Apply for a Green Card

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A green card is a document or authorization allowing an individual to stay and work for good in America. A green card is also known as a permanent resident card, which is granted by the US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS).

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Applying for a green card is simple and easy as long as you have the proper documents. The green card functions as evidence that its bearer, a lawful permanent resident, was formally and legitimately given immigration assistance.

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Those who are 18 years old and above should carry their green cards with them at all times. Failing to have their cards would be a violation, and there will be a $100 fine and/or imprisonment for 30 days for every offense.

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Determine Whether You're Eligible Applying for a Green Card

You are eligible applying for a green card through some categories like your work or any job offering, through your family, refugee or asylum status, or other special necessities. Overall, to meet the requirements for a green card in America, you must be:

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    Acceptable to enter the United States.
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    Possess immigrant visa as soon as accessible.
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    Own a justifying immigration petition recorded and appropriate for you.
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    Qualified in the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA) for their immigrant categories.
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Immigrant Category Eligibility

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    Work or any job offering
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    Individuals who wish to become immigrants based on their work or job offering may be valid for a green card. For occupation or employment, there are classifications listed in order of fondness:
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    1. Skilled workers who are exceptional professors/instructors and investigator/researchers, or who have astonishing skills in arts, sciences, business, education, etc., and international directors/management.
    2. Experienced or proficient workers who have obtained a bachelor's degree, and those who have at least 2 years experience and training.
    3. Expert workers with advanced or higher degrees who obtains a sophisticated degree in their career.
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    Family sourced
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    Individuals may be eligible for a green card through their family like:  
    1. US citizen parents.
    2. A US citizen spouse.
    3. A US citizen under 21 years old, unmarried.
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    Refugee or asylum status
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    If you're acknowledged by the US as a refugee, you must apply for a green card after one year of your entry in the US. If you're given asylum, you can apply for a green card after one year of the bestowing of your asylum status.
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Steps for Applying

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    You should present a green card application online through the Electronic Diversity Visa Entry Form
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    You cannot submit the application by mail or post.
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    Only one application per person is allowed
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    If you have submitted more than one application, it will be excluded.
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    The Us Department will be sending you a confirmation notice electronically to you or your spokesperson when your application is received.
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    You should submit the latest picture of your family members together with your children under 21 years old and your spouse.
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    Then you too can submit a picture.
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