A permanent resident card, also known as a green card, allows foreign nationals to live and work in the United States permanently. Get the facts on how to qualify and apply for a green card.
Green Card Eligibility
Those who wish to apply for a green card must meet certain eligibility criteria. Visit the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services’ website for more details on each of the following categories.
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 Application Process
In order to apply for a green card, the following steps must be completed:
A U.S. citizen must file an immigration petition for the foreign national.
After USCIS approves the petition, the foreign national will file a green card application.
The foreign national will attend a biometrics appointment to provide fingerprints, photos, and a signature.
The foreign national will attend an interview.
The foreign national will receive a decision on their green card application.
Rights and Responsibilities of a Lawful Permanent Resident
A green card holder, or lawful permanent resident, has the right to:
Live permanently in the United States provided they do not commit any actions that would make them removable under U.S. immigration law.
Work in the U.S. at any legal work of their choosing.
Be protected by all laws of the United States.
Seeking a Green Card? Contact Us Today
A green card is many immigrants’ first step on their journey toward full United States citizenship. If you are interested in acquiring a green card for yourself or for someone you love, our immigration lawyers at Akula & Associates are prepared to assist you.
Contact us today at (844) 299-5003 to learn how we can help you.