A "green card" is an alien registration card carried by permanent
resident aliens. It entitles the holder to live and work in the United States.
After four years and nine months, a green card holder can apply to become
a naturalized U.S. citizen.
immigration laws base eligibility for a green card on either work or family
relationships. If you are the immediate relative of an American citizen
- spouse, child, parent, or sibling - you can apply for a green card. If
you are a spouse or a minor child of a U.S. citizen, your application will
be reviewed and a visa will be immediately available for you. Other family
members will have to wait for a visa to become available, which could take
several years. The reason for this wait is that obtaining visas to enter
the United States is a two-step process involving two government agencies.
The Immigration and Naturalization Service, a unit of the Justice Department,
reviews and approves visa applications, while the State Department actually
issues the visas. Sometimes the INS will approve a visa but the State Department
has no visas available.
you find employment in the U.S. and the employer is
willing to sponsor you, you are also eligible for
card. The more education and skills you have and the
necessary your job is in the U.S., the sooner you
able to enter the U.S. and obtain your green card.
Computer software engineers and nurses, for example,
in short supply, while waiters and mechanics are not.
there is a green card lottery every year that makes
cards immediately available to people from different
of the world on a rotating basis. If you are from
country selected for the lottery that year, you can
a one-page application with your information and,
are picked, the State Department will grant you a
card. Like all lotteries, however, your chances of
Immigration Laws in India:
Immigration Laws, provisions under the Constitution of
India,The Immigrants (Expulsion from Assam) Act, The
Immigration (Carriers' liability) Act, 2000 and the
complete procedure to be followed for immigration into