Green Card Lawyer in North Carolina
Green Card Registry
In some cases where a foreign national has been present in the United States for an extensive period of time, the U.S. government may allow them to receive a green card through registry. In order to be eligible for registry, an individual must have resided continuously in the United States since January 1, 1972, whether lawfully or unlawfully, be a person of good moral character, eligible for naturalization, and not removable or deportable under Section 237(a)(4)(B) of the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA).
The Registry Process
Applying for a green card through registry requires an individual to complete a Form I-485, Application to Register Permanent Residence or Adjust Status.
With this form, they must also provide certain documentary requirements including, but not limited to:
- Two passport-style photos
- Form G-325A, Biographic Information (for individuals between 14 and 79 years of age)
- Copy of government-issued photo I.D.
- Copy of birth certificate
- Evidence of entry into the U.S. before January 1, 1972
- Evidence to establish continuous residence since entry
Once an application and all necessary documents have been submitted and approved, the individual will receive a green card and lawful permanent resident status.
Do I need an attorney for registry?
If you are considering applying for a green card through registry, do not hesitate to consult with a knowledgeable North Carolina immigration attorney They will be able to inform you of your options, assist you through each step of the process, and ensure that you have the highest chance of obtaining lawful permanent resident status in the United States. Brown Immigration Law is a respected immigration firm serving clients in North Carolina, Ohio, Florida, the United States, and the world. We have decades of experience and are prepared to provide the legal service you need.
Contact us right away to get started and schedule your initial consultation.