449 pages : illustrations, forms ; 28 cm
9781413327441 (paperback) 1413327443 (paperback)
"The U.S. immigration system is an enormous bureaucracy, so it's vital that you understand it before attempting to apply for a green card. Making a mistake can lead to delays and hassles or even ruin your chances for success. How to Get a Green Card provides everything you need to know about qualifying for permanent U.S. residence if you don't have an employer sponsoring you. Find out how to work with U.S. officials and prepare and present the right documents at the right time to get a green card through: parents, siblings, or adult children; a U.S. spouse or fiancé; green card lotteries (diversity visa); political asylum or refugee status; a U visa for crime victims, or another category you might qualify for. The 14th edition covers new travel restrictions, public charge rules requiring more proof of income and health insurance coverage, changes to asylum eligibility, the wind-down of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, and other new restrictions and procedural changes. It also includes samples of all the key application forms." -- amazon.com
"The trusted resource for over 25 years" --Cover. "Step-by-step guidance on filling out application forms" --Cover. "Free legal updates on changing immigration rules on Nolo.com" --Cover. "Find out if you're eligible for permanent U.S. residence and how to successfully apply for it" --Cover.
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Includes bibliographical references and index.
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Your immigration companion Immigration then and now All ways to get a green card Short term alternatives to a green card Will inadmissibility bar you from getting a green card? How long you'll have to wait Fiancé(e) visas Green cards through marriage Your parents as immigrants Child immigrants Orphan immigrants in non-hague-convention countries The diversity visa lottery Your brothers and sisters as immigrants Refugees and asylees Military veterans and enlistees Cancellation of removal : do ten illegal years equal one green card? Adjustment of status Consular processing Deferred action for childhood arrivals U visas for crime victims assisting law enforcement Acquiring citizenship through U.S. citizen parents Filling out and submitting immigration applications Tracking your application through the system Keeping, renewing, and replacing your green card How to find and work with a lawyer Index.