If your relative is a United States Citizen or Lawful Permanent Resident, he or she may petition for you , I-130 petition) to obtain a Green Card through adjustment of status- I-485 application, or consulate processing.
First, You must file an I-130 petition. The fastest way is for an immediate visa petition. An immediate visa petition is when your Petitioner-relative is a United States Citizen Spouse or if your Child is a Citizen and over 21 years of age.
There are two options if you have a family based petition.
If you are present here in the United States, you may qualify for to obtain lawful permanent residency here in the United States rather than leave to your native country. There are two ways to obtain lawful permanent residency through adjustment of status, commonly known as an I-485 application.
If you have an approved Family Based Petition, I-130 petition, you may qualify for adjustment of status and may stay here in the United States to receive your green card.
Even if you do not have an I-130 approved petition in your name, you may still qualify to receive adjustment of status if you were a child and your parent(s) were petitioned by an employer or relative on or before April 30, 2001.
Do not take a chance to file without contacting an experienced attorney who can make a legal determination to see if you qualify for adjustment of status. One wrong mistake can either delay your case or possibly place you in removal proceedings.
Contact the Law Office of Andrew Park to see if you qualify for adjustment of status. We have the experience and knowledge to determine if you qualify for adjustment of status.
Consulate Processing is a method to for your spouse / fiancé to obtain lawful permanent residency. United States Citizen Spouse or Lawful Permanent Resident Spouse or Citizen Child or Lawful Permanent Resident Child must file an I-130 application. After the I-130 application is approved then the National Visa Center will contact you regards to the appropriate documents necessary to bring your loved one to the United States. Your spouse will get interviewed at the US embassy of your loved one's native country and will obtain permission to enter the United States.
If you received a conditional resident card, USCIS must receive your I-751 application before the expiration date of your conditional resident card.
Even if you are no longer married to your United States Citizen Spouse, there are options available to waive your Conditional Residency. However, these waivers are not easy and USCIS requires substantial evidence. We have the experience and knowledge to remove your conditional residency.
If you have been arrested, overstayed your visa, or entered the United States without a visa, you need to file a waiver to change your immigration status. Waivers are filed on a case by case basis. Generally, waivers require a Qualifying Relative to suffer "extreme hardship". Extreme hardship may include but is not limited to physical ailments, mental distress, and financial hardship.
You qualify for Citizenship, if you have been a lawful permanent resident for 3 years (if married to United States Citizen Spouse) or 5 years, is a person of good moral character, and has continuously resided in the United States for the past five.
Being arrested or convicted of a crime does not automatically disqualify you from applying for Citizenship. However, being arrested or convicted of a crime requires an Attorney to properly evaluate your case before applying for Citizenship because your prior conviction may be a deportable offense.
If you have been convicted of Crime here in Los Angeles, you may need to vacate your Conviction before applying for any Immigration Status. Any immigration application submitted with a Criminal Conviction can render you inadmissible or deportable from the United States, subjecting to you being referred to Immigration Court or ICE (immigration customs enforcement).
Hire an experienced Immigration - Criminal Defense Attorney to vacate your convictions. Some convictions do not need to be vacated. Some Attorneys file an expungements rather than a motion to vacate.
If you are a lawful permanent resident or have no immigration status, it is absolutely critical you hire an experienced attorney who is knowledgeable in Immigration Law and Criminal Law. Do not waste your hard earned money and time until you hire an Immigration and Criminal Defense Attorney who can explain to you why this conviction needs to be vacated.
Contact the Law Office of Andrew Park to bring your loved one(s) in a timely manner. One mistake can delay the process. We have the experience and knowledge to make sure your loved one(s) arrives to the United States in a timely manner.