GREEN CARD

 

Green Card Process Steps

Even though the actual steps in the green card process may vary, the following are the overall high level

steps in the green card process.

  • Immigrant Petition:Either an employer, relative or in some cases the applicant filesan immigration petition for the beneficiary. e.g., I-140 is filed for employment based immigration while I-130is filed for family based immigration.
  • Immigrant Visa Availability:As there are quotas and restrictions in most categoriesof green card, a person is not immediately able to get the green card after the immigrant petition is completed.After the immigrant petition is approved, the case is transferred to the Visa center.