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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.

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.

Need help obtaining a green card? Phone our Houston offices at 713-597-5642 or request a consultation online.

Obtaining a Green Card in Texas

Many categories have been established under U.S. immigration laws that allow individuals to adjust their immigration status.

Eligible 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 law office at 713-597-5642 today.

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    Abraham J Galaviz

    Founding Attorney

    Abraham is very passionate about his work. He empathizes with Clients because he knows that his parents once traveled the same road his clients are now traveling. The people he helps all have a story behind them. He knows that his clients want the opportunity to work and have a better future. 


Client Testimonials

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  • Thanks Galaviz you beat the case!

    “This is a young honest lawyer that won’t hesitate to go above and beyond. The reason I’m saying this is because, I went to other lawyer agency’s and they told me my case would be difficult, expensive ...”

    - Leo G.
  • We guarantee you; you hire Galaviz, he will have your best interest at heart.

    “My husband is a UNITED STATE NATURALIZED CITIZEN and Galaviz is to thank for his honesty, hard work, and patience.”

    - Marivel H.
  • Mr. Galaviz gave me the hope I lacked at times and thanks to all his hard work and dedication my husband is now home with us.

    “He answered all my questions and was honest with me.”

    - Christin K.
  • Thanks to Mr.Galaviz, our family is complete again!

    “Thanks to Mr.Galaviz, our family is complete again!”

    - Cindy M.
  • Thank again for helping my mother get her residency.

    “What can I say such an amazing lawyer!”

    - Ericka H.

The Results that Matter

  • 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.

We will help you preserve your 
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At Galaviz Law we understand first hand what you're going though.

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.