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Dallas Green Card Lawyers

It’s about Opportunity at Meaders Law

If you have questions about green cards, our knowledgeable immigration attorney at Meaders Law has answers. Our Dallas-based firm enjoys helping people understand everything there is to know about all immigration-related matters. We find great reward in helping people achieve their greatest opportunity.

What is a Green Card?

If you are a non-U.S. citizen in the United States, a green card will allow you to obtain permanent resident status. After 5 years of having a green card, you may apply for U.S. citizenship.

Types of Permanent Resident Cards

There are different types of green cards available:

  • Family-Based Green Card
  • Employment-Based Green Card
  • Asylum Green Cards
  • Refugee Green Cards
  • Human Trafficking Green Cards
  • Green Cards for Victims of Crime
  • Green Cards via the Diversity Lottery

If you wish to obtain a green card, do not hesitate to contact our green card attorneys in Dallas at Meaders Law PLLC.

To learn more about applying for permanent resident status, contact us online or call (888) 203-1706. Our Dallas green card lawyers are ready to help you. Se habla Español.

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What Are the Requirements for a Green Card?

Each year there are a limited number of visas given out to individuals who want to become permanent residents of the United States, via a family sponsor, job opportunity, or special circumstance such as asylum.

Current requirements for becoming a permanent resident of the U.S. include:

  • Eligibility in one of the immigrant categories established by the INA
  • A qualifying immigrant petition, from an employer or family member
  • An immigrant visa that is immediately available
  • The capability of being admitted into the United States

If you are unsure of your green card eligibility, do not hesitate to reach out to a skilled green card attorney in Dallas at Meaders Law today.

How Long Does It Take to Get a Green Card?

The process to get a green card can be a long, complicated, and very frustrating. The longest waiting period during this process comes during the petition phase, which can be anywhere from a few months to 10 years, as opposed to the visa approval phase, which takes only a few days to a few weeks. The amount of time depends of the type of green card an individual is applying for.

Common wait times for green cards are:

  • Immediate Relative Green Cards: within a few months
  • Diversity Green Cards: within seven months
  • Employment-Based Green Cards: one to four years
  • Family Preference Green Cards: one to ten years

To ensure that there are no delays in your application for a green card, speak with an experienced Dallas green card lawyer near you at Meaders Law.

Can I Travel Outside the U.S. With a Green Card?

With a green card, you may travel outside the United States as many times as you want, as long as you do not intend to stay outside the U.S. for over 1 year or more. doing so may create a presumption that you are intending to abandon your lawful permanent residency. in some cases, even absences that are less than 1 year may result in an accusation that you wish to abandon your residency. If you are challenged at any time for leaving the U.S. while having a green card, reach out to our experienced Dallas green card attorney at Meaders Law today.

Let Meaders Law Be Your Advocate

We offer a wide variety of immigration services. We can guide you through the long and burdensome process of obtaining a green card. If you are looking to become a permanent resident in the U.S., our green card lawyer in Dallas can help.

Our green card lawyers in Dallas are ready to help you with your application. Call (888) 203-1706 today.

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