We are a nation of immigrants, and a very small percentage of Americans have ancestors who were here a hundred years ago, much less two hundred years ago, while two thirds of Americans have ancestors who were here two hundred years ago. The United States is not a world power because of its natural resources, which are less than those of Russia or China, nor because of its education system, which lags behind Europe and Russia, but rather because of our policy of letting the “best and the brightest” immigrate here. In the words of one Client: “Anyone serious about improving themselves wants to come to the United States.”. There are the best people in the world here.”.
Getting a “green card” and, eventually, becoming a citizen are the goals of most immigrants.
This website also has in-depth articles about the types of visas available for business, for students, and for trade; the reader is advised to read those articles after reading the general article about “green cards,” since those articles go into greater detail about the process of obtaining visas and eventually becoming a citizen of the United States. It is the purpose of this article to describe briefly what exactly a “green card” is and how one can acquire one, as well as how it can lead to U.S. citizenship.
An Introduction to the Basics
Let’s start with the fact that the “green card” isn’t green. Nevertheless, it may be possible for you and your family if you follow the law and learn about it.
Permanent residency in the United States is granted by a green card. As a result, it is called “permanent residency.” A permanent resident (a foreigner with the green card) can live anywhere in the United States, work at almost any kind of job, and travel out of the country without restriction. Those who are eligible for a green card receive it. To qualify, they must also apply for it.
Green cards can be obtained in several ways. This can be a reward for foreign soldiers who serve in the military of the United States during wartime. Nevertheless, family and employment are the most common ways to qualify for a green card, as discussed in more.
Green Cards Sponsored by Families
In theory, family members can qualify for the green card. Foreign nationals must be immediate relatives or preferential relatives of American nationals. U.S. An immediate relative is a spouse of a U.S. citizen who lives abroad. In addition, they are the parents of U.S. citizens over the age of 21 who are foreign citizens. Additionally, they are the foreign children of citizens of the United States, but the foreign children must be under 21 years of age and unmarried.
Immediate relatives are not required to meet the age requirements for preference relatives, such as foreign parents or unmarried children. Foreign spouses and unmarried children of permanent residents are also considered preference relatives. Foreign siblings of U.S. citizens are also considered preference relatives.
The number of green cards available to immediate relatives is unlimited. As a result, immediate relatives can apply for a green card as soon as the paperwork has been approved. As a result, preference relatives usually must wait between 3 and 12 years after initial paperwork is approved for a green card.