Permanent Residence Green Cards
Green Card Holders (Permanent Residents)?
A Green Cards are issued to permanent residents who have been granted authorization to permanently live and work in the United States. Permanent residents are issued a green card (Form I-551) as evidence of that lawful immigration status. Most individuals are sponsored by a US citizen or permanent resident family member. Others are sponsored by an employer in the United States. but their are a variety of other ways people obtain lawful permanent residence, for instance, through refugee or asylee status, humanitarian programs or by self petitioning.
Visit these pages to learn more about getting a green card:
- What is a Green Card?
- Green Card by Marriage
- K-1 Fiancé Visa
- Sponsor Parents for a Green Card
- Sponsor Child for a Green Card
- Sponsor Sibling for a Green Card
- Self Petition as a Widow(er) of a U.S. Citizen
- Self Petition as a Victim of Domestic Abuse (VAWA)
- U-Visa Victim of Certain Criminal Activity
- Cancellation of Removal
Also see our pages on the following visa categories, many of which may provide the opportunity to transition into lawful permanent residency: