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When Your Application for Green Card is Pending with USCIS

If you've already filed a Form I-485, Application to Register Permanent Residence or Adjust Status, and your case is still pending with USCIS, here's what you should know.

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) Address Change

If you relocate, you must notify USCIS of your new address within ten days of your move. If you do...

How to Get a US Visa for Temporary Business Visitors

Unless you qualify for entrance without a visa under the Visa Waiver Program, you must get a temporary visitor for a business visa to visit the United States for business.

The classifications of temporary business visits are listed in the table below. See the links in the chart below for more information about eligibility and the applicati...

United States Exchange Visitors and Students Program

ALERT: The US District Court for the Middle District of North Carolina imposed a nationwide injunction (PDF, 232.45 KB) on February 6, 2020, barring USCIS from enforcing the policy memo titled "Accrual of Unlawful Presence and F, J, and M Nonimmigrants," which was issued on August 9, 2018. USCIS will continue to follow the previous policy guidan...

When Your Green Card Must Be Replaced in United States ?

The sections below will guide you through the procedure of replacing your Green Card.

When should you get a new Green Card?

legal Residents in Good Standing

When you are a legal permanent resident, you must replace your Green Card if: 

  • It has expired or will expire in the next six months.
  • It...

How to Get a US Visa for Permanent Employees ?

Each financial year, about 140,000 immigrant visas are available for noncitizens (and their wives and children) who want to come to the United States because of their job abilities. You might be eligible to live permanently in the United States if you have the necessary combination of education, skills, and work experience and are otherwise elig...

United States Nonimmigrant (Temporary) Workers

Your potential employer must generally file a nonimmigrant petition on your behalf with USCIS for you to travel to the United States legally as a nonimmigrant to work temporarily in the United States.

Dependent Nonimmigrant Classification for Spouses and Children

outside the United States and eligible for the dependent nonimmigrant c...

What to Do While Applying for Green Card in United States ?

There are two questions you should answer before beginning the application process:

  1. Do you qualify to apply?

People can apply for a Green Card in a variety of ways under US immigration regulations. The standards for qualifying may differ based on the immigrant category for which you are applying. Visit our Green Card Eligi...

Processes and Procedures for Obtaining a Green Card in United States

There will be particular stages and procedures to follow for each Green Card category. The following are some general processes and procedures to assist you in applying while in the United States (known as "adjustment of status") or while abroad (known as "consular processing").


Eligibility Criteria for Green Cards in United States

Eligibility Criteria for Green Cards

You must fit into one of the following categories to apply for a Green Card. Once you've found a category that fits your scenario, click on the link to learn more about the eligibility requirements, how to apply, and whether you can bring family members with you.

Green Card by way...

Do You Want to Work in the United States?

Many foreign nationals wish to work in the United States. This page summarizes nonimmigrant and immigrant visa classifications based on employment and additional categories of immigrants eligible for work permits. Each classification has a link to a page with more information about the requirements.

A prospective employer filing a petition...

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