How to apply for a green card (mus tas chaw nyob)

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A green card (chaw nyob ruaj ntseg card) is a card that shows you are a lawful permanent resident of the USA. Refugees are required by law to apply for after living in the USA for one year. Yog hais tias koj yog ib tug asylee, you may also be able to apply after one year. Learn how refugees, asylees, and other immigrants can apply.

A green card (permanent resident card) is a card that shows you are a lawful permanent resident of the USA. Refugees are required by law to apply for after living in the USA for one year. If you are an asylee, you may also be able to apply after one year. Learn how refugees, asylees, and other immigrants can apply.

how to get a green card

how to get a green card

Kuv puas tau txais mus thov rau ib tug ntsuab card?

Am I eligible to apply for a green card?

To apply for a green card, a person must be eligible to do so through an underlying petition. This process is complicated, and your status in the USA may be at risk if your petition is denied. For this reason, it is important to speak to a lawyer before you apply. muaj cov kws lij choj thiab cov koom haum around the country who will help you.

To apply for a green card, a person must be eligible to do so through an underlying petition. This process is complicated, and your status in the USA may be at risk if your petition is denied. For this reason, it is important to speak to a lawyer before you apply. There are lawyers and organizations around the country who will help you.

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Refugees

Refugees must apply for a green card at least one year from the date you are given a refugee status. Yuav kom tsim nyog, koj yuav tsum muaj:

Refugees must apply for a green card at least one year from the date you are given a refugee status. To be eligible, you must have:

  • tau lub cev tam sim no nyob rau hauv lub tebchaws United States tsawg kawg ib xyoos tom qab tuaj nyob li ib tug neeg tawg rog
  • tsis tau koj neeg tawg rog kev txais neeg kawm haujlwm (have maintained your refugee status in the USA)
  • not already acquired permanent resident status
  • been physically present in the United States for at least one year after being admitted as a refugee
  • not had your refugee admission terminated (have maintained your refugee status in the USA)
  • not already acquired permanent resident status

Asylees

Asylees

Yog hais tias koj yog ib tug asylee, tej zaum koj yuav tau thov thiab tau chaw nyob ruaj ntseg raws li txoj cai ib xyoo tom qab uas koj tso cai nyob nraim yeej ncuab thiab koj:

If you are an asylee, you may be able to apply for and obtain permanent resident status one year after you are granted asylum and you:

    • tau lub cev tam sim no nyob rau hauv lub tebchaws United States tsawg kawg ib xyoos tom qab tso cai nyob nraim yeej ncuab
    • txuas ntxiv mus yuav ib tug thoj nam tawg rog (raws li sau tseg nyob rau hauv tuaj txawv teb chaws txoj cai lij choj) los yog tus txij nkawm los yog tus me nyuam ntawm ib tug neeg tawg rog
    • yog tsis nrees tuaj nyob rau hauv tej lub teb chaws txawv teb chaws; thiab
    • yog admissible rau hauv lub tebchaws United States li ib tug neeg txawv teb chaws
    • have been physically present in the United States for at least one year after being granted asylum
    • continue to be a refugee (as defined in immigration law) or the spouse or child of a refugee
    • are not firmly resettled in any foreign country; and
    • are admissible to the United States as an immigrant

Other immigrants

Other immigrants

There are many other categories in which you can apply for a green card. You can apply as a family member, as an employee, or because you are a victim of abuse, trafficking or other crimes. Find out who is eligible for a green card.

There are many other categories in which you can apply for a green card. You can apply as a family member, as an employee, or because you are a victim of abuse, trafficking or other crimes. Find out who is eligible for a green card.

How do I apply for a green card?

How do I apply for a green card?

Yog koj xav thov rau mus tas li nyob raws li txoj cai, file Form I-485, Daim ntawv thov mus Sau npe Permanent Residence los yog mus rau Kho Status. You must also have a USCIS doctor complete Form I-693 showing proof of your medical examination. Raws li ib tug neeg tawg rog, muaj tam sim no tsis muaj nqi ua ntaub ntawv rau daim ntawv no. koj ua tau learn about and download Form I-485. Koj yuav tau learn about and download Form I-693.

To apply for permanent resident status, file Form I-485, Application to Register Permanent Residence or to Adjust Status. You must also have a USCIS doctor complete Form I-693 showing proof of your medical examination. As a refugee, there is currently no fee to file this form. You can learn about and download Form I-485. You can also learn about and download Form I-693.

Who can help me?

Who can help me?

Yog hais tias koj yog ib tug neeg tawg rog, thov muaj koj tos lub koom haum pab koj thov koj tus hloov raws li txoj cai.

If you are a refugee, please have your resettlement agency help you apply for your adjustment of status.

Raws li txoj cai cov ntaub ntawv yuav ua tau heev yooj yim mus ua kom tiav tsis muaj kev pab los ntawm ib tug kws lij choj. If you do not have a resettlement agency or immigration professional to help you, thov find legal help before you apply.

Legal paperwork can be very difficult to complete without the help of a lawyer. If you do not have a resettlement agency or immigration professional to help you, please find legal help before you apply.

We provide basic background information to help you understand the process of applying for permanent residence. We cannot actually help you complete your application.

We provide basic background information to help you understand the process of applying for permanent residence. We cannot actually help you complete your application.

Yog xav paub ntxiv nyob rau hauv Refugee haum ntawm raws li txoj cai, you can call the USCIS customer service phone number: 1-800-375-5283. Yog hais tias koj hu rau tus xovtooj no, tej zaum koj yuav tau tos rau tuav ua ntej tau txais kev pab.

For more information on Refugee Adjustment of Status, you can call the USCIS customer service phone number: 1-800-375-5283. If you call this number, you may have to wait on hold before getting help.

Watch this video about how to apply using Form I-485

Watch this video about how to apply using Form I-485

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