Frequently Asked Employment-Based Permanent Residence Questions

Frequently Asked Employment-Based Permanent Residence Questions

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CAN I GET PERMANENT RESIDENCE THROUGH EMPLOYMENT?

A large percentage of our work at Curray York & Associates involves obtaining permanent residence (“Green Card”) through employment. There are a number of different categories available through which one can obtain permanent residence through employment. During a consultation appointment, we explore the different employment-based permanent resident options to determine which approach will work best for the specific client.

AT THE END OF THE PROCESS, WILL I GET A GREEN CARD?

Yes. “Green Card” is a slang expression for Form I-551, which serves as evidence of permanent residence. “Green Cards” are generally valid for ten years and can be renewed.

COULD I LOSE MY PERMANENT RESIDENCE AFTER IT’S GRANTED?

Yes. You can lose your permanent residence if you:

  • Commit certain crimes
  • Remain outside the U.S. for extended periods of time, or
  • Become a “public charge”

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