Obtaining lawful permanent residency is one of the most important moments in a person’s life. The knowledge that you will be able to stay in the United States legally without renewing a visa can change your life. It keeps families together and removes the stress and uncertainty of temporary immigration visas. Consult with one of the experienced green card attorneys in Chicago at Minsky McCormick & Hallagan to learn how you can obtain the legal right to stay in the United States permanently.
“Green card” is a nickname for a Permanent Resident Card. This card allows you to live and work in the United States on a permanent basis, without having to renew the card as you would with a visa. There are many different ways you can be eligible for a Green Card:
There are also several other specific categories that might apply to your situation. Learn more about these eligibility categories on the Citizenship and Immigration Services website.
A green card is valid for re-entry into the United States after you have traveled abroad, so long as your trip does not last longer than one year. If you are away from the United States for longer than one year, you will need a re-entry permit to come back into the country with your Green Card. Reentry into the United States can be complicated for Green Card holders. If you suspect there could be any complications, consult an immigration attorney before you leave the United States. It is far more difficult to sort out reentry problems from another country.
The experienced Chicago immigration lawyers at Minsky McCormick & Hallagan have helped many foreign nationals obtain their green cards. The right to permanent residency can change your life, and you don’t have to fight for this right on your own. Hire an experienced immigration attorney who can fight to protect your legal right to remain in the United States. Contact us to schedule a consultation as soon as possible.