Green cards and permanent residence


Green Card (officially known as a Permanent Resident Card) is a document allowing a person to live and work in the US permanently.


There are different categories that allow a person to be eligible for the green card, namely:


  • Green card through family

  • Green card through employment

  • Green card as a special immigrant (for religious workers; for children who have been abused, abandoned, or neglected by their parents and have special immigrant juvenile status; international broadcasters; certain Iraq or Afghanistan nationals; retired officers or employees of certain international organizations, or NATO and their families)

  • Green card through refugee or asylee status

  • Green cards for human trafficking (T visa holders) and crime victims (U visa holders)

  • Green cards for victims of abuse

  • Other categories (e.g. green cards through the diversity visa lottery, green cards through the registry, green cards for Cuban citizens, etc.)


Karikari & Associates would be happy to review your individual situation and provide advice regarding whether or not you are eligible for a green card. If eligible, our team of experienced associates will gladly assist in the preparation of all of the required documents for your consular processing (if you are outside the US) or adjustment of status (if you are in the US).


Contact us to schedule your free consultation.


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