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Can Green Card Holders Use Medical Marijuana in States Where It's Legal?

If you live in a state that has legalized the medical use of marijuana, there is no requirement under any of the state laws that you be a U.S. citizen...

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Can I still get a green card if my petitioning relative died?

Q: My U.S. citizen sister filed a petition for me so that I could get a green card, but she died last month.

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Asking USCIS for Humanitarian Reinstatement of Visa Petition

When you are applying for an immigrant visa or “green card” through a relative, but your relative dies before you are able to get the visa or gree...

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Will 30/60-Day Rule Help Clear Suspicion About Your Intentions Upon U.S. Entry?

If you plan to change or adjust your visa status in the U.S., something called the “30/60 day rule” may be more important than you realize.

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Can a Divorced Child Under 21 Be the Immediate Relative of a U.S. Citizen Parent?

If you are an immediate relative of a U.S. citizen, you can immigrate to the U.S. quickly, without being slowed down by limits on the number of visas ...

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Special Immigrant Juvenile Status: Who Is Eligible

Non-citizen children and some young adults who have been neglected, abused, or abandoned by a parent may be able to get a

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How Will You Know If You Have Been Selected for the DV Lottery?

You’ve submitted your application for the Diversity Immigrant Visa Lottery (“DV Lottery”) and are now waiting patiently to learn whether or not ...

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Waivers of Health-Based Inadmissibility for U.S. Green Card Applicants

A finding that you may be inadmissible to the U.S. on health grounds is not necessarily the end of your application for an immigrant visa or green car...

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Filling Out USCIS Form I-90 to Renew or Replace Green Card

If your green card (the card showing that you are a U.S. lawful permanent resident) is about to expire or you have lost it, or if it has been stolen...

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Who Can Apply for a Green Card Through Adjustment of Status

This article is not about who fits the basic eligibility categories for a U.S. green card (lawful permanent residence).

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Timeline for Sponsoring an Immigrant Worker for a Green Card

If you are a U.S. employer wishing to hire foreign workers and sponsor them for U.S.

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Employer's Obligations to Workers Being Sponsored for a Green Card

By electing to sponsor a foreign worker for a green card, the U.S. employer is taking on several important responsibilities and must meet several obli...

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Top Reasons Your Green Card Might Be Denied

There are several reasons for a green card application (for lawful permanent residence) to be denied by the U.S. immigration authorities (most likely ...

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Marrying a Citizen of Russia? How to Get a Green Card for Your New Spouse

If you are marrying someone from Russia, and plan to sponsor your new husband or wife for a U.S.

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Marrying a Citizen of India? How to Get a Green Card for Your New Spouse

If you are marrying someone from India, and plan to sponsor your new husband or wife for a U.S.

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Marrying a Citizen of China? How to Get a Green Card for Your New Spouse

If you are marrying someone from China, and plan to sponsor your new husband or wife for a U.S.

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What If Your Spouse Dies Before You Get Your Green Card?

If you are applying for a green card based on marriage to a U.S. citizen or lawful permanent resident, the last thing you probably want to think abo...

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Marrying a Citizen of Canada? How to Get a Green Card for Your New Spouse

If you are marrying someone from Canada, and plan to sponsor your new husband or wife for a U.S.

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Marrying a Citizen of Mexico? How to Get a Green Card for Your New Spouse

If you are marrying someone from Mexico, and plan to sponsor your new husband or wife for a U.S.

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Preparing an I-130 Visa Petition for the Immigrating Spouse of a U.S. Permanent Resident

If you are a U.S. permanent resident (green card holder) married to a citizen of another country, and want to petition for your spouse to receive a U....

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What's the Difference Between a Visa and a Green Card?

“Visa” and “Green Card” Can Mean More Than One Thing

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Winning a Green Card Through the Visa Lottery

A green card lottery was created by the Immigration Act of 1990 to benefit people from countries that in recent years have sent the fewest numbers of ...

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Strategies for Family Green Card Success

Many people in the United States have family members living in other countries, and wonder whether they can bring them here. It's a myth that if one i...

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Green Card Qualification

A green card identifies its holder as a U.S. permanent resident, with rights to enter, exit, work, and live here. You might be eligible if youre a clo...

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Who Qualifies for Green Cards

A green card identifies its holder as a U.S. permanent resident, with rights to enter, exit, work, and live here. You might be eligible if youre a clo...

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Applying for a Green Card

Once you're ready to apply for a green card -- most likely because a visa petition filed for you by a relative, fiancé, or employer has been approved...

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