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Green Card

Having a Green Card (officially known as a Permanent Resident Card (PDF, 6.77 MB) allows you to live and work permanently in the United States. The steps you must take to apply for a Green Card will vary depending on your individual situation.


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Green Card Eligibility Categories

Find the eligibility category that fits your immigration situation, research how to apply, and learn whether your family members can also apply with you.
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Green Card Process and Procedures

Read about the general processes and procedures to help you apply for a Green Card.
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How to Apply for a Green Card

Thinking about applying for a Green Card? Find out if you’re eligible, and get more information about living and working in the U.S. permanently.
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While Your Green Card Application is Pending with USCIS

We have some helpful information about updating your address, case processing times, case status updates, and travel.
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Replace Your Green Card

Learn more about how and when to replace your Green Card.
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Adjustment of Status Guidance

For policy guidance on adjustment of status, see Volume 7: Adjustment of Status of the USCIS Policy Manual.