Hello, and welcome to the Green Card section.
Here you will learn what a green card is and different ways of how you can obtain a green card – for yourself or for someone else.
Green card is a term commonly used to refer to the permanent resident card issued to a Permanent Resident of the United States of America.
Fun fact: Post world war 2, the Alien Registration Receipt Card issued to United States immigrants was made out of a special pale green paper. People started to refer to it as “green card” and the name has stuck ever since.
A Green Card holder (permanent resident) is someone who has been granted authorization to live and work in the United States on a permanent basis.
There are plenty ways one can apply for a green card. They’re broken down into 4 major categories:
- Green card through Family including green card through Marriage
- Green card through Employment
- Green card through Asylee or Refugee status
- Green card lottery, special categories, and programs