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Applying for U.S. Permanent Residency / Green Cards

There are many paths to U.S. permanent residency, including:

Asylee/Refugee Adjustment

Consular Processing

Diversity Lottery



National Interest Waivers

Section 245(i) Adjustment of Status

Violence Against Women Act (VAWA)

News and Resources

U.S. Permanent Residency - U.S. Government Web Sites

USCIS - Green Card Eligibility

USCIS - Adjustment of Status

USCIS - Consular Processing

USCIS - Concurrent Filing

USCIS - Visa Availability and Priority Dates

USCIS - Immigration Medical Exams

USCIS - Civil Surgeons

USCIS - Standard Operating Procedures for Adjudication of I-485 Adjustment of Status Applications (PDF)

USCIS Update - USCIS Changes Vaccination Requirements to Adjust to Legal Permanent Resident - July 24, 2008 (PDF)

USCIS Questions and Answers - Changes to the Tuberculosis and Vaccination Requirements Required for Adjustment of Status - July 24, 2008 (PDF)

USCIS Frequently Asked Questions - USCIS to Issue Two-Year Employment Authorization Documents (EADs) - June 12, 2008 (PDF)

USCIS Update - USCIS to Issue Two-Year Employment Authorization Documents - June 12, 2008 (PDF)

USCIS Announces Revised Procedures for Adjustment of Status Applications - July 17, 2007 (PDF)

USCIS Press Release - Reminder to Adjustment of Status Applicants to Obtain Advance Parole Before Travel Abroad - Oct. 4, 2006 (PDF)

USCIS Memo - Legal and Discretionary Analysis for Adjudication - May 3, 2006 (PDF)

USCIS - Other Ways to Get a Green Card

Resources for Permanent Residents

USCIS - Resources for New Immigrants

USCIS Guide - What Are My Responsibilities as a Permanent Resident? (PDF)

USCIS - After a Green Card is Granted

USCIS - Maintaining Permanent Residence

USCIS - International Travel as a Permanent Resident

USCIS Guide - How Do I Get a Re-Entry Permit? (PDF)

USCIS Guide - How Do I Renew or Replace My Permanent Resident Card? (PDF)

Immigration News - U.S. Permanent Residency and Green Cards

DHS to Green Card Holders: Fingerprints and Photos, Please - WIRED - December 23, 2008

Immigrants Try to Keep Up with Green Card Yo-Yo - All Things Considered - July 18, 2007 (link to audio)

A Green Light on the Road to Green Cards - BusinessWeek - July 18, 2007

After Protest, U.S. to Take Green-Card Applications - Washington Post - July 18, 2007

A Gift From Gandhi: Frustrated Green Card Applicants Use Methods of Master - Washington Post - July 11, 2007

Immigrant Processors Fall Behind - Washington Post - Jan. 4, 2007