Immigration Forum

About the Green Cards & Legal Permanent Residency category


When an immigrant is granted lawful permanent resident status in the U.S., this is also known as “getting a green card.” It means you have been authorized to live and work in this country on a permanent basis.

As proof of this, the U.S. government requires you to carry a permanent resident card, more commonly known as a green card (the cards were green when first issued and have since gone through numerous redesigns and color changes — and are green again today).

In addition to the right to live and work in the U.S. permanently, there are numerous other benefits of getting a green card:

  • You can now sponsor family members applying for their own green cards

  • You may travel outside the U.S. and return without disrupting your status

  • Once you’ve had your green card for five years, you may apply to become a U.S. citizen

  • You are eligible to receive Social Security benefits after 10 years of work

  • You qualify for in-state tuition

Helpful Green Card Links:
The Comprehensive Guide on How to Get a Green Card


I want to get a green card and move to the USA!!!
I live in Brazil right now.

How do I do it? Help me please :rofl: