December 2, 2017 at 10:36 pm #3396
Here are some ways you can go about it:
You can qualify you are an immediate family member of a US citizen (this includes: spouses, unmarried children under the age of 21, parents of petitions who are at least 21.
You can also pick up a Green Card if you fall into the “preference category” which includes: unmarried children over the age of 21, married children of any age, and siblings of a petitioner who is at least 21.
If you are a family member of permanent resident.
Also, if you are a member of the “special category” of people that includes: battered spouse or child, K non-immigrant, child of a foreign diplomat, V non immigrant, or a widower of a US citizen.
May be eligible if you are offered a permanent position in the US.
If you are an investor or entrepreneur that is establishing a business that creates US jobs.
Self-petitioning if you fall into “extraordinary abilities category”
Available for certain “special category” jobs
If you are allowed in the US as either a refugee or asylee then you can apply for permanent residency after one year.
– Diversity Immigrant Visa Program
– K non immigrant
– Legal Immigration Family Equity Act
– Special Immigrant Juvenile Status
So you do have some options when it comes to getting a Green Card. Like I said, you want to be sure that you choose the best option for yourself as all of these processes have their own set of requirements. Your best bet? Get in touch with an immigration attorney. They can give you some advice on where to start and help you go over your qualifications.
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December 4, 2017 at 10:00 am #3409
I immigrated to the US on an employment visa (L1-B) and then converted it once onshore to an IR-1 (my wife is American). Took maybe 3 months for the L1, another 5 months for the IR-1 and then another 5 months for the green card. Only a little more than a year all up, and several thousand bucks of course. Seems like I was lucky being able to use the L1 to get my foot in the door first (those are processed pretty quickly). Once I was here, I did the I-130 etc. from your process while onshore which probably makes it much faster than doing it from overseas.
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