A green card is issued by the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) and allows the holder authorization to live and work in the United States. The most common means of obtaining a green card are:
Family: Being an immediate relative of a U.S. citizen, a green card holder or someone who is admitted to the United States through special category status.
Employment: Through an offer of permanent employment by a company, investment in a company that will create jobs, or through self-petition as an employee with extraordinary ability.
Refugee status or asylum: If you or a family member has been granted asylum protection and that person has been in the United States for one year and continues to meet the definition of an asylee. Refugee status is similar to asylum, only the petitioner is outside of the United States when the petition is filed.
The attorneys at C.T. Lee & Associates in New York City have helped individuals and corporate clients from more than 30 different countries with a wide array of immigration needs, including applications for green cards.
The green card application process is complex. Many of those who attempt to navigate the system without a lawyer have their applications denied and ultimately seek legal assistance, having lost precious time in the process.
Our legal team provides personalized attention at reasonable rates. We avoid the one-size-fits-all approach that many immigration law firms take. We invest the time to learn about the unique aspects of your case and tailor a legal strategy to achieve your objectives in a cost-effective manner.
We emphasize on clear communication and a personal approach. Our clients work directly with an attorney from the initial consultation through the resolution of the case. We are quick to respond to client needs, available to answer your questions and intent on keeping you informed of the status of your case.
Few areas of law impact the long-term future of individuals and businesses as much as immigration law. The attorneys at C.T. Lee & Associates understand this, which is why we carefully analyze every client’s needs before developing a strategy that is designed to achieve each client’s goals as effectively and cost-efficiently as possible. See below for our list of services within immigration.
BUSINESS AND EMPLOYMENT-BASED IMMIGRATION – L-1 VISAS – O-1 VISAS – H-1B VISAS – EB-1 EXTRAORDINARY ABILITY GREEN CARDS – EB-2 EXCEPTIONAL ABILITY GREEN CARDS – EB-3 SKILLED AND UNSKILLED GREEN CARDS – EB-5 INVESTOR/EMPLOYMENT CREATION VISA – E VISAS (TRADER, INVESTOR, SPECIALITY OCCUPATIONS) – FAMILY-BASED IMMIGRATION – GREEN CARDS – VISITORS AND STUDENTS – P-1 & P-4 VISAS – U VISA – SPECIAL IMMIGRANT JUVENILE STATUS