Guide to U.S. Green Card Information.
A Green Card or Permanent Resident Card is a type of evidence of status or legal permanent resident status in the United States of a person.
An individual holding a Green Card has the right to live and work permanently in the United States, in addition to this, often their families as children under age unmarried and spouse usually also have the right to obtain a Green Card U.S. Green Card holders are duly registered with the government of the United States according to immigration laws.
There are several different ways to qualify for a Green Card and some people may have several options to choose between immigration procedures on how to apply for Green Card and become residents of the American Union.
For example, a person may qualify for a Green Card through employment but also qualify for a Green Card through an immediate family member as husband or wife, father, mother or even through one of brothers.
In this scenario it is important to understand what type of Green Card application is more likely to be approved and processed faster by the Immigration Service of the United States. Get a Green Card through employment means that the applicant must have received a work visa first, i.e. the H-1B visa, and that the company can act as a sponsor (sponsor) to ask for a Green Card or Permanent Residence for employee applicant.
It is advisable to know well the different migratory and legal criteria to determine how you can best prepare your application form migration, and ensure that your Green Card is approved. The application process or application is different depending on how you can qualify if you are applying for residence from the United States or from outside the U.S. through the consulate or U.S. embassy in pa t s, or through the National Visa Center of the United States which in turn notify í a U.S. consulate in the pa t s. The carriers have a Green Card many privileges including:
The right to live permanently in the United States;
-The right to work in the U.S.;
-The right to travel within and outside the country for periods of time as long as it is not abandoning his residence in the United States;
-The opportunity to apply for citizenship of USA after a certain number of years as a Green Card holder and meet certain immigration requirements;
-The right to petition for the Green Card for the spouse and children under the age of 21 are not married, to come live with you in America.
After obtaining the visa and permanent residence considering the question arises: What is the ¨ Green Card •? What is it? Who cares? How much does it cost? Where did you get? However, all these questions are summarized in one: How I can go from being a tourist or temporary resident to become a lawful permanent resident in the United States?, Response, and in most cases is simple, but must be attentive and cautious when making the decision and take the next step in becoming a permanent resident of the country.
The first thing you should know is the meaning of what are commonly called “Green Card” , this procedure is the legal way to obtain permanent residency in the USA for those who have a family or job connection in that country, i.e., this document allows legal, live and work in United States, let’s be legalized in the country. Every year this document is requested by many people, mostly Latin Americans, who seek to improve their quality of life and that of his family, because this document offers the possibility to be given in inheritance to the children of the holder.
There are different ways to get the “Green Card”, among which are:
1. Marry an American owner of the “Green Card”. However the Government of the United States verifies that this Union is legal and is not simply a business to desirability of an immigrant. In addition to make it valid, the immigrant must have legally entered the United States, otherwise the candidate will be deported with a penalty of 10 years.
2. If you are an immigrant couple has a son born in the United States.
3. Making a request. It can be at the request of a family member permanent resident or citizen of the United States.
4 Participate in the Green Card Lottery, organized by the Government of the United States to legalize immigrants. This lottery occurs annually and is completely free. Interested parties should, however, fill out the form in the month indicated by the State Department.
5. And finally to request it through investment.
This document is valid for 10 years, so it is necessary to renew it. But it is without doubt one of the steps to become a U.S. citizen.
“Green Card” is issued by the United States National Security Department, specifically by the Agency known as citizenship and immigration services or U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), who also determine the conditions for obtaining this document.
Once you meet these requirements, you must complete the application N-400. Take two professional photos size passport. Gather the documents requested by the Bureau of Citizenship and Immigration Services USCIS United States, with a translation into English. The documents can be found on page (www.uscis.gov/n-400). Forward the entire package to USCIS at the address given by calling customer service. You will then receive a letter notifying you that USCIS has received your application. Then you must get your fingerprints on the place and date assigned by the USCIS.
Although the “Green Card” allows the resident to work and live in the United States, it is necessary that when traveling outside the country, the owner of the card request a permit of return (Reentry Permit) with the USCIS, so as to not lose the status of a Legal permanent resident of the United States of America.
Although anyone can apply for permanent residence visa, there are certain limitations on the number of people to whom them is issued, for the immediate members of the family (spouses and children), there is no limit, however for other family members if it exists and usually gives them a period or waiting time. Similarly persons applying for “Green Card” for employment or investment must have a waiting time as well as a limit in the number of cards issued for this type.
The only people who do not face a limit or a waiting period are that apply to the “Green Card” on the basis of political asylum or refugee status, another of the ways to obtain this document.
Finally it is well to remember that once you get permanent residence visa, you will also get a set of rights and duties because it will be treated in the same way as an American citizen born in this country, so if it increase in any serious misconduct might lose your card and its permanence in the United States; also if a person moves to another country could lose its permanent residence visa.
There are several ways to lose the visa for permanent residence in addition to those mentioned, for example, if the person remains more than 365 days out of the United States or if that person doesn't present the receipt of the income tax, also if during the application of the document there is any kind of fraud, this could be cancelled, which means that if the Government determines that a part of your application is false, then they could be force you leave the United States.