Residence - Green Card
I-485 Immigrant Visa in Texas

How to obtain permanent residence or "Green Card" in the United States

Apply for, renew or replace your permanent residence

Permanent residence is the status granted to immigrants to live and work permanently in the United States.

In most cases, a sponsor (employer or family member) is the one who applies for permanent residence or “Green Card” in favor of another person.

Immigrant Visa Lottery

Annually the Government grants around 50,000 diversity visas to allow permanent residence or “Green Card” to people from countries with a low immigration rate to the United States. The Diversity Visa Program is known as the “visa lottery.”

Asylum and refugee application in the United States

The United States Government offers humanitarian programs for foreigners in need of asylum or refuge due to catastrophes, oppression, medical emergencies, or other urgent circumstances.

How to apply for permanent residence for a relative

The United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) handles requests from US citizens and residents who apply for permanent residence or a green card for family members.

Direct family members of US citizens include unmarried sons / daughters under 21 years of age, spouses, and father / mother of a citizen over 21 years of age.

Other relatives of US citizens include unmarried sons / daughters over the age of 21, married children of any age, and brothers / sisters at least 21 years of age.

Family members of permanent residents include spouses and unmarried children.

To apply for permanent residence for a relative, fill out form I-130. You must submit a separate form for each relative.

Special family cases

In special cases, the immediate family member can apply for the visa without the knowledge of the US citizen with whom they are related if:

Immigrant visas to work in the United States

If you want to work permanently in the United States, you must meet the requirements to apply for an immigrant visa in one of the following categories:

Note: some categories require a labor certification (job offer from a US employer) before submitting your visa application.

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US Citizenship and Naturalization

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Temporary worker visa

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Green Card - Residence

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Business Visa - Investors

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DACA - Deferred Action

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