New Jersey Immigration Lawyers
The Law Office of Eric M. Mark are New York immigration lawyers who work with clients who have immigration questions. For thousands of people each year, immigration offers a path to freedom and the ability to build a new life in the U.S. There are many ways individuals can immigrate to the U.S. Individuals can apply for a green card or they can apply for work visas that give them the right to temporary employment in the U.S. Green card holders have the right to live permanently in the U.S., work legally in the U.S., and enjoy protections under U.S. law. Green card holders, may, after a period of time, be eligible to apply for U.S. citizenship.
When it comes to matters of immigration, it is important to get your paperwork right. Mistakes can lead to delays or denials of your green card or work visa. The Law Office of Eric M. Mark are immigration lawyers in New Jersey, who work closely with individuals looking to immigrate to the U.S.
Are You Eligible for a Green Card?
There are several paths individuals can take to receive a green card. Some individuals may qualify for more than one path to a green card. If you are not sure about whether you are eligible, or which path you should take, consider reaching out to the Law Office of Eric M. Mark, an immigration lawyer in New Jersey. According to U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, here are the different green card eligibility types:
- Family-Based Green Cards. If you are a spouse of a U.S. Citizen, an unmarried child under age 21 of a U.S. citizen, or the parent of a U.S. citizen who is 21 years of age, you may be entitled to qualify for a family-based green card. Other relatives may also qualify, but these relatives may be required to wait longer periods of time to receive a green card. It may be wise to speak to an immigration lawyer like the Law Office of Eric M. Mark in New Jersey before you apply for a green card under this category. Under current laws, individuals with certain criminal records, those who have overstayed a visa, or others who entered the country illegally may not qualify for immigration under this category. Applying when you do not qualify can put your current status at risk or can, in some cases, lead to deportation proceedings being triggered. This is why it is very important to speak to a qualified New Jersey immigration attorney at the Law Office of Eric M. Mark as soon as possible.
- Employment-Based Green Card. If you have extraordinary abilities in the arts, sciences, athletics, education, or illness, are a skilled worker with an advanced degree, or are a physician, you may qualify for an employment-based green card. Individuals may also apply for an employment-based green card if they plan to invest at least $1 million in a new venture that will hire at least 10 full-time employees. Employment-based green card applicants must meet strict qualifications. The Law Office of Eric M. Mark, an immigration lawyer in New Jersey, can review your circumstances and help you apply for this green card type if you qualify.
- Green Cards for Refugees and Asylum-Seekers. If you have been approved for asylum or refugee status, you may be able to receive your green card one year after your application has been approved.
- Green Card through Special Immigrant Categories. There are other immigration categories through which a person may obtain a green card. Certain crime victims, individuals who served as Afghan or Iraqi translators, those who work for qualifying religious organizations, special protected groups, victims of abuse, and others may also qualify for a green card. If you want to immigrate to the U.S. and are not sure whether you may qualify for a green card, contact the Law Office of Eric M. Mark, an immigration lawyer in New Jersey today. Our firm can help you navigate the law and help you understand your options.
There are many ways individuals can obtain a green card, but there are also many requirements that must be met in order to have a green card application approved. Before applying for a green card under any category, it is important to make sure that you meet all qualifications and don’t have any disqualifying factors in your record or background. The Law Office of Eric M. Mark, immigration lawyers in New Jersey can review your case and assist you with the application process.
Work and Study Visas
If you do not qualify for a green card, you may qualify for a work or study visa. While many of these visas are generally not a path to immigration, they may be able to grant you the right to work temporarily in the U.S. For example, Canadian and Mexican citizens who work in certain fields may qualify for TN visas under NAFTA. Individuals who work in certain high need areas, may also qualify for temporary seasonal work visas or visas for agricultural workers. There are also several categories of visas for highly-skilled workers.
If you have questions about U.S. work and study visa requirements and categories, contact the Law Office of Eric M. Mark, immigration attorney in New Jersey, today. Our firm can review you work background, discuss your goals, and help you understand the options available to you. Visit us today to learn more.
Immigrate to the U.S.
If immigration is your dream, it is important to take the steps to follow the law and submit all paperwork as required by U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services. The Law Office of Eric M. Mark are immigration lawyers in New Jersey who understand what’s at stake for those who wish to immigrate to the U.S. Your family unity, your future, and your dreams are on the line. When so much is at stake, you need a qualified lawyer on your side, fighting for you and helping you navigate the process. Contact our New Jersey Immigration lawyers today to learn more.