U.S. Immigrant Visas And “Green Cards” Attorneys

Based in North Carolina, Garfinkel Immigration Law Firm assists individuals with obtaining U.S. immigrant visas or "green cards." The green card is evidence of a person's status as a Lawful Permanent Resident (LPR) of the U.S. Such status may be gained either after entering the U.S. with an immigrant visa or by "adjusting status" from nonimmigrant to immigrant status in the U.S.

LPR status permits an individual to live and work in the U.S. permanently (provided the individual does not engage in criminal activities that could result in the removal of permanent residence status and deportation from the U.S.).

Individuals with LPR status may freely change employers and generally possess all rights and obligations of U.S. citizens, except the right to vote, serve on juries, obtain certain employment with the U.S. government and carry a U.S. passport.

Applying For A Green Card

There are a number of ways an individual may apply for a green card. The lawyers at Garfinkel Immigration Law Firm assist clients with pursuing:

A green card is considered a permanent visa or immigrant visa. This means that once an individual is issued a green card, he or she may live and work in the U.S. permanently with no restrictions. In many cases, immediate family members (spouses and unmarried children under the age of 21) may accompany the principal applicant in the application process. Processing times for greens cards vary and in many cases extend for years.

To schedule a consultation about immigrant visas, call our Charlotte attorneys at 704-442-8000, or contact us by email.