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Louisville, Kentucky, Immigration Lawyer

Louisville, Kentucky, Immigration Lawyer

How can you get a green card?

On Behalf of | Oct 20, 2023 | immigration law

Many people dream about having the right to live and work in the United States. If you are one, it’s worth considering all the possible routes to a green card.

Here are some of them:

Through marriage

If you plan to marry a U.S. citizen, you need to make it abundantly clear to the immigration authorities that you are marrying for love, not a visa.

They can be very suspicious, so the more proof you have to show your relationship is genuine, the better. Think photos together, correspondence and copies of joint bills and paperwork if you already live together.

Through work

If your employer already operates in the U.S.,you could ask them to consider transferring you.

If they don’t, you can apply to U.S. employers for a job, although this route largely depends on your skillset as employment visas aren’t distributed freely. Your employer will need to sponsor you and prove they have a valid reason to bring you into the country to fill the role rather than hire someone local.

You could even get a visa without a job if you can show your skills and experience are in demand to the extent that it would be beneficial to allow you to enter even though you have not yet secured a job. There is up-to-date information available about what skills qualify.

By being extraordinary

The U.S. appreciates talent. If you have proof of your extraordinary talent through high-level recognition, it might get you in. Think winning an Oscar or an Olympic medal rather than winning your local spelling bee or being state champion.

Even if you qualify, it does not mean you will get a green card. The application process is complex, and these visas are in high demand, so it’s best to get legal help to improve your chances of success.