Green Cards are special permit which allows people to live and work in the United States. This is not the same as citizenship. On a green card you are eligible to work, collect social security, work in certain branches of the government, and have some eligibility for government programs, but you are not a permanent citizen. Having a green card is a fantastic alternative to having full citizenship. You may not be able to vote, but you will certainly be able to feel more secure that you are working and living in a great nation that you can call your home.
To obtain a green card there are, of course, certain criteria that one must meet. Despite being able to get green card applications online, the process of a green card can be tricky and time sensitive. Without legal representation, your chances of green card eligibility may be reduced due to mistakes. Here is a list of three most common mistakes people make when attempting the green card application process:
- Failing to prove a valid marriage if you are entering a marriage green card: If you were married in another country you must prove that the marriage is valid. This could mean that you need to provide a marriage certificate or other documents to prove validation of the marriage. This may not seem an issue, but if you were divorced prior to the marriage then you must have documentation of the divorce and/or death of the spouse before your new marriage. Also, if you are a same-sex couple then your marriage may not be truly legal in the country you were married. These complications can hinder or completely prevent the green card application from being approved.
- Not being eligible to apply: Those who can apply are processing applications because of they a family member of a citizen, through employment, refuge or asylum, or some other special category. If you do not fit any of these categories then you may not be eligible to try this application process. If you try anyway and get denied, you are taking precious time away from doing it in a way where you can get approved.
- Getting Scammed: This is such an unfortunate circumstance. There are people who take advantage of those who are less fortunate. They promise hope and leave behind the disaster. It is hard enough to accrue enough money to feed your family. You do not need to waste your money on people who do not care about what happens to you.
There are more mistakes out there that greatly hinder your green card application process. Our Green Card Attorneys are well versed in the process and know how to avoid such mistakes. We are here for you. We are on your side and work fiercely for your right to stay here in the United States. Start your process by calling 801-656-9605 or clicking here for more information. Let us fight for you.