What’s a Green Card?

For many immigrants, getting a green card is a pivotal moment in their lives. If you’re looking to secure a green card, you’ve come to the right place. Contact a green card lawyer in Milwaukee, WI today to learn more about the process and how we can help you through it. Here are some of the questions you may have:

How do I know if I can get a green card in Wisconsin?

The first thing you should understand is that you can get a green card on various grounds. There are family-based green cards, employment-based green cards, and there is also a path to a green card through refugee/asylee status. To get a family-based green card, you will have to reside in the United States and either have to marry a United States citizen, be the parents of a United States citizen, or be an unmarried child under the age of 21 of a United States citizen.

If you’re looking to get an employment-based visa, you will have to apply for permanent residence or an immigrant visa while you are outside of the country. The United States only issues a certain amount of employment-based visas every year, so it’s imperative you meet every deadline when applying. Typically, to get an employment-based visa, you’ll either need specialized knowledge in a given field or you’ll need to apply for a job for which not enough U.S. workers apply.

Finally, those who can prove that they are unsafe in their country and subject to persecution due to their race, gender, religion, or other protected characteristics may apply for permanent residence one year after entering the United States and being granted asylee/refugee status.

Should I hire a lawyer?

Absolutely. Applying for a green card is a complex and document-heavy process, and if you don’t do it right, it can be incredibly costly, not only monetarily, but also to your future as a potential permanent resident. If you’re looking to apply for a green card, the very first thing you should do is retain the services of a competent immigration attorney who can assess your situation, determine whether you may qualify, and, from there, walk you through the process. Our firm has extensive experience representing clients looking to become permanent residents, and we’re here to help you as well.

Contact our experienced Wisconsin firm

John Sesini is an experienced immigration attorney with offices in Green Bay and Milwaukee Wisconsin. Contact the Sesini Law Group, S.C., and schedule your initial consultation with our firm today.

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