Immigrating to the United States can be challenging. Working with an experienced immigration lawyer will help you figure out which types of immigrant visas you are eligible for. Let’s take a closer look at the main types of immigrant visas or green cards available for individuals who wish to attain permanent resident status within the U.S.
Types of U.S Visas
⦁ Employment based green cards
⦁ Family based green cards
⦁ Diversity lottery green cards
⦁ Humanitarian green cards
⦁ Longtime-resident visas
⦁ Other green cards
Most immigrants will turn to an employment immigration lawyer or a family immigration lawyer to handle all of the paperwork necessary to get their green cards. Family-based green cards and employment based green cards are by far the most popular options among immigrants, along with the Eb-5 investment program.
Family based green cards
Family based green cards are issued to the members of a current U.S. citizen’s family. Eligible members can include siblings, parents, children, widows, and spouses. The requirements can vary depending on whether the sponsor is a citizen or green card holder and the type of relation between immigrant and sponsor. The K1 visa, for example, is the best choice for citizens who intend to marry an immigrant spouse.
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Employment based green cards
Many immigrants moving to the United States do so by using employment based green cards. These come in five different categories based on the benefits and skills they can bring to their new country. The first four categories (named EB-1, EB-2, EB-3 and EB-4) of employment based visas focus on the skills and abilities of the immigrant.
On the other hand, the EB-5 visa program is different – immigrants will have to invest between $500,000 and $1.8 million and employ 10 full-time American workers. The full details may vary depending on your home country, so it’s best to work with an employment immigration lawyer before applying for the EB-5 investment program. Get a green card lawyer consultation today to learn which types of immigrant visas work best for you.