Green Card Attorney

Founded in 2007 to Provide Services to Clients in South Florida and Beyond

Securing lawful permanent residency in the United States can be an intricate and formidable endeavor. Having skilled champions by your side is crucial to maneuver through this legal maze successfully.

Maribel A. Piza, P.A. has been dedicated to assisting green card applicants for over fifteen years, deeply empathizing with the anxieties and pressures non-citizens endure as they establish their lives in the United States—and we are committed to supporting you through this process.

We offer legal services in multiple languages, including:

  • English
  • Spanish

In addition, we provide flexible payment options to accommodate those who may find it challenging to cover the full costs of legal representation upfront.

What is the Definition of Permanent Residency?

Permanent residency refers to the authorization granted to an individual to live and work indefinitely within the U.S. Upon obtaining this authorization, the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) issues a permanent resident card, commonly known as a green card, as evidence of such status.

Various paths can lead to U.S. permanent residency. Typically, individuals are sponsored by a family member or an employer in the U.S. Others may obtain permanent residency through refugee or asylee status or other specialized programs. In certain cases, individuals might be eligible to petition for themselves.

Who is Eligible for Permanent Residency?

According to the U.S. Citizenship & Immigration Services (USCIS), eligibility for a green card (permanent residence) may apply to:

  • A child, spouse, fiancé(e), widow(er), or another relative of a U.S. citizen or permanent resident;
  • An investor establishing a new commercial enterprise in the U.S. that creates at least 10 full-time jobs, requiring an investment of $900,000 to $1,800,000, depending on the economic area;
  • A physician committing to practice in an underserved area for a set period within a specified clinical program;
  • An immigrant worker meeting certain qualifications;
  • A “special” immigrant, such as media personnel, a child under “special immigrant juvenile” status, or a religious worker;
  • A refugee or asylee;
  • A victim of crime, abuse, or human trafficking;
  • A refugee or immigrant seeking residency under a special program like the Cuban Adjustment Act or Haitian Refugee Immigration Fairness Act;
  • Anyone who has been a resident since January 1, 1972.