Houston Adjustment of Status Attorney
Green Card Lawyer in Texas
If you are already temporarily residing in the U.S. on some type of visa, you can apply for Lawful Permanent Resident status (also known as a Green Card) through a process called Adjustment of Status. By doing this, you will not have to return to your home country to initiate the process through a U.S. embassy abroad.
Need a Green Card? Phone our offices at (713) 597-5642 or request a consultation online.
Our Houston adjustment of status lawyer at Galaviz Law Firm, PLLC is highly knowledgeable in handling this legal process. We have helped countless individuals in and around the Houston area obtain Green Cards through the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services. Our firm concentrates the majority of its practice on immigration law which means that we have become deeply familiar with all of the challenges, obstacles, and contingencies that can arise throughout this process. Let us smooth the way through all of the various steps leading towards Lawful Permanent Residency.
Obtaining a Green Card in Texas
Many categories have been established under U.S. immigration laws that allow individuals to apply for Green Cards while residing in this country.
These categories include:
- Immediate or other relative of a U.S. citizen
- Relative of a Lawful Permanent Resident
- Fiancé(e) of a U.S. citizen or the child of a such a fiancé(e)
- Immigrant worker
- Certain battered family members of U.S. citizens or Law Permanent Residents
- Asylee or refugee
- Human trafficking or crime victim
- Special immigrant and other categories
In general, most categories require that you file an immigrant petition as well as a Green Card application. The petition usually must be filed by your sponsor, such as a family member or employer. In some cases, you may be able to file for yourself. The petition generally must be approved before you can file for the Green Card. The Green Card application cannot usually be filed until a visa becomes available in your category. After that you will be required to appear for an interview with an immigration official as well as an appointment for biometric services (fingerprints, fingerprints, photograph, and signature).
We Are Here to Help You through the Process
Certain individuals may not qualify for Green Cards due to specific criminal convictions. Other problems and technicalities may arise as well. To be certain that you qualify and that you complete the process properly, it is in your best interests to work with a seasoned attorney. We urge you to work with Galaviz Law Firm, PLLC to help you meet any challenges in obtaining Lawful Permanent Residency.
Reach out to us at (713) 597-5642 today.
I was highly impressed with this attorney as he is highly skilled in immigration matters, prepared, knowledgeable, thorough, professional, affordable fees, keeps clients informed and involved, always returns calls [even after hours].- Maria & Luis
He won his case and was released without a bond. He is now legally working and back home with his family.- Melissa
Now my mother is in the process of becoming a US Citizen, my family will always be grateful that Mr. Galaviz helped us keep our mother here with us.- Former Client
When hiring a lawyer, communication is the number one key. You can call, email and text Mr.Galaviz and within minutes he will respond.- Cindy
Mr. Abraham was able to keep my husband here and not get deported. I am very grateful and pleased.- Maria M.
Lawful Permanent Resident Keeps Green Card Aggravated Assault with a Deadly Weapon on a Police Officer
Immigration Officials placed Client in removal proceedings because of a previous conviction for – Aggravated Assault with a Deadly Weapon on a Police Officer.
Lawful Permanent Resident Status Won Alien in Possession of Firearm - Aggravated Felony
Client was arrested and charged in Federal Court for the offense of Alien in Possession of a Firearm – an Aggravated Felony for immigration purposes.
Case Dismissed Arrested for Possession of Marijuana
Arrested for possession of 1,300 pounds of marijuana and in danger of deportation.
Charges Dismissed Client Released from Custody Practice Area Removal Defense / Immigration Detention
Accused with 3 DWI charges and in danger of being deported after being a permanent resident for 34 years.
Lawful Permanent Resident Keeps Green Card Medicaid Fraud - Loss was more than $10,000
Immigration Officials placed Client in removal proceedings because she had previously been convicted of Medicaid Fraud – more than $10,000, which is an aggravated felony.
Lawful Permanent Resident Keeps Green Card Possession of 862 Pounds of Marijuana.
Client was arrested and convicted of Possession of more than 800 pounds of Marijuana in the Rio Grand Valley, and sentenced to several years in State Jail.
Charge Reduced Released on Bond
Judge grants a reasonable bond after proving client was not subject to mandatory detention for previous criminal history.
Charge Reduced Removal Defense / Adjustment of Status
Case terminated and Lawful Permanent Resident status granted for the wife of U.S. Combat Veteran.
Having parents who have gone through the immigration process, has not only allowed us to be more compassionate and understanding but has also given us a more competitive advantage. Our success rate speaks for itself. We're here to help you.