Traveling to Florida from another country of origin can be both exciting and stressful. Many immigrants share the ultimate goal of obtaining U.S. permanent residency status. A permanent immigrant resident often possesses a green card, which allows him or her to live and work in the United States indefinitely. Obtaining a green card is often the first logical step to take in becoming a full-fledged U.S. citizen.
You can also become a permanent U.S. resident if the court grants you asylum. Most individuals with permanent residency status have been sponsored by relatives or employers. In certain circumstances, you may even be able to file a petition for permanent residency on your own behalf. Once you are a permanent resident, you may be able to sponsor someone else who wishes to apply for a similar status.
Eligibility requirements must be fulfilled before you can apply for a green card. If you fail to follow instructions step-by-step, United States Citizenship and Immigration Services may be unable to process your application. This is why it pays to seek guidance and support from an experienced U.S. immigration law attorney before submitting an application.
An experienced attorney can address any legal obstacle that arises as you navigate the system to request U.S. permanent residency. Cuevas, Garcia & Torres, P.A., is fully equipped to help Florida immigrants determine a best course of action in a particular set of circumstances. If you have questions or need support regarding legal status issues, you may request a consultation at any time.