Houston Adjustment of Status Attorney
Helping Clients Become Green Card Holders: 713-597-5642
If you are already temporarily residing in the U.S. on a visa, you can apply for lawful permanent resident status (also known as a green card). You can do this by applying for an adjustment of status. By doing this, you will not need to return to your home country to initiate the process through a U.S. embassy.
Need help obtaining 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 is highly knowledgeable in this legal process for family-based immigration. 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. 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 adjust their immigration status.
Categories for applying for a green card 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. You will also appear for biometric services, involving taking your fingerprints, fingerprints, photograph, and signature.
Let Us Help You With Your Adjustment of Status Application
Certain individuals may not qualify for green cards due to specific criminal convictions. Other problems may arise as well. To be certain that you qualify and complete the process properly, it is best to work with an attorney with experience in immigration law. We urge you to work with Galaviz Law Firm, PLLC to help you meet any challenges in obtaining lawful permanent residency.
Reach out to our Houston law office at 713-597-5642 today.
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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.
Case Dismissed Arrested for Possession of Marijuana
Arrested for possession of 1,300 pounds of marijuana and in danger of deportation.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.