A Green Card holder (permanent resident) is someone who has been granted authorization to live and work in the United States on a permanent basis. As proof of that status, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) grants a person a permanent resident card, commonly called a “Green Card.”

You can become a permanent resident several different ways. Most individuals are sponsored by a family member or employer in the United States. Other individuals may become permanent residents through asylum status or other humanitarian programs. In some cases, you may be eligible to file for yourself.

If you want to find out if you are eligible for a green card, schedule a consultation with an attorney with experience. An attorney is able to review your eligibility and understands what forms to file for adjustment of status. Additionally, your attorney can prepare you for the interview questions and any necessary pardons or waivers.