Permanent Resident

Lawful permanent residents (LPR), or “green card” holders, are allowed to reside and work permanently in the United States. They can engage in routine personal and business travel to and from the U.S., but there are restrictions on their ability to remain abroad for extended durations. They do not hold the same privileges as U.S. citizens, in that they cannot vote in federal or state elections and, in certain circumstances, they can lose the right to remain in the United States.


  • Gained primarily through employment-based or family-based sponsorship, as well as the diversity visa lottery
  • Employment-based self-sponsorship is allowed in the national interest waiver (NIW), extraordinary ability (EA), and investor (EB5) categories
  • General requirements differ for each category and can be viewed under the corresponding employment- and family-based sections of MurthyDotCom

How We Can Help You

  • The Murthy Law Firm provides assistance in evaluating an individual’s options and eligibility for gaining permanent residency status.
  • We represent individuals and employers, as appropriate, throughout the permanent residence process.
  • Our representation includes preparation and submission of relevant applications and petitions with the appropriate U.S. governmental entity, including the Department of Labor (DOL), United States Citizenship and Immigration Service (USCIS), and the Department of State (DOS).