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Green Card for U.S. Permanent Residents

A green card allows a person to live and work in the U.S. as a permanent resident. An actual “green card” is issued by U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) to document the status of a permanent resident. The green card attorneys at Hodkinson Law Group in London can help you file for a green card.

There are many classifications that can be used when applying for a U.S. green card. The application process can be quite complicated, and includes the categories listed below.

Green Card through Family Members

The residency status of family members may play a role in your ability to obtain a green card. Opportunities exist for individuals who meet one of the following qualifications:

  • An immediate relative of a U.S. citizen
  • A family member of a U.S. citizen who qualifies for a preference category
  • A family member of a green card holder
  • A member of a special category, like a battered spouse or a widow(er) of a U.S. Citizen

Green Card through a Job

Specialized job skills, or the ability to create new jobs in the U.S., may determine your access to a job-related green card. The following situations will help you qualify for green card status:

  • An offer of permanent employment in the U.S.
  • Investment in a U.S. business that will create jobs
  • Aliens of extraordinary ability
  • Qualification for special job categories that serve U.S. interests

Green Card through Refugee or Asylee Status

Persons fleeing their home country may qualify for a green card under the following circumstances:

  • Admission to the U.S. as a refugee
  • Admission to the U.S. as a qualifying family member of an asylee
  • Grant of asylum in the U.S.

Other Ways to Get a Green Card

There are many other ways an individual may qualify for a green card. Representative categories include a person born to a foreign diplomat in the U.S., Haitian refugees, Cuban natives, and many others.

Contact a Green Card Lawyer for U.S. Permanent Resident Status

Contact the U.S. immigration law firm of Hodkinson Law Group, based in London, via email or at 44 (0) 20 7299 2490 to learn more. Read about our green card lawyers in London.