If moving to the United States was easy, chances are there would be millions of people moving there every single year. However, the United States has an immigration system to help sort through all of the people who want to live there.
Canadians who would like to move to the United States have several different options for permanent residency, which is what happens when you move to the United States on a permanent basis. However, like all foreign nationals, they must go through the proper immigration channels.
Ways of obtaining permanent resident status in the United States
Employer-based petitions: If you are working in the United States on an L1 work visa or other type of United States work visa, your employer could petition you for a green card.
Spousal Sponsorship: Spouses of American citizens and permanent residents can be sponsored for green cards by their spouses, who must meet certain income requirements among others.
Family Sponsorship: Family members who are American citizens or permanent residents can sponsor their close relatives for permanent residency in the United States.
There are also additional ways if immigrating to the United States, which you may be eligible for.
Permanent residency in the United States is not an easy process, but it can be extremely rewarding when done correctly.
If you want to move to the United States, but aren’t sure if you qualify for the above immigration streams or not, please contact our immigration law firm. We can help you explore your options and see if you are eligible to move to the United States on a permanent basis.
Call the telephone number above to speak with a licensed immigration lawyer or attorney who can assess your immigration case.
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