Lawful Permanent Resident Status (Green Card)
A Lawful Permanent Resident (LPR) is a foreign-born individual who has been given the privilege of permanently living and working in the United States. There are a number of ways to become a Permanent Resident of the United States. Perhaps the most common way is through a relative who is a citizen of the United States or an LPR. Although gaining Lawful Permanent Resident status is often referred to informally as getting a “green card,” the card one receives is actually white.
There are a number of requirements one must meet to qualify for Permanent Resident (green card) status:
- A family member of the green card applicant must be either a United States Citizen or a Lawful Permanent Resident; and
- The family member must demonstrate the capacity to financially support the applicant.
Qualifying Sponsor Requirements
U.S. Citizens may petition for the following family members:
- Husband or wife;
- Unmarried child under 21 years old;
- Unmarried son or daughter over 21;
- Married son or daughter of any age;
- Brother or sister, if you are at least 21 years old; and
- Parent, if you are at least 21 years old.
Lawful Permanent Residents can petition for the following family members:
- Husband or wife; and
- Unmarried son or daughter of any age.
Free Oklahoma Immigration and Naturalization Consultation
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