Green Card /
Once your immigrant petition has been approved, there are two ways to move forward in your application for lawful permanent residence status (a green card).
If you are already in the United States, you may use a procedure called “adjustment of status,” which we discuss in detail elsewhere on this site. If you are outside of the U.S., you must use a procedure called “consular processing.” This procedure involves applying at a U.S. Department of State consulate on foreign soil so that you can enter the United States on an immigrant visa to obtain your lawful permanent resident status.
There are several steps you must go through to successfully immigrate to the United States. Each of these steps — and any unforeseen circumstances that arise — are made easier and more straightforward when you engage Susan Han to represent you.
Am I Eligible to Apply for a Green Card
Using Adjustment of Status?
Green Card through Family
- Immediate relative of a U.S. citizen Relative of a U.S. citizen
- Fiancé(e) of a U.S. citizen or the fiancé(e) s child
- Family Preference Category: Parents of U.S. Citizens, Children of U.S. Citizens, and Siblings of U.S. Citizens
- Family Preference Category: Spouses and Children of Green Card Holders/ Lawful Permanent Residents
- Widow(er) of a U.S. citizen VAWA self petitioner victim of battery or extreme cruelty
- Immigrant worker
- Physician National Interest Waiver
- Immigrant investor
Green Card as a
- Religious worker
- Special Immigrant Juvenile
- Afghanistan or Iraq national
- International broadcaster
- Employee of an international organization or family member or NATO6 employee or family member
Green Card for Human Trafficking and Crime Victims
- Human trafficking victim
- Crime victim
Green Card for Victims of Abuse
- VAWA self petitioner victim of battery or extreme cruelty
- Special Immigrant Juvenily
- An abused spouse or child under the Cuban Adjustment Act
- An abused (victim of battery or extreme cruelty) spouse or child under Haitian Refugee Immigrant Fairness Act (HRIFA)
Green Card through Refugee or Asylee Status
Am I Eligible to Apply for a Green Card Using Consular Processing?
You are physically outside of the United States or are planning on leaving to apply for an immigrant visa from outside of the U.S.
You are eligible for an immigrant visa because you have an approved petition filed by a U.S. employer or a family member, among other ways