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Ways to Immigrate to the United States

Immigrating to the United States is a complicated and lengthy process, but an achievable goal nonetheless. There are a number of ways that one can do this that may involve visas or green cards and which undoubtedly involve a plethora of forms and applications. Listed below are a few possible avenues that you can use to become a citizen and immigrate to the United States.

  1. Family Based Immigration: If you have a family member who is a U.S. citizen or a permanent resident, they can sponsor you and your immigration by filing a Form I-30, Petition for Alien Relative, which can help immediate family members obtain green cards. The form can be used to help spouses, parents, siblings, and children achieve immigration status. For more distant familial relationships, family preference immigration visas are also available, which can be the first step in immigration for many families. Unfortunately, however, grandparents, aunts, uncles, in-laws, and cousins are not eligible for these types of family-based immigration services.
  2. Green Card Lottery: This is an official government-run program in the U.S. State Department that grants green cards and citizenship to around 50,000 people every year. The only requirements to enter the lottery are having a high school education or equivalent and you have to be from a country that qualifies for the lottery, typically a country with a low rate of immigration to the United States. Once your application is approved, it is entered into the lottery and you wait for a computer to generate results and determine who will be admitted for citizenship.
  3. Work: You can also get both visas and green cards on the basis of employment. You can sometimes obtain a green card if you have an offer of permanent employment in the United States and if your employer is willing to sponsor you. Employers can petition for your citizenship using the Form I-140, Petition for Alien Worker. A prospective employer can also petition for temporary work visas when they want to hire someone for a fixed period of time that is not considered permanent or indefinite.

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If you or a loved one is trying to immigrate to the United States, you are undoubtedly aware of how complex, long, and technical the process can be. Here at Law Office of William Jang, PLLC, our team of immigration lawyers has years of experience helping our clients obtain citizenship and can provide you with the help, information, support you need to best ensure your successful immigration. If you have any questions or would like to set up an appointment with one of our experienced attorneys, please contact us at (512) 323-2333 today.

What Our Clients Are Saying

Robert Scalise
Robert Scalise Jun 03, 2019
5.0

When my wife was denied her visa I didn't have time to commit to several consultations. I researched local immigration lawyers and placed my bet on Mr. Jang and his staff. I could not have made a better decision. Every step of the way Mr. Jang went out of his way to ensure that he was delivering... Read More

J A
J A May 22, 2019
5.0

Great handle my case promptly.

Nishita Muhnot
Nishita Muhnot Apr 28, 2019
5.0

Mr. Jang was very knowledgeable, meticulous and good with his work. I applied to have conditions removed on my green card and it was a tricky case. My case was approved. He always swiftly and patiently answered all my queries. Above all, I found him to be genuinely helpful and a good human being.

JUNSIK Choi
JUNSIK Choi Apr 04, 2019
5.0

Mr Jang is a great attorney. He worked on my N400 applications and went through all documents very carefully and finally got approved. I really appreciate his efforts for that.

Chunlin Wang
Chunlin Wang Mar 02, 2019
5.0

We are totally impressed with Mr. Jang, Ms. Natalia, and the rest of staff. They are honest, knowledgable, and very thorough. We had dealt with the immigration process (years ago) and had experience with immigration attorneys. Mr. Jang clearly stands out. He explains everything in details and set... Read More

Nazini Khader
Nazini Khader Feb 21, 2019
5.0

It was great working with Mr.Jang. The whole process was smooth and he paid attention to every minute detail. I would recommend Mr Jang.

Maurice Alexander Clepkens
Maurice Alexander Clepkens Feb 18, 2019
5.0

Mr. Jang and his staff were wonderful! I was fairly nervous about the process I was embarking on (adjustment of status), but Mr Jang was very thorough and paid a lot of attention to detail, as well as explaining everything clearly. I can't thank them enough for guiding me to success. And another... Read More

Yanitza Gutierrez
Yanitza Gutierrez Jan 30, 2019
5.0

From the start i got told the case was going to be a difficult one and indeed it was. Started in 2012 with DACA and was able to continue renewing DACA, my last renewal was 2019 Jan even though i was fighting to get my Green card not my DACA i still needed something to hack me up incase i got... Read More

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