How to update a green card after changing your first or last name: step by step instructions

There are several reasons why you might want to change your green card name. Every day people get married and divorced, which often leads to a formal change of name. Others may simply decide to change the surname to a more Western style after immigrating to the United States. ...

Thousands of green card holders who left the United States during the pandemic are afraid to go back

When the COVID-19 pandemic broke out, Keri Smith and her family fled, taking whatever could fit in their car. They spent the last 15 months in Canada, where she was born, in a family cottage in rural Nova Scotia. Now that Smith and ...

Not just a lottery: the easiest and fastest ways to get a green card

When people talk about the easiest way to get a green card, they usually mean the fastest or least demanding way to become a legal permanent resident of the United States. In the modern US immigration system, many green card applicants wait for it for ten years or more. ...

Benefits and Immigration: How Using Government Aid Could Take You Out of Your Eligibility to Live in the United States

In March 2021, the US Department of Homeland Security decided to waive the 2019 edition of the Public Charge rule (a rule that makes immigrants receiving certain benefits unacceptable in the US). Many decided that the rule was completely canceled, but in fact it ...

Getting a green card: step by step instructions

Having a green card, or permanent residence permit, gives you the opportunity to legally live and work in the United States, and this is a step towards obtaining US citizenship. You can apply for a green card through your family, employer and other special ...

Five reasons why a permanent resident of the United States may lose a green card

Permanent resident status is granted to people who intend to live in the United States for the foreseeable future. Permanent residents, also known as green card holders, have the right to permanently live and work in the United States. However, there are ways to lose this status. Certain actions can trigger a procedure ...

The ten most common mistakes when applying for a green card

More than a million people apply for a green card in the United States every year. This is a very important moment for all families, and for many it is the first step towards American citizenship. Often, documents submitted to the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) ...

In the USA, restrictions on the number of green cards by country may be lifted

A bipartisan bill has been introduced in the US House of Representatives that lifts the restriction for each country to obtain an employment-based green card, writes Yahoo. The law was proposed by Congressmen Zoe Lofgren and John Curtis and is likely to benefit IT professionals suffering from decades of ...

Five common misconceptions about green cards

In order to obtain a green card (US permanent resident card), a foreigner usually goes through a rather complicated immigration process. Eligibility for a green card can be based on many factors, but most often it is obtained through sponsorship from a family member or ...

When it will be possible to take part in the green card drawing again

On May 8, the results of the green card lottery for 2022 (DV-2022) became known - this information will be available until September 30, 2022. We will remind you how to check your result and tell you when you can participate in the lottery again. You can check your status only on ...

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