Permanent Residentcy (Green Card)
What is Permanent Resident (Green Card)?
Permanent resident confers on foreign nationals the right to live and work in the United States without time limitations.
Ways to Obtain Permanent Residency:
Although there are other methods to obtain permanent residence, e.g., diversity program, in general there are two main channels to apply for U.S. Permanent Residency: Employment-Based Immigration and Family-Based Immigration. The categories in employment-based immigration are:
|EB-1A||Extraordinary Ability Worker|
|EB-1B||Outstanding Professors and Managers|
|EB-1C||Multinational Executives and Managers|
|EB-2||Workers with Exceptional Ability and Advanced Degree|
|EB-2 with NIV||EB-2 Workers with Natinal Interest Waiver|
|EB-3||Professional, Skilled and Unskilled Worker|
The categories in family-based immigration are:
|FB-IR||Immediate Relatives of US Citizen|
|FB-1||Unmarried Sons and Daughters of US Citizen|
|FB-2A||Spouse and Unmarried Children of Permanent Resident|
|FB-2B||Unmarried Sons and Daughters of Permanent Resident|
|FB-3||Married Sons and Daughters of US Citizen|
|FB-4||Brothers and Sisters of US Citizen/td>|
In addition to above ways to apply for green card, people who qualify as Asylum or Refugee may also apply for US permanent residency.
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