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How To Apply For A U.S. Green Card: The Complete Guide

The U.S. green card serves as a pathway to permanent residency in the United States and grants holders access to numerous benefits such as employment authorization, travel privileges, and more.

In this guide, we’ll cover the U.S. green card requirements and steps so you can start your process as smoothly as possible. 

Determine Your Eligibility 

To qualify for a green card, you must be sponsored by an immediate relative who is a U.S. citizen or permanent resident or by an employer who will provide evidence that you’re required in the American company.

Choose The Right Green Card 

The most common types of green cards are family-based, employment-based, and diversity lottery. Decide which type of green card is best for your situation, and ensure you meet all the qualifications.

Gather Required Documents

Gathering all required documents is essential for ensuring that your application for a U.S. green card is complete and accurate. Without the proper documentation, your application may be denied or delayed.

Fill Out The Application Form

Filling out Form I-485 is part of the U.S. green card application process

to ensure all your information is complete and accurate. Filling out this form correctly and providing all the necessary information can make a difference in achieving a successful application.

Pay The Fees

Once you have completed the application and gathered the necessary documents, it’s time to pay the fee. You can do the payment online by following the USCIS indications. It’s important to note that some applicants may be exempt from paying certain fees.

Submit Your Application 

After completing Form I-485 along with all other necessary documents and forms, collect any fees that may be required and take any required photos or fingerprints. Then, you can submit your application for a U.S. green card to the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) as the final step in the process.

After you have submitted your application, all there is left to do is wait for the decision. You’ll receive an official notification of acceptance or rejection from the USCIS. Keep in mind that waiting times vary depending on the type you applied for. 

Get Expert Legal Advice From Presti Law Firm

Applying for a green card in the United States can pose significant challenges, causing confusion and indecision about your future.

At Presti Law Firm, we can ensure a successful transition to your new life in the United States. Our experienced attorneys will provide you with guidance, support, and expert legal advice on how to get a U.S. green card easily and confidently. Let us help you achieve your dream. 


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