All foreign nationals who wish to reside permanently in the U.S. require a green card or an immigrant visa, whether or not they intend to seek employment. U.S. immigration laws provide for the issuance of immigrant visas in four general categories: Family Based, Employment Based, Investment Based and Diversity Immigrant Visa Program, known as the “green card” lottery.
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Individuals who are in the U.S. in valid nonimmigrant status can obtain lawful permanent resident status through Adjustment of Status. Certain foreign nationals who are not in lawful status may also be eligible to file Adjustment Status.
Beneficiaries of immigrant petitions who reside outside the U.S. obtain their immigrant visas at the appropriate US Consulate through a process called “consular processing.” Those who obtain the immigrant visa can then enter the U.S. and are then lawful permanent residents.
The I-130 Petition is used by US Citizens and Lawful Permanent Residents to sponsor foreign national relatives who wish to immigrate to the U.S.