Obtaining a green card through a spouse who is either a legal permanent resident or U.S. Citizen maybe possible, but there are several factors you need to understand before moving forward with this process.
Green card applicants who apply from within the U.S. go through a process called adjustment of status. Applicants who apply from abroad go through a process called consular processing at a U.S. Consulate.
Keep in mind that not all noncitizens facing deportation/removal cases will qualify for a green card or even if eligible for a green card qualify for a green card through the adjustment of status process.
One of the benefits of obtaining a U-Visa other than being protected from removal and receiving work authorization for a period of four years, is the fact that a U-Visa beneficiary after maintaining such status for a period of three…
Applicants with pending green card applications can apply for emergency travel documents or ask for an expedited decision on their I-131 application if they need to travel before their I-131 has been approved.
A U.S. LPR trying to return after a long absence may be deemed to have abandoned their green card and face immigration court proceedings. Apply for a re-entry permit or returning resident visa (SB-1) to avoid this.
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