At Sukkar & Associates, we guide you through the complex process of permanent residency. You can qualify for residency (“green card”) through either a close family member, an offer of employment or investment in the U.S. We work with you to determine the best strategy for you. The green card process can take as little as 6 months (for residency through a U.S. citizen spouse) or 4 years (for residency through some employment based categories). This is only an overview of each process. You should consult us to determine the best course for you and your family.
Green Card Lottery
The Diversity Lottery Program allocates 55,000 new immigrant visas each year (usually October through December) for individuals from underrepresented nations. A nation is considered underrepresented if less than 50,000 people from that nation immigrated to the U.S. in the past five years. To be eligible for the Diversity Lottery Program, you should have either a high school education, its equivalent or two years work experience within the last five years in a job which demands two years training.
You or your spouse must be a native of a nation eligible for the Diversity Lottery Program. You may be eligible if your parent was born in a country eligible to participate in the lottery. The Diversity Lottery Program randomly picks the 55,000 visa candidates. Individuals are chosen to receive the visa by chance, not by merit.
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At the law firm of Sukkar & Associates, we provide skilled guidance and effective legal representation concerning U.S. immigration to clients throughout the United States and across the world.