Green Cards

Green Card Lawyers in Cincinnati

Permanent Residency for Clients in in Greater Cincinnati

If you have a green card, you are a lawful permanent resident, and you can live and work in the U.S. permanently (so long as you renew your green card every ten years).

While the path to citizenship is largely the same for every applicant, there are many different ways to obtain a green card, and our team at The Fleischer Law Firm LLC can determine which path is right for you.


Ready to begin your green card process? Call our firm at (513) 880-9969 or send us an online message today. We serve individuals and families in Warren County, Butler County, and surrounding areas.


How to Become a Lawful Permanent Resident

Your green card application process depends on many factors, including your location. If you are already in the U.S. lawfully, you can adjust your status to permanent residence without leaving the country.

If you are abroad, you will need to obtain an immigrant visa through consular processing, and you will receive a green card once a CBP officer allows you to enter the United States at a port of entry.

You may be able to obtain a green card:

  • Through family members who are U.S. citizens or lawful permanent residents
  • Through U.S. employers
  • Through investment in a U.S. commercial enterprise
  • Through refugee/asylee status
  • As a Special Immigrant (Iraqi/Afghan translator, international broadcaster, religious worker, etc.)
  • As a Special Immigrant Juvenile
  • As a victim of sex trafficking or other serious crimes
  • Through the diversity visa program
  • Under the Violence Against Women Act
  • Through registry (continuous residence in the U.S. since 1971)
  • Through other categories

Most green card applications are family-based or employment-based. In other words, a U.S. employer or a family member who is a U.S. citizen or lawful permanent resident must sponsor you by filing the petition on your behalf. Some applicants, such as immigrant investors, may self-petition (i.e. apply without a sponsor).

While each applicant will experience a slightly different process depending on their location and eligibility category, the process typically involves the following steps:

  • You or your sponsor file an immigrant petition;
  • After approval from USCIS, wait for a green card in your category to become available (different categories have certain numbers of green cards available per year);
  • File a green card application with USCIS (if you are already in the U.S.) or a visa application with the U.S. Department of State (if you are outside of the U.S.);
  • Provide your fingerprints, signature, and photo for a background check at a biometrics appointment; and
  • Attend an interview.

What Are the Benefits of Having a Green Card?

If you obtain a green card, you will experience several powerful benefits:

  • After a certain number of years, you may be eligible to become a U.S. citizen through naturalization.
  • Traveling more easily outside of the U.S. without violating the terms of your status.
  • Your options for employment will be nearly unlimited.
  • You will be protected by all local, state, and federal laws.

Let us help you obtain a green card—and keep it. Call (513) 880-9969 or reach out to us online today.

We Put Clients First

What Makes Us Different
  • Direct Access to Your Attorney
  • Constant Client Communication
  • English & Spanish Speaking Services Available
  • Over 40 Years of Experience in Immigration Law



Committed to Client Satisfaction

At The Fleischer Law Firm LLC, we have developed a reputation for outstanding legal counsel and advocacy.

Since 1973, we have helped countless individuals and families overcome barriers and accomplish their immigration goals.

We have the experience and personal commitment needed to help you succeed whether you are working toward:

  • A nonimmigrant visa
  • A green card
  • Or citizenship
  • Very knowledgeable about the entire process.

    “Once the paperwork was filed Neil kept me updated on the progress and responded to any questions or concerns the immigration department had.”

    - Pranab
  • Very professional immigration lawyer.

    “It was fast and without any problems. And in my opinion, it all went so fast and without any headaches because of the professionalism and work ethics of Mr. Richard Fleischer.”

    - Diyor
  • The best of the best!

    “From day one, Neil was available to answer any questions and always communicated with me on the progress of my case. Over the years that he has represented me, he has gone above and beyond his duty, ...”

    - Gerardo Morera
  • Time to thank for the professionalism, wisdom and passion to help

    “I was lucky to be referred by a friend to work on my green card application (via National Interest Waiver) with Mr. Richard Fleischer. Mr. Fleischer is an extremely hardworking professional lawyer who ...”

    - Sam
  • The Fleischer Law Firm is the best for anyone filing for immigration.

    “My case was a bit complicated since I was filing it alone. Mike has been very professional and kind at the same time. He patiently stood with me all these months of uncertainty and frustration.”

    - Mathai
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