There is a general idea these days of what a Green Card is. In many cases the general conception of a Green Card is that it is some kind of permission to live and work in the United States that immigrants get if they marry an American citizen. Even though that premise may be considered as essentially true, a Green Card is a lot more than that and the way in which how you can get it are a lot broader, and Thomas and Thomas LLC prepared the following Green Card Qualification Quick Guide to help you along.
First of all, a green card identifies its holder as a U.S. permanent resident, with rights to enter, exit, work, and live in the United States for their entire life—and to eventually apply for U.S. citizenship. But before you can even think about applying for U.S. permanent residence, make sure you’re eligible to get a Green Card under one of the following categories.