Receiving a Green Card involves completing the necessary forms and submitting them to the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) for approval. In order to be eligible for permanent residence, an immig... More » Government & Politics Immigration

To obtain a U.S. green card, a noncitizen must become a permanent resident of the United States, according to the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. A green card is proof of permanent U.S. residency for a noncitizen w... More » Government & Politics Immigration

The Application to Register Permanent Residence or Adjust Status form I-485 is available to download online for free at, according to the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services. Click on the Green Card link ... More » Government & Politics Immigration

If the Green Card has expired or will expire within six months, the total cost for renewal is $450, according to the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services. This fee includes a $365 form fee and an $85 fee for biometr... More » Government & Politics Immigration

Officially called the Diversity Immigrant Visa Program, the Green Card Lottery is a lottery for people immigrating to, or already residing in, the United States from countries with low immigration rates, as stated by the... More »

Green Card status information is available online at, advises the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services. Click the Check Your Case Status Link located near the center of the home page. Enter the application... More »

Information on the cost for the renewal of a U.S. Green Card may be obtained by contacting U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services. There are several options for contact, including online, via telephone, or by visiting... More » Government & Politics Immigration