Frequently Asked Questions About Green Card

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When migrating to the U.S. many people want to get permission to live and work there forever. A Green Card is a permit that allows the Green Card holders to live and work in the U.S. Due to some complex rules and regulations for getting a Green Card and eligibility criteria to work there, many people have different questions. Here we have answered all the frequently asked questions.

If you also have any confusion, you can get it resolved by reading these questions and their answers.

1- What is a Green Card?

A Green Card is a permit that allows any individual the authority to work and live in the United States permanently. Although it expires after some time, it can be renewed, and you will have access to live and work in the United States permanently.

2- What is USCIS?

The United States Citizenship and Immigration Services is the agency of the United States` government that deals with the matters of immigrants and the VISA applications.

3- What is the Visa Bulletin?

A Visa Bulletin is a yearly bulletin that is launched for the informational purposes. This is to help the applicants in terms of necessary information.

4- Can I Work in the U.S. While Waiting for My Green Card?

A process called adjustment of status allows the applicants to get work permit while they are waiting for the Green Card. This process allows the applicants to stay and work in the U.S. while their Green Card Application is being processed.

5- What is an Affidavit of Support (I-864)?

This is an agreement that is signed by the person who agrees that he or she will be the financial supporter of the applicant. This is a legal contract and it makes the signing person the supporter of the applicant as soon as the applicant becomes a permanent resident.

6- Who is Eligible to Apply for Permanent Resident Status or a Green Card?

According to the rules and regulations, everyone is not eligible to apply for the Green Card. The eligibility criteria allow 5 different categories of people that can apply for the Green Card.

These categories are:

  • Immigrants sponsored by their family members who are U.S. citizens.
  • Immigrants based on employment.
  • Immigrants with an investment of $500 thousand to $1 million in a U.S. business.
  • Immigrants based on humanitarian like refugees or the survivors of human trafficking.
  • Diversity Lottery.

7- What is K-1 Type of the Visa?

This is a visa that allows the partner of a U.S. citizen to enter the U.S. This is also known as a fiancé visa and it allows the partner to stay in the U.S. for 90 days before they are married. The partner can apply for permanent residence based on family support after your marriage.

8- Why Would a Green Card Application Be Denied?

These are some reasons that may cause the denial of your application:

  • Inappropriate medical conditions.
  • Criminal Conduct.
  • Providing false information on the Green Card Application.
  • Mistakes in the application.

9- Is It Necessary to Be Sponsored by an Employer?

No, it is not necessary to be sponsored by an employer. In some cases, you can be sponsored by others. Additionally, you can also be self-sponsored if you have an extraordinary ability.

10- What is the Difference Between a Marriage and Fiancé Visa?

A fiancé visa allows the fiancé to come to the U.S. before marriage. If you are married outside the U.S., then you can apply for a marriage visa for your foreign partner.

11- How Long Will It Take to Obtain a Green Card?

After you have made the payment for the application fee, it may take up to 120 days before you get your Green Card.

12- What is Form I-693 (Medical Exam Results)?

When you are applying for a Green Card, Form I-693 states that you are not invalid to the health of the public of the U.S.

13- May the Employee Remain in the U.S. During the Immigrant Process?

No, the employee cannot remain in the U.S. during the immigration process. The only way to remain in the U.S. is if they maintain the validity of their nonimmigrant VISA.

14- May an Individual Work While a Petition is Pending?

Yes, while your application is pending, you can work if you qualify for the work permit.


These were the answers to some frequently asked questions about getting the Green Card. If you want to face no problems in getting your Green Card Application Approved, follow the answers to these questions. For more information about the Green Card opportunities read more here.

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