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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.

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Ai Komura
Ai Komura Dec 04, 2019
5.0

Mr. Jang is the best immigration lawyer. My husband and I needed someone who is a professional for green card. My husband's friend, who was the same process, recommended him to us. I had a student visa at that moment and had J1 visa before. I was curious if I should stay at the school until I get... Read More

Rachel Murphy
Rachel Murphy Nov 17, 2019
5.0

Highly recommend Mr Jang and his team for immigration/visa cases. They are thoughtful, professional and very helpful.

Andrew Lai
Andrew Lai Sep 21, 2019
5.0

I am thankful for the H1B application service provided by Mr. Jang’s law firm. During my H1B approval process, Mr. Jang provided very instructive opinion, wrote informed and precise response, and kept me posted on my application status in a timely manner. Mr. Jang is a very professional and... Read More

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Jaime Jaimes Sep 12, 2019
5.0

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Anayeli Medrano
Anayeli Medrano Aug 07, 2019
5.0

Very pleased and satisfied with Mr. Jang. He offered affordable and fair rates for my immigration case. The staff kept all my personal information up to date and well organized. I recommend Mr. William Jang to any one in need of an immigration lawyer .

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

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