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How to Apply for American (USA) Green Card

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USA Green Card is an important document for people who plan to migrate to America and live as native residents.

Green cards are issued to people who want to relocate to America permanently from their respective countries .One of the benefits of a Green Card  is that it can enable one to become a permanent resident of United States of America, hence enjoying all the benefits of the Citizens in this great continent.

There are three categories of Green Cards;

o Green Card Through Family
o Green Card Through a Job
o Green Card Through Refugee or Asylee Status

Eligibility for an Immigrant Category

Individuals who want to become immigrants (permanent residents) through their qualified family member, a job offer or employment, or a special category will generally be classified in categories based on a preference system.

Family Based Green Cards
This Green Card is issued to members close to U.S. citizen.Among the members who can benefit are:
• Parents of a U.S. citizen
• Spouses of a U.S. citizen
• Unmarried children under the age of 21 of a U.S. citizen
Note: U.S. citizens must be at least 21 years old to apply for their parents.

The qualified relatives of a U.S. citizen or permanent resident in the remaining family-based categories may have to wait for a visa to become available before they can apply for permanent residency.

These categories include:
• First Preference: Unmarried, adult (21 years of age or older) sons and daughters of U.S. citizens
• Second Preference A: Spouses of permanent residents and the unmarried children (under the age of 21)) of permanent residents
• Second Preference B: Unmarried sons and daughters (21 years or age or older) of permanent residents
• Third Preference: Married sons and daughters of U.S. citizens, their spouses and their minor children
• Fourth Preference: Brothers and sisters of adult U.S. citizens, their spouses and their minor children

Job or Employment Based

People who want to become immigrants based on employment or a job offer may apply for permanent residence or an immigrant visa abroad.

The following terms will guide their application

First Preference: Priority Workers, including aliens with extraordinary abilities, outstanding professors and researchers, and certain multinational executives and managers

• Second Preference: Members of professions holding an advanced degree or persons of exceptional ability (including individuals seeking a National Interest Waiver)
• Third Preference: Skilled Workers, professionals and other qualified workers
• Fourth Preference: Certain special immigrants including those in religious vocations
• Fifth Preference: Employment creation immigrants (investors or entrepreneurs)

Based on Refugee or Asylum Status
If you were admitted to the United States as a refugee or the qualifying spouse or child of a refugee, you are required to apply for permanent residence (a green card) 1 year after your entry into the United States in this status. If you were granted asylum in the United States or are a qualifying spouse or child of an asylee, you may apply for permanent residence 1 year after the grant of your asylum status.

If you are a refugee, you are required by law to apply for a green card 1 year after being admitted to the United States in refugee status.

If you are an asylee or asylee derivative spouse or child, you are not required to apply for a green card 1 year after being granted asylum or 1 year after being admitted to the United States in asylum status, although it may be in your best interest to do so.

How to Apply for a Green Card
Click HERE to Apply

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