An Introduction to Permanent Immigration

Permanent immigration is the ultimate goal of many people entering or planning to enter the U.S. Lawful permanent residency offers individuals many benefits, including the freedom to live and work permanently in the U.S.  Because new regulations significantly affect how foreign nationals may qualify for permanent residence, our law firm provides up to date information about these changes.

As a general overview, immigrants to the U.S. are divided into two categories of permanent immigrant visas: individuals who may acquire permanent residency without numerical limitation and individuals who are subject to a yearly limitation.

For the second category of permanent immigrant visas, there are three sub-categories: family-based; employment-based; and diversity immigrants.