Residency & Green Card

Residency & Green Card Lawyer in the United States

Experienced Representation from Our South Florida Immigration Attorney

At The Gaston Law Firm, P.A., we offer experienced counsel through your journey to become a lawful permanent resident. If you are seeking residency in the United States, you must understand the specific process that will need to be followed. If you are a citizen of a foreign country, your first focus should be on obtaining an immigrant visa. You will need to get an immigrant visa before you can go forward and obtain lawful permanent residency. Our attorneys can also help you select the appropriate immigrant visa and then begin the process of obtaining a green card.

Immigrant Visas and Requirements

Having lawful permanent residency allows you to live and work in the United States indefinitely. First, however, you must obtain an immigrant visa, such as one of the following types:

Employment-Based Immigrant Visas can be granted to the following individuals, among others:

  • Immigrants with extraordinary ability in art, science, or business
  • Managers and executives of multi-national businesses
  • Immigrants with advanced degrees
  • Immigrants with job offers and at least a bachelor’s degrees or other minimum skills
  • Immigrant investors with significant, job-creating investment in the U.S.

If you fall into one of the following categories, you can pursue a family-based immigrant visa:

  • Immediate relative of a U.S. citizen
  • Spouse or unmarried child of a lawful permanent resident
  • Adult child of a U.S. citizen
  • Sibling of a U.S. citizen
  • Adopted by a U.S. citizen

Green Cards and Requirements

A “green card,” or permanent resident card, grants an individual the legal right to work and live in the U.S. indefinitely as a permanent resident. While permanent residency status does not expire, the green card itself, which serves as proof of an individual’s resident status, must be renewed every ten years. Green card holders must follow and abide by all visa terms to avoid the risk of deportation. Individuals seeking to secure a green card, whether through employment, family circumstances, or asylum, can benefit from the professional legal services of The Gaston Law Firm, P. A.

We are committed to staying informed about all changes, amendments, and new immigration laws to support green card applicants in successfully acquiring their lawful permanent resident (LPR) status. The process for obtaining a green card can vary in duration, often taking months or even years, depending on the type of application. At The Gaston Law Firm, P. A., we are dedicated to minimizing your waiting period and maximizing your chances of a successful outcome.

A foreign citizen who wishes to gain their LPR may apply on the basis of any of the following qualifications:

  • Family-based immigration submitted by a family member who is a citizen of the U.S.
  • Employment-based immigration through the help of a U.S. employer who submits a labor certification application through a process called a PERM (Program Electronic Review Management) with the U.S. Department of labor. This application will require the help of a knowledgeable and skilled immigration attorney.
  • Being granted a Diversity Immigration Lottery visa.
  • Immigrant “alien investor” status, showing significant financial investment in the U.S.
  • American Indian born in Canada.
  • Humanitarian Immigrant Visas for refugees, abusedspouses or children of U.S. citizens or LPRs and other humanitarian circumstances as idenitied in U.S. immigration law.

Call 772-219-0101 to schedule a consultation. We serve clients all throughout Florida, including the following areas: Fort Pierce, Stuart, Palm City, Vero Beach, Port St. Lucie, Okeechobee, Indiantown, Port Salerno, and all of St. Lucie and Martin counties.