Requirements for Green Card application

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Requirements for Green Card application
AVConsultantgroup-requirements-for-green-card-applicationYou may be eligible to apply for a green card (permanent residence) through your family, job offer or your employer, refugee status, or some other special provisions. In some cases, you can even ask or make a permanent record on your behalf. In general, to meet the requirements of permanent residence in the United States, you must:
  • Eligibible for one type of migration is defined in the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA)
  • Have immigration petition qualified and approved for you (with some exceptions)
  • Direct immigrant visas available
  • To be admitted to the United States

Each of these requirements can be detailed as follows:

Conditions for the migration field
Individuals want settlement (permanent residents) through family members are eligible, job offer or employer, or a special item will generally be classified according to the categories based on a priority system. Except for the direct relatives of a U.S. citizen is the highest immigration priority and a few other exceptions, Congress has set limits on immigrant visas for each category each year.

The general categories are described as below:

Family relationships:
Some relatives of U.S. citizens, known as direct ones, do not need to wait for a visa to take effect. Unlimited number of visas each year. Direct relatives include:
  • The parents of a U.S. citizen
  • The spouse of a U.S. citizen
  • unmarried child under age 21 of U.S. citizens

Note: U.S. citizens must be at least 21 years old to apply for parents
The qualified relative of a U.S. citizen or an individual resident of the cases based on the remaining family may have to wait a valid visa before applying for permanent residence. These cases include:
  • Priority 01: son and daughter (21 years old), unmarried citizen of the United States
  • Priority 2A: spouse and unmarried children (under 21) of permanent residents
  • Priority 2B: son and unmarried daughter (21 years old or older) of a permanent resident
  • Priority 3: married son and daughter of a U.S. citizen, spouse and their minor children
  • Priority 4: Brothers and sisters of U.S. citizens, spouses and their minor children

Based on the work sponsorships:
Applicants who want to immigrants on the basis of the employee or job offer can apply for permanent resident or immigrant visas abroad. When the number of immigrant visas valid based on the following order of priority:
  • Priority 1: Priority Workers, including foreigners with special abilities, outstanding professors and researchers, managers and certain multinational executive.
  • Priority 2: Members of the professions holding an advanced degree or who have special abilities (including individuals seeking a waiver of the national interest (National Interest Waiver)
  • Priority 3: Skilled Workers, professionals and other qualified workers
  • Priority 4: A number of special immigrants including those in religious
  • Priority 5: Investors or enterprises who create jobs.
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