Other Ways to Get a Green Card

Although most immigrants come to live permanently in the United States through a family member’s sponsorship, employment, or a job offer, there are many other ways to get a green card (permanent residence).


These special adjustment programs are limited to individuals meeting particular qualifications and/or applying during certain time frames.

 

 

 

 


For information about the categories below, see links to the left under “Other Ways to Get a Green Card.”

Amerasian Child of a U.S. Citizen

American Indian Born in Canada

Armed Forces Member

Cuban Native or Citizen

Diversity Immigrant Visa Program

Haitian Refugee

Help HAITI Act of 2010

Indochinese Parole Adjustment Act

Informant (S Nonimmigrant)

Lautenberg Parolee

Legal Immigration Family Equity (LIFE) Act

Person Born to Foreign Diplomat in United States

Registry

Section 13 (Diplomat)

Victim of Criminal Activity (U Nonimmigrant)

Victim of Trafficking (T Nonimmigrant)

 

For information about the special categories below, see under the “Family,” Working in the U.S.” and “Humanitarian” links to the right.
Nicaraguan and Central American Relief Act (NACARA)


Green Cards Through Special Categories of Jobs
Includes:
Afghan/Iraqi Translator

Broadcaster

International Organization Employee

Iraqi Who Assisted the U.S. Government

NATO-6 Nonimmigrant

Panama Canal Employee

Physician National Interest Waiver

Religious Worker

Green Cards Through Special Categories of Family

Includes:

Battered Spouse or Child (VAWA)

K Nonimmigrant (includes fiancé(e))

V Nonimmigrant

Widow(er)

 

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