Practice Areas

Visas/Green Cards

 

We can help you to obtain a Visa and/or Green Card under various categories depending on your specific circumstances. Visas and Green Cards can be applied for under:

Family Petitions

Employment (Work) Visas

You may be eligible to apply as an immediate relative of a U.S. citizen


If you are the:

  • Spouse of a U.S. citizen
  • Unmarried child under the age of 21 of a U.S. citizen
  • Parent of a U.S. citizen who is at least 21 years old




You may be eligible to apply as an other relative of a U.S. citizen or a relative of a lawful permanent resident under the family-based preference categories


If you are the: Family member of a U.S. citizen, meaning you are the:

  • Unmarried son or daughter of a U.S. citizen and you are 21 years old or older
  • Married son or daughter of a U.S. citizen
  • Brother or sister of a U.S. citizen who is at least 21 years old
Family member of a lawful permanent resident, meaning you are the:
  • Spouse of a lawful permanent resident
  • Unmarried child under the age of 21 of a lawful permanent resident
  • Unmarried son or daughter of a lawful permanent resident 21 years old or older




You may be eligible to apply as a fiancé(e) of a U.S. citizen or the fiancé(e)’s child


If you are the:

  • Person admitted to the U.S. as a fiancé(e) of a U.S. citizen (K-1 nonimmigrant)
  • Person admitted to the U.S. as the child of a fiancé(e) of a U.S. citizen (K-2 nonimmigrant)




You may be eligible to apply as a widow(er) of a U.S. citizen


If you are the:

  • Widow or widower of a U.S. citizen and you were married to your U.S. citizen spouse at the time your spouse died




You may be eligible to apply as a VAWA self-petitioner - victim of battery or extreme cruelty


If you are the:

  • Abused spouse of a U.S. citizen or lawful permanent resident
  • Abused child (unmarried and under 21 years old) of a U.S. citizen or lawful permanent resident
  • Abused parent of a U.S. citizen





You may be eligible to apply as a immigrant worker


  • H-2A Visa: For foreign workers in temporary positions doing agricultural work
  • O-1 Visa: For individuals with extraordinary abilities and skills in fields such as arts, education, science, business, athletics, film and television
  • R-1 Visa: For religious workers who wish to come to the United States on a temporary basis to work for a nonprofit religious organization
  • PERM: Program Electronic Review Management (PERM) allows employers to demonstrate a shortage of American workers in order to bring over foreign workers, on a permanent, full-time basis. The employees and their families may qualify for permanent residence or a “green card"
Are a first preference immigrant worker:
  • Have extraordinary ability in the sciences, arts, education, business, or athletics, or
  • Are an outstanding professor or researcher, or
  • Are a multinational manager or executive who meets certain criteria
Are a second preference​ immigrant worker:​
  • Are a member of a profession that requires an advanced degree, or​
  • Have exceptional ability in the sciences, arts, or business, or
  • Are seeking a national interest waiver
Are a third preference immigrant worker:​
  • A skilled worker (your job requires a minimum of 2 years training or work experience),or​
  • A professional (your job requires at least a U.S. bachelor's degree or a foreign equivalent and you are member of the profession), or
  • An unskilled worker (you will perform unskilled labor requiring less than 2 years training or experience)





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Antioch, TN 37013​​

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Tel: 615-544-5291

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