A Green Card, also referred to as a Permanent Resident Card, is proof that you have legal permanent residence status in the United States. It affords you the legal right to live and work in the U.S.A.
HOW CAN I GET A GREEN CARD?
Although most Green Cards are employment based, you can obtain a Green Card by several means related to work, family and humanitarian reasons including:
- Family Based Green Cards
- After two years of being in the EB-5 Immigrant Investor Program, if you meet all of the qualifications, you may be eligible for a Green Card
- Refuge or asylee status
- Amerasian Child of a U.S. Citizen
- American Indian Born in Canada
- Armed Forces Member
- Cuban Native or Citizen
- Diversity Immigration Visa Program
- Haitian Refugee
- Indochinese Parole Adjustment Act
- Informant (S Non-immigrant)
- Lautenberg Parolee
- Legal Immigration Family Equity (LIFE) Act
- Person Born to a Foreign Diplomat in the United States
- Section 13 (Diplomats)
- Victim of a Crime (U Non-immigrant)
- Victim of Trafficking (T Non-immigrant)
- Help Haiti Act of 2010
WHAT ARE THE PRIVILEGES OF A GREEN CARD HOLDER?
- Green Card holders have several privileges including:
- The right to live permanently in the United States
- The right to work in the United States
- The right to travel abroad for a certain period of time
- The opportunity to apply for U.S. citizenship after a certain amount of years as a Green Card holder
- The right to petition for a Green Card for your spouse and any unmarried children under 21 years of age
Obtaining a Green card is very complicated. Each category has its own specific steps and procedures to follow and any errors along the way can cause serious delays or derailment of the process. Contact the C2 Global Law immigration lawyers today. We can provide invaluable assistance in helping you to obtain your Green Card.