Legal Permanent Residency Attorney in New York
Apply for a Permanent Residence Visa Today – (212) 577-9312
Applying for a permanent residence visa, or more commonly known as a “green
card,” is an immensely competitive and complex process in the United
States. Since the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS)
only approves a limited number of visas for both residential and employment
purposes, it is important you have a knowledgeable attorney by your side
who can guide you through the process and protect you against potential
pitfalls which could harm your application.
At The Portela Law Firm, P.C., our team of
New York immigration lawyers are intimately familiar with the United States immigration process and
can provide the strong counsel you need to maximize your chances of success.
Backed by numerous
5-star client testimonials and a “Superb” Avvo Rating for our unmatched knowledge and
skills, we have what it takes to guard your rights and help you pursue
permanent residency through any means possible.
Other reasons to trust our team of attorneys include:
- Fluent in English and Spanish
- More than 20 years of legal experience
- Committed to client satisfaction
- Individualized, one-on-one legal guidance
Get in touch with our firm online today to get started.
How to Receive a Green Card in New York
non-immigrant visas which have time limits on the amount of time that a foreign national may
live and work in the U.S., a green card allows a person to stay in the
United States indefinitely. Individuals may be granted a green card by
the USCIS through a variety of ways:
Family: By far the most common method of achieving legal permanent residency
is to qualify through family sponsorship. All U.S. citizens may sponsor
immediate relatives to live and work in the U.S. as permanent residence,
including spouses, children, parents, and siblings. Likewise, other green
card holders may also be able to sponsor family members for permanent
residency, though they may only sponsor spouses and unmarried children.
Employment: Foreign nationals who have a permanent employment opportunity from a
legitimate employer in the U.S. may seek permanent residency through employment
sponsorship. Individuals may also be able to receive a green card under
this method if they qualify as an investor, self-petitioner, or fall into
a “special category of jobs.”
Refugee status or asylum: While rare, individuals in the United States who are fearful of returning
to their native country due to persecution based on race, sexual orientation,
religion, or political or social standing may seek permanent residence
through a request for asylum.
Alternative methods of obtaining permanent residency status include the
diversity immigrant visa program, the legal immigrant family equity act,
and classification as a special immigrant juvenile. Our firm’s knowledgeable
attorneys can review your situation and determine the most appropriate
route to pursue.
Pursue Legal Residency Today
If you wish to become a legal permanent resident of the United States,
our New York green card attorneys at The Portela Law Firm, P.C. can provide
the knowledgeable guidance you need to make your immigration dreams a
reality. Since even the smallest mistake on your paperwork or one missed
deadline can compromise your chances of success or even removal from the
country, you cannot afford to leave your residency application to chance.
Let us use our vast legal knowledge and experience to help you find the
most favorable outcome for your case.
We proudly serve clients throughout all of
New York City,
Long Island, and
Fill out an online form today to schedule your consultation.