Miami Green Card Lawyer
Become a Lawful Permanent Resident
If you wish to become a permanent resident of the United States and enjoy the rights that come with permanent residency, you must obtain a green card. The green card allows foreign nationals to live and work permanently in the U.S.
At the Law Offices of Juliana G. Lamardo, our immigration lawyer in Miami is committed to helping clients achieve their immigration goals.
Our Miamiimmigration lawyers help clients pursue green cards through eligibility categories, including:
- Family (includes parents, spouses, children and siblings)
- Victims of abuse
- Human trafficking
The Benefits of a Green Card in Miami
Having a Green Card means you are a Lawful Permanent Resident in the United States. The green card allows immigrants the right to live and work freely in the U.S. There are several benefits to having a green card in the United States.
Individuals who hold a green card can:
- Apply for Citizenship after five years (3 years if you are married to a United States Citizen)
- Sponsor relatives to apply for their own green card
- Pay significantly less for college tuition
- Travel in and out of the U.S. with more ease
- Have greater career opportunities
- Wait 10 years before renewing their green card
What are the Green Card Limitations
A green card confers many important benefits to immigrants. However, lawful permanent residents do not have all the rights of U.S. citizenship. Green card holders cannot get all of the same government benefits as citizens, and they cannot vote in U.S. elections.
Most importantly, having a green card does not protect you from deportation. If you have a conditional resident card, you must file a Petition to Remove Conditions. If you fail to do so, you could be placed in removal proceedings and possible deportation.
In addition, you may also be placed in removal proceedings if you:
- Commit a crime
- Abandon your residence by staying outside of the United States for an extended period of time
- Do something that violates immigration laws
If you are at risk of losing your green card, reach out to our immigration law firm immediately for effective legal representation.
Petitions For Alien Relatives/I-130 Forms
If you are a lawful permanent resident (LPR) or a U.S. citizen, you may fill out form I-130 for an eligible relative who is seeking a green card. This form is the first step in the process. It is intended to prove a legitimate relationship between you and the person seeking the green card.
This process can seem simple at first, but you’ll want a lawyer to guide you through it because things can get complicated quickly. Additionally, legal help is a good idea for those who are victims of abuse and looking to file separately from their abuser or have another special concern.
Humanitarian Reinstatement of I-130
Humanitarian reinstatement is available to those who were approved via form I-130, but their petitioner has died. This is not totally uncommon as approval can take many years. You may feel hopeless for approval in this event, but it is possible, especially with professional legal help. At the Law Offices of Juliana G. Lamardo, our immigration lawyers can help individual as well as multiple seekers.
Frequently Asked Questions
What is the fastest way to get a green card?
- A green card creates a pathway for immigrants to become U.S. citizens. One of the quickest ways to get a green card is if a family relative of a U.S. citizen petitions you. There are guidelines and eligibility factors, so it is important that you are consulted by an a knowledgeable immigration lawyer like Juliana G. Lamardo.
What is the difference between a green card and permanent residency?
- A permanent resident is someone who has been granted the right to live in the United States indefinitely. Permanent residents are given a “green card,” which is a photo ID card that proves their status as a permanent resident.
How long can you stay abroad with a green card?
- You can travel outside the United States for up to 6 months, if you go longer you may lose your green card.
When Can You Renew Your Green Card?
The USCIS requires individuals to renew their green card every 10 years. If your green card is near expiration, it is crucial to renew it on time. Failing to do so could cause problems. The Law Offices of Juliana G. Lamardo is here to help you file a green card renewal application to ensure that you do not face any legal issues.
Petitioning for a green card for the first time can be a challenging process. It is important to get all the details correct on your application. Turn to our Miami immigration lawyer for professional legal assistance.
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