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Green Card
ALERT: There are an exceptionally high number of employment-based visas available this fiscal year (October 2021 through September 2022).
Having a Green Card (officially known as a Permanent Resident Card (PDF, 6.77 MB) allows you to live and work permanently in the United States. The steps you must take to apply for a Green Card will vary depending on your individual situation.
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Green Card Eligibility Categories
Find the eligibility category that fits your immigration situation, research how to apply, and learn whether your family members can also apply with you.
Green Card Process and Procedures
Read about the general processes and procedures to help you apply for a Green Card.
How to Apply for a Green Card
Thinking about applying for a Green Card? Find out if you’re eligible, and get more information about living and working in the U.S. permanently.
While Your Green Card Application is Pending with USCIS
We have some helpful information about updating your address, case processing times, case status updates, and travel.
Replace Your Green Card
Learn more about how and when to replace your Green Card.
Adjustment of Status Guidance
For policy guidance on adjustment of status, see Volume 7: Adjustment of Status of the USCIS Policy Manual.
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