USA Green Card Application for Permanent Residence
Having a green card is an authorization by the United States to live and work in the USA on a permanent basis. A Green Card can be obtained through a series of ways that include Green Card through family, through a job, through refugee or Asylee status. These categories make it easier for any immigrant coming into the United States to get a service that can enable him/her get citizenship in the country.
A person can be eligible to get a Green Card through a family member if he/she is an immediate relative of any person who is a U.S citizen. Additionally, a person is also eligible in this case if they have a family member who is a Green Card holder. Apart from that, any person is eligible to get a Green Card if he/she is a family member of a U.S. citizen who fits into a preference category such as brothers/sisters of U.S. citizens and unmarried brothers /sisters of U.S. citizens.
On the other hand, a person is also eligible to get a Green Card if they are given job offers that guarantee permanent employment in the United States. Apart from that, any person making investments in any enterprise in the United States that creates new jobs in the U.S. is also eligible to get a Green Card. Finally, special categories of jobs such as broadcasters, international organizations employees, and religious workers are also eligible to get Green Cards.
Moreover, any person is able to apply for a Green Card if he/she is a refugee or is seeking asylum in the United States. Therefore, this means that any refugee admitted to the United States is able to apply for a Green Card into the United States one year after entry into the country. On the other hand, persons that have been granted asylum in the United States are able to apply for a Green Card one year after the granting of the asylum status.
There are also a few ways other than the above-mentioned ones when a person may want to get a Green Card. These include the diversity immigrant visa program (Green Card Lottery), K Nonimmigrant, Legal Immigration Family Equity (LIFE) Act and the special immigrant juvenile (SIJ) status. These additional programs enable any persons who do not fit into the other categories to apply and be considered to get permanent residence in the United States.