Green Cards

Most people obtain green cards by being sponsored by their relatives (including their spouses) or through their employers.  Others become permanent residents through EB-5 investments, the green card lottery or asylum. Our website contains dozens of articles explaining who qualifies for a green card and how the process works.

A green card enables a person to live and work in the United States for the rest of his life as long as he does not abandon his residence by staying outside the US for too long a time or engage in conduct which renders him subject to deportation.

green cards Most persons who are residing in the U.S. are eligible adjust their status to permanent residence without leaving the U.S. However, if you have ever violated your lawful immigration status, you may be eligible to adjust your status only if you: (1) Are an “immediate relative” of a U.S. citizen (Parent, spouse or child); (2) Qualify for benefits under section 245(i) of the law and pay an appropriate fine; (3) Qualify under section 245(k) of the law as an employment-based immigrant; or (4) Qualify under section 209 if you are an asylee or a refugee.

This page also describes the process of obtaining an immigrant visa abroad if a person is either residing in a foreign country, or does not wish to adjust status in the U.S. However, if you are ineligible to adjust status to permanent resident in the U.S, be sure to carefully read our section entitled Unlawful Presence Bars and Waivers before you decide whether to attempt to obtain an immigrant visa abroad.

Scroll down this page to learn how you can qualify to receive a green card, or how you can sponsor an employee or a relative for permanent residence.

 

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Permanent Residence (aka “Green Cards”) is divided into the following subtopics:

 

 

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SUCCESS STORIES – GREEN CARDS

 

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GREEN CARDS: GENERAL INFORMATION

 

 

SPECIAL CATEGORIES OF IMMIGRANTS

 

 

GREEN CARD RENEWAL/REPLACEMENT

 

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