How to become a legal permanent resident: How to get a "Green Card"
A legal permanent resident of the United States is an individual who has been granted permanent legal right to live and work in the United States. As proof of permanent legal resident status the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) issues a permanent resident card, which is commonly referred to as a “Green Card.”
In order to apply for a Green Card, you must be eligible under one of the categories listed below. Once you find the category that may fit your situation, click on the link provided to get information on eligibility requirements, how to apply, and whether your family members can also apply with you.
- Green Card through Family
- Green Card through Employment
- Green Card as a Special Immigrant
- Green Card through Refugee or Asylee Status
- Green Card for Human Trafficking and Crime Victims
- Green Card for Victims of Abuse
- Green Card through Other Categories
- Green Card through Registry
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