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:

Also see our pages on the following visa categories, many of which may provide the opportunity to transition into lawful permanent residency: