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Permanent Residence

Chicago Immigration Attorneys - Green Card Lawyers

Our Chicago immigration lawyers can help you become a permanent resident and obtain a green card.  A permanent resident is an noncitizen who has the U.S. government's permission to remain, work, and travel in and out of the U.S. indefinitely. Generally, to become a permanent resident an noncitizen requires a sponsoring employer or a qualified family member to petition the USCIS for an immigrant visa to establish a preference category for the noncitizen. A large number of noncitizens may also qualify for permanent residence through a Diversity Lottery if they were born in certain countries. Once the noncitizen is qualified for a certain preference and is eligible to apply for a permanent residence, he or she can either apply in the U.S. for adjustment of status or to a U.S. consulate abroad for a consular processing. Some noncitizens are qualified to apply for permanent residence because they were admitted as refugees or were granted asylum. Other noncitizens can qualify for permanent residence if they can establish that they have lived for a certain period of time in the United States and have special circumstances (cancellation of removal, NACARA, registry).

We can help you navigate the maze of immigration laws that regulate the permanent residence process. Call us at 773-516-4100 or contact us online for a consultation to discuss your immigration law issues or questions.

Client Reviews
Someone rear-ended my car last spring and I was injured. Peter and Sofia Zneimer and they staff were professional and were always available by phone. I knew that the insurance of the other driver wasn't very good but they were still able to settle my case promptly and I was satisfied with the money I received. Overall, a very good trusted experience. Natig M.
I highly recommend the services of Zneimer and Zneimer. I often seek legal advice from them related to my immigration status and way forward. Both Sofia and Peter are very detailed and quick in answering any question. I laud their professionalism and a very efficient team that works for them. Suman S.
I totally recommend Sofia, she is the best lawyer in Chicago area. She is very professional, very detailed with her work and supportive. She always goes above and beyond to ensure the best outcome. Caring, compassionate and only the best for your family. I won my case because of her professionalism and her knowledge of the law. Aurel P.
I have dealt with Sofia Zneimer since 2009. She is a great lawyer and has helped me tremendously in navigating the process of green card. She is a great resource to have by your side. She is easy to reach. She responds very quickly, which was very important for me. If she can’t answer the question the same day, she does let you know that she is working on it. I would have no hesitation in recruiting her. Hemant S.
I called Zneimer & Zneimer after I was rear-ended on the highway. Peter and Sofia Zneimer have been very helpful in dealing with the insurance company and getting money for my car damage. They are also handling my injury case. They answer all my questions and I am always able to reach them on the phone anytime I want to talk to them. I am confident in having them represent me. The best choice i ever made. Thank you! Emil G.