lawful permanent resident

Immigrant Visa

Infographic: The Wait for Visas to Come to America

Applying for permanent residence in the United States can be quite a complicated process and each year the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA) limits the number of visas available. These limits currently stand at 226,000 for family-sponsored visas and 140,000 for employment-related authorizations. Also, each month, the government announces wait times for visa applications, which…

Green Card

The 6 Paths to a Green Card

In the U.S., a green card signifies that the holder is a lawful and permanent resident of the United States. For individuals who are still citizens of foreign countries but who have established a new life in the United States, getting a green card is usually a good idea because of all the benefits that…