Green Card Information

Please read the article below to get more green card information about the lottery program (DV Lottery) and green card in general. The Green Card also known also known as the Lawful Permanent Resident (LPR) card used to be green in color.However, that is not the case with the green cards issued now.
Since the LPR card used to be green in color, the term continues to be in use today.

Green card is not of just one type, there are several types like:

  • Green card by family
  • Green card by job
  • Green card by refugee or Asylee Status
  • Green card for an Amer-Asian child of a US citizen
  • Green card for an American Indian born in Canada
  • Green card for Armed forces member
  • Green card for Cuban Native or Citizen
  • Green card through Diversity Immigration Visa Program
  • Green card for a Haitian Refugee
  • Green card through Indo Chinese Parole Adjustment Act
  • Green card for informant -Non immigrant
  • Green card for a Lautenberg Parolee
  • Green card through the legal immigration family equity act
  • Green card for a person born to a Foreign Diplomat in the United States
  • Green card through registry
  • Green card through section 13 diplomats
  • Green card for a special immigrant juvenile
  • Green card for a victim of a crime – U-Nonimmigrant
  • Green card for a victim of trafficking – T Non immigrant
  • Green card through the help of Haiti Act of 2010

There are special categories of jobs through which one can obtain a green card
like those who qualify for jobs like:

  • Afghan – Iraqi translator
  • broadcaster
  • International Organization Employee
  • Iraqi who assisted the US Government
  • NATO-6-Nonimmigrant
  • Panama Canal Employee
  • Physician National Interest Waiver
  • Religious Workers

Green card for special categories of family issues like:

  • Battered Spouse or Child (VAWA)
  • K Nonimmigrant including fiance
  • Fiancee
  • V Nonimmigrant
  • Widow and Widower

No matter which category of green card you might be applying for,
you have to ensure you have the complete information and that you understand the specific procedures involved for your category type.

  • Read through the eligibility norms before applying for the green card
  • If you are already an immigrant you need to understand the procedures
    applicable for adjustment of status
  • If you are not able to adjust your status from the United States you need
    to find out if you can get it via consular processing
  • For all categories of visa you are applying, you should know the visa
    availability and priority dates
  • You need to know about the travel documents that you should take with you,
    in cases where it becomes an emergency for you to travel outside the US
    after applying for a green card
  • If you are applying for green card via employment, special immigrant or
    as a family, verify if you need concurrent filing
  • You might also need an Employment Authorization Document if you are filing
    for a green card via employment

For all green card types, immigrant medical examinations are indispensable.
Immigrants of specific categories will have to submit an affidavit of support from sponsors.

It is also important to prove to the US government that you will not become a public liability,
which is a situation where you will be in need of financial assistance
from the US government after being awarded the green card.

It is best to have your green card application form filled by a professional
who understands the category that will work for you to ensure you are not missing anything important that might get you disqualified.

Good luck !