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Oakland Green Card and Visa Lawyer

Obtain a Visa or Green Card With Our Immigration Team

If you are seeking to obtain a green card of visa in the United States, it is best to work with Landerholm Immigration, A.P.C. Our green card and visa attorneys in Oakland have years of experience in immigration law and they have a thorough understanding of the law. Our team is ready to provide the counsel and support you need when navigating what can be a complicated application process.

To ensure there are no delays in your application, contact Landerholm Immigration online or call (510) 756-4468 for a free evaluation with an Oakland visa and green card lawyer.

How to Obtain A Green Card

To apply for a green card, you must be eligible through one of the categories below. At Landerholm Immigration, A.P.C. our Oakland green card attorneys can help determine if you are eligible.

You may obtain a green card through:

  • Family: For example, you are an immediate relative or fiancé of a U.S. citizen.
  • Employment: You are eligible if you fall under the proper preference.
  • Diversity Lottery: This is only available to individuals from countries underrepresented in the U.S.
  • Special Immigrant: For example, a Special Immigrant Juvenile (SIJ), religious worker, etc.
  • Asylum or Refugee Status: You may be eligible to apply for a green card after 1 year.
  • Nonimmigrant T Visa: Human trafficking victim
  • Nonimmigrant U Visa: Victim of crime
  • VAWA Self-Petition: Victim of battery or cruelty
  • Cancellation of Removal: If you're facing removal and win your case of cancellation of removal, you automatically become a lawful permanent resident.

How Does an Employment-Based Green Card Work?

If you are an employee, or a U.S. based company wants to hire you, your employer can sponsor you to obtain permanent residency. If you receive a job offer from a U.S. based employer you can ask whether the company will sponsor you for a Green Card.

Call (510) 756-4468 to schedule an appointment with an Oakland green card attorney at Landerholm Immigration, A.P.C. Your initial case evaluation is free of charge.

What Types of Visas Are Available?

There are two types of visas available in the United States -- nonimmigrant and immigrant visas.

  • Nonimmigrant visas are intended for short trips to the U.S. for reasons as tourism, business, medical treatment, or temporary work.
  • Immigrant visas are foreign nationals who intend to live and work permanently in the United States. These are typically obtained through sponsorship from a relative or employer. Those applying who are investors, special immigrants, or workers with extraordinary abilities may petition themselves.
At Landerholm Immigration, A.P.C. our Oakland visa lawyers are backed by years of experience and can help you obtain the visa that is right for your situation.

Below are some examples of nonimmigrant visas:

  • B-1 visa: Business visitors
  • F visas: Student visas and citizens or residents of Mexico or Canada attending school in the U.S.
  • H visas: Workers in specialty occupations; nurses; temporary agricultural workers, etc.
  • L visas: Intracompany transferees who work as managers, executives, or persons with specialized knowledge
  • P visa: Performers, athletes, artists
  • U Visa: Victim of criminal activity
  • T Visa: Victim of human trafficking

Examples of immigrant visas:

  • IR1, CR1 visas: Spouse of U.S. Citizen
  • E visas: Treaty traders, investors, and Australian professionals working in a specialty occupation
  • K visas: Fiancés or fiancées of U.S. citizens coming to U.S. for purpose of marriage
  • Permanent Work Visa Categories:
    • First Preference EB-1 visa: extraordinary ability in science, art, education, business or athletics, etc.
    • Second Preference EB-2 visa: professions holding advanced degrees in arts, sciences, or business
    • Third Preference EB-3 visa: professionals, skilled workers, and other workers
    • Fourth Preference EB-4 visa: "special immigrants" -- religious workers, employees of U.S. foreign service, SIJ, etc.
    • Fifth Preference EB-5 visa: business investors who have invested $1.8 million or $900k in new commercial enterprise that employs 10 full-time U.S. workers

Call Green Card and Visa Attorneys in Oakland at (510) 756-4468

If you are seeking permanent residency or need a visa for a temporary period of time, speak with an experienced immigration lawyer near you. We can get together and discuss your life, your options, and the best strategy for ensuring you are applying for the correct visa or on the right path to a green card. You can count on our Oakland green card and visa lawyers to guide you every step of the way. Reach out today!

Call Landerholm Immigration, A.P.C. at (510) 756-4468 or contact us online to set up a free evaluation with a green card and visa attorney in Oakland.

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