Guidance On Getting And Using A Green Card

Getting a green card gives you authorization to live and work permanently — not just temporarily — in the United States. But how do you get the permanent resident status that a green card reflects?

At Ozment Law, in Nashville, we can help you take the steps needed to pursue your American dream. Contact us to discuss the next steps for your specific situation. We serve clients from throughout Tennessee and beyond.

What Makes You Eligible For Permanent Resident Status?

Each family-based petition is assigned a case manager at Ozment Law, with whom the citizen, green card holder, or immigrant beneficiary stays in regular contact. Case managers help the family gather the right documents and other support to make the application as strong as possible.

There are several different ways to get the permanent residence status symbolized by a green card. Our experienced immigration lawyers can walk you through the procedures that apply to you. The categories for green cards include:

  • Job-related cards: Employment-related green cards can be based on an offer of employment, investment in a company that creates jobs in the U.S., or for filling certain specialized jobs.
  • Family-based cards: Immediate relatives of U.S. citizens are generally eligible for green cards based on family relationships. This includes spouses, children under the age of 21 who aren’t married, and parents of U.S. citizens.
  • Refugee or asylum status: If you were admitted to the U.S as a refugee or were granted asylum, you have to apply for permanent residence if you want to stay more than one year.

There are also numerous other ways to become eligible for a green card, involving various special categories. Our attorneys have the experience and the up-to-date knowledge to guide you effectively through the green card process.

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