Top Ways to Get a Green Card

Family Based Immigration

  • Relatives of Citizens
    • Spouse
    • Unmarried Children (under the age of 21)
    • Unmarried Step-Children (under the age of 21)
    • Adopted Child (under the age of 18) or
    • Parent or stepparent
    • Married son or daughter (any age)
    • Brother or Sister
  • Relatives of Green Card Holders
    • Spouse
    • Unmarried Children (under the age of 21)
    • Unmarried Stepchildren (under the age of 18) or
    • Unmarried son or daughter (over the age of 21)
  • Green Card Lottery
    • Winners of the green card lottery are randomly selected from a large group of people. There are 50,000 green cards granted each year from the lottery system.
  • Employment Based Immigration
    • Employment First Preference
      • Persons of extraordinary ability
      • Outstanding Professors and Researchers
      • Managers and Executives in Multi-National Companies
    • Employment Second Preference
      • Professionals with Advanced Degrees
      • Persons with Exceptional Ability
      • Exceptional Professors and Researchers
    • Diplomats
    • Asylum
    • Refugee
    • Specials Immigrants
      • Religious Workers
      • Former Employees of U.S. Government