Who is a Permanent Resident?

In immigration, permanent resident is someone who has been granted authorization to live and work in the United States on a permanent basis. As proof of that status, a person is granted a permanent resident card, commonly called a “green card.” You can become a permanent resident several different ways. Most individuals are sponsored by a family member or employer in the United States. Other individuals may become permanent residents through refugee or asylee status or other humanitarian programs.

The steps to become a permanent resident are different for each category and will depend on if you are currently living inside or outside the United States. The main categories are listed below. For more information, please contact the law offices of Gopal & Pedigo, PC.

  • Green Card Through Family
  • Green Card Through a Job
  • Green Card Through Refugee or Asylum Status
  • Other Ways to Get a Green Card

If you are unsure which immigration path best fits your particular situation, please call the law offices of Gopal & Pedigo, PC.

If you are already a permanent resident, please call the law offices of Gopal & Pedigo, PC. You may have to renew your green card or may be eligible for naturalization.