handle applications for lawful permanent residency in the U.S., known as "green cards." Lawful permanent residency allows you to permanently live and work in the United States. To qualify, you must fall into one of the green card categories.
We have helped thousands of immigrants to get their green card from the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) (formerly known as the INS), or through a U.S. consulate abroad. For information about our success in helping our clients obtain green cards, please see our notable cases.
Certain relatives of U.S. citizens and lawful permanent residents. The following relatives can file for you:
Most categories have a waiting list of several years, you can find the waiting list at the official government visa bulletin website.
There are several categories that we handle and most require a U.S. employer, who must advertise and try to find U.S. workers before hiring you.
You must be granted asylee or refugee status first.
You must apply for and be selected in the State Department's diversity lottery, and be notified that you are current on the list.
The following problems may require you to file a waiver. We have lengthy experience in filing waivers.
Green cards expire, usually every ten years. Your permanent resident status does not expire, but the card is your proof that you are a permanent resident. Whenever you need to prove that you are a permanent resident, you need a valid, unexpired green card. For example, you need it when traveling and returning to the United States.
We assist with filing the I-90 to renew your green card. We thoroughly screen for the following issues and advise you on best strategy:
We can review your case and assist with an appropriate response, including representing you in Immigration Court.
If you need to apply for a green card or are facing problems with a faulty application, contact Hill & Piibe to talk to an immigration attorney.
With offices in Downtown L.A. and San Juan Capistrano, our immigration and green card lawyers serve clients of all nationalities living in the Los Angeles, California area, including Riverside and Bakersfield and all of San Bernardino County, Orange County, San Diego County, Ventura County, and Santa Barbara County.
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