Your Immigration to the USA – You Can’t Do It Without a Green Card!

December 28, 2012 | Author: | Posted in services

If you want to go all the way with your immigration to the USA – and eventually wind up as a full-fledged citizen – you’re going to have to start by getting a Green Card.
However, that’s a major process in itself. So, in order to make things easier on you, we’ve compiled answers to your most common Green Card questions:

1. “How long is my Green Card good for?”
You can use a Green Card as a permanent immigration solution. With one, you’ll be eligible to live and work in the US for as long as you want. You won’t have any of the restrictions that come with having a Visa (like certain entry and exit dates or travel restrictions). However, you won’t be able to vote, run for office, or take advantage of federal benefits programs like Social Security and Medicare.
If you’re using your Green Card as part of your immigration to the USA, you’ll need to have it for five years before you can apply for citizenship (or three years, if you’re married to a US citizen).

2. “How do I learn how to get a Green Card?”
There are plenty of ways to get a Green Card, so you’ll have to start by figuring out which applies to you. For example, are you coming to the US to be with your family? To get married? Because of a new job? Once you determine why you want to live here, you can figure out how to get a Green Card.

3. “How do I fill out a Green Card application?”
In most cases, you’ll need to start by getting someone to sponsor you – like your spouse, a family member, or even your boss. From there, you can fill out the Green Card application that best suits your specific situation. For example, if you’re getting a Green Card because you’re coming to the US to get married may require different paperwork than someone who is coming here for a new job.
In addition to your Green Card application, you’ll also need to send in paperwork that proves you’re not a security, criminal, or health threat to the US.

4. “What about a Green Card renewal? Do I need to worry about that?”
Once you get a Green Card, it will be good for ten years. So, if you plan on getting your Green Card and keeping it only for the five years needed to apply for citizenship, you won’t have to worry about renewing it.
However, if you don’t plan on becoming a full-fledged citizen, you’ll have to keep up-to-date with your Green Card renewal once every decade. Luckily, you will only need to fill out one form to take care of it!

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