Categories to Green Card in United States

The majority of people wishing to immigrate to the United States wonder how to get a green card. Here are the different categories most often used in the context of a green card / permanent residence application.

1.      Family reattachment:

If you are the husband or wife of a US citizen or the parent of a US citizen of the age of 21, your spouse or adult child may apply for family reunification. The request can be made from within the United States if you are legally already present or from your home country. In the case of a marriage to an American citizen the procedure is very quick (a few months) unlike a marriage to a permanent resident where the wait is 3 to 5 years. During this waiting period you have no right to reside or work while waiting for your green card, unlike marriage to an American where you can obtain a temporary work permit if you were present in the United States at the time of the request.

2. Investment:

The investment of one million dollars (or 500,000 dollars in deprived areas). In addition to this investment you must create 10 full time jobs for a period of 2 years. The green cardis granted conditionally for a period of 2 years and at the end of this period, you must prove that the investment is still in place in addition to the jobs of US citizens. There are regional centers that require you to invest between $ 500,000 and $ 1 million. This green card is temporary and conditional for a period of 2 years and at the end of this period if the project has been implemented, the green card will be granted unconditionally for a period of 10 years. This category involves very important risks, I advise you to consult a lawyer for more details.

3. Job offer for a permanent position:

If you get a job offer for a permanent position, the wait varies between 1 year and 5 years. It all depends on your level of study and you need to make sure that you do not control the company that will be applying for you.

4. Multinational Manager:

For a person who is a manager in another country; and who will occupy the position of manager also in the United States. Companies are required to demonstrate that they are at least 50% owned by the same owners. Or that the parent company owns a majority of the US company. You must also prove a manager’s salary in the United States and that you will supervise professional employees or a department. You must also show that you supervise employees abroad.

5. Person of extraordinary ability:

You are the recipient of a Nobel Prize or a National / International Award. Or you are a National / International person of renown. This category requires a lot of evidence specific to your situation.


We have written this article as a very brief summary of the categories most often used for green card applications. For more details and information; it is best to contact me directly and I will be happy to meet with you to discuss your plans.

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