- Who will work on my case if I hire Pérez Law?
Attorney Pérez works closely with her staff on your case and reviews each case personally before anything is mailed out.
- Why should I hire an immigration attorney?
Even though someone can file their immigration applications on their own, having the advice and an experienced immigration attorney reduces the chance of mistakes and increases the chances of approval. Call us today to schedule your comprehensive consultation with our attorney!
- What is a green card?
A green card is a card issued by the US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) that provides proof of status as a lawful permanent resident. Most green cards are issued for ten years and then must be renewed. However, some people receive conditional green cards that expire after two years and require an additional petition to remove the conditions. For more information, call us today for a consultation!
- How can I get a green card?
Green cards are obtained through family petitions, employment petitions, diversity visas, or other humanitarian benefits like U visas or VAWA. Want to know more, call us today!
- Which family members can file family petitions for their immigrant relatives?
Not all family relationships allow you to file a family petition. US citizens can petition for spouses, parents, children, and siblings. Lawful permanent residents can petition for spouses and unmarried children.
- I am a US citizen, and I married an immigrant. Do they automatically get a green card?
No. Getting married is just the first step in the process. You must submit a family petition with documentation that you have a “bonafide” or valid marriage. We are here to answer your questions, call us today to make an appointment!
- How can I update my address with USCIS after I file my petition?
If your case is with Pérez Law, simply call us and let us know about the change and we will file the forms to update your information. Otherwise, you can find information about how to update your information with USCIS at https://www.uscis.gov/addresschange.
- How can I check the status of my case pending with USCIS?
First, you will need your receipt notice for your application. Then, you need to go to https://egov.uscis.gov/casestatus/mycasestatus.do?initCaseSearch= Enter your receipt number in the field and click “Check Status.” This form will then show you the most recently published information about your case.
- What can I do if I lose my green card?
Unfortunately, if you lose your green card, you must file an application to replace the missing card at your own expense. We are available to help you with this process; call today.
- How can I get work authorization in the United States?
Work authorization is linked to some other specific immigration benefit. So, unless you are eligible for some other benefit, you will not be able to obtain work authorization.
- I have my green card; does that I mean I can vote now?
No, only US citizens are afforded the right to vote in the United States. Voting as a lawful permanent resident can result in deportation.
- After I get my green card, when can I become a US citizen?
Most people can apply to become a US citizen after having their green card for five years. However, spouses of US citizens can apply for US citizenship after three years if they can show they are still married and living with their spouses. US citizenship is the final step in your immigration process; call us today to schedule a consultation.
- What are the requirements to become a US citizen?
You must be a lawful permanent resident for at least five years (three if married to a US citizen), be a resident in the state where you apply for at least 90 days prior to applying, be physically present in the US for 2.5 years aggregate of the five years before you apply, and have good moral character.