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Legal Services Offered by Our On-Demand Sioux Falls Immigration Attorneys
Our Sioux Falls immigration attorneys & lawyers can help you or your company secure a work visa for business-related matters, such as advising you on obtaining a short-term visa for business trip or a work visa that will allow an employee or executive work within the United States or abroad for an extended period of time.
Some of the types of visas that the Sioux Falls immigration attorneys on UpCounsel have helped clients obtain include: H-1B visas, which is for temporary employment in specialty occupations, O-1 visas, where an individual possesses extraordinary ability in the sciences, arts, education, business, or athletics, L-1, which is for employees of an international company with offices in both the United States and abroad, E-2 visa, which is for investors, along with several other popular work visas.
Whether you or your company requires advice on obtaining a work visa for an executive, employee, or foreign national in regards to U.S. immigration or matters abroad such as: visitor visas, employee work visas, legal permanent residence (green cards), investor visas, and citizenship - our immigration attorneys can help you throughout the entire process.
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What Is the Green Card Process?
The green card process is a series of steps taken to earn a green card. A green card gives the holder permanent residence in the United States.
What Are the Benefits of a Green Card?
A green card holder can stay in America as long as they want. This card doesn't have any of the rules that prevent other forms of visa holders from forming bonds in the country. A green card holder can:
- Purchase a home in the United States
- Own any other kind of property
- Have full rights and legal protections in America's legal system
- Sponsor family members to get their own green cards
- Go to school and earn a degree
- Work at an American company without the need to get a work visa
- Start and run a business
- Leave the country to travel whe
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What Is a Green Card Application?
A green card application is a form that's filed by a family or individual that allows the applicant to obtain legal documentation as a lawful permanent resident of the United States. The legal status of an immigrant determines which form should be filled out; these forms include Form I-90, Form I-130, Form I-485, and Form I-175. All applications have an applicable fee. Once obtained, a green card provides many of the rights of American citizens.
A green card is also known as Form I-551 Permanent Resident Card or Alien Registration Card. Anyone who has a green card must carry it with them at all times.
Why Is a Green Card Application Important?
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How Can I Get a Green Card?
Understanding how to get a green card, or permanent residence status, gives you the ability to legally work and live in the United States. It is also a step toward becoming a U.S. citizen. You can apply for a green card through family, an employer, investment, a visa lottery, and through several other means.
Ways to Get a Green Card
There are several ways to get a green card in the United States.
Family Members: If any of the following relatives live in the United States as U.S. citizens or green card holders, they may petition to have you join them.
- Your spouse
- An unmarried child under the age of 21
- An unmarried stepchild under the age of 21
- An adopted child under the age of 18
- A parent or stepparent
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What Is a TN Visa?
TN visas are for Canadians or Mexicans who have job offers in the United States. The North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) offers several visa options, including the TN-1 visa for Canadians and the TN-2 visa for Mexicans. The TN-1 visa is designed to be similar to the U.S. HB-1 visa.
Why Is a TN Visa Important?
A TN visa is the fastest way to get a work visa in the United States. You might apply for one if:
- You're a U.S., Canadian, or Mexican citizen
- Your job is on the NAFTA Appendix 1603.D job list
- You have the right qualifications to work in your industry
- You have a job offer from a U.S., Mexican, or Canadian employer
- You don't intend to stay in the foreign country forever
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What Is a Green Card Marriage?
A green card marriage is when a foreign citizen marries a U.S. citizen. When a foreign citizen marries a U.S. citizen, they can receive a green card or permanent resident status in the U.S. There are many steps and checks taken by the U.S. government to make sure the marriage is legal prior to the foreign national receiving a green card.
Green Card Through Marriage Application
Permanent residents and U.S. citizens can sponsor their spouse through a petition or application for a green card. Both spouses must be eligible to receive approval.
The process by which the application takes place is dependent upon whether the green card sponsor is put forth by the U.S. citizen or a green card holder.
The process through which to receive their green card will also depend on whether the foreign citizen entered the U.S. lega