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What Exactly is a Green Card?



What Exactly is a Green Card?
April 16, 2024

As an immigration law firm, Zaveri Law Firm P.C. understands the importance of a Green Card for many individuals residing in the United States. The Green Card, officially called the Permanent Resident Card, is a critical document that grants the holder lawful permanent residency, allowing them to live and work indefinitely in the country. In this blog, we will delve into the details of what exactly a Green Card is and the process of obtaining one.

What is a Green Card?

Green Cards are issued by the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) to foreign nationals who have been granted permanent residency in the country. They prove their status and allow them to live and work in the U.S. permanently.

Types of Green Cards

There are several Green Cards, each with its own set of requirements and eligibility criteria. 

Family-based Green Cards: These are available to immediate relatives of U.S. citizens, including spouses, parents, and unmarried children under 21 years old. A qualifying relationship with a U.S. citizen or permanent resident is essential for this type of Green Card.

Employment-based Green Cards: This category is for individuals with job offers from U.S. employers or those who possess extraordinary abilities in their field. A job offer from a U.S. employer is a primary requirement for this type.

Asylum/Refugee Green Cards: Individuals granted asylum or refugee status are eligible for this type of Green Card.

Diversity lottery-based Green Cards: The Diversity Visa Lottery Program awards these Green Cards to individuals from countries with low immigration rates to the U.S., providing a unique opportunity for a diverse range of individuals to immigrate.

The Application Process

Applying for a Green Card involves a meticulous process. It requires filling out necessary forms, submitting required documentation, and attending an interview with the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS). The importance of accurate and timely application forms and supporting documents cannot be overstated. Even the slightest error or delay can result in denial or prolong the application process.

Benefits of a Green Card

Holding a Green Card comes with numerous benefits. Besides the ability to live and work indefinitely in the United States, it provides access to social security benefits and eligibility for certain government-sponsored financial aid for education. Moreover, it opens the pathway to apply for U.S. citizenship after meeting certain requirements.

At Zaveri Law Firm P.C., we understand the Green Card application process and are committed to providing personalized guidance to our clients. The journey to obtaining a Green Card can be daunting, but with precision, dedication, and an empathetic approach, we aim to make the process smoother and more manageable.

Reach Out To Us

Understanding the significance of a Green Card and the process of obtaining one is crucial for individuals striving for permanent residency in the United States. With the right guidance and support, this seemingly intricate process can be navigated successfully. At Zaveri Law Firm P.C., we stand ready to guide you every step of the way, emphasizing accuracy, timeliness, and personalized attention to ensure a successful application process. Contact us today.

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