Green Card Frequently Asked Questions:
What is a Green Card?
A Green Card is an identification card that proves that you are a permanent resident of the United States.
What are the benefits of having a Green Card?
Some of the benefits of having a Green Card include: being able to live and work permanently in the United States, being able to travel in and out of the country, and eventually being able to apply for US citizenship.
Can you bring your family to the United States with a Green Card?
Yes, you can bring your spouse and unmarried children under the age of 21 to the United States with a Green Card.
When my kids turn 21 can they apply for a Green Card?
Your children can apply for a Green Card when they turn 21, but they will need to go through the process on their own. They will not be able to piggyback off of your application.
If I have a Green Card, do I still need to renew it?
Yes, you will need to renew your Green Card every ten years. You will receive a renewal notice in the mail approximately six months before your card expires.
What happens if my Green Card expires?
If your Green Card expires, you will lose your permanent resident status and may be deported from the United States. It is important that you keep your Green Card up-to-date and renew it before it expires.
What are some common mistakes people make when applying for a Green Card?
Some common mistakes people make when applying for a Green Card include: not consulting with an experienced immigration attorney, not being honest on their application, and not following the instructions correctly.
What are the requirements for the EB-3 Green Card?
It depends on the position offered. The job description will list any minimum requirements, such as High School Diploma, or 3 months of work experience.
What if I have been denied an F-1 visa in the past? Will that prevent me from getting the EB-3 green card?
No. a denial of a non-immigrant visa does not prevent you from getting approved for the green card.