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Permanent Residency Visa: Everything You Need To Know

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Do you have a permanent residency visa? If not, you may want to read on. A permanent residency visa is an important document that allows a person to stay in their country of residence indefinitely. But what does this mean for people who are looking to immigrate and settle down permanently? In this article, we will cover 3 steps you need to know.

First, permanent residency visas come in two main types: immigrant and non-immigrant permanent residencies. These designations can be confusing because they both allow a person to stay indefinitely, and neither one requires that the holder have any ties with the country of residence. Immigrant permanent residents must meet specific requirements before their application is approved, including having close family ties or permanent employment. Non-immigrant permanent residents don’t have to meet any specific requirements. They include people who were working in the country on a temporary basis (i.e., guest workers) as well as refugees. These political asylum seekers will be given permanent residency upon their arrival into the host nation.

The next step is determining which permanent residency visas are appropriate for you. There are five categories of permanent resident cards: family-based, employment-based; special immigrants (for people who worked in the U.S government or armed forces); refugees and asylees; and diversity lottery visa recipients.

The third step is to submit permanent residency application forms, which you can find below. The list includes Permanent Resident Card Application Form I-90; U.S Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) Adjustment of Status Form I-485; USCIS Affidavit of Support Form I-864 for employment-based permanent resident cards.

In conclusion, permanent residency is a permanent legal status that allows you to live and work in the United States.