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Green Card Processing and Renewals Attorney

Some of the most frequent questions that we get at Olubusayo
Fasidi PC involve green cards. These questions usually fall into
one of two broad categories:

  1. those regarding the initial processing of an application for a
    green card, and
  2. those concerning the renewal or replacement of a green card
    that has already been issued.
We take pride in being able to provide answers to both sets of
questions and guide our clients through the entire process, from
start to finish.
Over the past 10+ years, we have helped numerous clients with
green card processing and renewals, and we are confident that we
can help you as well. Shoulder to shoulder, we will work with
you every step to ensure that the process goes as smoothly as
possible for you and that you end up with the outcome you
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Green Card Processing and Renewals attorney in Houston, TX, or
any other state or country where you may reside.

What Is a Green Card?

A Green Card is an identification card that proves that a person
is a legal permanent resident of the United States. The card is
also known as a Permanent Resident Card or Alien Registration
Card. A Green Card holder is entitled to live and work in the
United States indefinitely and can apply for U.S. citizenship
after five years. Green Card holders are also eligible for
certain government benefits, such as Social Security and
Medicare. There are several ways to get a green card:

  • through a family member who is a U.S. citizen or green card
  • through employment;
  • as a refugee or asylee;
  • by winning the annual diversity lottery; or
  • through certain other humanitarian programs.
The most common way to get a green card is through a family
member who is a U.S. citizen or green card holder. If you have
a close relative who is a U.S. citizen, they may be able to
sponsor you for a green card. Employment-based sponsorship is
also possible, though it typically requires the employer to go
through a lengthy and sometimes difficult process to prove
that there are no qualified U.S. citizens or green card
holders who can do the job.
Refugees and asylees may also be eligible for green cards, as
may those who have won the annual diversity lottery. Certain
humanitarian programs, such as the Violence Against Women Act
(VAWA) and the Haitian Refugee Immigration Fairness Act
(HRIFA), may provide a path to a green card.
Once you have obtained a green card, it is important to
remember that it is not permanent and will need to be renewed
every ten years. You will also need to carry your green card
with you at all times, as it is proof of your legal status in
the United States.

Initial Green Card Processing

The first step in applying for a green card is determining which
category you fall into. There are several different categories,
and each has its own set of requirements that must be met. For
example, if you are applying as a skilled worker, you will need
to have a job offer from a U.S. employer and be able to prove
that you have the skills and qualifications to do the job. If
you are applying as a family member of a U.S. citizen or green
card holder, you will need to prove your relationship to the
sponsoring relative The next step is to file the proper
paperwork with the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services
(USCIS). This will include an application and any supporting
documents that are required. After your application has been
filed, you will be scheduled for an interview with a USCIS
officer. The purpose of the interview is to verify the
information on your application and to obtain any additional
information that may be needed. Once the interview is complete,
the USCIS officer will make a decision on your case. If you are
approved, you will be issued a green card. If you are denied,
you will be allowed to appeal the decision or to file a new

Renewing or Replacing Your Green Card

As mentioned previously, a green card is not permanent and will
need to be renewed every ten years. The renewal process is
typically very similar to the initial application process,
though it may be slightly simpler. Here’s a summary of what you
need to do to renew your green card:

  • Fill out an application. Include all of the same information
    as on your original application, plus any updated
    information about employment or education status. Also,
    include a new photo.
  • Attend an interview at a local USCIS office, if required.
  • Once your application is approved, you will receive a new
    green card in the mail. This process can take several
    months, so make sure to start the renewal process well
    before your current green card expiration date.
If you have any questions about renewing your green card or
the green card renewal process in general, don’t hesitate to
contact an experienced Green Card Processing and Renewals
Attorney at Olubusayo Fasidi PC for help.

Why You Need a Green Card Processing and Renewals Attorney

While you can go through the Green Card application and renewal
process on your own, having a Green Card Processing and Renewals
Attorney will give you better chances of success and peace of
mind, knowing that your case is being handled by a professional.
An attorney can help you with the entire process, from start to
finish. This includes determining which category you fall into,
filing the necessary paperwork, preparing for the interview, and
appealing a denial, if necessary. An attorney can also help you
if you have had a change in your circumstances, such as getting
married or divorced, having a child, or changing jobs. These
changes can affect your green card status and an attorney can
advise you on how to proceed. Finally, an attorney can help you
if you run into any problems with your green card, such as if it
is lost or stolen.


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