You can show proof that you have U.S. permanent resident status with a permanent resident card or green card (USCIS Form I-551). Most green cards are valid for 10 years. If you have only been granted conditional permanent residency, your card is valid for two years. If your card expires, you may … Read more about Renewing or Replacing Your Green Card
Being the sponsor for an alien wishing to enter the United States is a legal responsibility. The government requires sponsors to fully support the alien. Any individual who would like to support a person applying for a family based green card (United States lawful permanent residence) must complete … Read more about What is an I-864 Affidavit of Support?
The final stage of every green card case is when the applicant must choose between consular processing (CP) or an adjustment of status (AOS) on the I-140 form. Consular processing allows applicants to obtain an immigrant visa at a foreign U.S. consulate or embassy, while requesting the adjustment of … Read more about What is the Difference Between “Adjustment of Status” and “Consular Processing”?
An alien who gets married to a U.S. citizen is classified as an "immediate relative," according to the USCIS. There's no cap on the number of "immediate relatives" who can apply for what's commonly known as a "green card" for permanent residence, every year. After the paperwork is filed, there's a … Read more about Adjustment of Status for Immigrant Spouse of U.S. Citizen
Receiving Permanent Resident (Green Card) Status in the US has many benefits, including allowing the obtaining of employment authorization (what was once a work permit). U.S. citizens, green card holders, and lawful permanent residents (LPRs) can sponsor a foreign-born member of their immediate … Read more about How to Sponsor Family Members for a Green Card