Guiding You Toward Lawful Permanent Residence in the U.S.
If you have a green card, you are a lawful permanent resident (LPR), and you have certain rights and privileges not available to nonimmigrant visa holders. One of these privileges is the ability to live and work in the U.S. indefinitely—so long as you renew your green card every ten years. Another benefit is the opportunity to naturalize (i.e. become a citizen).
While a green card offers a wealth of benefits, the process of filing a successful application can be rife with challenges. This is why it is crucial to have our green card attorney in Coral Gables at your side. With 25+ years of experience, The Law Offices of Sandra I. Murado P.A. is fully equipped and personally determined to support you every step of the way.
How to Qualify for a Green Card
The most important step of the application process is making sure you are eligible. You may be eligible in a wide variety of ways.
You may be able to obtain a green card based on any of the following:
- Your U.S. citizen/LPR family member sponsors you
- Your U.S. employer sponsors you
- You have special immigrant status through international organizations
- You are an asylee
- You have self-petitioned as a victim of abuse, human trafficking, or other serious crime
- You have lived in the U.S. since 1972
- Filing Form I-485 as a Cuban native under the Cuban Adjustment Act
The way you qualify for a green card dictates how long you may need to wait. For example, you won't be placed on a waiting list at all if your sponsor is your spouse and a U.S. citizen. Other categories, however, may take years. When you bring your case to our attorney, you can trust us to take every possible step to avoid unnecessary delays.