Green Card

Adjustment of Status

Every year thousands of people from all over the world apply to become permanent residents (green card holders). It’s a highly coveted status because it allows you to live and work in the U.S. legally and permanently. And it’s a status that doesn’t expire for you once you’ve been approved. According to a recent report …

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Renew Green Card

Thousands of people gain legal permanent resident status in the U.S. every year. Once approved for LPR status, their proof of status becomes the permanent resident card, also known as a green card. Most green card holders receive a green card that is valid for 10 years. Some, however, receive a green card valid for …

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Resident Alien Card

A resident alien card generally referred to as a green card, shows that a person is authorized to live and work in the U.S. permanently. The card is issued to people from other countries (foreign nationals) who have been approved by the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) for permanent residency through a family …

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Form I-90 Instructions

Having a valid permanent resident card (green card) is a convenient way to prove your authorization to live and work in the U.S. legally. For example, all an employer really needs to see from you to know that you’ve got the permission to work is your green card. However, having a green card is important …

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Individual Scenarios Dictate Green Card Request Form

Forms I-551 and I-90 both serve as green card applications, but understanding the differences between them helps permanent resident applicants achieve a smooth process. U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) offers green cards through a couple of different application formats.  Forms I-551 and I-90 both serve as green card applications, but understanding the differences between …

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Will I Be Able to Find a New Job If My Green Card Expires?

Many permanent residents delay renewing their green cards. They travel around the country with expired cards and believe there is no need to use their green cards in their everyday life. They simply just forget about their expired green cards. But these green card holders are most likely not aware of what the law says. According to …

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How will the USCIS Find Out Whether Your Marriage is Real?

There are not many options for foreign nationals to obtain legal status in the U.S. Those desperately looking to obtain legal status in the U.S., rely on marriage fraud to get into the U.S. and get a green card. However, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) authorities who are aware of marriage fraud, take all …

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Will the US Government Shutdown Impact Green Card Lottery?

Though the US Department of State and the USCIS will not be impacted by the government shutdown, it will slowdown processing of US visas. The shutdown will affect few immigration services and US employers will not be able to use E-Verify. The US Department of State (DOS) and the USCIS are self-funded and these immigration agencies …

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EB-5 Program Helps Foreign Investors to Get Green Cards

USCIS recently approved a new EB-5 regional center, the Robstown Improvement Development Corporation EB-5 Regional Center. This is the first EB-5 regional center in Nueces County, to receive approval from the USCIS. The US Congress, in 1990, created this EB-5 program that is also known as the Immigrants Investor Program. This program aims at stimulating the economy of …

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