There is a seemingly endless list of visas available that permit foreign visitors to live—and potentially work—in the United States for defined periods of time. Those seeking a way to remain in the country, work, and even obtain citizenship through the naturalization process can apply for a permanent resident card, commonly known as a green card.
However, the application process can be complex due to the eligibility rules and procedures involved. The attorneys at the Law Offices of K. Dean Kantaras, P.A. have extensive experience helping clients in Pinellas County and the entire Tampa Bay area with a wide range of immigration issues.
Numerous paths are available to achieving eligibility for permanent residency, and each option requires different steps for the application process. Some of the most common paths available include the following:
There are close to 20 additional paths available based on very specific circumstances—each with its own detailed requirements for eligibility and application. The lawyers at the Law Offices of K. Dean Kantaras, P.A. have the skills and experience to help guide clients in Pinellas County and the entire Tampa Bay area through the complex process and ensure the best possible outcome for clients.
Green Card holders, especially those who ultimately hope to attain citizenship,
need to exercise some caution when traveling abroad for an extended period.
Although lawful permanent residents (LPRs) have fairly unrestricted travel rights, they may need to attain travel documents from their countries of citizenship to be admissible in other nations. Moreover, if you plan to be abroad for less than one year, a valid Green Card is usually sufficient to gain re-entry to the U.S. upon your return. However, longer trips may require additional steps:
If you need a seasoned green card attorney in St. Petersburg, Clearwater, Largo, or the Tampa Bay area and need more information on the immigration-related legal services we can offer, contact the Law Offices of K. Dean Kantaras, P.A. at (727) 939-6113, or use our online contact form.