You can obtain legal permanent resident status (Green Card) if a qualifying relative files a petition with United States Immigration & Citizenship Services (USCIS). While many detailed rules apply, generally the relationships of husband/wife, parent/child, and brother/sister can create the basis for a family relative petition. The petitioner must be a United States (US) citizen or a legal permanent resident in order to apply for you. The wait to get the green card will depend upon the immigration status of the US petitioner, nature of the family relationship and the nationality of the person seeking legal permanent residency.
As you can see the family immigration petition process can be complicated. We can help you navigate through the application process including identifying required background information, collecting supporting documentation, completing the application, and preparing you for any interviews. Keep in mind, any mistakes could result in significant delays, or an outright denial. It is important to work with an experienced professional: contact the Washington, D.C. Law Office of Bruce I Yamashita, PLLC.
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