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Green Card Lottery

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 submit the
Form I-130.

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 categories:

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
Form I-485.

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.

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