The Ultimate Guide to Getting Your Green Card

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Though the United States is a nation of immigrants, getting a green card can be a challenging task-especially if you don't have current, clear information to lead you through the process. But now you do, with The Ultimate Guide to Getting Your Green Card! This useful guide is packed with practical information from the experts, including:

Defining what a green card is and the ...

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Overview

Though the United States is a nation of immigrants, getting a green card can be a challenging task-especially if you don't have current, clear information to lead you through the process. But now you do, with The Ultimate Guide to Getting Your Green Card! This useful guide is packed with practical information from the experts, including:

Defining what a green card is and the benefits it provides

Up-to-date eligibility requirements and how to apply

Different types of green cards

What you can do without a lawyer-and when it's time to get legal advice

Short-term alternatives to a green card

Where to find forms on the Internet as well as tons of other resources

The Ultimate Guide to Getting Your Green Card also includes answers to commonly asked questions, such as:

Do green cards automatically lead to citizenship?

What is the difference between a temporary visa and a green card?

How long will it take to get a green card?

Can I be a "conditional" and a "permanent" resident at the same time?

What does it mean to "maintain a residence"?

What does TPS stand for?

What is a "fraud interview"?

What is "premium processing"?

Do I need a work permit?

Can I leave the United States to visit my family?

Includes updated information on Department of Homeland Security requirements!

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781576856949
  • Publisher: Learningexpress, Llc
  • Publication date: 8/16/2009
  • Edition description: Original
  • Pages: 220
  • Product dimensions: 5.90 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction How to Use This Book v

Chapter 1 A Short History of Immigration to the United States 1

Chapter 2 Words You Need to Know 5

Chapter 3 What Is a Green Card? 15

Chapter 4 Getting a Green Card: General Information 21

Chapter 5 Paths to a Green Card: Family Ties 25

Chapter 6 Paths to a Green Card: Marriage 35

Chapter 7 Paths to a Green Card: Children, Orphan Immigrants 47

Chapter 8 Paths to a Green Card: Employment, Investors 55

Chapter 9 Paths to a Green Card: Refugees and Asylum Seekers 61

Chapter 10 Paths to a Green Card: Registry, Special Immigrants, Iraqi or Afghan Translators, Private Bills Registry 75

Chapter 11 Paths to a Green Card: Diversity Visa Lottery Winners 81

Chapter 12 Important Questions and Answers 85

Chapter 13 When You Need a Lawyer 95

Chapter 14 The Light at the End of the Tunnel 103

Appendix A Who and Where to Call 111

Appendix B Resources 131

Appendix C Fees and Forms 133

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