How to Get a U.S. Green Card: 5 Things You Need to Know

By Belal Khan Oct 19, 2016 03:11 PM EDT

Here is a list five ways through which you can qualify for a U.S. Green Card.

How to Get a U.S. Green Card: 5 Things to Know

Every year, a lot of people apply for American Green card from across the globe to fulfil their American dream. But without much knowledge, many of the applicants get rejected.

The U.S. federal government offers several ways to obtain a Green Card, which allows you to live the American dream. After obtaining it, you can live and work permanently in the U.S. Here’s five important facts that will help you qualify for a U.S. Green Card.

1. Family-based Immigration

If you are related to a U.S. citizen, as a spouse, unmarried child under 21 or parent, then you are eligible to apply for Green Card under this category. Stepchildren and stepparents can also apply under this category.

2. U.S employee

To obtain green card under this category, you need to be at the top management level or equivalent. In addition to that, you should hold a degree or work which no similarly qualified U.S. citizens are available.

3. Favored Category Employment

To be eligible under favored category employment, you need to work as broadcaster, doctor or for an international organization like United Nations. In addition to that, religious workers, such as priests, rabbis, nuns and monks are eligible to bring in their families to the U.S.

4. Adoption

If you are adopted by U.S. citizen, as long as you are under 16 years old, you are eligible to get Green Card.

5. Highly Talented

If you fall under highly talented category in science, arts, business or academia, then you can qualify as a person of extraordinary ability to get a Green Card. You have to satisfy at least three of several criteria, and it is a great help to have had written work published. You also need as many letters of recommendation as possible, preferably from high-flown referees like judges, company directors or college professors.

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