A permanent resident card (PRC), known to many as the green card, is issued by the U.S. government to immigrants or lawful permanent residents. Having a green card will enable you to work and reside in the U.S. and affords you certain rights not afforded to non-immigrants. The process of getting a green card could, however, be long and complex.
Fortunately, our competent green card attorney in Dayton at The VanNoy Firm can give you proper legal assistance. Meanwhile, below is some essential information that will give you a better idea of what you can expect if you’re looking to seek permanent residency in the U.S.
The exact steps for getting a green card could differ from one case to another. But the following steps will apply to the majority of foreign national applicants:
Keep in mind that the steps will be different if you have a unique case, such as if you’re an abuse victim, human trafficking victim, or refugee applying for permanent residency. Likewise, having a criminal record might complicate the process or automatically result in a denial, depending on the nature of the crimes on your record.
Now that you’ve been granted a green card, you are now a lawful permanent U.S. resident and must carry your card everywhere you go. You are likewise responsible for renewing your card every 10 years. If you were only granted a conditional green card, you should change its status by filing a petition within 90 days before its 2-year expiration date. Most importantly, remember that you can still be deported if you’re a lawful permanent resident, so you should avoid participating in any criminal activities or things that may qualify for your deportation.
While applying for lawful permanent residency is usually a straightforward process, it could take a long time and will require knowledge and understanding of various immigration laws. You need to do everything exactly as the U.S. government specifies for you to become a lawful permanent resident of the United States, and depending on your specific situation, you may need legal assistance to get your green card.
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