Green cards are given out based on a variety of factors. Let’s go over the main categories of green card eligibility—and by the end of this article, you should know whether or not it’s time to begin your green card application.
When it comes to getting your green card quickly, being a close relative of a US citizen is one of the easiest paths forward. This includes:
It’s worth noting that there are an unlimited amount of green cards available for this category.
Outside of immediate family members, there is still a path to citizenship for so-called “preference categories” of applicants, although there are a limited number of these green cards given out each year.
This procedure is first come, first served, so apply as soon as possible!
The categories for these visas are as follows:
A smaller amount of green cards (140,000) are provided each year for people with necessary job skills for the United States market. In a majority of these cases, a job offer is required, too. In these cases your employer has to prove that they were unable to find US citizens who were able, willing, and qualified to perform the work already.
Applicants for this category can wait years for a decision, and are considered on the basis of four preference subcategories:
A relatively small number of green cards are available for people from countries who don’t commonly immigrate to the US—however, this program is currently being targeted for removal by the government, and its future is uncertain.
This category frequently changes, but offers green cards to immigrants with very specific backgrounds and extraordinary circumstances.
If you think you fall into this category—or you’re ready to start your green card application right away—get in touch with us ASAP. We’ve helped hundreds of people just like you achieve their dreams of becoming a permanent resident of the US quickly, painlessly, and for less money than our competitors.
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