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Get a Green Card

A Green Card holder is a permanent resident that has been granted authorization to live and work in the United States on a permanent basis. As proof of that status, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) grants a person a permanent resident card, commonly called a "Green Card."

You can become a permanent resident in several ways, including:

  • sponsorship by a family member or U.S. employer;
  • refugee or asylee status or other humanitarian programs; or
  • individual filing

Resources for Green Card Applicants

Last Updated: 03/24/2022
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