US Green Card: What You Need to Know About Permanent Residency
Applying for a Green Card or Immigrant visa is the first step in becoming a United States Permanent Resident. As a Green Card holder, you and your immediate family can live and work in the United States permanently. Most people obtain Green Cards by being sponsored by their employers or their relatives. Others obtain permanent residence through the Green Card lottery, asylum and through various other means. The main ways of applying for a Green Card are through marriage, employment, family, the lottery and through investment.