Permanent Residence/Green Cards
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Download your immigration forms online.
By filing online you can submit and view certain benefit requests, receive electronic notification of decisions, and receive real-time case status updates.
In order to apply for a Green Card, you must be eligible under one of the categories listed below. Once you find the category that may fit your situation, click on the link provided to get information on eligibility requirements, how to apply, and whether your family members can also apply with you.
Adjustment of Status, Consular Processing, Concurrent Filing, Visa Availability & Priority Dates, Child Status Protection Act, and more.
Use your application receipt number to check your case status online.
Recognizing that some applicants cannot pay the filing fees, USCIS established a fee waiver process for certain forms and benefit types.
You may file an appeal on some unfavorable decisions to the USCIS Administrative Appeals Office (AAO) or the Board of Immigration Appeals (BIA).
You must file a request with USCIS on the appropriate form before your authorized stay expires.
Petition for certain family members to receive either a green card, a fiancee visa or a K-3/K-4 Visa.
This page provides information for U.S. citizens wishing to bring a foreign national fiancé(e) living abroad to the United States to marry.
Field Offices handle scheduled interviews on non-asylum related applications.
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If you were admitted as a refugee, you are required by law to apply for a Green Card (permanent residence) in the United States 1 year after being admitted as a refugee.
You are not required to apply for a green card; however, it may be in your best interest to do so.