According to the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services official website, a person applies for a green card through one of four main categories: family, job, refugee or miscellaneous. Applications can be found and fil... More » Government & Politics Immigration

Those eligible for U.S. green cards include family members of U.S. citizens, people with certain professional skill sets, refugees and asylum seekers, according to U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services. Additionally,... More »

Haitian nationals can apply for U.S. green cards if they are dependents of nationals who filed under the Haitian Refugee Immigration Fairness Act or are family members of U.S. citizens, states the U.S. Citizenship and Im... More » Government & Politics Immigration

A green card is a form of photo identification that shows that a non-citizen is a legal permanent resident of the United States, reports the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. Most immigrants obtain green cards throug... More » Government & Politics Immigration

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services recommends filing Form I-90, Application to Replace Permanent Residence Card, six months before the initial green card expires. If your card has already expired, you are still el... More »

After finishing the application for a replacement green card, it typically takes approximately two to six months to arrive in the mail. The time frame varies by case. More »

The amount of time to renew a green card ranges from four months to a little more than seven months, depending on the service center. There are four main services centers, with Vermont having the shortest return time fra... More »