Alagiri Immigration Law Firm

Permanent Residence (Green Cards)

Permanent Residence (Green Cards)

Advocacy from an Experienced San Mateo Immigration Attorney

Successfully obtaining a green card puts you well on your way to apply for U.S. citizenship, should you wish to do so. That is why it is important to make sure your application is completed and filed correctly and that everything is in order. The Alagiri Immigration Law Firm can be your guide through this complicated process. Since 2005, our San Mateo immigration lawyer has helped countless individuals achieve their immigration goals. We are here to provide personal legal service and ensure that you are well taken care of throughout the process.

How to Obtain Lawful Permanent Residence in the U.S.

A lawful permanent resident (i.e., a green card holder) is permitted to legally live and work in the U.S. permanently. A green card holder can eventually apply for U.S. citizenship. There are several ways to obtain lawful permanent residence in the U.S.

The three main ways are through:

If you submitted your green card application and experienced unreasonable delays from USCIS, learn more about filing a writ of mandamus to expedite the process.

Can I Work in the U.S. While I Wait for My Green Card?

If you already have a work visa, you can continue to work in the U.S. while you wait for your green card application to be processed. If you do not have a valid work visa, you must apply for a work permit before you start working in the U.S.

Tried & True: The Alagiri Immigration Law Firm

At The Alagiri Immigration Law Firm, we respond to all the questions you have about your case. We understand that this can be a stressful time for many of our clients and our goal is to remove as much of the anxiety from the situation as possible. Let us discuss the possibility of obtaining a permanent resident card with you.


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EB-1A Visa Masterclass:

By Priya Alagiri, ESQ. Founder, The Alagiri Immigration Law Firm

Friday, February 10, 2023, 12 PM, PST on ZOOM

Join me for Part 2 of my EB-1A “Extraordinary Ability” Visa Masterclass! I will discuss the second step of the two-step analysis that USCIS conducts prior to approving an EB-1A application, called the “final merits determination.”