Adjustment of Status (Green Card) & Naturalization (Citizenship)
At Shestopalko Law, we want to help you adjust your immigration status and eventually become a Citizen of the United States. Obtaining a green card or adjustment of immigration status is a crucial step in the immigration process which will eventually qualify you to become a Citizen of the United States. There are many benefits of becoming an American citizen. As an American citizen, you may vote, and you may petition your family to join you in the United States, and most importantly you will no longer have to live in fear of ever being deported. We understand the process can be confusing and complex and that is why we will be with you every step of the way.
Adjustment of Status (Green Card)
When a person wants to become a Permanent Resident of the United States, he or she must first obtain a green card. Originally deriving its name from the color of the card, a green card is the status of a person authorized to permanently live and work in the United States. Adjustment of Status (getting a green card) is the process by which a non-United States citizen applies to become a Permanent Resident of the United States. Once a person becomes a Permanent Resident, they must carry their residency documentation (green card) with them. A green card offers important rights and protections. After a certain number of years, a green card holder can apply to become a naturalized United States citizen.
The most common ways for an alien to qualifying for Adjustment their Status or obtaining a green card are:
Naturalization is a process by which a lawful permanent resident (green card holder) becomes a United States Citizen. United States Citizenship is considered by many to be the ultimate benefit granted by United States Citizenship and Immigration Services to an immigrant. For this reason, it is important that you hire an experienced naturalization lawyer to review and process your case. Shestopalko Law has the experience necessary to review your immigration history and process your naturalization application as quickly as possible.
Why Hire a Lawyer?
Those who fail to submit complete and accurate application experience a significantly greater delay in processing. By hiring a qualified lawyer, you can reduce the chance that your application will be delayed for errors or omissions or, worse, rejected for misrepresentation. Even the most qualified or thoroughly prepared applicant can experience nervousness on the day of his or her interview. Nervousness can lead an innocent applicant to appear evasive or dishonest. A lawyer can accompany an applicant to his or her interview and can help set the tone for a successful interview. The lawyer can also address any issues that may arise concerning residency, physical presence, or good moral character.
For more specific help with your individual case, call Shestopalko Law today at (585) 506-7356, email email@example.com or fill out our contact form.
Disclaimer: This article discusses general legal issues, but it does not constitute legal advice. No one should act or refrain from acting on the basis of any information presented herein without seeking the advice of counsel in the relevant jurisdiction. Shestopalko Law expressly disclaims all liability in respect of any actions taken or not taken based on any contents of this article.