United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) is a major part of the Department of Homeland Security and the primary agency charged with handling legal immigration matters in the United States. Their responsibilities include green cards, naturalization, visas, travel permits, and more.
A physical card that serves as proof of lawful permanent residence in the United States. Green cards must be renewed every ten years, except for conditional green cards, which should be renewed every two years.
A permit for temporary residence is available to immediate family members of United States citizens. Family visas are available to spouses, parents, or children. If the family members brought to the country through a family visa meet the legal requirements, they can apply for a green card.
Temporary work visas enable an individual to remain in the United States for employment purposes. These visas generally have a time constraint, but depending on the nature of the work, they could be granted on an indefinite basis. Employment visas vary depending on the type of work, ranging from priority workers (renowned researchers, executives, etc.) to foreign investors.
Yes. We offer removal defense for immigrants facing deportation. Deportation can result from any number of reasons, including criminal offenses and not abiding by the terms of the visa. We can review your case and advise on the best course of action.
There are several requirements one must meet before being able to become a citizen. These include:
Student visas grant permission to temporarily remain in the United States while enrolled in an educational program or institution. The requirements for receiving a student visa include:
To seek asylum in the United States, you must meet the legal definition of a refugee. Refugee, and by extension asylee status, is granted if one can prove they are victims of persecution in their home country for one or more of the following grounds: