A Green card, or permanent resident card, application is one of the first steps in becoming a full American citizen - a huge step in the hopes and dreams for many immigrants. The green card leads to full rights as an American citizen, including the right to vote, run for public office (except President and Vice President) and work at any job. There are several ways to obtain a green card - Through an employer, through a marriage or fiancé visa or through the diversity lottery. Many issues surround the application and acceptance process. Obtaining the right visa(s) is the first step. Learn about the right way to apply for a green card so your case moves along quickly and smoothly.