Immigrants who desire to pursue the American dream should be aware of the primary rule that the state has for the citizens. Getting a green card is critical if you want to achieve your goals. The process of obtaining a green card can be confusing. That’s why we’re here to guide you through it all.
How can you get a green card?
Obtaining a green card is not very difficult. However, you have to choose which category you belong to get it. The three categories are as follows:
Through family members
One of the simplest and fastest ways to obtain a green card is through a family member. If you have a family member who is a citizen of the United States, you don’t have to be concerned. Your spouse, unmarried children under the age of 21, or parents above the age of 21 can file a petition on your behalf so that you can quickly receive your green card. In addition, adult U.S. citizens’ siblings may also file the petition, which has been assigned the last priority.
USCIS Form I-130 Petition for an Alien Relative and Form I-145 Adjustment of Status is the two documents required for the relative to establish a legal relationship with you.
Occasionally, the Department of State will grant Green Cards to people whose relatives do not reside in the United States. When they are accepted to the United States, the Department of State will give them a visa, and they will then be eligible for a Green Card.
Spouses or children who have been tortured in the United States, who are widows or widowers of U.S. citizens, or who are special immigrants, such as religious workers or members of the U.S. Armed Forces, can apply for a Green Card using USCIS Form I-360, Petition for Amerasian, Widow(er), or Special Immigrant.
Green card can be obtained through the kind of work you do. Remember you need to do a record check for your green card before it expires in case you already have one.
Suppose you have permanent employment in the United States. In that case, your employer can be a member of your petition, for which you must first obtain a work certification from the United States Department of State and complete USCIS Form I-140 Immigrant Petition for an Alien Worker.
Investors who invest at least $1 million in a new business or $500,000 in a business in one of the priority employment regions can apply for a Green Card by filing Form I-526 Immigrant Petition by Alien Entrepreneur after the company produces at least ten full-time jobs in the United States.
Individuals can obtain a Green Card considered the finest in their profession and have won international honors or prizes. This type of visa is known as an EB-1A.
Refugee or an Asylee
One year after entering the nation, refugees and asylees can apply for a Green Card. Asylees, on the other hand, are not needed to make a Green Card application. Immigrants and Asylees don’t have to submit an I-130 or I-140 immigrant petition if they match the conditions for a Green Card. They can offer an I-485 petition for modification of position directly.