex and require the type of expertise that our immigration law firm is able to provide. In order to apply you must:

  • Be eligible for an immigrant category
  • Have an approved immigrant petition
  • Have an immigrant visa
  • Be admissible to the United States

Once you are able to apply, an attorney at our immigration law firm will guide you through the next steps of the process.
The application for permanent residency includes submitting forms and supporting evidence along with fees to the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS). An attorney should handle this for you to ensure that the forms are completed and signed, and that all the necessary documents are included. Furthermore, a lawyer can explain how the process differs if you’re applying in the United States or abroad. Additionally, if there is a request for more evidence made by the USCIS, a lawyer can explain how to proceed in that instance.

When you’re ready to take the next step and apply for permanent residency, contact the Law Office of Martin Perez for a consultation.