Green Cards

Lawful Permanent Residence (Green Card)

A green card is given to lawful permanent residents as a form of identification and proof of legal status. This allows lawful permanent residents to live and work in the United States, unless they travel abroad for a lengthy time that justifies abandonment, or get convicted of a deportable offense.

There are many ways to obtain a green card and lawful permanent resident status within the United States. An immigrant may obtain a green card through:

  1. Family sponsoring;
  2. Employer sponsoring;
  3. EB-5 investments;
  4. Asylum or refugee; or
  5. Green card lottery.

Most immigrants who live in the United States may adjust their status to lawful permanent residence without having to go back to their home country. However, if you have illegally entered the United States, or accrued unlawful presence over 6 months, then you may be eligible to adjust your status if you:

  1. Have a U.S. citizen or Lawful Permanent Resident parent, or spouse;
  2. Qualify for relief under section 209 as an asylee or refugee;
  3. Qualify for section 245(i) relief and pay all required fines; or
  4. Qualify for section 245(k) relief.

If you are subject unlawful presence bars, or have committed certain crimes that prevent you from adjusting status in the United States, you may be eligible for a waiver that would allow you to adjust in the U.S. For more information on unlawful presence and waivers, please refer to Unlawful Presence and Waivers.

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