How To Get A Green Card: Four Key Pathways

If you want to permanently live and work in the United States — or eventually pursue U.S. citizenship — then you need a green card. Technically called lawful permanent residence, a green card is one of the most sought-after legal documents in the immigration field.

As you probably know, however, getting a green card isn't easy. The U.S. immigration system is one of the most complicated in the world. Depending on your situation, the process could take years.

At Baybik Law Group, P.C., we make it easier for you to pursue your dreams. Our lawyer, Erena Baybik, has focused almost exclusively on immigration law for more than a decade. As a result, she knows how to identify every opportunity available to you under the law.

Are You Eligible?

There are only a handful of ways to get a green card. The most common include:

  • Through a family member: One of the most common pathways to permanent residence is through a spouse, parent, adult child, sibling or other close relative. In domestic violence situations, you may be able to petition on your own, without needing to involve an abusive spouse or family member.
  • Through a U.S. employer: Employers have the ability to sponsor employees. However, the law imposes strict criteria and processes for employment-based green cards.
  • Through asylum: If you suffered persecution (or credible threats of persecution) in your home country, you may be eligible for a green card through asylum. You must show you were persecuted because of your race, religion, nationality, social group or political opinion.
  • Through the diversity visa lottery: Nationals of certain countries may be eligible to apply for the visa lottery, which takes place every year.

By meeting with our attorney, you can find out whether you qualify for a green card through any available pathway. We will walk you through the process from start to finish.

Find Out More About Your Options

Learn more about how to get a green card in your unique situation. Call 480-359-4119 or send us an email to get started. Based in Scottsdale, Arizona, we handle immigration matters across the country and around the world.
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