Getting a green card and becoming a permanent resident comes with many benefits and is an important step toward becoming a U.S. citizen. However, many people hesitate to take this step because they believe it is too expensive, time-consuming and difficult.

The truth is that it may not be as hard as you think.

Every Situation Is Different

The difficulty level of getting a green card will depend on a variety of factors, including whether you are looking for a family-based green card or an employment-based green card. Do you have a spouse who is a U.S. citizen? Do you have a job in the U.S.? Details like these will play a critical role in your quest for a green card.

When you determine the type of green card you are eligible for, you will have to go through a complex process that involves obtaining and submitting the proper forms, getting a medical exam, attending an interview and more.

While there are many steps and many opportunities for setbacks along the way, getting a green card is possible. One step you can take at the very start that may make the process much easier for you is to enlist an experienced immigration lawyer to help you obtain permanent residency in the United States.

An attorney who handles these matters on a daily basis will be able to quickly obtain the proper forms, make certain they are filled out accurately and submit them in a timely manner. An attorney will guide you through all subsequent steps, including preparing you for the interview. If an obstacle arises, an attorney will know how to overcome it. You will have the peace of mind that comes with not having to learn as you go and knowing that your case, and your future, are in good, experienced hands.