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How do I apply for a lawful permanent resident status?
For more information see our Consular Processing and Adjustment of Status pages. Once your employer has filed a Form I-140, you may apply for lawful permanent resident status on Form I-485, Application to Register Permanent Residence or Adjust Status, if an immigrant visa is available.
What is a lawful permanent resident?
Lawful permanent residents (LPRs), also known as 鈥済reen card鈥?holders, are non-citizens who are lawfully authorized to live permanently within the United States.
Can a relative become a permanent resident in the US?
Relatives in the United States who wish to complete the process of becoming a lawful permanent resident may also need to file Form I-485, Application to Register Permanent Residence or Adjust Status. Under U.S. law, every person who immigrates based on a relative petition must have a financial sponsor.
How long does it take to become a legal permanent resident?
The process of becoming a legal permanent resident will generally take at least a year from the date you start filing, but successful applicants will finish the process with their Green Card, which grants permanent legal residence. Determine if you are eligible by having a family member sponsor you.