How Can I Obtain a Green Card for the US in Austin in 2012?

Obtaining a green card for the United States, also knows as lawful permanent residence in the United States, is the goal of many who want to immigrate to the United States. There are several different paths to obtaining a green card for the US. 

Family sponsorships for a US Green Card

A relative in the United States who is a United States Citizen or a US green card holder may be able to sponsor you for a United States green card. This relative must be a very close relative, such as a sibling or parent.

Spousal sponsorships for a US Green Card

If your spouse is a United States citizen or a green card holder, they could be eligible to sponsor you using an I-130 petition.

There are strict requirements for sponsoring a spouse to the United States under the spousal sponsorship program. For example, to qualify to sponsor your spouse for a green card you will have to earn an income above 125% of the poverty line. If you don’t you may have to have a co-signer for your spousal sponsorship form.

This process is very complicated, especially if the sponsoring spouse if not a United States Citizen and is only a US permanent resident.

Employer petitions for a US Green Card

If you are already in the United States on a valid US work permit such as an H-1B visa or an L1 Visa, your employer may be able to sponsor you for a permanent stay in the United States in the form of a green card.

Keep in mind that if becoming a United States green card holder was easy, everyone would be a United States green card holder – it’s a dream for many, many people. However in reality, the procedure for becoming a lawful permanent resident in the United States is complicated and very difficult. In some cases, it can take years.

Please consider speaking to a licensed immigration attorney if you think you qualify for a United States green card based on the above methods. We are here to help!

Any information provided here does not constitute legal advice and is intended for general information only. Should you require legal advise, you are encouraged to contact a lawyer directly. All blog postings are public and are not subject to solicitor/client confidentially. Case results depend on a variety of factors unique to each case, and case results do not guarantee or predict a similar result in any further case undertaken by the lawyer.



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