United States lawful permanent residency refers to a person’s immigration status: the person is authorized to live and work in the United States of America on a permanent basis.
A United States Permanent Resident Card is an identification card attesting to the permanent resident status of an alien in the United States. It is known as a green card because it had been green in color from 1946 until 1964, and it has reverted to that color since May 2010.
Green card also refers to an immigration process of becoming a permanent resident. The green card serves as proof that its holder, a lawful permanent resident (LPR), has been officially granted immigration benefits, which include permission to reside and take employment in the United States. The holder must maintain permanent resident status, and can be removed from the United States if certain conditions of this status are not met.
Adjustment of Status
The process of applying for a Green Card while being in the U.S. (e.g with another non-immigrant visa) is called Adjustment of Status.
Immigration Attorneys at the Law Office of Oti Nwosu have been processing hundreds of applications for permanent residency and will be happy to assist you.
Please call the Law Offices of Oti W. Nwosu, LLC in Arlington at (703) 294-6627, the Immigration Outreach office in Baltimore at (410) 243-0340, or use the consultation form to describe your case.