How to apply for a U.S. Green Card
Green Card Lottery Application
For people who don't have US relatives or a workplace in the US, participating in the
Green Card Lottery is the easiest way to obtain a Green Card.
Up to 55.000 Green Cards are available via the DV Program each year. You can enter the
DV Program by clicking on "Apply now".
Application for a family-based Green Card
You may be eligible for a family-based Green Card if you are:
If you are eligible your relatative, who is a U.S. citizen or permanent resident has to
Application for a employment-based Green Card
The U.S. immigration law provides a variety of ways to obtain a Green Card through
employment in the United States.
You may be eligible for an employment-based visa if you fall into one of the following
First Preference EB-1 - priority workers
Workers with extraordinary ability in sciences, arts, education, business or athletics
Outstanding Professors and Researchers, Managers and Executives
Second Preference EB-2 - workers with advanced degrees
Workers of professions holding advanced degrees or who have exceptional abilities
Third Preference EB-3 - skilled workers
Skilled Workers, Professionals or other Workers
A labor certification and a permanent, full-time job offer is required.
Special immigrants EB-4
For example religious workers
Further information about the employment-based Green Card can be found in the Instructions of
Application for an investment-based Green Card
You can obtain a Green Card if you invested or are actively in the process of investing
$1,050,000 (or $800,000 in a targeted employment area or infrastructure project) in a
new commercial enterprise that will benefit the U.S. economy and create at least 10
full-time positions for qualifying employees.
If all requirements are met the U.S. immigration law allows the investor to apply for a
Green Card as an EB-5 immigrant investor.
Buying a Green Card
The EB-5 Green Cards can be acquired by investing in US companies and are tied to
strengthening the U.S. economy and creating jobs.