A green card is confirmation from the United States that a foreign national is a Lawful Permanent Resident (LPR). This means that green card holders are permitted to live and work in America on a permanent basis without restriction. Green cards were not actually green for a long time, but the name derived from a period during the early 20th century when proof of permanent residence was issued in the form of a green coloured card. Since May 2010 when USCIS redesigned the card to fit its now infamous name, the card has been green again.
Obtaining a green card, or permanent residency, is only possible after a foreign national has completed the application process for an immigrant visa. Do you need a lawyer for a green card case in London? For help obtaining a green card, you should consult with a US Immigration Attorney in London from the American Immigration Law Office LTD.
There are several available pathways to obtain immigration visas and green cards. These include:
Each pathway to permanent residency will involve a number of unique steps and procedures that applicants must follow, including eligibility requirements, specific forms, and documentation requirements. The firm can assist you in handling all of the immigration matters inherent to your particular legal case and in preparing for visa processing at the U.S. embassy in London.
Green card holders, or Lawful Permanent Residents (LPR), must generally intend to reside in America. If LPRs live abroad, or are absent from the U.S. for a long period of time, they can lose their LPR status, as well as their eligibility to gain U.S. citizenship through naturalisation. Green card holders who expect that they will be outside the U.S. for a longer period of time can apply for a re-entry permit with U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) prior to leaving the United States. Even if no re-entry permit was obtained and the LPR was absent from the U.S. for a longer period of time, it may be possible to avoid losing LPR status in certain cases.
Ultimately, the main objective of an application for permanent residency is to obtain a green card. In order to accomplish this, applicants must complete a process that often proves to be arduous and time consuming. At the American Immigration Law Office LTD, the firm's attorney is capable of alleviating the frustrations of applicants and can provide you with the insight, experience and support you need to complete your unique immigration process.
At the American Immigration Law Office LTD, the firm knows the importance of obtaining permanent residency and is well aware of the personal and professional stakes in these cases. This is why it takes great efforts to provide the highest quality services and work tirelessly for clients. Are you looking for an attorney for your green card immigration case in London? When you want a London immigration lawyer who intimately knows the U.S. immigration process, you need the American Immigration Law Office LTD.
Contact a US Immigration Lawyer in London at the firm today to learn more about green cards.