How to Obtain a Green Card in U.S.

Updated on Monday 13th February 2017

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Generally, most immigrants come to live permanently in the United States of America with the help of a family member’s funding, employment or a job proposal and there are several ways a permanent residence, called “Green Card” can be received:  the “K non-immigrant”, the “Diversity immigrant visa program”, the “legal immigration family equity”, the “special immigrant juvenile”.

Our immigration lawyers in Miami can provide all the legal support needed in order to obtain the Green Card in the U.S.

Types of visa in U.S.

The k non-immigrant visa for fiancé(e) of U.S. citizens and their minor children (K-1 and K-2 visas) were produced to speed up the immigration procedure for such persons so they could pass through more quickly to the United States.

U.S. citizen fiancé(e) needs to complete the I-129F Form, “Petition for Alien Fiancé”, for her future spouse.
The diversity immigrant visa program (DIV) makes up to 55,000 immigrant visas accessible yearly, strained from arbitrary assortment along with all entries to people who are from nations with low rates of immigration to the U.S., called “The Green Card Lottery”. To obtain the DIV visa the individual needs to fill up the I-485 Form.

More details on the Green Cards awarded in U.S. are available below: 

Legal immigration family equity enables certain persons who are present in the U.S. who would not usually meet the criteria needed for adjustment of position in the United States to get a green card visa, regardless of:

•    Failing to constantly continue legalized status since admission;
•    The way they entered the U.S.;
•    Working in America without an authorization.

To meet the criteria for this stipulation you must be the receiver of a labour documentation application (Form ETA 750) or immigrant visa petition (Forms I-130 or I-140, filed on or before 30 of 2001.
The special immigrant juvenile (SIJ) proposes to help overseas children in the U.S., who have been abandoned, mistreated or abused.

A special category of children who are not capable to be reunited with the parents can get a SIJ green card visa. All children who obtain a green card through the SIJ program get the chance to live and also work permanently in the United States of America.

To obtain this kind of green card the individuals need to file for the I-360 Form. You can obtain a permanent residence in numerous different ways and most persons are sponsored by family or by an employer in the U.S

Other people may become permanent residents all the way through refugee or asylum status or other charitable programs and in some cases they may be qualified to file for them.

The green card lottery in U.S.

Our team of immigration lawyers in Miami can provide all necessary guidance for every individual in order to get a green card visa if he wants to apply online for the “Green Card Lottery”.
Here are the important steps of the process:

•    online check for qualifying;
•    the administrative fee payment;
•    registration number and password for the online account;
•    photo uploading.

If all these steps are accomplished the individuals will have the possibility to check via internet if they won the “diversity visa green card”.

As a reminder, all winners will finally be announced and guided on email by the United States government how to file the formal Visa application without any other taxes.

If an individual is incapable to qualify for family, refugee or work visa in the U.S., this is the only alternative they have to immigrate to the United States of America.  While luck is for certain a key factor in the primary draw, numerous important elements that touch the applicant’s chances of winning a Permanent Resident Card can be controlled. 

The Miami immigration attorneys are specialized in a wide range of green card visas, so please feel free to contact our team.


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