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Process the Green Card Application Successfully for Permanent Resident Status

Jun 2nd 2015 at 12:28 AM

Green card or otherwise known as permanent resident card allows the person to legally stay and work in USA. There are many benefits when people apply for the green card process. There are two ways for the people to start this process.

· Adjustment of existing status

People who are already present in the country can make use of this filing process in order to apply for the green card status.

· Consular processing

Immigrants who live outside the country can apply for green card through the consular method.

People need to follow a few steps given by the US Government in order to file for the green card application.

· Eligibility

It is necessary for the person to research and check if they are eligible for green card application. The current status of the immigrant should be valid.

· Immigrant Petition

Petition has to be filed using the US immigration forms under the right category of eligibility. Family Based category is used by people who are relatives of a permanent resident of the country. Employment based category is filed by the US employer for changing the status of their employee who is an immigrant from some other country. People who enter into the country as a refugee or the ones who are granted asylum status can apply for green card through the special class category.

· Visa availability

When the person decides on the category under which the green card application form is to be filed, availability of the visa should be checked. The application can be filed only when there is availability in that specific category.

· Form I-485

This form should be completed and filed simultaneously along with the green card application form. The fee for filing form I-485 which costs about $1070 for immigrants between the age 14 and 78 should be paid.

· Biometrics

The application support center, upon receiving completed application, notifies the candidate to appear for their biometrics which involves the process of recording fingerprints, photograph and signature. This information is collected in order to perform security checks on the candidate before approving the green card application.

· Interview

USCIS office notifies the candidate with the date and time of the interview that will conducted. It is necessary to attend these interviews in order to process the application further.

After all the verification processes are done by the USCIS, the final decision about the status of the green card application is sent through mail to the candidate. This decision will also be recorded by the Government.

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