Are you seeking to obtain a Green Card Permanent Resident status? At the Delgado Law Group, attorney Jacqueline Delgado has the experience you will need to reach your goals.
A Green Card holder (permanent resident) allows someone the opportunity to work and live in the United States on a permanent basis. Once approved, a person is is given a permanent resident card, or what is commonly called a “Green Card”. There are several ways a person may be eligible for a Green Card, including:
- Through a Family Based Sponsor
- Based on Asylum or Refugee Status
- Through a Job
- Diversity Immigrant Visa Program (also known as the ‘Green Card Lottery')
- K Nonimmigrant (includes fiancé(e))
- Legal Immigration Family Equity (LIFE) Act
- Special Immigrant Juvenile (SIJ) Status
Each method of obtaining a Green Card or permanent residency has specific legal requirements. If you are seeking a Green Card, contact the Delgado Law Group to help you navigate the complexities of the process.
Frequently Asked Questions FAQ's ?
What does EB-5 stand for?
The investment immigrant visas — also called employment creation green cards — are the fifth employment-based category listed on the visa bulletin issued by the Department of State. EB-5 is short for “employment-based fifth category.”
Is it necessary for me to choose a Regional Center or a project geographically near to where I plan to reside?
No, you can be involved in the management of the investment without being physically present at the site. You may need to attend investor's meetings in person from time to time, but can likely otherwise participate by telephone or electronic means.
Can my family members immigrate with me?
Yes, spouses and unmarried children under the age of 21 may also obtain their green cards via the primary investor's EB-5 petition.
How long does it take to get an EB-5 green card?
A good rule of thumb is to plan f0r processing to take about six months, although the actual time varies somewhat. Prior to the expiration date on the initial green card, the investor and any family members must apply to have the conditions removed.
Which is better — the Regional Centers or the traditional $1,000,000 investment?
For most clients, the Regional Center route is a better fit. The Regional Centers already have a framework in place for the management of the investment and the initial investment amount is lower. However, some clients have already made an investment or have a different project in mind.