Permanent immigration is the ultimate goal of many people entering or planning to enter the United States. Lawful permanent residency offers individuals a multitude of benefits, including the freedom to live and work permanently in the U.S. Potential immigrants should be as informed about the laws as possible. That’s why I am dedicated to providing you with as much information during one of our legal consultations.
Types of Permanent Residency
There are two (2) basic types of permanent residency status, for which you would get a green card.
- Individuals who may acquire permanent residency without numerical limitation.
- Individuals subject to a yearly limitation. There are three divisions of this category:
- Diversity immigrants.
The New Green Card
The Legal Permanent Residency Card, known as the Green Card, has been changed. As of May 11, 2010, the USCIS began issuing new Green Cards with several new security features. These features include digital information, holograms, and these Green Cards actually send a radio signal. When the proper authorities read the signal, they can determine the identity of the cardholder.