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Immigration to the United States

 

To immigrate to the USA and become a US Permanent Resident, you will need to apply for and be issued a  permanent resident ID card (known as Green Card) that gives you the permanent resident status. There are various programs under which you may qualify for United States immigration. It is important to identify the best one for your particular situation, such as your education level, language proficiency, work experience, net wealth, etc.  All immigrant types, except the Diversity Visas, require a US sponsor, and a petition is needed.  For petition information visit the USCIS website.

 

The famous Diversity Visa Program (Green Card lottery) provides another class of immigrants known as "diversity immigrants" (DV immigrants) and makes available 55,000 permanent resident visas annually to natives of countries deemed to have low rates of immigration to the United States.

 

There are many reasons you are not allowed into the United States, including but not limited to:

  • Health-related Grounds,

  • Criminal and Related Grounds,

  • Security and Related Grounds,

  • Public Charge,

  • Labour Certification and Qualifications for Certain Immigrants,

  • Illegal Entrants and Immigration Violators,

  • Aliens Unlawfully Present after Previous Immigration Violations.

If you are inadmissible to the United States and are seeking an immigrant visa, adjustment of status, certain nonimmigrant statuses or certain other immigration benefits, you must file Form I-601  to seek a waiver of certain grounds of inadmissibility. The common types of visas to immigrate to the United States include:

 

Green Card through Family

Green Card through Employment

Green Card as a Special Immigrant

Green Card through Refugee or Asylee Status

Diversity Visa (also known as Green Card lottery)

 

 


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