__Frequently Asked Questions about Immigration matters
Family Based Immigration
Family based immigration allows for close relatives of U.S. Citizens (USCs) and lawful permanent residents (LPRs- aka Greencard) to immigrate to the United States
Who is considered to be an immediate relative?
There are two alternate ways to obtain lawful permanent resident (LPR) status through a family based petition:
Who can file an I-130 petition?
What are the basic requirements for Adjustment of Status?
Adjustment of Status is the process through which a non-citizen who is physically present in the United States can become a lawful permanent resident (LPR).
Who is eligible for Adjustment of Status?
In order to be eligible for Adjustment of Status, a non-citizen must satisfy the following:
What does it mean to be "Admissible"?
What is conditional resident status?
What happens at a Master Hearing and what can I expect?
Business Based Immigrated
How am I able to obtain legal permanent residency based on employment?
Often times, employment based aliens obtain their greencards through the PERM Labor Certification process. This process requires recruiting (advertising) in order to determine if any US workers are "able, willing, qualified and available" to fill the position.
Other possible petitions include: extraordinary ability, outstanding researcher, multinational executive (EB-1), and immigrant investor (EB-5)