What is a Green card?
You can live and work continuously in the US if you have a Green Card, which is also known as a Permanent Resident Card. Depending on your specific circumstances, there may be different actions you need to do to submit a Green Card application.
Why it is required?
- If you are married to a citizen of the United States, you can petition for citizenship after three years, or after five years if you are not.
- No matter what modifications to immigration regulations may be made in the future, those who have green cards have their status as permanent residents.
- You are not required to give up your citizenship in your home country.
- The laws of the United States, your home state, and your local authority all provide you with legal protection. Those who are granted permanent residence enjoy the same legal rights as American citizens.
- Other members of your family may be sponsored for a green card. Families of permanent residents are given preference, although not as much preference as families of citizens of the United States.
- You are free to move around and reside wherever in the United States.
- You are qualified to receive government benefits like social security or financial aid for education.
- Those with green cards have more employment options than those with work visas.
- Politics may affect American life at all levels, from the local council member to the president.
Procedure to apply for a green card in the USA?
- Examine the prerequisites before submitting your Green Card application.
- Immigrants obtain a Green Card while residing in the US by changing their status to that of a permanent resident.
- When outside the United States or when they are not eligible to alter status in the United States, immigrants use consular procedures to obtain their Green Cards.
- If you meet the requirements, submit Form I-485 – Application to Register Permanent Residence or Adjust Status to USCIS together with all required fees.
- After USCIS approves the immigrant petition, and there is a visa available in your category, you file either a Green Card application with USCIS or a visa application with the U.S. Department of State.
- In order to provide fingerprints, photographs, and a signature, you attend a biometrics appointment.
- Go for the interview
- You receive a decision on your application.
- For more information, check here.
What is the validity of a green card?
- Once issued, your Green Card will be valid for 10 years.
What are the fees?
- You can check here.