green cards

Among the most important of the immigration services we offer at The Law Office of Susan Han are our green card services. Green cards — also referred to as “permanent resident cards” — allow their holders to live and work in the United States permanently. Although the steps that an individual must take to apply for a green card differ depending upon their circumstance, Ms. Han has years of experience helping families, employers, and individuals find solutions to a broad range of immigration needs. If you are interested in learning more about our green card services, reach out to us online today or call us at 410.599.3100.

Paths to Permanent Residency (Green Cards)

There are two main paths to getting green cards that we recommend our clients pursue: the “adjustment of status” option and the “consular processing” option. In both of these cases, you may need to be sponsored by another party unless you are a self-petitioner. This could be, for example, a spouse, fiance, or another family member who is a U.S. citizen or permanent resident. It might also be a U.S.-based employer who has hired you. 

The main difference between acquiring a green card by adjustment of status and acquiring a green card by consular processing involves where you currently reside. If you are a foreign national who is currently living outside of the United States and wishes to enter, we recommend the consular processing option. If you are living in the U.S. and are unable or do not wish to return to your home country to process your immigrant visa, the adjustment of status option is likely the best way. By taking a closer look at these two options, individuals seeking green cards can better understand which is right for them.

Adjustment of Status Green Cards

If you are a foreign national who is currently in the United States, the adjustment of status option is a convenient way to apply for a green card.

Consular Processing Green Cards

If you are a foreign national residing outside of the United States who wishes to apply for a green card, you would then interview at the U.S. embassy outside of the United States.

Learn More at The Law Office of Susan Han

Acquiring a green card can be a complicated, bureaucratic business, especially when you are facing it alone. The good news, however, is that you are not alone. Ms. Han has years of experience helping individuals and families enter the U.S. legally, and is proud to offer a wide array of green card services. To learn more, contact us online today or call 410.599.3100.