VISA PROCESSES

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Permanent Resident

Permanent resident status (green cards) can be obtained by many applications. Briefly speaking, one may become a permanent resident by:

  • • Family petition
  • • Employment labor certification or petition
  • • Self petition as a person of extraordinary ability or national interest waiver
  • • Employer-sponsored outstanding researcher or professor, or executive or manager of a multinational organization
  • • Investment
  • • Lottery
  • • Asylum
  • • Relief from deportation, called “cancellation of removal”