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Seeking Legal Permanent Residency in Houston

If you want to live in the U.S. permanently, you must obtain a permanent residence visa through citizenship and immigration services. This type of immigrant visa is also known as a Green Card. When individuals stay in the U.S. for extended periods of time without having permanent residency, they can end up being deported.

Individuals can turn to Sebastian Simon Law Group, PLLC when they need help applying for a permanent resident card. Our firm's attorneys for green cards in Houston, TX are highly knowledgeable of how the U.S. green card process works. We know what you can do to increase your chances of being approved as a lawful permanent resident (LPR).

Contact our Houston law offices for help from a team of immigration advocates. We understand what challenges you face and how to get past those obstacles!

Green Card Eligibility in Texas

There are multiple eligibility categories for obtaining a green card. Each of these categories has its own specific requirements, application processes, and benefits.

Family-Based Green Card

This is a form of family-based Immigration, where your green card is sponsored by a qualified spouse, fiancée, qualified sibling, or other qualifying family member. This family member must be a U.S. citizen or lawful permanent resident.

You may also apply under a similar category if you are the widow or widower or a U.S. citizen. You can also apply as a VAWA self-petitioner if you are an abused spouse, child, or parent of a U.S. citizen or lawful permanent resident.

Employment-Based Green Card

With employment-based immigration, you can be sponsored by an employer in the U.S. whom you will be working for permanently. This type of green card can also be a self-petition based on your extraordinary ability or qualifications in your professional field. Alternatively, can be a petition based on your investment in a U.S. enterprise (particularly one that will lead to job growth)

Green Card Through Asylum or Refugee Status

If you have asylum or refugee status, you may petition for permanent residency. In order to petition for a green card as an asylee or refugee, you must have had that specific immigration status for at least one year.

Additional Green Card Eligibility Categories

Other green card eligilbity categories exist for very specific immigration situations, including:

  • T and U visas - For victims of human trafficking and crime, respectively
  • Religious workers - For members of religious groups working for a nonprofit religious organization in the United States
  • Special Immigrant Juvenile - For juvenile immigrants requiring protection from an abusive parent
  • International Broadcaster - For immigrants working media jobs in the U.S. for USAGM

Armed forces members meeting certain requirements and diplomates may also qualify.

Applying For a Green Card

Before obtaining all the benefits from a green card in the United States you have to go through the application process. Having a immigration lawyer in Houston can help ensure that you file and properly fill out the appropriate forms. We can help you avoid delays from common mistakes.

The following is a general overview of the application process:

  • Find out if you are eligible, whether from family petition or any other eligible way.
  • File Form I-485 - Application to Register Permanent Residence
  • You will be contacted by the USCIS to review your application and schedule an interview.
  • Wait for USCIS response, if approved green cards are valid for 10 years.

Legal Counsel from Sebastian Simon Law Group

There are a number of things that can disqualify you from becoming a permanent resident. One common disqualifier is convictions for certain types of criminal charges. There are also many other technicalities that could impact whether or not your permanent residency application is successful.

An attorney can help you determine whether or not you qualify to apply for a Green Card. If not, there may be certain waivers that you can apply for to override these restrictions. Our Houston lawyers are trained legal professionals with in-depth knowledge of immigration law. Attorney Simon has also undergone the immigrant experience firsthand.

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    - Suzy Porter
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    “Genuinely good hard-working individuals that get the job done! My husband’s immigration status was a complicated one, unlike the norm, but Attorney Sebastian was able to handle it and get us his residency in no time! Definitely recommend this law fir”

    - Adrianna R.
  • I would definitely recommend this law firm to anyone applying to get their green card.

    “I was entirely satisfied with the service and level of professionalism that the office of Sebastian Simon Law offered me. Everyone in the office is very knowledgeable and are always keeping things on check.”

    - Mariana Solis Lujambio
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    “This firm has a team of amazing, smart, and professional attorneys and staff. They really care about their clients and go above and beyond to obtain justice.”

    - Ivette Medez
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