Green card what it is
Please note that in order to file this form for immediate relatives, you must first create an account with the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS).
If your immediate relative is already living in the United States, you may file, at the same time as the above form, the ‘Form I-485, Application to Register Permanent Residence or Adjust Status’, for which you can find all the details here, from filing fees and formats to addresses of filing locations.
In cases where the non-immediate relative lives abroad, you must first file Form I-130. If approved, the National Visa Center will contact the relative with additional information.
Once the above is clear, the ‘Form I-129F, Petition for Alien Fiancé(e)’ must be completed. It must be completed and physically submitted (just like Form I-485 for cases 1 and 2 of this text).
Green card for marriage
The name Green Card derives from the color of a similar document introduced at the end of World War II. In 1977 the current document was adopted, having been printed in various colors. In 2006 the color of the card changed from white to yellow with a green background stripe. The card includes the holder’s name and a photograph, as well as personal information.
U.S. immigration law stipulates in the Immigration and Nationality Act that a person may obtain permanent resident status primarily through one of the following avenues:
The visa bulletin is a document issued each month by the Bureau of Consular Affairs of the U.S. Department of State. This bulletin is very important because it is a guide that answers a frequent question asked by people who have filed a family petition or labor certification: how long do I have to wait until I obtain my residency?
This bulletin informs you of the actual time you have to wait to obtain residency. It is used to find out which individuals already have an immigrant visa available to them based on the priority date (date the petition was filed) of the case, taking into account their category. This means that if the priority date of the bulletin, in the applicant’s category, coincides with the same priority date of their case or earlier, then an immigrant visa is already available for that person.
Green card 2020
What is Consular Processing? If the family member you wish to bring to the United States is in your home country, your petition will be sent to the National Visa Center (NVC). The NVC will send your petition to the U.S. consulate in the home country in question and when a visa becomes available, your family member will be scheduled for fingerprinting, photographs and a final consular interview. The entire process is done from the consulate in your home country.
Does my priority date interfere with my work permit approval? Yes. Having a family petition can affect your work visa approval, as the work visa is set up for people who intend to return to their home country. If the USCIS assumes that you want to stay in the U.S. because of your family petition, you will most likely be denied a work visa.
How to obtain a green card if I have a tourist visa
The Green card holder enjoys the same rights as any US citizen (social security, health, education, retirement …), except the right to vote and to be a juror in a trial.
This is what a U.S. Green card looks like. This Green card is a “sample” modified to remove the holder’s personal information. The photo ID must be less than six months old. You must adhere to the guidelines presented in the image in terms of the position of the face and the dimensions of the photo ID.