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Looking for a green card lawyer in Chicago? Get help from an experienced attorney here for O- 1 needs, permanent residency, and other green card services.
What employment based green card options are available?
If a company wants to offer a permanent employment opportunity in the U.S., the company can sponsor that employee for a green card. This is a complex, multi-step process that requires guidance by an experienced immigration attorney. There are a variety of eligibility categories, including: EB-1 (priority workers), EB-2 (Professionals with Advanced Degrees or Persons with Exceptional Ability), EB-3 (Skilled or Professional Workers), and EB-4 (Special Immigrants). Please reach out to learn more about the eligibility categories and which one may be a good fit for your case.
Artists, musicians, and other performers at the top of their game may also qualify for employment-based green cards. Like the O-1B visa, they can apply based on extraordinary ability. There is also a green card option with those with exceptional ability. The best green card for you depends on the evidence you can provide. Our team at McEntee Law Group is very familiar with the employment-based green card application process, and we regularly work with athletes and creative professionals.
What green card options are available for investors?
The EB-5 green card may be an option for foreign nationals who invest in a new commercial enterprise. The required investment depends on the location of the enterprise. To qualify, EB-5 investors must invest enough capital to create full-time positions for at least 10 qualifying employees. Investors can invest individually or with other investors through regional centers. The EB-5 application is a complex, multi-step process that requires the guidance of an experienced immigration lawyer. McEntee Law is well versed in the green card application process for business investors.
What family based green card options are available?
Qualifying U.S. citizens and lawful permanent residents (aka green card holders) may be able to apply for green cards based on specific family relationships. The types of family members qualified for sponsorship depends on whether the sponsoring relative is a U.S. citizen or permanent resident. The timelines depend on visa availability, which depends on any U.S. visa backlogs in the relative’s country of origin.
What green card options are available for O-1 recipients?
The EB-1 visa for priority workers may be a permanent residency option for individuals of extraordinary ability. Foreign nationals of extraordinary ability in the sciences, arts, education, business or athletics and outstanding professors or researchers may be eligible for this green card. Receiving sponsorship for a green card is a complex, multi-step process that requires guidance by an experienced immigration attorney.
McEntee Law has experienced attorneys available to help with all of your citizenship or naturalization needs. Contact a Chicago based attorney and get the help you need now.
Looking for a citizenship attorney?
As a law firm founded by immigrants, we know each citizenship case is as unique as each applicant. Citizenship can be a complex process, even though the requirements sound simple. An experienced attorney can evaluate your entire background to make sure you are eligible. At McEntee Law Group, we have helped hundreds of immigrants navigate the naturalization process and become U.S. citizens.
What are some benefits to citizenship?
Choosing to apply for citizenship comes with many benefits. U.S. citizens can vote and be active in the community, travel and reside freely outside the U.S., gain access to a wider range of job opportunities, petition for family members to reside in the U.S., and avoid deportation.
Want to learn more about the benefits of citizenship and if you are a good candidate? Contact us today!
What are some requirements for citizenship?
To be eligible for citizenship you must currently be residing in the U.S., have continuous residence in the U.S. for five years and in your state for three months, have status as a permanent resident for five years or more (though in some cases only three years are required), have the ability to write, read, and speak English at a basic level, demonstrate a belief in the U.S. Constitutional principles and ideals, and show good moral character.
What are the usual steps in a citizenship case filling?
To begin the citizenship application process you must compile a variety of documents and prepare an N-400 form. Next you will submit your N-400 form, this is a good time to start studying for the naturalization exam. Timelines will vary but some individuals will be asked to submit biometrics (finger prints). Once your N-400 has been reviewed you will be scheduled for your exam and interview with USCIS. If your application has been approved you will be scheduled for an oath ceremony which is the final step in becoming a U.S. citizen. We have helped a variety of clients successfully achieve naturalization and are incredibly familiar with the case filling process for an N-400 form.