U.S. Permanent Residency and Citizenship Lawyers
If you have questions about how to obtain permanent residence status, you want to work with an experienced immigration attorney in Rhode Island who can successfully guide you through the naturalization process. As you know, the immigration system in the United States can be complex.
At Blais Cunningham & Crowe Chester, LLP, our U.S. permanent residency and citizenship attorneys work with colleges, hospitals, employers, and families on a variety of immigration-related legal needs. We know that our clients have many needs when it comes to immigration and will meet with you to understand your situation and develop a plan to help you reach those goals.
Experienced Immigration Attorneys in Rhode Island
A person who has a green card is considered a permanent resident for immigration purposes. There are many ways to obtain a green card, including:
Many people get green cards (become permanent residents) through family members. You may be eligible to get a green card if you have:
- An immediate relative who is a U.S. citizen
- A family member who has a green card
- Status as a member of a special category such as a battered spouse or child
- An offer for permanent employment
- The ability to invest or start a business that creates new U.S. jobs
- Been granted asylum in the United States or you are a refugee
There are additional ways to obtain permanent resident status and our experienced Rhode Island immigration lawyers can assist you with determining your eligibility for immigration status as well as other green card legal issues, including adjusting your status.
Becoming a U.S. Citizen Through Naturalization in Rhode Island
When a person wants to become a United States citizen, he or she must first meet the federal eligibility requirements, including:
- Obtain and hold permanent resident status for at least five years (less in some cases)
- Be at least 18 years old
- Have good moral character
- Show basic knowledge of U.S. history and government
- Have lived in the United States and maintained a continuous residence for a period of time
- Be able to read, write, and speak basic English (there are some exceptions)
Becoming a U.S. citizen allows you to vote, serve on a jury, bring family members to the United States, obtain citizenship for children under 18 years of age, apply for federal jobs, become an elected official, become eligible for federal grants and scholarships, and obtain certain government benefits.
Contact Our Qualified Pawtucket Green Card Law Firm
Our Rhode Island immigration lawyers will work with you and handle all parts of your application process with the USCIS (United States Citizenship and Immigration Service). If you would like more information about our services or to arrange to speak with an attorney, contact our Pawtucket immigration law firm or call our office at 401-723-1122.