A permanent resident is someone who, without being a US citizen, has the authorization to reside and work in the United States permanently. A permanent resident card, commonly called a “Green card”, is the one that identifies permanent residents.
Permanent residence can be obtained through different ways:
- Through the sponsorship of a family member
- Through the sponsorship of an employer
- Through the refugee or asylee status or other humanitarian programs
- Through visa lottery
If you think you can obtain the privilege of obtaining permanent residence, call IACO at 973-472-4648.
More information on citizenship visit the page of the Citizenship and Immigration Services USCIS.