Cover of: How to get a green card | Ilona M. Bray

How to get a green card

8th ed.

Published by Nolo in Berkeley .
Written in English.

About the Book

Applying for a U.S. green card? Read this book first!The U.S. immigration system is an enormous bureaucracy. It's vital that you understand all the requirements for getting a green card before--starting your application -- making a mistake can ruin your chances.Fortunately, How to Get a Green Card provides everything you need to understand whether you're eligible, and then make it through the bureaucratic maze. Find out how to work with U.S. officials, how to prepare and present the right documents, and what to expect every step of the way.Learn the quickest way to get a green card through:parents, siblings and adult childrenspouses and fiancegreen card lotteriespolitical asylum or refugee statusand other categoriesThe 8th edition is completely revised to reflect the latest application procedures, laws and fees. It also shows how to find the latest required forms online, and provides filled-out sample forms.This book is not appropriate for those seeking work-related green cards.Sample Filled-In FormsSample Form I-102, Application for Replacement/Initial Nonimmigrant Arrival-Departure DocumentSample Form I-539, Application to Extend/Change Nonimmigrant StatusSample Form I-129F, Petition for Alien Fiance(e) (as used by an unmarried couple)Sample Form I-134, Affidavit of SupportSample Form DS-230, Application for Immigrant Visa and Alien Registration (as used by immigrating fiance)Sample Form DS-156, Nonimmigrant Visa Application (as used by immigrating fiance)Sample Form DS-156K, Nonimmigrant Fiance(e) Visa ApplicationSample Form I-130, Petition for Alien Relative (as used for an immigrating husband or wife)Sample Form I-129F, Petition for Alien Fiance(e) (as used by a married couple)Sample Form I-751, Petition to Remove Conditions on ResidenceSample Form G-325A, Biographic InformationSample Form I-130, Petition for Alien Relative (as used for immigrating parents)Sample Form I-130, Petition for Alien Relative (as used for immigrating children)Sample Form N-600, Application for Certificate of CitizenshipSample Form I-600A, Application for Advance Processing of Orphan PetitionSample Form I-360, Petition for Amerasian, Widow(er), or Special ImmigrantSample Form I-130, Petition for Alien Relative (as used for immigrating siblings of U.S. citizens)Sample Form I-589, Application for Asylum and for Withholding of RemovalSample Form I-730, Refugee/Asylee Relative PetitionSample Form I-360, Petition for Amerasian, Widow(er), or Special ImmigrantSample Form I-485, Application to Register Permanent Resident or Adjust StatusSample Form I-765, Application for Employment AuthorizationSample Form DS-2001, Notification of Applicant(s) ReadinessSample Form DS-230 Part I, Application for Immigrant Visa and Alien RegistrationSample Form I-864, Affidavit of Support Under Section 213A of the ActSample Form I-864A, Contract Between Sponsor and Household MemberSample Form DS-230 Part II, Application for Immigrant Visa and Alien RegistrationSample Form I-90, Application to Replace Permanent Resident CardSample Form I-131, Application for Travel Document

Table of Contents

A look at immigration history
Overview of categories
Short-term alternatives to a green card
Will inadmissibility bar you from getting
How long you'll have to wait
Fiance and fiancee visas
Green cards through marriage
Your parents as immigrants
Child immigrants
Orphan immigrants
The diversity visa lottery
Amerasian immigrants
Your brothers and sisters as immigrants
Refugees and political asylees
Veterans and enlistees
Registry: for those in the U.S. since 1972
Cancellation of removal
Adjustment of status
Consular processing
Private bills
Inside the immigration bureaucracy
Immigration forms: getting started
Keeping, renewing, and replacing your green card
How to find and work with a lawyer.

Edition Notes

Includes index.

Genre
Popular works.

Classifications

Dewey Decimal Class
342.7308/2
Library of Congress
KF4840.Z9 L49 2008

The Physical Object

Pagination
326 p. :
Number of pages
326

ID Numbers

Open Library
OL17004145M
Internet Archive
howtogetgreencar00bray_0
ISBN 10
141330852X
ISBN 13
9781413308525
LC Control Number
2007047045
Library Thing
1721027
Goodreads
2792516
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