An Investor Who Wants to Learn About Green Cards

Adjustment of Status

Adjustment of Status describes one manner in which certain foreign nationals who are already present in the United States may apply for a green card.  If you are eligible for Adjustment of Status, you will not have to leave the U.S. to obtain your green card.  By contrast, anyone not eligible for adjustment of status must apply for a green card at a foreign consulate outside the United States via Consular Processing. Typically, in order …
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Consular Processing

Consular Processing is one of two types of processing for foreign nationals who are eligible to obtain Lawful Permanent Residence.  Consular processing is available to foreign nationals who are outside of the United States and wish to apply for a green card at a foreign embassy or consulate.   By contrast, Adjustment of Status, is the type of processing available to foreign nationals who are already lawfully in the U.S. and wish to apply through USCIS. …
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Lawful Permanent Residence

Obtaining Lawful Permanent Residence is what is typically referred to as obtaining a “green card.” Lawful Permanent Residence allows foreign nationals to live and work in the United States permanently. There are various ways through which you may obtain Lawful Permanent Residence including the following: an immigrant visa petition filed by a relative an immigrant visa petition filed by an employer EB-1A Extraordinary Ability Self-Petition EB-5 Investor Self-Petition Relief from Removal an application for asylum. …
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Obtaining Employment Authorization

In order for a foreign national to be authorized to work in the United States, you must have either a Lawful Permanent Resident Card (Green Card) or an Employment Authorization Document (EAD). Generally, in order to obtain an EAD, you must first obtain a visa that permits work authorization. There are additional classifications, such as Asylum and Temporary Protected Status, that also allow for work authorization.  Certain instances where a pending application or special circumstances may …
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