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Green Cards

Permanent resident cards, more commonly referred to as green cards, confer upon holders the right to work and reside in the U.S. Obtaining these credentials can be a lengthy process. Working with an established Atlanta green card lawyer can be a solid first step toward success in acquiring a green card and maintaining your right to live and work in the United States.

Opportunities in Atlanta

As the capital of Georgia, Atlanta is a vibrant city that offers many employment opportunities for residents in our area. If you are an immigrant with a permanent job offer, you may be able to obtain a green card that will allow you to remain gainfully employed in the U.S.

Eligibility for a Green Card

In general, immigrants can acquire a green card in one of the following categories:

  • Employment
  • Family-based
  • Victim of abuse, human trafficking or crime
  • Special immigrant status
  • Refugees and asylum seekers

Working with a qualified Atlanta green card lawyer can help you determine which category is best suited to your needs. Your application can be filed by you personally or by a representative on your behalf.

Adjustment of Status

The process of obtaining a green card is also referred to as adjustment of status. If you are currently in the U.S., you can file a Form I-485 to begin the process. You will then typically be asked to attend a meeting with a representative of the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services to provide your fingerprints and signature and to be photographed. This biometric information will be used to conduct a background and security check and to ensure that you are eligible for consideration for a green card.

Limited Availability

The government limits the number of green cards issued every year. This can make it difficult to qualify for a green card without expert help to navigate that process effectively. Seeking help from a proven Atlanta green card lawyer can be a solid step toward a greater chance of success in achieving permanent residency and the right to work in the U.S.

At Pozo Goldstein, we have unparalleled experience in the immigration field. Our team includes a former judge and prosecutors of immigration cases, making us a solid choice for your green card application needs. Call us today to discuss your case and to set up an appointment to meet with us in person. We look forward to the opportunity to serve your Atlanta immigration needs.