Change Of Status Attorney

Change of Status Attorney in Miami, FL

For many immigrants currently living in the United States, achieving permanent residence is a monumental moment in their immigration journey.

Current law allows qualified individuals to apply for permanent residence in the United States while living in the country, throughout the process of obtaining their Lawful Permanent Resident Card.

A Lawful Permanent Resident Card (commonly referred to as a Green Card) is merely a valid identification that shows that an individual is legally allowed to work and live in the United States permanently.

For those looking to build a better life, acquiring a Green Card is a powerful step in being able to secure employment and live in the country legally.

A Green Card offers the most benefits of any immigration status other than becoming a permanent United States citizen. That said, it is important to note that it can be rescinded at the United States Government is discretion if, for example, an individual is charged with a serious crime or violent act.

Because the Green Card offers so many great advantages, it is crucial that you speak with one of our experienced immigration attorneys to gain an understanding of the Green Card process and ensure that you complete your application correctly. Give us a call today, and we will be happy to answer any questions about your situation, (305) 230-4020.

There are currently multiple ways in which you can qualify to obtain a Lawful Permanent Resident Card. Each path involves a slightly different process, and our team at Garcia & Qayum Law Group, P.A. would be happy to make sure you choose the right one.


You may qualify for a Green Card if an immediate family member is already a United States citizen; this includes spouses, any children under the age of 21, and other special circumstances.

Typically, this method allows someone who is legally living in the United States to sponsor you and helps reassure the government that you will be residing in the country to work and live permanently.


Another conventional method of obtaining a Lawful Permanent Resident Card is through employment in a field or position that the United States has deemed important to the growth of the country’s economy.

The United States works to allow some of the brightest and hardest working individuals from all around the world to live and work in the land of the free. This method of obtaining a Green Card involves employers in the United States investing in and attracting the best working talent across the globe.

Employment-centered Green Cards are given out based on the need for a professional to fulfill a specific role at any given time.

Diversity Visa Lottery

The most common method is through the immigration diversity visa lottery. Each year, the United States allocates a fixed number of Green Cards to various countries around the world which individuals can apply for.

The diversity visa lottery then randomly selects individuals who are from countries with low immigration rates. Typically, no country will account for more than 6-7% of the applications accepted for the visa lottery, making the process as fair as possible.

A Green Card is a great immigrant visa that offers incredible benefits to those who obtain it. Anyone looking to apply for one must fill out an application that is processed by U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services. Our experienced immigration lawyers have worked closely with this government agency for years, and we can quickly and accurately assist you with your Green Card application.

While working with our team will not directly improve your chances of obtaining a Green Card, we will make sure that there are no errors in your application and that you have sought the most effective method for approval based on your specific circumstances.

We will discuss the details of your situation and ask you about your family history, your previous employment, and anything else that may be relevant to your Green Card status.

While many immigrants can apply for a Green Card while living in the United States, in some cases, adjustment of status is not possible without leaving the country.

Obtaining a Green Card outside of the United States is known as Consular Processing. Ideally, it is easier and better to get your Green Card while living in the United States, but if that is not possible, we will also work with you to discuss your options.

Applying for and being granted a Green Card is an incredibly exciting time for those going through the process. Our team is committed to helping you obtain a Green Card so you can continue working to build a prosperous and fulfilling life in the United States.

Before you apply for a Green Card, give us a call so we can review your situation carefully. We have helped dozens of immigrants of all status types work towards getting their Green Card, (305) 230-4020.

Garcia & Qayum Law Group, P.C. is located in Miami, FL and serves clients primarily in and around Miami and Fort Lauderdale, FL, however we do sometimes act "of counsel", or consult in other cases as well.

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