Green Cards

United States citizens may apply for a spouse to earn a green card by marriage. Similarly, after foreign citizens have lived and worked in the United States and met the qualifications for permanent residency status, they too may apply for a green card by marriage for a spouse. The process for a green card by…

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Trump Administration Public Charge Rule Blocked By District Courts Before Implementation

On October 11th, judges in the U.S. District Courts for the Southern District of New York, Northern District of California and Eastern District of Washington all blocked the new public charge rule set to go into place on October 15th in an injunction. Public charge is defined as an “individual who is likely to become…

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Fiancé Visa Guide - Family Immigration - Nanthaveth & Associates Banner

U.S. citizens who want to bring a foreign fiancé to the country in order to get married can often apply for a K-1 visa. Your fiancé must meet eligibility requirements, and you must get married within 90 days of his or her arrival – and then he or she can apply for lawful permanent resident…

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How to Get a Green Card in the U.S. Banner

When you want to become a permanent resident of the United States, you’ll have to apply for a green card. Green cards are only available to people who meet certain criteria, including those who have immediate family in the U.S., those who have a job lined up, and those who fit into “special immigrant” categories.…

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Who Can Apply Green Card

Who Can Apply for a Green Card? For millions of people in America, Green Cards unlock many opportunities and benefits. Most importantly, acquisition of a green card confers “lawful permanent resident” status. Eventually, with commitment and patience, green card holders in good standing can petition to become naturalized citizens of the United States (U.S.). Obviously,…

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Can You Get a Green Card With a Criminal Conviction?

Having a criminal record can put the brakes on your green card application. If you have a criminal conviction in your past, it’s in your best interest to talk to an Austin immigration lawyer who understands inadmissibility and how having a record could impact your ability to emigrate to the U.S. Can You Get a…

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